Navigation Links
Penn State to host pollinator health conference
Date:5/9/2013

With populations of wild and domesticated pollinators, such as honeybees, in decline, some of the world's foremost scientists in the field will converge on Penn State this summer to discuss the latest research aimed at understanding and overcoming challenges to pollinator health.

Hosted by the Center for Pollinator Research in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, the second International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy will be held August 14 to17 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

Pollinators are essential for both plants and animals in agriculture and natural ecosystems, but there have been dramatic drops in pollinator populations worldwide, according to Christina Grozinger, associate professor of entomology and director of the Center for Pollinator Research.

"Pollinator decline not only has alarmed the scientific community but has gained prominence in the popular press, raising the public's awareness about threats to our ecosystem," she said. "The causes are complex, and we believe many stressors are contributing, including parasites, pathogens, environmental toxins, poor nutrition and habitat loss.

"The conference will include presentations on all these topics, but especially will focus on the effects of environment contaminants on pollinators."

Grozinger noted that the event will bring together experts from universities, government agencies, agrochemical companies, nonprofit organizations and several stakeholder groups for a dialog about the research, management, conservation and policy approaches needed to tackle these issues.

"When this conference first was held in 2010, it attracted more than 200 participants from 14 countries," she said.

The conference will feature two world-renowned keynote speakers -- David Goulson, of the University of Stirling, U.K., an expert in the behavior, ecosystem services and conservation of bumble bees and Heather Patisaul, North Carolina
'/>"/>

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Soy and tomato combo may be effective in preventing prostate cancer
2. Wayne State University startup, Advaita, to participate in new Michigan I-Corps program
3. Penn State Hass avocado research poster wins American Society For Nutrition Annual Awards
4. Particular DNA changes linked with prostate cancer development and lethality
5. Nonsurgical treatment turns back the clock, shrinks enlarged prostate
6. The State of Spinal Cord Injury Grand Rounds
7. First genetic factor in prostate cancer prognosis identified
8. Landmark study describes prostate cancer metastasis switch
9. Genetic analysis saves major apple-producing region of Washington state
10. Statement by WCS president and CEO on historic CITES ruling
11. Wayne State vision restoration technology receives Notice of Allowance for US patent app
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2014)... are disappearing, and though conservationists are examining several possible ... rain and light pollution, a key piece of the ... once they leave their breeding sites, and what threats ... answer this question, a team of researchers out of ... map produced for a songbird, using tracking from both ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... 780 million people around the world have no access ... Organization (WHO), 3.4 million people die from water-related diseases ... goal of making a contribution to solving this problem. ... Stark, head of the Functional Materials Laboratory, the 23-year-old ... a prototype. , "What makes our DrinkPure filter unique ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... This news release is available in German . ... shape and stability to cells, drive metabolic processes and ... into complex three-dimensional shapes. Scientists at the Max Planck ... that proteins can be constructed of similar amino acid ... suggests that the proteins that exist today arose from ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):York University researchers use bird 'backpacks' to put wood thrushes migration on the map 2ETH student develops filter for clean water around the world 2Protein evolution follows a modular principle 2
... of our hearts and blood vessels. Conventional treatment attempts ... in the blood plasma. The opposite approach, which involves ... acid, has proven unpopular among patients up to now. ... acid has an unpleasant but harmless side-effect: the ...
... November, the Malaspina expedition 2010 will set sail from ... the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) aims to evaluate ... to survey their biodiversity. The expedition has the backing ... and takes its name from mariner Alessandro Malaspina, the ...
... MADISON, WI, July 26th, 2010 NASA scientists ... and ground-based observations of precipitation. The NASA data ... to monitor non-point pollution and improve water quality. ... of Science Systems and Applications, Inc., incorporated two ...
Cached Biology News:Preventing heart problems while keeping a cool head 2Preventing heart problems while keeping a cool head 3Malaspina expedition 2010 2NASA satellite improves pollution monitoring 2
(Date:7/23/2014)... Sergei Filippov (MIPT and Russian Quantum Center at ... Czech Republic, and the Institute of Physics in ... quantum entanglement of particles passing through an amplifier ... distances. Details are provided in an article published ... (see preprint). , Quantum entangled particles are considered ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Last year, Formedix celebrated its partnership with ... data management solutions for clinical trials. The company launched ... data capture (EDC) and clinical data management. Formedix, a ... added TrialMaster to its Transform for EDC product line. ... TrialMaster, is being released this week, in response to ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... DuPont Pioneer announced today that Neal Gutterson, ... Agricultural Biotechnology (ABT), effective July 21, 2014. Gutterson joins ... as president, chief executive officer and board member. , ... seed and crop protection industry to this integral role ... president of DuPont Pioneer. “I am looking forward to ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... 2014  Sofinnova Ventures, a Menlo Park ... of Sofinnova Venture Partners IX, L.P. at the hard ... initial fund target of $425 million. Sofinnova ... Consistent with recent funds, SVP IX will provide capital ... along with select investments in earlier stage opportunities. Investments ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 2Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 3Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 4Formedix and OmniComm Systems® Partnership Strengthened with the Release of Enhanced TrialMaster® Integration for EDC Build 2Formedix and OmniComm Systems® Partnership Strengthened with the Release of Enhanced TrialMaster® Integration for EDC Build 3DuPont Pioneer Names Neal Gutterson to Lead Agricultural Biotechnology 2DuPont Pioneer Names Neal Gutterson to Lead Agricultural Biotechnology 3Sofinnova Raises $500 Million Biotech Venture Fund 2
... executives, mostly in denial, are shunning the subject. Smart ones ... general broadcasts. This is a revolution, and the entire model ... , Device Explosion , ,The receptacles to receive the ... but rather handheld devices or the hundreds of gadgets and ...
... Read Part 1 . Winslow Sargeants combination of ... the world of entrepreneurship and risk. His memories of growing ... tenacity is essential. , , Winslow Sargeant ... a child. In June, 1974, U.S. District Court Judge W. ...
... MadCity Murder Mystery game Madison, Wis. ... the UW-Madison School of Education, hopes to bring a ... games, which combine aspects of physical activity, traditional reading ... through the UW System and the Academic ADL ...
Cached Biology Technology:When TV surrenders to Web... 2When TV surrenders to Web... 3Winslow Sargeant: Stepping onto the train called Wisconsin - Part 2 2Winslow Sargeant: Stepping onto the train called Wisconsin - Part 2 3Winslow Sargeant: Stepping onto the train called Wisconsin - Part 2 4Augmented reality brings a new dimension to learning 2Augmented reality brings a new dimension to learning 3
... greater incorporation of Br-dUTP results in a ... using a fluorescein-labeled anti-BrdU antibody. Propidium ... kit to counterstain the total DNA. Features ... in improved detection than found by using ...
... cytoplasmic expression of an N-terminal FLAG® fusion ... selection marker from bicistronic mRNA. Two ... MCS2 for transcription of a single message ... useful for protein-protein interaction studies, multi-subunit proteins, ...
...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant SCARB2. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = SCARB2...
Biology Products: