Category Archives: Interesting publications
New publication out: The influence of floral resources and microclimate on pollinator visitation in an agro-ecosystem
Take a look at my latest pub in Ag, ecosystem and the environment: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2020.107196
Would they ask a man to do that?
I’d heard of sexism in academia and spoken to friends and colleagues about the obstacles they’d faced as women, but I’d been very lucky to not have experienced it myself….until recently that is. Never once had I felt like being … Continue reading
New publication on sampling bees in tropical forests and agroecosystems!
Just wanted to share this new review paper that some collaborators and I wrote. It’s lengthy, but full of useful information for selecting your sampling method in the tropics. Please feel free to message me, if you have any questions! … Continue reading
Study Finds Very Few Wild Bee Species Pollinate Major Crops
Very interesting results from a huge study. “Only two percent of wild bee species pollinate 80 percent of bee-pollinated crops worldwide”. You can read the full study here: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150616/ncomms8414/abs/ncomms8414.html Entomology Today A sweat bee in the genus Lasioglossum. Photo by David … Continue reading
Worth a listen
Laurence Packer, a professor at York University, whom I met during the Bee Course in 2013 was interviewed on Fresh Air. He talks about the importance of bees, why domesticate honeybees are threatened and also about how you can help … Continue reading
Do native bees and honeybees play nice?
A lot of people have asked me about the interaction between native bees and honeybees: do they compete? do they avoid each other? do they disturb each other when foraging? It turns out a lot of ecologists and biologists have … Continue reading
Honeybees aren’t good enough
Overall, wild insects pollinated crops more effectively, because increase in their visitation enhanced fruit set by twice as much as an equivalent increase in honey bee visitation. Further, visitation by wild insects and honey bees promoted fruit set independently, so … Continue reading