About The Author

I am a postdoctoral research ecologist. I work currently at the University of Würzburg, Germany, in the Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology. My main research topics focus on bee ecology in a changing world, and implications in species conservation and ecosystem services. Much of my research focuses on the development of decision-support tools for informing natural resource policy and management. I have a growing interest in inclusive socio-ecological approaches (e.g. by means of citizen-science projects, education and outreach) that promote interactions between research, stakeholders, and citizens.

Integrated Pollination Management

Today we separate the two most common ways of managing pollination services in crops. One is the use of managed bees, such as honey bees (Apis spp.) and bumble bees (Bombus spp.), usually by saturation of the crop area. The other is through the conservation, management, and even addition, of flower resources and semi-natural vegetation