Category Archives: Interesting publications

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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