Behavioural ecology of pollinators

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 1999 to end of 31 Mar 2008
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project number4179
DepartmentPlant and Invertebrate Ecology (PIE)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004179
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004179

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Effects of non-host plant odour on Melingethes aeneus during immigration to oilseed rape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mauchline, A. L., Cook, S. M., Powell, W. and Osborne, J. L. 2013. Effects of non-host plant odour on Melingethes aeneus during immigration to oilseed rape. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 146 (3), pp. 313-320. https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.12030

Foraging range and the spatial distribution of worker bumble bees

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Goulson, D. and Osborne, J. L. 2009. Foraging range and the spatial distribution of worker bumble bees. in: Jarau, S. and Hrncir, M. (ed.) Food exploitation by social insects: ecological, behavioural and theoretical approaches CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. pp. 97-111

Pollination of isolated wild plants in arable ecosystems

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Fletcher, P., Cussans, J., Mauchline, A. L., Potts, S. and Osborne, J. L. 2008. Pollination of isolated wild plants in arable ecosystems. Abstracts 3rd European Conference of Apidology (EURBEE 2008), Belfast, 8-11 September 2008 .

Tracking butterfly movements with harmonic radar reveals an effect of population age on movement distance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ovaskainen, O., Smith, A. D., Osborne, J. L., Reynolds, D. R., Carreck, N. L., Martin, A. P., Niitepold, K. and Hanski, I. 2008. Tracking butterfly movements with harmonic radar reveals an effect of population age on movement distance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105, pp. 19090-19095. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0802066105

Electrophysiological and behavioural responses of the pollen beetle, Meligethes aeneus , to volatiles from a non-host plant, lavender, Lavandula angustifolia (Lamiaceae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mauchline, A. L., Birkett, M. A., Woodcock, C. M., Pickett, J. A., Osborne, J. L. and Powell, W. 2008. Electrophysiological and behavioural responses of the pollen beetle, Meligethes aeneus , to volatiles from a non-host plant, lavender, Lavandula angustifolia (Lamiaceae). Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 2, pp. 109-115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-008-9038-3

Prediction of pollen-mediated gene flow between fields of red clover (Trifolium pratense)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Damgaard, C., Simonsen, V. and Osborne, J. L. 2008. Prediction of pollen-mediated gene flow between fields of red clover (Trifolium pratense). Environmental Modeling & Assessment. 13, pp. 483-490. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10666-007-9112-8

Bumblebee flight distances in relation to the forage landscape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Osborne, J. L., Martin, A. P., Carreck, N. L., Swain, J. L., Knight, M. E., Goulson, D., Hale, R. J. and Sanderson, R. A. 2008. Bumblebee flight distances in relation to the forage landscape. Journal of Animal Ecology. 77 (2), pp. 406-415. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01333.x

Quantifying and comparing bumblebee nest densities in gardens and countryside habitats

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Osborne, J. L., Martin, A. P., Shortall, C. R., Todd, A. D., Goulson, D., Knight, M. E., Hale, R. J. and Sanderson, R. A. 2008. Quantifying and comparing bumblebee nest densities in gardens and countryside habitats. Journal of Applied Ecology. 45 (3), pp. 784-792. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01359.x

UK non-native organism risk assessment scheme: confidential risk assessment of Bombus terrestris subspecies not native to the UK imported for pollination of glasshouse and open crops

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Osborne, J. L. 2007. UK non-native organism risk assessment scheme: confidential risk assessment of Bombus terrestris subspecies not native to the UK imported for pollination of glasshouse and open crops. Confidential report to GB Non-native Species Secretariat.

Bumblebee foraging ranges: consequences for conservation and pollination

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Osborne, J. L. and Martin, A. P. 2007. Bumblebee foraging ranges: consequences for conservation and pollination. Abstracts 9th International Pollination Symposium on Plant-Pollinator Relationships - Diversity in Action, Ames, 24-28 June 2007 . pp. 101-102

Where bumblebees live

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Osborne, J. L. and Martin, A. P. 2007. Where bumblebees live. Bee Craft. 89 (10), pp. 10-11.

Bee research at Rothamsted Research

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Osborne, J. L. and Pell, J. K. 2007. Bee research at Rothamsted Research. BBKA Research Proceedings, September 2007 . pp. 10-11

The use of pollen cues by free-flying honey bees (Apis mellifera)

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Cook, S. M., Poppy, G. M. and Williams, I. H. 2007. The use of pollen cues by free-flying honey bees (Apis mellifera). Abstracts 13th Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships (SIP13), Uppsala, 29 July-2 August 2007 . pp. 152

The birds and the bees: do insect pollinators affect hedgerow fruit set and consequently frugivorous bird abundance on farmland?

