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Hacked clocks tell us how an important pollinator keeps time in changing world. Bennett, Meghan.. North Dakota State University, 9 Oct 2016. Experiment. doi: 10.18258/8047
Some of the challenges we face are getting more complex "clocks" to run because of the intricacy of the build. However, we have a strong collaboration with knowledgeable hackers of Arduino builds and programming to help us troubleshoot any problems we run into.
We will test many hypotheses related to how bees sense changes in the environment. We have data to suggest that the environment is interacting with circadian rhythm system (rather than a general response of the bee). Aspects of the environment we are interested in are temperature fluctuations and day length. Because we are dealing with 1000+ bees in an experiment, we would like to analyze the variance of the emerging population. Since this is a more complicated statistical analysis, we are seeking statistic consultation from a university employee through information and technology services.
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