Heard, Murphree Published in Tennessee Conservationist

Dr. Steve Murphree Head Shot

Matthew Heard head shotDr. Steve Murphree Head ShotAssistant Professor of Biology Dr. Matthew Heard and Professor of Biology Dr. Steven Murphree co-authored an article titled “Native Bees: Unsung Heroes of Nature and Agriculture” that was published in the July/August 2018 issue of The Tennessee Conservation. This article describes how native bees pollinate more than 80 percent of flowering plants across the US and how they are in desperate need of protection and recognition here in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Conservationist is a magazine that is dedicated to protecting and preserving the state’s natural and cultural resources.