New graduate training program in Integrative Pollinator Ecology

Posted: November 22, 2016

The IPE program will train graduate Fellows to holistically tackle issues in pollinator health and ecology. Fellows will develop integrative research, education and outreach programs that span multiple disciplines - from genomics to land management – and interface with diverse stakeholder groups. Fellows will develop skills to respond to current and emerging challenges in pollinator health, sustainable, agriculture and conservation.

Penn State graduate training program in Integrative Pollinator Ecology

Research Areas

  • Taxonomy and Systematics
  • Population Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Organismal Biology (physiology, toxicology, immunology and behavior) Ecology and Land Management
  • Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management

Participating Graduate Programs and Training Faculty

  • Entomology: David Biddinger, Shelby Fleischer, Christina Grozinger, Heather Hines, Margarita López-Uribe, Harland Patch, John Tooker
  • Geography/Ecosystem Science and Management: Doug Miller Plant Pathology and Microbiology Cristina Rosa
  • Ecology: Grozinger, Miller, Tooker

How to apply
Fellows will be housed in participating Penn State graduate programs and complete additional requirements for the IPE program. Fellows must be advised by two co-mentors from different research areas. Prospective students are encouraged to contact training faculty members before submitting an application. Prospective students should submit materials to their selected graduate programs according to the guidelines of those programs by Dec 31, 2016, and notify . The IPE program is funded by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Strategic Network Initiative Program. Contact Christina Grozinger with any questions.