Stephen L. Buchmann
Adjunct Scientist, Department of Entomology
Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Research Associate & Art Institute Instructor, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Scientist-at-Large, The Pollinator Partnership, San Francisco, CA
(520) 299-5272
PhD, Entomology, The University of California, Davis, 1978

I'm a melittologist (native bee researcher) specializing in pollination ecology, especially the role of bees as pollinators in wild lands and agroecosystems. Main research interests include buzz pollination, oil flowers and their bees, nesting and mating biology of Sonoran bees (especially Xylocopa and Centris spp.), pollination biophysics, pollen diet breadth in bees, floral volatiles, the chemistry of floral rewards, competition between honey bees and native bees, conservation and restoration biology. Ph.D. advisor for UA students in Entomology and EEB. Publications include >200 refereed scientific articles and 11 books. My latest book is "The Reason for Flowers" (Feb 2016) from Simon & Schuster (Scribner). Hobbies include hiking, cross country skiing, macro and landscape Nikon DSLR photography, scanography, 3D scanning and 3D printing, fine art bronzes, creative writing.

Research Themes: 
Adaptation
Agriculture
Arid lands
Climate change
Climate variability
Monsoon
Phenology
Science communication
Species adaptation
Creative writing
Agriculture
Desertification
Data visualization
Mapping
Animal behavior
Arid lands
Conservation biology
Desertification
Ecological behavior
Ecosystem ecology
Ecosystem restoration
Entomology
Evolution
Invasive species
Microorganisms
Nutrient cycling
Phenology
Plant ecology
Population biology
Remote sensing
Sky Islands
Species adaptation
Species Interactions
Symbiosis
Science Engagement
Communications
Urban Environment
Climate change impacts
Land use change
Water
Arid lands
Climate change impacts

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