A tour of EU-commissioned research on ecosystem services
In the second part of her quest video post, Dr Paula Harrison takes us on a brief tour of the landscape of EU-commissioned biodiversity and ecosystem research.
Watch the video here: http://biofreshblog.c...
Article alert: Genome sequencing and comparative genomics of honey bee microsporidia, Nosema Apis reveal novel insights into host-parasite interactions
BMC Genomics (2013) 14: 451. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-451Chen et al.The microsporidia parasite Nosema contributes to the steep global decline of honey bees that are critical pollinators of food crops. There a...
Article alert: Methyl Fluoride Affects Methanogenesis Rather than Community Composition of Methanogenic Archaea in a Rice Field Soil
PLoS ONE 8(7): e69200. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069200Bartomeus IThe analysis of mutualistic networks has become a central tool in answering theoretical and applied questions regarding our understanding of ...
Job alert: Two Postdoctoral Positions in Population Genetics at Bee Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Genetics and Breeding Department of the Bee Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China. The project focuses on population genetics and marker-assisted...
Bees and other pollinators: their health and value
A new report outlines the current and proposed government led policies and initiatives to support bees and other pollinators in England.
The documents reviews current and proposed government led policies and initiatives ac...
Operationalising the ecosystem services concept: Dr Paula Harrison introduces two major new EU projects
Dr Paula Harrison has been involved in EU-commissioned biodiversity research for over twenty years. In a short video interview she outlines the aims and activities of two major new projects – OpenNESS and O...
Job alert: Postdoc Position in Ecology at University of Göttingen (Germany)
Agroecology Group at Göttingen University (http://www.agroecology.uni-goettingen.de) invites applications for a postdoc position in “Pollination, Biocontrol and Biodiversity in a Landscape Context”. The aim of this proje...
Job alert: Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health & Sustainability at University of Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park seek an Assistant Professor to develop an integrated Extension/ Research/ Teaching portfolio (40/40/20 split) that addresses the effects of environmental change on pollinators at multiple ...
Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Offering 5 Graduate Student Scholarships
The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees is again offering scholarships of $2,000 each to five graduate students in apiculture. This is the Foundation’s ninth year to award such scholarships.
The Foundation is a c...
Species richness declines and biotic homogenisation have slowed down for NW-European pollinators and plants
Contrary to the general belief, negative biodiversity trends are slowing down (or even recovery setting in) for several taxa during the most recent decades, shows a recent study published in Ecology Letters. The study mention...
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