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Jacobs, J. 2007. The birds and the bees: do insect pollinators affect hedgerow fruit set and consequently frugivorous bird abundance on farmland? Abstracts Royal Entomological Society National Meeting (Ento 07), Edinburgh, 16-18 July 2007 . pp. 28

Bee movement and pollen flow across the landscape

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Osborne, J. L. 2006. Bee movement and pollen flow across the landscape. Vesely, V. and Titera, D. (ed.) Abstracts 2nd European Conference of Apidology (EurBee), Prague, 10-14 September 2006 . pp. 5

Regular periods of abdominal contractions recorded from larvae of the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mand, M., Kuusik, A., Martin, A-J., Williams, I. H., Luik, A., Karise, R., Metspalu, L. and Hiiesaar, K. 2006. Regular periods of abdominal contractions recorded from larvae of the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae). European Journal of Entomology. 103, pp. 319-322. https://doi.org/10.14411/eje.2006.041

Do roads and hedges influence patterns of pollinator foraging movement and consequent plant gene flow in a UK agricultural landscape?

F - Theses
Cant, E. T. 2005. Do roads and hedges influence patterns of pollinator foraging movement and consequent plant gene flow in a UK agricultural landscape? F - Theses

Discontinuous gas exchange cycles and active ventilation in pupae of the bumblebee Bombus terrestris

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mand, M., Kuusik, A., Martin, A-J., Williams, I. H., Luik, A., Karise, R., Metspalu, L. and Hiiesaar, K. 2005. Discontinuous gas exchange cycles and active ventilation in pupae of the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Apidologie. 36 (4), pp. 561-570. https://doi.org/10.1051/apido:2005045

Examining patterns of bee movement with harmonic radar

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Osborne, J. L. 2005. Examining patterns of bee movement with harmonic radar. Abstracts 39th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress, Dublin, 21-26 August 2005 . pp. 53

Tracking individual insect flights with harmonic radar

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Osborne, J. L. and Smith, A. D. 2005. Tracking individual insect flights with harmonic radar. Abstracts Measuring Behavior 2005. 5th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, Wageningen, 30 August-2 September 2005 . pp. 217

Tracking individual insect flights with harmonic radar

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Osborne, J. L. and Smith, A. D. 2005. Tracking individual insect flights with harmonic radar. Proceedings Measuring Behavior 2005. 5th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, Wageningen, 30 August-2 September 2005 .

Tracking butterfly flight paths across the landscape with harmonic radar

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cant, E. T., Smith, A. D., Reynolds, D. R. and Osborne, J. L. 2005. Tracking butterfly flight paths across the landscape with harmonic radar. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 272 (1565), pp. 785-790. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2004.3002

Could learning of pollen odours by honey bees (Apis mellifera ) play a role in their foraging behaviour?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cook, S. M., Sandoz, J-C., Martin, A. P., Murray, D. A., Poppy, G. M. and Williams, I. H. 2005. Could learning of pollen odours by honey bees (Apis mellifera ) play a role in their foraging behaviour? Physiological Entomology. 30 (2), pp. 164-174. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.2005.00445.x

An interspecific comparison of foraging range and nest density of four bumblebees (Bombus) species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Knight, M. E., Martin, A. P., Bishop, S., Osborne, J. L., Hale, R. J., Sanderson, A. and Goulson, D. 2005. An interspecific comparison of foraging range and nest density of four bumblebees (Bombus) species. Molecular Ecology. 14 (6), pp. 1811-1820. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02540.x

The effects of non-host plant essential oil volatiles on the behaviour of the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mauchline, A. L., Osborne, J. L., Martin, A. P., Poppy, G. M. and Powell, W. 2005. The effects of non-host plant essential oil volatiles on the behaviour of the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 114 (3), pp. 181-188. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1570-7458.2005.00237.x

The effect of pH on zinc and cadmium ageing in constant and variable charge soils

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Donner, E., Zhao, F-J., Nortcliff, S. and Hodson, M. 2005. The effect of pH on zinc and cadmium ageing in constant and variable charge soils. Proceedings 8th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Adelaide, 3-7 April 2005 .

