Three-way dance between herbivores, plants and microbes unveiled

February 18, 2017

What looks like a caterpillar chewing on a leaf or a beetle consuming fruit is likely a three-way battle that benefits most, if not all of the players involved, according to a Penn State entomologist.

A Bee Mogul Confronts the Crisis in His Field

February 17, 2017

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — A soft light was just beginning to outline the Tejon Hills as Bret Adee counted rows of wizened almond trees under his breath.

Student Research Spotlight - Angela Coco

February 17, 2017

This is the 1st of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

Authentic Plant Pollinator Landscape Research for Educators (APPL-RED) Workshop

February 16, 2017

A unique teacher professional development experience for middle and high school teachers. July 24-28, 2017

Trump’s Hiring Freeze Could Imperil Breakthrough Discovery On Bees

February 7, 2017

The president’s early actions have created uncertainty for the country’s scientists, and could be standing in the way of important research.

Gary Felton named new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Chemical Ecology

January 31, 2017

In a Letter from the Editor in the latest issue of the Journal of Chemical Ecology, John Romeo, who has served as Editor-in-Chief for the journal over the past couple of decades, announced that he is stepping down and that Gary Felton of Penn State University will take over in this position beginning with the February issue of the Journal. Romeo stated, “Gary brings breadth, leadership, and experience to the Journal, as well as a commitment to keeping our standards high and continuing to raise our profile in the competitive publishing arena. I am pleased and confident that the Journal is in good hands.”

Pesticide Additive Could Be One Culprit in Bee Deaths

January 25, 2017

A common pesticide additive, known as an "inert" ingredient, could be one of the causes of the die-offs beekeepers have observed in their hives. Christopher Intagliata reports.

2016 Newsletter: Center for Pollinator Research

January 18, 2017

We have had a very productive and exciting year at the CPR! Please enjoy a copy of our 2016 newsletter, with highlights of the great research, education and extension projects we have led, and the students and postdocs who made this work possible! Special thanks to Katy Evans and Philip Moore for compiling this.

Considering cattle could help eliminate malaria in India

January 16, 2017

The goal of eliminating malaria in countries like India could be more achievable if mosquito-control efforts take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle, according to an international team of researchers.

Common crop chemical leaves bees susceptible to deadly viruses

January 16, 2017

A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops — such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits — to boost the performance of pesticides, makes honey bee larvae significantly more susceptible to a deadly virus, according to researchers at Penn State and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Bees, Bugs & Blooms – A pollinator trial

February 5, 2016

Project Goal: Evaluate native plant species and their cultivars for their attractiveness to pollinators and their suitability for homeowner and agricultural use.