New Publication: On-farm experiences shape farmer knowledge, perceptions of pollinators, and management practices

We collaborate with Julia Osterman and other colleagues to study how farmers value pollinators in different crops around the world. From more than 500 interviews across 11 countries, we found that bees (managed honeybees and bumblebees, and wild bees) are the most valued pollinators. Anyway, many farmers appreciate the additional role of non-bee pollinators in … Continue reading New Publication: On-farm experiences shape farmer knowledge, perceptions of pollinators, and management practices

Oferta: Contrato Predoctoral en Proyecto BatBirdFruit

¿Quieres hacer la tesis doctoral estudiando los servicios y diservicios ecosistémicos de aves y murciélagos en agroecosistemas? El Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación de España oferta un contrato predoctoral asociado a BatBirdFruit, en su nueva convocatoria de Formación de Doctores de 2021. El plazo de presentación de solitudes es del 28 de octubre al 11 … Continue reading Oferta: Contrato Predoctoral en Proyecto BatBirdFruit

New Publication: Spiders prey on other natural enemies more than on pests

We collaborate with Peter Hämback and other colleagues to study the role of spiders as natural enemies of pests in apple orchards from Sweden and Spain. We used gut metabarcoding for identifying prey species. Most arachnids consume a large range of apple pest species but, surprisingly, also a high proportion of other natural enemies. In … Continue reading New Publication: Spiders prey on other natural enemies more than on pests