Pollinator Biology, Health and Ecology

The Center for Pollinator Research at Pennsylvania State University is committed to developing and implementing integrative, multidisciplinary approaches to improving pollinator health, conservation, and management for ecosystems services through research, education, outreach and policy.
  • Professor of Entomology


Insect ecology and management in vegetable agroecosystems

  • Professor Emeritus of Entomology


We are focusing on synergistic and sublethal effects of multiple pesticides on the chemical senses and chemically mediated behaviors of honeybees in relation to honeybee health and CCD in collaboration with Chris Mullin and Maryann Frazier.  Graduate student Daniel Schmehl is also looking at a comparative approach with the solitary bee, Osmia cornifrons.

  • Distinguished Professor of Entomology
  • Director, Center for Pollinator Research


Social insects, behavioral genomics, neuroethology, chemical ecology

  • Professor Emeritus of Entomology


Toxicology, molecular mode of action of natural and synthetic toxins, insect gustation, selective biopesticides

  • Associate Professor of Entomology


Honey bee and native pollinator health, Integrated Pest Management; Impact of pesticides on non-target species; Sampling strategies.