Tentative Program


Thursday, July 18, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Registration and breakfast

8:45 a.m. - Opening remarks and welcome

9:00 a.m. - Keynote: The Importance of People in Pollinator Conservation

Dr. Lynn Dicks, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK

10:00 a.m. - Session 1: Novel Quantitative Methods in Pollinator Ecology $ Management

The Role of Bee and Non-Bee Pollinators in Australian Open and Protected Cropping Systems (How do we overcome the pollination challenges?) - Romina Rader, University of New England, Australia

Implementing a Honeybee Foraging Model and REDAPOLL Fruit Set Predictions in Washington State’s Decision Aid System - Vince Jones, Washington State University

Citizen Science Data for Mapping Bumblebee Populations - Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin      

From Theory to Practice: The Bumble-BEEHAVE Model and its Application to Enhance Pollinator Friendly Land Management - Matthias Becher, University of Exeter, UK

Using Automated Tracking to Link Individual Behavior to Colony Performance in Bumblebees - James Crall, Harvard University          

12:15 p.m. - Lunch

1:45 p.m. - Session 2: Drivers of Host-Pathogen Interactions

DWV as a Driver of Host Bee Decline - Rob Paxton, Martin-Luther University, Germany

Serratia marcescens, a Pathobiont of Honey Bees? - Kasie Raymann, UNC Greensboro, North Carolina    

Drivers of Disease Prevalence and Viral Emergence - Mike Boots, UC Berkeley

Drivers of Pathogen Distributions in Feral and Managed Honey Bees - Panuwan Chantawannakul, Chiang Mai University, Thailand           

Traits as Drivers of Plant-Pollinator-Pathogen Networks - Quinn McFrederick, UC Riverside and Scott McArt, Cornell University, New York

4:30 p.m. - Poster Session 1

6:45 p.m. - Welcome Reception


Friday, July 19, 2019

8:15 a.m. - Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - Keynote: Bee Nutritional Ecology: From Genes to Landscapes

Dr. Christina Grozinger, Distinguished Professor of Entomology; Director, Center for Pollinator Research, Penn State University

10:00 a.m. - Session 3: Variable Climates and Changing Pollinators

12:15 p.m. - Lunch

1:45 p.m. - Session 4: Causes and Consequences of Pesticide Use: from use patterns to pollination services

A New Framework for Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides - Francisco Sánchez-Bayo, University of Sydney

Potency paradox: Patterns and Drivers of Insecticide Use in U.S. Agriculture - Maggie Douglas, Dickinson College

Estimating Pollinator Pesticide Exposure - Maj Rundlof, Lund University

A Risk Assessment of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in New York - Travis Grout, Cornell University

Sub-lethal Impacts of Pesticides on Bees - Troy Anderson, University of Nebraska

5:00 p.m. - Poster Session 2


Saturday, July 20, 2019

Session 5: Integrative Approaches to Improving Bee Health Across Landscapes

Combining physiological and ecological data for more effective bee protection and conservation - Cedric Alaux, INRA, France

It's Time to Talk About Genetic Engineering and the Future of Selective Breeding - Alison McAfee, NC State University          

Improving Bee Health in Canola Pollination - Shelley Hoover, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada                  

Mitigating Land Use Decisions that Destroy Bee Forage - George Hansen, Foothills Honey, Oregon

Session 6: Pollinators in The Urban Environment