Pollination and ecology of bees

Pollination and ecology of bees


Bernard Vaissière, CR

Mickaël Henry, CR

Guy Rodet, IR

Nicolas  Morison, AI

Laurent Guilbaud,  TR

Marie-Josée Buffière, TR

Stan Chabert, PhD

Clémentine Coiffait-Gombault, Post-Doc

Pollination: The theme includes four points:

Attractive factors and pollen-bee-pistil interactions

pollen pistil

-Production, release and quality of pollen and nectar;
-Insect pollen shrubs and vector (species and behavior) on the viability and longevity of transported pollen.

Ecology of foraging and pollinating activity

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-Activity and behavior of foraging and consequences on pollinating activity and individual pollinating efficiency;
-Method of colony-wide foraging in social bees;
- Spatial distribution, fidelity and intraspecific and interspecific competition in the honey bee;
-Methods for the transfer of pollen (including intra-colony) and dispersion of pollen and genes.

Landscapes and diversity patterns of bees

Collection d'abeilles sauvages

-Ecology of honey bees and wild bees;
-Incidence of the structure and evolution of the landscape on the abundance and biodiversity of bees;
-Evolution of populations in relation to global changes;
-Impact of entomophilous crops and urbanization on pollinating fauna.

Pollination Service and Sustainable Agriculture

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-Evaluation of the impact of pollinating entomofauna on yields and quality of production;
-Relations between the characteristics of pollination (phenology, intensity and quality) and the development of the yield;
-Analysis of the entomophilic pollination practices of crops under cover and in the field in relation to the environment and development of ways of improvement.

Modification date : 20 June 2023 | Publication date : 26 January 2015 | Redactor : D Beslay