Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

Laura Jones is Helping Farmers Protect Pollinators | Student Spotlights

Laura Jones is a PhD student in the Huck Institutes' Ecology program. She studies how pollinators respond to stressors and recently received a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Find out what she's working on at Penn State.

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Bug of the Month: January

With its large orange wings marked with black lines and white dots, the monarch butterfly is easily one of the most recognizable butterflies in North America.

Cicada explosion among big events on 2021 nature calendar for Pennsylvania

The largest and most widespread brood of 17-year periodical cicada, will emerge across Pennsylvania in May and June, highlighting a year of nature events worth watching.


Upcoming Seminars & Events

Global perspectives in Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management (TODAY, Jan 12 @ 11:00); Password: 273796
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
Global perspectives in Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management (Tues, Jan 19 @ 11:00)
Case Study: Apple IPPM in US versus Germany
By David Biddinger, Penn State & Katja Röser, Marktgemeinschaft Bodensee (Germany)
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