Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

Seeding Hope: Community members breathe life into the new Pollinator and Bird Garden at Penn State

CPR graduate student Makaylee Crone discusses the upcoming launch of the PSU Arboretum's Pollinator and Bird Garden in Spring 2021

Summer weather conditions influence winter survival of honey bees

Winter survival of honey bee colonies is strongly influenced by summer temperatures and precipitation in the prior year, according to Penn State researchers, who said their findings suggest that honey bees have a "goldilocks" preferred range of summer conditions outside of which their probability of surviving the winter falls.

Incentivized Programs Help Farmers Protect Pollinators

Mace Vaughan, Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation Program Co-Director, highlights programs that support bee conservation as part of PSU Entomology's Global Perspectives in IPPM seminar series.

2021 Apes Valentes Graduate Student Award
We are now accepting applications for the for the 2021 Apes Valentes Graduate Student Award for research and other projects in pollinator biology and health!


Upcoming Seminars & Events

Global Perspectives in Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management (TODAY, Feb 2 @ 11:00); Password: 273796
Case study: pests and pollinators in urban/developed areas
By Drs. Kim Skyrm (MA apiary inspector) & Cristina Botías (EBD-CSIC)
Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Decade of Action (Wed, Feb 3 @ 1:25)
Biodiversity in a Changing World: Week 1
By Toni Lyn Morelli, Julian Avery, and Sarah Ivory
The Student Farm Club at Penn State virtual event (Thurs, Feb 4 @ 6PM)
Weed It or Eat It: The Art of Planting and Foraging
By guest Eric Burkhart and the Penn State Student Farm Club
Penn State Entomology Department Seminar (Fri, Feb 5 @ 11:10)
Reproductive Division of Labor in Subterranean Termites:  Behavioral Regulation and Chemical Communication
By Qian 'Karen' Sun, Louisiana State University
Global Perspectives in Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management (Tues, Feb 9 @ 11:00); Password: 273796
Case study: Monocultures in Germany (cereals, oilseed rape) versus US (corn, soybean)
By Drs. John Tooker (Penn State) & Teja Tscharntke (University of Göttingen)
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