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An Assessment of Non-Apis Bees as Fruit and Vegetable Crop Pollinators in Southwest Virginia
By Nancy Lee AdamsoDeclines in pollinators around the globe, notably the loss of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) to Colony Collapse Disorder, coupled with a dearth of quantitative data on non-Apis bee pollinators...

Article alert: Backup bees: Luring and taming wild pollinators for help on the farm
Science News, 179: 18Ė21. doi: 10.1002/scin.5591790823By Susan MiliusFarms of the future could offer some strange sights, and California isnít a bad place to go searching for them. On the edge of a yet-to-be-...

EcoSummit 2012: Ecological Sustainability - Columbus, Ohio, USA
EcoSummit 2012 First AnnouncementEcosystems such as streams, rivers, inland and coastal wetlands, grasslands, and forests provide numerous services that fundamentally support human health and well-being. EcoSumm...

Article alert: Protecting the pollinators
Wellcome News 66Chrissie GilesInsect pollinators, including honeybees, bumblebees and hoverflies, are in decline. The £10 million Insect Pollinators Initiative was launched to find out why. In the first ...

Article alert: Global growth and stability of agricultural yield decrease with pollinator dependence.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Mar 21Garibaldi LA, Aizen MA, Klein AM, Cunningham SA, Harder LDHuman welfare depends on the amount and stability of agricultural production, as determined by crop yield and cul...

Article alert: Determining the Contribution of Epidermal Cell Shape to Petal Wettability Using Isogenic Antirrhinum Lines
PLoS ONE 6(3): e17576. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017576Whitney HM, Poetes R, Steiner U, Chittka L, Glover BJThe petal epidermis acts not only as a barrier to the outside world but also as a point of interacti...

Article alert: Potential negative effects of exotic honey bees on the diversity of native pollinators and yield of highland coffee plantations.
Agricultural and Forest Entomology, no. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-9563.2011.00527.xBadano, E. I. and Vergara, C. H.1. The honey bee Apis mellifera is native to Eurasia and Africa, although it is commonly int...

Article alert: Impacts of the use of nonnative commercial bumble bees for pollinator supplementation in raspberry.
Journal of economic entomology 2011 Feb;104(1):107-14Lye GC, Jennings SN, Osborne JL, Goulson D.Evidence for pollinator declines has led to concern that inadequate pollination services may limit crop yields. The...

Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center to establish a NE Pollinator IPM Working Group
Alex Surcica and Christina Grozinger recently received funding from the Northeastern IPM Center to establish a NE Pollinator IPM Working Group. This group will consist of 10-15 researchers, growers, industry representatives, ...

Field Ecologist at Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology is looking for an experienced field ecologist to join a large research team undertaking experimentation and monitoring to detect and understand the consequences of environmental change on biod...

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