KC Carter

הצטרף ב:מרץ 10, 2021 פעילות אחרונה: מאי 07, 2022 iNaturalist

Growing up in the heart of Appalachia, a region dominated by a highly diverse mixed-mesophytic forest - one of the most biodiverse regions of the world - has only intensified my love of the outdoors and amazement at the complexities of natural systems. From a young age, I have always had the innate curiosity of a naturalist.

I graduated from Berea College with a BA in Biology and am now pursing a MS in Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University.

At EKU, I am studying the bumblebee diversity of eastern Kentucky while monitoring for the focal species of the federally endangered, Rusty-patched Bumblebee and threatened, Yellow Banded Bumblebee. Specifically, I use plant-pollinator networks, constructed from pollen-load DNA, to examine the comprehensive dietary niche of bumblebee communities in sites that have undergone a gradient of restoration interventions, and determine if restorative measures lend to high quality habitat for bumblebee communities by surveying sites in central and eastern Kentucky

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