Current Research Projects

 

 

NATIVE POLLINATOR CONSERVATION

2008-2009

Title:
The interactions between commercial bumble bee colonies and small hive beetles

  • Determine if Kodamea ohmeri exists in bumble bee colonies
  • Investigate small hive beetle attraction to volatiles present in bumble bee colonies
  • Chemically profile bumble bee colonies

Collaborators:
Jason Graham, Principle Investigator, Graduate Student
James. D. Ellis, Co-Principle Investigator, Supervisor

Status:
Thesis complete, manuscripts in progress

 

Title:
The influence of nest size on bumble bee foraging activity

Collaborators:
James. D. Ellis, Co-Principle Investigator
Koppert Biological Systems

Status:
Completed - manuscript in progress

 

Title:
Investigating the nesting habits of Cape honey bees (Apis mellifera capensis) in South Africa

Collaborators:
Anthony Vaudo, Principle Investigator, Graduate Student
James. D. Ellis, Co-Principle Investigator, Supervisor

Status:
In progress, 2010 completion date

2009-2013

Title:
Evaluation of native plants (seed mixtures) in agricultural landscapes for the conservation of pollinators

Collaborators:
James. D. Ellis, Co-Principle Investigator
Jeff Peters, Co-Principle Investigator, Syngenta
Rufus Isaacs, Co-Principle Investigator, Michigan State
Neal Williams, Co-Principle Investigator, UC Davis

Status:
In progress, 2013completion date