Martina Clausen

IMG_3357Graduate Student;
MSc Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems
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BSc Environmental Engineering (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, 2011)

Research Interests

  • Agroecology
  • Biodiversity & ecosystem services
  • Landscape ecology
  • Entomology
  • Wild bees

Thesis Project: Evaluating field margin habitats for wild bee conservation in Delta, British Columbia

News coverage
Delta Optimist: UBC study looks at ways to support wild bees in Delta
Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust:  Newsletter July 2016

Publications and Presentations:

  • Clausen, M., Bondar, D., Gergel S. and Smukler, S. (2017) Evaluating hedgerow restoration for wild bee conservation in an intensively managed agricultural landscape. Oral Presentation at the ESA 2017 Annual General Meeting, Portland, OR.
  • Clausen, M., Terpsma, C.and Smukler, S. (2010) Assessing semi-natural habitats in their capability to support wild bee populations in the Agricultural Land Reserve in Delta, British Columbia. Poster Presentation at the Pollination Science and Stewardship Symposium 2016, Penticton, BC.


  • Noel Roddick Service Award (2015)
  • Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Award (2015)
  • Ursula Knight Abbott Travel Scholarship in Agricultural Sciences (2017)