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Paul Z. Goldstein, who has ...
Paul Z. Goldstein, who has served on the board of directors of the Sheriff's Meadow Foundation, and in 2010 led the conservation, monitoring, and management of the Martha's Vineyard native bee inventory for the Edey Foundation, will lead the Q & A session following the film.
He serves as a research associate in the Departments of Entomology at the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Maryland.
Dr. Paul Goldstein will present ...
Dr. Paul Goldstein will present Beyond bees: What insect and pollinator diversity tells us about conservation on the Cape and Islands.
A Smithsonian Institution entomologist and conservation biologist, Dr. Paul Goldstein will discuss the importance of pollinating insects and biodiversity, especially in the context of Martha's Vineyard.
Dr. Goldstein began his studies of moths on the Island as a young boy and has continued to use the Vineyard as the foundation for much of his research.
By virtue of being an island, he
said, the Vineyard
has some distinguishing ecological features.
is a refugium for populations that may have vanished from the mainland," Dr. Goldstein
According to Dr. Goldstein
, the study of pollinators, such as bees and moths, can tell us much about the world around us.
Pollinators can give scientists an idea of what the landscape of the Island looked like many years ago, and also can be indicators of the health of existing plant populations.
"Pollinators serve as a touchstone for people to get an understanding of the natural world," Dr. Goldstein said.
"They're like canaries in the coal mine."
The annual meeting will be held at 5 p.m., and will be followed by Dr. Goldstein's
The study was led by Paul ...
The study was led by Paul Goldstein of the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution, a respected entomologist and a recognized authority on the insects of Martha's Vineyard.
"This study allows TTOR
to better understand the core diversity of native pollinators on the Vineyard
, share data and compile suggestions for best management practices of pollinator-friendly landscapes among staff, partners and like-minded conservation organizations," Mr. Goldstein
said in an email to The Times.
said that this study is one part of an initiative to understand bee distributions spearheaded by the American Museum of Natural History
"The ongoing analysis of data will, we hope, inform sound land use and agricultural practices island-wide and enhance our ability to manage our native landscapes sustainably," Mr. Goldstein
added that the study was a collaborative effort among TTOR, Mass Audubon-Felix Neck, The Nature Conservancy, Vineyard Conservation Society, the Land Bank, and state agencies
including the Department of Conservation and Recreation, volunteers, and scientists at natural history museums.
On Friday, July 20, Island Grown Bees (IGB) and the Nature Conservancy will host a presentation by Mr. Goldstein, IGB entomologist Everet Zurlinden, and Nature Conservancy ecologist Matt Pelikan.
The Trustees of Reservations Complete Largest Native Pollinator Inventory & Research Project in Massachusetts on Marthaâ€™s Vineyard | Press Releases | The Trustees of Reservations
Paul Goldstein, PhD
Study Reveals Fascinating Findings and Important Data on Pollinators
Trustees Thank Edey Foundation
and Local Island Volunteers for their Support
Vineyard Haven, MA - June 11, 2012 - With National Native Pollinators Week* approaching June 18-24, what better time for The Trustees
(The Trustees), the nation's oldest statewide land conservation organization, to announce the completion of an extensive two-year Native Pollinator Research Study conducted on Martha's Vineyard?
The study was led, thanks to two years of generous support from the Edey Foundation and by Dr. Paul Goldstein of the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution, a respected scientist in the field of entomology and the recognized authority on the insects of Martha's Vineyard.
"This project has represented a unique collaborative effort on the part of The Trustees
, museum scientists, and staff at participating conservation organizations and state agencies: Massachusetts Audubon Society
, The Nature Conservancy, Polly Hill Arboretum, Massachusetts Department of Conservation
and Recreation, Martha's Vineyard Land Bank, and the Vineyard Conservation Society
," says Paul Goldstein
The results of this work will be discussed by Paul Goldstein
at several presentations, including an upcoming July 20, 2012, Island Grown Initiative event being held at Polly Hill Arboretum.
Events - Vineyard Conservation Society
Beyond Bees with Paul Goldstein
At the 2013Â Annual Meeting of the VCS Board and Membership, guest speaker Paul Goldstein of the Smithsonian Institution presented â€œBeyond bees: What insect and pollinator diversity tells us about conservation on the Cape and Islands,â€� a discussion of some of the Islandâ€™s unique creatures and habitats.