Pollinator research in Ireland
Jane Stout, TCD
Pollination ecology, plant-pollinator interactions, pollinator diversity and drivers of decline, landscape and agroecology, pollinator conservation, valuing pollinators and pollination services
Dara Stanley, UCD
Plant-pollinator diversity, interactions and conservation, pollinator behavioural ecology, agroecology, impacts of pesticides on bee behaviour and provision of pollination services.
Jim Carolan, NUI Maynooth
Cellular and molecular level effects of various stressors (pathogens, parasites and pesticides) in both native and commercial bees, bumblebee conservation, DNA barcoding and genomics.
Blanaid White, DCU
Analytical chemistry, honey chemistry, pesticide contamination of soils/floral resources.
Grace McCormack, NUI Galway
Disease tolerance/resistance in native Irish honeybees, wild honey bees.
Mary Coffey, UL/Teagasc
Pollen analysis, honey bees, disease, beekeeping.
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Some current research projects include:
- Genetic Analysis of the Irish Honeybee (PhD) – Limerick IT
- Pathogens – distribution, beekeeper behaviour, honey (PhD) – Queen’s University Belfast.
- Ecosystem Based Approaches to Apple Orchard Management (PhD) – Queen’s University Belfast.
- Roadside management for pollinators (PhD) – Ulster