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Native bee on Heliopsis helinathoides We investigate consequences of habitat fragmentation in tallgrass prairie. Our team of scientists conducts research to better understand the biology, conservation, and restoration of plants and insects.
We focus on a model study system: a common native prairie plant, Echinacea angustifolia (a purple coneflower), growing in remnant populations within an agricultural landscape in western Minnesota. Flowering head of Echinacea angustifolia