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Gratton Lab blog provides info about pollinator health

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 9.55.31 AMClaudio Gratton’s lab in the entomology department has a great website and blog with updates on their research as well as information about lab news, people, publications and social media. The lab is interested in landscape ecology and food webs of insects and arthropods, and they are studying how beneficial insects, such as pollinators, use landscapes to carry out their important functions.

In a recent blog post, the lab provides great information about neonicotinoids and the effects of the pesticide on pollinator health. Those interested should check out the post to learn general information about neonicotinoids, the actions the EPA has taken on neonics and the complexity of the bee decline. The section on EPA action also has useful links to official government documents and reports.