An update on bee studies at Rothamsted Research

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Carreck, N. L. and Birchall, C. 2005. An update on bee studies at Rothamsted Research. Welsh Beekeeper. 148, pp. 14-18.

Update on bee related studies at Rothamsted Research

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Carreck, N. L. and Birchall, C. 2005. Update on bee related studies at Rothamsted Research. Scottish Beekeeper. 82, pp. 49-51.

An update on bee studies at Rothamsted Research

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Carreck, N. L. and Birchall, C. 2005. An update on bee studies at Rothamsted Research. Irish Beekeeper. 60, pp. 41-45.

Rothamsted Research: an update on bee studies

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Carreck, N. L. and Birchall, C. 2005. Rothamsted Research: an update on bee studies. BBKA News. 151, pp. 4-5.

Effects on weed and invertebrate abundance and diversity of herbicide management in genetically modified herbicide-tolerant winter-sown oilseed rape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bohan, D. A., Boffey, C. W. H., Brooks, D. R., Clark, S. J., Dewar, A. M., Firbank, L. G., Haughton, A. J., Hawes, C., Heard, M. S., May, M. J., Osborne, J. L., Perry, J. N., Rothery, P., Roy, D. B., Scott, R. J., Squire, G. R., Woiwod, I. P. and Champion, G. T. 2005. Effects on weed and invertebrate abundance and diversity of herbicide management in genetically modified herbicide-tolerant winter-sown oilseed rape. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 272, pp. 463-474. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2004.3049

Hedges and roads: guiding pollination and plant gene flow?

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Cant, E. T. 2004. Hedges and roads: guiding pollination and plant gene flow? Abstracts British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Lancaster, 7-9 September 2004 . pp. 22

Hedges and roads: guiding pollination and plant gene flow?

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Cant, E. T., Osborne, J. L. and Ollerton, J. 2004. Hedges and roads: guiding pollination and plant gene flow? Milani, N. and Bernardinelli, I. (ed.) Abstracts Ist European Conference of Apidology "Eurbee", Udine, 19-23 September 2004 . Arti Grafiche Friulane, Udine. pp. 70

Pollinator populations and pollen flow in herbicide tolerant GM crops

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Osborne, J. L. 2004. Pollinator populations and pollen flow in herbicide tolerant GM crops. Milani, N. and Bernardinelli, I. (ed.) Proceedings 1st European Conference of Apidology "Eurbee", Udine, 19-23 September 2004 . Arti Grafiche Friulane, Udine. pp. 127

Enhancing bee populations on farmland

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Carreck, N. L. 2004. Enhancing bee populations on farmland. RRA Newsletter. No 15, p. 4.

The effect of patch size and separation on bumblebee foraging in oilseed rape: implications for gene flow

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cresswell, J. E. and Osborne, J. L. 2004. The effect of patch size and separation on bumblebee foraging in oilseed rape: implications for gene flow. Journal of Applied Ecology. 41 (3), pp. 539-546. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0021-8901.2004.00912.x

Foreword to Celia F. Davis The honey bee inside out

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Carreck, N. L. 2004. Foreword to Celia F. Davis The honey bee inside out.

Do pollen beetles need pollen? The effect of pollen on oviposition, survival and development of a flower-feeding herbivore

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cook, S. M., Murray, D. A. and Williams, I. H. 2004. Do pollen beetles need pollen? The effect of pollen on oviposition, survival and development of a flower-feeding herbivore. Ecological Entomology. 29 (2), pp. 164-173. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0307-6946.2004.00589.x

Major new developments at Rothamsted

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Williams, I. H. and Ball, B. V. 2003. Major new developments at Rothamsted. The Beekeepers Quarterly. 72, pp. 16-17.

Farm scale evaluations of GM crops: effects of the management of field scale releases of genetically-modified herbicide-tolerant crops on the abundance and diversity of farmland wildlife. Interim report 1 April 2003

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Firbank, L. G., Brooks, D., Bohan, D. A., Champion, G. T., Clark, S. J., Daniels, R., Dewar, A. M., Fairfax, C., Haughton, A. J., Hawes, C., Heard, M., Hill, M., May, M. J., Osborne, J. L., Pidgeon, J. D., Perry, J. N., Rossall, M., Rothery, P., Roy, D., Scott, R., Squire, G., Whittaker, D. and Woiwod, I. P. 2003. Farm scale evaluations of GM crops: effects of the management of field scale releases of genetically-modified herbicide-tolerant crops on the abundance and diversity of farmland wildlife. Interim report 1 April 2003.