News

The PolliClim project is now up and running. Here we will provide information on the progress of the project, recent activities, relevant documents, publications, presentations and other scientific outcome. Click the link below for more information, or read through our sporadically appearing Newsletter. Our Newsleters can be found here: Vol1, Vol2, Vol3, Vol4

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

Dr. Nielsen has been invited to give a talk on "The significance of bees" on Biokonferansen 2016. This year the conference is celebrating SABIMAs 20 years anniversary and the title of the event is "Naturlig løsninger" (Natural sollutions).

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

Dr. Nielsen has been invited to give three presentations related to the PolliClim project.

September 1th at the seminar "Biologisk mangfold i landbrukets tjeneste" at Litteraturhuset, organized by Oikos.

October 13th at the "Humleseminar" (Bumblebee seminar) in Trondheim, organized by the Norwegian Environment Agency.

November 17th at a meeting in the Norwegian Entomological Society.

November 27th at a "Raspberry" meeting in Sogndal, organized by "Norsk Landbruksrådgivning"

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

A pilot study was conducted in in June and July 2014. We investigated pollinator visitation to raspberry in four farms ; two ond the east coast and two on the west coast of Norway.

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

Three master and a PhD student have been out collecting data on plant-pollinator interactions throughout the summer of 2016. In Norway we have focused on wild ecosystems and used elevation gradients to assess how climate conditions might affect plant pollinator interactions and seed set in the plants. In Tanzania data has been gathered on pollination of watermelon in relation to landscape features and farming practice.

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

In the PolliClim project we focus on statistical methods and sampling design. It therefore come as no surprise that our first paper focuses on how to implement proper statistics in pollination studies.

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

Eivind and Ingvild are heavily involved in the NGO "La humla suse". They produce reports  and teach courses in how to make gardens bumblebee friendly and how to set up bumblebee nest boxes. They also work politically to increase the awareness among the public with respect to bumblebees and pollination. Keep up the good work guys. Read more on the La humla suse web page. http://www.lahumlasuse.no/

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

PolliClim has actively seeked to attract master students to work on research topics relevant for the project.

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

As Hannah Haga decided to take on a different master project there were space for another student on the PolliClim project. Fortunately, out of nowhere, Ingvild Fonn Asmervik showed up and asked to join the team.

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

The second Norwegian Ecological Society (NØF) biennial meeting is taking place in Bergen March 12th and 13th.

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

In the May issue of "Gartneryrket" we presented our work on the pollination of raspberry entiteled "Klimaet er I endring, men hva skjer med pollineringen av frukt og bær?" (the Climate is changing, but what happens to the pollination of fruits and berries?)

Gartneryrket is a magazine aimed at gardeners as well as vegetable, fruit and berry producers in Norway. Unfortunately the publication is not available online.

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

Our collaborator in Argentina, Mariano Devoto, is offering a post doc position on pollination of Soybean. The position is financed from Argentina but is highly relevant also for the PolliClim project. We plan to share data and knowledge on crop pollination between Norway and Argentina (and the other collaborating countries).

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

During the analyses of a data set on flower visitations Dr. Nielsen and Trond Reitan started discussing the weaknesses associated with using visitation frequencies (i.e. number of visits per flower per time) as response variable in pollination studies. We have conducted a simulation study to prove our point.

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

October 23rd to 26th the Dr. Nielsen (I presume) group travelled to Tovetorp research station south of Stockholm to attend the annual meeting of the SCAndinavian Pollination Ecologists (SCAPE).

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April 8th - 9th 2014 the national and international collaborators, some of the co-PIs of PolliClim plus a few invited guests gathered at CEES to hold a start up workshop. The goal was to discuss relevant topics such as study design, sampling protocols, statistical analyses, publication policies and organisational and financial status at the collaborating institutions.

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM

Dr. Nielsen attended the SUPER-B meeting  in Rome November 4th and 5th. This was the first official working group (WG) meeting and the second Management Committee meeting.