Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Sustainability Institute webinar series "Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Decade of Action" begins next week!

Join us for a four-part virtual symposium series to expand networks and inspire creative strategies to promote biodiversity in urban, agricultural and natural areas, to improve human and ecological health and well-being. Featuring keynote speaker David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, U. N. Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal.  Registration is required to receive the ZOOM link, and to be eligible for the associated seed grant program.

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Study: Bumble bees lacking high-quality habitat have higher pathogen loads

Bumble bees found in low-quality landscapes — characterized by a relative lack of spring flowers and quality nesting habitat — had higher levels of disease pathogens, as did bumble bees in areas with higher numbers of managed honey bee hives, according to research led by Penn State scientists.

Gardening: Feed the birds naturally, featuring Pennsylvania entomologist Doug Tallamy

Doug Tallamy, an entomologist living in Pennsylvania, counted the number of butterflies and moth species that — as caterpillars — fed on an oak tree on his property. He counted more than 400 species.


Upcoming Seminars & Events

Global Perspectives on IPM and Environmental Stewardship (Tues, Jan 12 @ 11:00)
NGO Perspectives on Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management
By Mace Vaughan, Xerces Society & Verena Riedl, NABU Germany
Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Decade of Action Keynote Presentation (Wed, Jan 13 @ 1:25)
Humanity at a Crossroads: What transformative changes are needed to achieve UN global biodiversity targets?
By David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, U. N. Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal
Entomology Department Seminar (Fri, Jan 15 @ 11:10)
The evolutionary consequences of rapid range expansion for a crop-specialized pollinator
By Nate Pope, Penn State
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