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USDA and EPA Release New Report on Honey Bee Health
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in ...

Article alert: Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia), a controversial 21st century honey bee pathogen
Environmental Microbiology Reports (2013) 5: 17–29. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12024Higes, M., Meana, A., Bartolomé, C., Botías, C. and Martín-Hernández, R. The worldwide beekeeping sector has...

Article alert: Early onset of spring increases the phenological mismatch between plants and pollinators
Ecology (2013) doi: 10.1890/12-2003.1Kudo G, Ida TYClimate warming accelerates the timings of flowering and insect pollinator emergence, especially in spring. If these phenological shifts progress independent...

Article alert: Investigating plant–pollinator relationships in the Aegean: the approaches of the project POL-AEGIS (The pollinators of the Aegean archipelago: diversity and...
IBRA (2013) 52(2): 106-117. doi: 10.3896/IBRA. T, Ståhls G, Vujić A, Olesen JM, Rojo S, Thrasyvoulou A, Sgardelis S, Kallimanis AS, Kokkini S, Tscheulin TWorldwide, there is a well...

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biological Sciences
Applications are invited for the post of Post Doctoral Research Assistant, at the Royal Holloway, University of London, to assess the potential impacts of exposure to multiple agricultural chemicals (pesticides and miticides)...

Article alert: Wild Bees Visiting Cucumber on Midwestern U.S. Organic Farms Benefit from Near-Farm Semi-Natural Areas
Journal of Economic Entomology (2013) 106(1): 97-106. doi: 10.1603/EC12007Smith AA, Bentley M, Reynolds HLWild bees that provide pollination services to vegetable crops depend on forage resources, nesting sit...

Article alert: Dietary chlorantraniliprole suppresses reproduction in worker bumblebees
Pest. Manag. Sci. (2013). doi: 10.1002/ps.3504Smagghe G, Deknopper J, Meeus I, Mommaerts VPollinators such as the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, fulfil a crucial role in agriculture. In this context, te...

Article alert: Climate warming and the potential extinction of fig wasps, the obligate pollinators of figs
Biology Letters (2013) 9(3). doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0041Jevanandam N, Goh AG, Corlett RTFigs (Ficus) have a reciprocally obligate mutualism with tiny, short-lived (1–2 days) fig wasps (Agaonidae). The ...

Article alert: Biodiversity buffers pollination from changes in environmental conditions
Global Change Biology (2013) 19: 540–547. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12043Brittain, C., Kremen, C. and Klein, A.-MA hypothesized underlying principle of the diversity-functioning relationship is that functional groups ...

Article alert: Urban land use limits regional bumble bee gene flow
Molecular Ecology (2013) doi: 10.1111/mec.12275Jha, S. and Kremen, C.Potential declines in native pollinator communities and increased reliance on pollinator-dependent crops have raised concerns about native ...

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