Pesticides are used to protect crops and reduce pest damage, but such pesticide use can also affect non-target organisms such as pollinators. In a number of projects, we are quantifying pesticide exposure to bee pollinators and the resulting effects on their health and pollination services. We combine empirical lab, semi-field and landscape scale field experiments with individual based and spatial modelling to extend from single compounds and individuals to cocktails and communities.
Read more about our studies in landscape ecotoxicology under each project:
- DEveloping Landscape Ecotoxicology in Terrestrial Ecosystems (DELETE)
- Evaluating Indirect Effects of Climate Change on Pollinators and Pollination Services through Pesticide Exposure
- Exposure and Effects of Pesticide Mixtures on Bees (MixToxBee)
- Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management in Insect Pollinated Crops
- Pan-European Assessment, Monitoring, and Mitigation of Stressors on the Health of Bees (PoshBee)