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Job alert: 1 PhD position in Ecology and infection biology at SLU (Sweden)
Microbial factors in the survival of a Swedish varroa-resistant honeybee populationHoneybees are critically important pollinators of both wild and crop plants. The main threat to honeybee colony survival is the ...

What Happens When Pollinators Get Sick? Behavioral Impacts of Honeybee Viruses
Faculty Colloquia. Paper 8Evans E, Pizzorno MLike all organisms on the planet, honeybees (Apis mellifera) are susceptible to infection with a wide variety of viruses. These viruses may produce infections with...

Article alert: Specialization and phenological synchrony of plant–pollinator interactions along an altitudinal gradient
Journal of Animal Ecology (2013) doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12158Benadi, G., Hovestadt, T., Poethke, H.-J., Blüthgen, N.One of the most noticeable effects of anthropogenic climate change is the shift in timi...

Job alert: Postdoc in Plant-Insect Interactions (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
A two-year postdoctoral position is currently available within the unit for Plant-Insect Interactions at the Department of Ecology.Ecological and evolutionary interactions can be so closely related as to be enta...

Job alert: Two PhD positions: plant-pollinator interactions (Czech Republic)
Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic is looking for two enthusiastic PhD students to join a new project “Species traits and optimal foraging as drivers of the structure of plant-pollinator networks”...

Pesticides responsible for bee poisoning: new screening technique proposed
13 February 2014 Issue 361A technique that can detect the array of pesticides bees might be exposed to has been developed in Poland. The simplicity, speed and small sample sizes required for screening makes this...

Unique new dataset CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe
Scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ present CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe –a unique dataset on the climatic niche characteristics of 397 European butter...

What’s the buzz? International Innovation - on managed pollinators as vectors of biological control agents
Many farmers worldwide rely on using pesticides and fungicides to protect their crops, which can be harmful and unsustainable. Professor Peter G Kevan, Dr Les Shipp and Professor Vernon G Thomas are explo...

Article alerts: Changes in wild bee fauna of a grassland in Brazil reveal negative effects associated with growing urbanization during the last 40 years
Zoologia (Curitiba) (2013) 30(2): 157-176. doi: 10.1590/S1984-46702013000200006Martins AC, Gonçalves RB, Melo GARBee fauna and associated flora from a grassland site in Brazil, surveyed 40 and 20 years a...

BumbleBeeWatch.org is now live!
Do you have a bumble bee photo from past summers? Have you ever wondered what bumble bees are in your garden or local park? Are you interested in helping us find rare species and document the distribution of others? If so,...

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