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Article alert: Floral humidity as a reliable sensory cue for profitability assessment by nectar-foraging hawkmoths
PNAS (2012) 109(24): 9471-9476. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1121624109Martin von Arx, Joaquín Goyret, Goggy Davidowitz, and Robert A. RagusoMost research on plant–pollinator communication has focused on sensory an...

Job alert: PhD student in Ecology (University of Worcester)
Enhancing pollination and pest regulation services in apple orchards by supplementing floral resourcesUniversity of Worcester seeks a highly motivated student with a First or Upper Second Honours degree in Ecolo...

Job alert: PhD student in Ecology (Uppsala, Sweden)
Impact of global change on biotic interactions in grasslandsOne PhD-student will conduct manipulating field- and mesocosm-experiments to address how dynamics of grassland plant communities and nutrient cycling i...

Article alert: Herbivore and pollinator responses to grassland management intensity along experimental changes in plant species richness
Biological Conservation (2012) 150(1): 42–52. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.02.024Hudewenz A et al.Agricultural intensification is a major driver of global environmental change. Disentangling the relative impact...

43 International Apimondia Congress 2013
29 September - 4 October 2013, Kiev, UkraineOur Organizing Committee proposes to include to the 43rd Apimondia Congress Program a scientific conference titled Beyond the Hive: Beekeeping and Global Challenges. W...

Bye bye bumblebee: Honeybees aren’t the only pollinators in danger
By John UptonNot so long ago, it was difficult to venture outdoors anywhere on the East Coast without encountering the rusty-patched bumblebee. Named for a small brown patch on their abdomens, these bumblebees have...

Article alert: Ecosystems effects 25 years after Chernobyl: pollinators, fruit set and recruitment
OECOLOGIA (2012) DOI: 10.1007/s00442-012-2374-0Møller AP, Barnier F, Mousseau TAAnimals are assumed to play a key role in ecosystem functioning through their effects on seed set, seed consumption, seed d...

Article alert: Functional diversity within the simple gut microbiota of the honey bee
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2012) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1202970109Engel P, Martinson VG, Moran NAAnimals living in social communities typically harbor a char...

Bee Researchers Develop New Tool to Fight Honey Bee Virus
Feeding honey bees double stranded RNA can protect them against a destructive bee virus linked to colony lossesScientists at the University of Manitoba have found that double stranded RNA can be used to protect hone...

Article alert: Plant biodiversity enhances bees and other insect pollinators in agroecosystems. A review
AGRONOMY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (2012) doi: 10.1007/s13593-012-0092-yClara I. Nicholls and Miguel A. AltieriThirty-five percent of global production from crops including at least 800 cultivated plants de...

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