University of Guelph researchers developing innovative ways to do everything from tracking pollinators to studying animals and humans to genetically modifying crops received nearly $600,000 in federal support today.
Guelph Talks Food: Pollinator Health
Professor Raine spoke at the Guelph Talks Event on June 2nd 2016
Immediate Neonic Ban Would Lead to Benefits, Challenges, Pollination Expert Says
This University of Guelph news release featuring Prof Raine was posted July 8, 2016
A lawsuit against the Canadian government asking a court to ban neonicotinoids is raising important questions about these pesticides, according to a University of Guelph professor.
Prof Leads Monitoring Program for Wild Pollinators
This University of Guelph feature on Prof Raine was posted June 24, 2016
Pollinators do a lot for us – from pollinating our fruits and vegetables to teaching us about nature and our impacts on the environment, says University of Guelph professor Nigel Raine.
In the News: Low Doses of Pesticides Found to Harm Wild Bees
Prof Raine was featured by Yahoo! News on March 14, 2016
As bee colonies have continued to collapse around the world, wild bees have received less attention than their domesticated cousins.
In the News: Bumblebees left ‘confused’ by pesticides on their favourite wild flowers
Prof Raine was featured by the Daily Mirror on March 14, 2016
Even small amounts of pesticides could be putting bees off from homing in on their favourite flowers
In the News: Pesticides could hinder bumblebees’ ability to learn, study warns
Prof Raine was featured by the Toronto Star on March 14, 2016
One of the study’s authors says it could impair the bees’ ability to pollinate both crops and wild plants, which can ultimately harm the food supply.
Experienced Bumblebees Won’t Share with Newbies: Study
This University of Guelph news release featuring Prof Raine was posted March 17, 2016
Experienced bumblebees prefer not to share their foraging knowledge with newbies, according to new research involving a University of Guelph professor.
Bee Flower Choices Altered by Exposure to Pesticides: Study
This University of Guelph news release featuring Prof Raine was posted March 14, 2016
Low levels of pesticides can impact the foraging behaviour of bumblebees on wildflowers, changing their floral preferences and hindering their ability to learn the skills needed to extract nectar and pollen, according to a study co-authored by a University of Guelph professor.
Bee Brains as Never Seen Before
This University of Guelph feature mentioning Prof Raine was posted March 3, 2016
Detailed exploration of tiny insect brains has become much easier using new methods for imaging and 3D image reconstruction developed by a team of scientists, including a University of Guelph professor.