Elias H. Bloom
Elias H. Bloom is a Ph.D. student of Entomology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. He grew up in Nebraska where his family owns and operates a small-scale organic farm. Bloom taught Introduction to Horticulture, Plant Propagation, and Insect Identification at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received his Bachelors of Science in Horticulture and Entomology. His current research at Washington State University seeks to evaluate the bee species of small, diverse, farms of western Washington, and develop techniques for augmenting habitat. Bloom works extensively with local and regional non-for-profits, urban gardening associations, and small holder farmers. His areas of expertise include organic farming and plant propagation, but his research primarily focuses on bee community ecology and community engagement.