Arctic Pollinator Monitoring Workshop Report.

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Burns, M.L.
Burns, C. T.
Oberndorfer, E.
Rykken, J.J.
MacNearney, D.
In February 2022, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) hosted the Arctic Pollinator Monitoring Virtual Workshop. The 62 participants included attendees from 10 countries, Indigenous organizations, and presenters from eight Arctic Nations (Appendix A). For the first time, Arctic pollinator experts and monitoring agencies met to communicate existing and upcoming Arctic pollinator research, identify knowledge gaps, and build new partnerships, with a goal of coordinating monitoring efforts to inform effective conservation strategies across the Arctic. Identified research and monitoring needs included developing shared inventory and monitoring protocols, centralizing data storage and sharing, broadening the geographic scope of pollinator sampling across the Arctic, increasing taxonomic support through traditional and new approaches, working in partnership with Arctic Indigenous Knowledge holders and Arctic communities, and securing long-term funding to support Arctic pollinator monitoring. This report summarizes and synthesizes the knowledge shared during the Arctic Pollinator Monitoring Virtual Workshop, and makes recommendations for developing coordinated pollinator monitoring across the Arctic. These recommendations include summarizing existing literature and monitoring programs, developing a collaborative monitoring framework, partnering with Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Arctic residents, and supporting emerging monitoring technologies. This report is based on the expertise, knowledge and perspectives of workshop attendees shared during the workshop and may not represent the views of their national governments