Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

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Project Apis m. is seeking proposals

The application window for proposals on behalf of the National Honey Board will be open from September 1, 2021 through October 3, 2021. Read the full RFP for a list of priority areas and how to apply!
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Biodiversity needs better data archiving

An international research team has found surprising gaps in ecological genetic data, including the time and place samples were collected. This information could otherwise support global conservation efforts. Fortunately, researchers were able to recover missing information for some archived data in public repositories.
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Ag-Seedlings Project supports pollinator education for elementary school students

A team of Penn State professors and the Center for Pollinator Research have been awarded $300,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The team will partner with elementary school teachers in Pennsylvania to develop curricula addressing pollinators and their role in food, agriculture and natural resources.

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