Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research hosted the 2nd International Conference on Pollinator Biology Health and Policy from August 14-17, 2013.

The goal of the conference was to highlight the diversity of issues facing pollinators, and to bring together multiple interest groups to engage in a dialog about the best approaches to mitigating these issues and supporting conservation. The conference attracted over 230 people from 15 different countries. Speakers and registrants included representatives from academic and government research groups, government policy organizations, agricultural industries, beekeeper groups, non-profit organizations, and private citizens. Selected materials from the conference are below, including the program and abstract booklet, and the powerpoint presentations of speakers in the symposium on Evolving Policies on Pollinator Risk Assessment and Conservation.

2010 Conference Materials Archive

Abstract Booklet

PDF document, 774.4 KB

2nd International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy

Welcome Address

PDF document, 18.1 MB

Given by Christina Grozinger, Penn State University

Understanding the impacts of sublethal exposure to pesticides on bee colony health

PDF document, 10.3 MB

Dave Goulson, Life Sciences, University of Sussex

Combined pesticide exposure severely impacts individual- and colony-level traits in bumblebees

PDF document, 8.1 MB

Nigel Raine, Royal Holloway, University of London

The Conservation and Use of Pollinator Diversity in Addressing Global Food Security and Nutrition

PDF document, 16.6 MB

Barbara Gemmill-Herren, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Making Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) More Pollinator Friendly

PDF document, 294.4 KB

Skip Hyberg, USDA/Farm Service Agency

Pollinator Conservation Is Growing: Up Lessons Learned from the Field

PDF document, 478.0 KB

Mace Vaughan, Pollinator Program Director - The Xerces Society for Invertebrate & Conservation Joint Pollinator Conservation Specialist - USDA-NRCS West Nat’l Tech Support Center

Progress and future prospects for assessing the risks posed to pollinators by pesticides – science needs

PDF document, 850.9 KB

Helen Thompson, Centre for Chemical Safety and Stewardship

How to Make Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts: the Interface of Science and Public Policy

PDF document, 632.7 KB

James L Frazier and Maryann T. Frazier, Department of Entomology, Center for Pollinator Research, Center for Chemical Ecology, Penn State University

Observations of a Commercial Beekeeper

PDF document, 944.0 KB

David Mendes, National Honey Bee Advisory Board

Pollinators and Pesticides: A 2013 View Toward the Future

PDF document, 30.2 MB

Laurie Davies Adams, Executive Director, Pollinator Partnership

USDA Programs That Inform Pesticide Policy

PDF document, 3.6 MB

Mary Purcell-Miramontes, USDA-National Institute of Food & Agriculture

California Almonds and Honey Bees

PDF document, 1.5 MB

Gabriele Ludwig, Associate Director, Environmental Affairs

Pollinators and Pesticides: Integral Components of Sustainable Agriculture

PDF document, 1.5 MB

Paul Hoekstra, CropLife Canada, Syngenta

Development of an improved pollinator testing and risk assessment process in North America: a progress report

PDF document, 2.0 MB

David L. Fischer, Bayer CropScience LP

Closing Remarks

PDF document, 449.3 KB

Christina Grozinger, Penn State University

Conference Photographs #1

Evening Reception at the Arboretum at Penn State

Conference Photographs #2

Hosted by Penn State’s Center for Pollinator Research at the Nittany Lion Inn

Materials Archive from the 2010 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, and Policy

Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research hosted the First International Conference on Pollinator Biology Health and Policy from July 24-28, 2010.