Abstract submission deadline of April 18 for International Pollinator Conference!
Register now for the 2016 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy!
The conference will be held at Penn State University on July 18 - 20, 2016 with an optional welcome reception on the evening of July 17th. Submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. The deadline to submit an abstract is April 18th.
To register and submit an abstract, use this link:
Pollinators are essential for the health of agriculture and natural ecosystems, but there have been dramatic declines in key pollinator populations worldwide. A major theme of this year’s conference will be translating the results of recent research advances in the biology and health of pollinators into solutions that can be applied to conserve and expand pollinator populations. Symposium speakers from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia will cover a range of topics in pollinator research, from genomics to ecology, and their application to land use and management, breeding of managed bees, and monitoring of global pollinator populations. Recent initiatives in policy, education, and extension will also be highlighted. The conference schedule can be found on the website or attached to this email.
Note that on Sunday, July 17, 2016, the Xerces Society will sponsor a Pollinator Conservation Short Course at Penn State University in association with this conference. Information about this short course and registration is also available on the conference website.
You can view the full agenda here: 2016 Pollinator Conference Agenda
Agenda at a glance:
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Xerces Short Course, Ag Sciences and Industry Building, Penn State University
Monday, July 18, 2016
Keynote: Rachael Winfree, Rutgers
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Keynote: Sonny Ramaswamy, USDA-NIFA
Symposium 4: Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management
Evening Poster Session
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Keynote: Gene Robinson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Symposium 5: Molecular Tools and Managing Pollinator Populations
Symposium 6: Education and Outreach