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Pesticides and pollinators: Identifying the behavioral impacts of chronic neonicotinoid exposure in bumblebees

James Crall, PhD
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Friday, November 08, 2019
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11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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James Crall, PhD, Harvard University
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Duke University Program in Environmental Health & Toxicology Fall Seminar Series (Pharm 847-S/ENV 847-S)

Bees and other social insects provide vital ecosystem services, including supporting biodiversity and agricultural yields, but these insects are threatened by rapid, anthropogenic environmental change. This talk will explore our recent efforts to understand how bumblebee societies cope with environmental stressors (e.g., pesticide exposure, temperature stress, and predation) and will highlight the potential of emerging tools in automation and robotics for illuminating how global environmental change is affecting the dynamics of social insect societies and the ecosystem services they provide.

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