Census Data Introduction

How the Census data is used:

  • Educators can use the data in math and critical thinking lessons.  Compare your school data with your county, region or state data.  Use graphs to show differences.  Why is the data different from year to year?  Is weather an issue?  Which flowers seem to attract which insects?
  • Planners can use the data to see where more pollinator habitat needs to be created.
  • Gardeners can use the to see what pollinator plants you want to plant to encourage the visits of different insects.
  • Researchers have used the data in pollination economic valuation studies.
  • College educators use the journal articles in their classrooms.
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Journal Articles on the Great Georgia Pollinator Census:

Griffin, B.  & Braman, K. (2021) School and Community Garden Pollinator Census: a Pilot Project in Georgia. Journal of Entomological Science, 56(3): pp. 287-304.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.18474/JES20-38

Griffin, B., LaTora, A.G., Bhattarai, U., & Braman, S.K. (2022) Knowledge Gleaned From the First Great Georgia Pollinator CensusJournal of Entomological Science, 57(1): pp. 39-63. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18474/JES21-05

Griffin, B, Braman, R, Griffin, M & Sarieh, Y. (2021) The Strategic Use of Multimedia in the Great Georgia Pollinator Census Citizen Science Project. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 6(1): 1, pp. 1–13. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/cstp.334  

This study used Census data in the research:

Pless, R., Ferreira, S., Bergstrom, J., & Rabinowitz, A. N. (2021). Spatial and Temporal Trends in the Economic Value of Biotic Pollination Services in Georgia, USA: 2009–2017. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 53(3), 322-340. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/aae.2021.11