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07.02.2013
Article alert: The Neonicotinoid Insecticide Imidacloprid Repels Pollinating Flies and Beetles at Field-Realistic Concentrations
PLoS ONE (2013) 8(1): e54819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054819Easton AH, Goulson DNeonicotinoids are widely used systemic insecticides which, when applied to flowering crops, are translocated to the nectar an...

07.02.2013
Job alert: Eco-epidemiology of bee decline (INRA, France)
Studies on the decline of honey bees highlight multifactorial causes. In collaboration with a team of modellers, the researcher will develop models in order to better know and prioritize risk factors, as well as action models...

01.02.2013
Event alert: ALTER-Net Conference 2013: Science underpinning the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy
15.04.2013 - 18.4.2013, Ghent, BelgiumThe primary focus of the conference will be the objectives and targets of the EU's 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, which should be realized by the end of this decade. Being a sc...

31.01.2013
Pollinator-dependence an underestimated risk?
Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 36: Biodiversity, Agriculture and HealthResearchers have found that crops which rely heavily on pollinators have lower yields compared to less pollinator-dependent...

30.01.2013
Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for bees for the active substance clothianidin
EFSA Journal (2013) 11(1): 58 pp. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3066The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to perform a risk assessment of neonicotinoids, including clothianidin...

30.01.2013
EFSA identifies risks to bees from neonicotinoids
EFSA scientists have identified a number of risks posed to bees by three neonicotinoid insecticides[1]. The Authority was asked by the European Commission to assess the risks associated with the use of clothianidin, imidaclop...

28.01.2013
Job alert: MS Assistantship to study pollinators and wind farms (University of Wyoming, USA)
The Department of Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming has a position available for an M.S. student investigating pollinators and other insects in sagebrush ecosystems of southern Wyoming. The study will inform...

28.01.2013
Event alert: "Canadian Pollinator Conservation 2013: Next Steps" Meeting
April 10, 2013University of TorontoThis meeting will bring people together from different disciplines and organizations to answer the questions: What is the status of pollinators in Canada? What is being ...

28.01.2013
The COLOSS BEEBOOK is here!
The COLOSS (http://www.coloss.org/) “BEEBOOK” is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It will be a practical manual compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey be...

23.01.2013
First meeting of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-1)
The first meeting of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-1) entered its second day. In the morning, delegates discussed the role of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (M...


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