Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

honey bee on goldenrod
Entomologists to study how climate change may influence pollinator stressors
A Penn State-led team of researchers will use a newly awarded $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to examine how climate change may interact with various stressors that affect the health of pollinators.
black cherry tree blossoms
Black cherry tree pollination
Learn more about the identification of important pollinators of wild black cherry trees in a recent article authored by Penn State graduate student Rachel McLaughlin and collaborators.
Dr. Kelli Hoover
IBC member Kelli Hoover receives EntSoc's 2022 L.O. Howard Award
The Entomological Society of America's Eastern Branch honors Dr. Hoover's research contributions to tritrophic interactions, symbiosis, insect pathology, chemical ecology, and invasive species
Bug of the Month: January
We are hopping into the new year by highlighting the differential grasshopper, Melanoplus differentialis.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Organic Beekeeping Series: Penn State Extension
Tom Butzler, Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Robyn Underwood: Penn State University
Jan 18, 25 and Feb 8, 15 @ 3:30PM. $30 registration for full series
Bee Biogeography and Systematics Talks
R. Gard Otis and Nyaton Kitnya, Rahjiv Gandi University
Diversity within the Giant Honey Bees (Apis, Subgenus Megapis)
Wednesday, January 26 @ 11:00 am. Register online, free.
The Arboretum at Penn State, Winter-Spring Programming
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