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Endangered Species Conservation Biologist, Midwest Bumble Bee Atlas
Genevieve Pugesek - Xerces Society

Genevieve is one of the project managers of the Bumble Bee Atlas, a community science project aimed at tracking and conserving bumble bees. She works with Atlas programs in Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. She is broadly interested in conservation biology, land management, and animal natural history. She earned her Ph.D. at Tufts University, where she studied the nesting and overwintering ecology of bumble bees. Prior to working at Xerces, Genevieve worked as a postdoc at UW-Madison, studying the effects of prescribed fire in oak savannas on bumble bee abundance. Outside of work, Genevieve enjoys baking, painting, and spending time outside.