One-third of the food we eat is pollinated by bees, and a scientist at CU Denver is doing her part to help ensure food security for the future. Christy Briles, Ph.D., is a biogeographer and paleoecologist in the Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences. Through her work, she studies environmental factors such as pollen and bee populations to better understand the natural world and its changing ecosystems.
By studying beehives in the heart of downtown Denver, Briles contributes to a growing body of research concerning bee loss and what we must do to prevent it.
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