Piotr Medrzycki

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InstitutionCREA-API
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics
Honey Bee and Silkworm Research Unit
 
Postal addressVia di Saliceto 80
Bologna
40128
Italy
 
Office phone+39 051 353103 int. 20
Mobile phone+39 3336349921
E-mailpiotr.medrzycki@crea.gov.it
 
Job /  professional statusResearcher
 
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Environment
COLOSS Project(s)   Monitoring,BEEBOOK
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Apitox,CSI Pollen
 
Research interestsEco­toxicology: side effects (lethal and sublethal) of numerous pesticides on honey bees (both adults and brood)
 Potential factors of bee losses
 Apoidea biodiversity as indication of environmental health
 Use of honeybees as bioindicators of environmental pollution by urban, industrial, agricultural and military contaminants
 
PublicationsP. Medrzycki, M. Cesari, S. Maini (2002) – Lysiphlebus testaceipes (Cresson) on Aphis gossypii Glover. Studies on remote host discrimination. Bullettin of Insectology, 55 (1­2): 29-33.
P. Medrzycki, R. Montanari, L. Bortolotti, A.G. Sabatini, S. Maini, C. Porrini (2003) – Effects of imidacloprid administered in sub­lethal doses on honey bee behaviour. Laboratory tests. Proceedings of VIII International Symposium of the ICP­BR Bee Protection Group “Hazard of Pesticides to Bees”, Bologna, September 4­6, 2002. Bulletin of Insectology, 56(1): 59-62.
L. Bortolotti, R. Montanari, J. Marcelino, P. Medrzycki, S. Maini, C. Porrini (2003) – Effects of sub­lethal imidacloprid doses on the homing rate and foraging activity of honey bees. Proceedings of VIII International Symposium of the ICP­BR Bee Protection Group “Hazard of Pesticides to Bees”, Bologna, September 4­6, 2002. Bulletin of Insectology, 56(1): 63-67.
C. Porrini, P. Medrzycki, L. Bentivogli, G. Celli (2003) – Studies to improve the performance of dead honey bees collection traps for monitoring bee mortality. Proceedings of VIII International Symposium of the ICP­BR Bee Protection Group “Hazard of Pesticides to Bees”, Bologna, September 4­6, 2002. Bulletin of Insectology, 56 (1): 199-200
F. Romagnoli, M. Quaranta, P. Medrzycki, C. Porrini (2004) – Phenology and plant preference of some social Halictidae
(Hymenoptera, Apoidea) in Emilia ­Romagna. Insect Social Life, 5: 139-145.
A.G. Sabatini, M. Alexandrova, E. Carpana, P. Medrzycki, L. Bortolotti, S. Ghini, S. Girotti, C. Porrini, C. Bazzi, F. Baroni, A. Alessandrini (2006) – Relationships between Apis mellifera and Erwinia amylovora: bioindication, bacterium dispersal and quarantine procedures. Proceedings of the X International Workshop on Fireblight, Bologna, 5­9 July 2004. Acta
Horticulturae, 704: 155-162.
C. Porrini, A.G. Sabatini, F. Sgolastra, P. Medrzycki, R. Colombo, F.V. Grillenzoni (2004) – Studies on bee mortality in the vineyard areas of Emilia ­Romagna Region. Proceeding of First European Conference of Apidology EURBEE, Udine, 19-23 September 2004: 122.
M. Quaranta, S. Ambroselli, P. Barro, S. Bella, A. Carini, G. Celli, P. Cogoi, L. Comba, R. Comoli, A. Felicioli, I. Floris, F. Intoppa, S. Longo, S. Maini, A. Manino, G. Mazzeo, P. Medrzycki, E. Nardi, L. Niccolini, N. Palmieri, A. Patetta, C. Piatti, M. G. Piazza, M. Pinzauti, M. Porporato, C. Porrini, G. Ricciardelli D’Albore, F. Romagnoli, L. Ruiu, A. Satta, P. Zandigiacomo, (2004) – Wild bees in agroecosystems and semi­natural landscapes. 1997­-2000 collection period in Italy. Bulletin of Insectology, 57 (1): 11-61.
A. Baggio, C. Nardon, A. Gallina, F. Mutinelli, P. Medrzycki, D. Tesoriero, A.G. Sabatini, C. Porrini (2005) – Monitoring
programme for honeybee colonies losses in selected areas of northern Italy. Proceedings of the XXXIX International Apicultural Congress APIMONDIA. Dublin (Ireland), 21-26 August, 2005: 137-138.
P. Medrzycki, D. Tesoriero, F. Sgolastra, R. Colombo, G. Serra, S. Rossi, M. Cancan, A.G. Sabatini, C. Porrini (2005) - Survey on bee losses in Italy. Abstract book of the IX International Symposium Hazards of Pesticides to Bees. York (UK) 12-14 October 2005: 10.
R.E.L. Rogers, P. Medrzycki, C. Porrini, L. Bortolotti, A. G. Sabatini, T. Stadler (2005) – The Status of Honey Bee Health:
Assessing the Factors. Abstract book of the IX International Symposium Hazards of Pesticides to Bees. York (UK) 12-14 October 2005: 7.
C. Porrini, A.G. Sabatini, P. Medrzycki, F. Sgolastra, L. Bortolotti (2006) – The pragmatism of honey bees as environmental bioindicators. Proceedings of the II European Conference of Apidology EURBEE, Prague, (Czech Republic), 10-14 September 2006: 84-85.
P. Aupinel, P. Medrzycki, D. Fortini, B. Michaud, J.N. Tasei, J.F Odoux (2007) – A new larval in vitro rearing method to test effects of pesticides on honey bee brood. Insect Social Life 7. Redia, XC: 91-94.
N. Palmieri, D. Tesoriero, M. Kadokawa, P. Medrzycki, A.G. Sabatini, C. Porrini (2007) – Investigation on the botanical
origin of pollen from the body surface and the hind legs of foraging honeybees in relation to its utility for the environmental monitoring. Insect Social Life 7. Estratto da Redia, XC: 95-99.
F. Danuso, R. Barbattini, I. Bernardinelli, M. D’Agaro, F. Del Piccolo, P. Medrzycki, A.G. Sabatini, F. Sgolastra, M. Manca, I. Floris (2007) – Apipop: an integrated model for honeybee population dynamics and hive management. Insect Social
Life 7. Estratto da Redia, XC: 101-104.
L. Bortolotti, A.G. Sabatini, D. Tesoriero, P. Medrzycki, F. Sgolastra, C. Porrini (2008) – Spring bee losses in Italy.
Proceedings of the III European Conference of Apidology EURBEE, Belfast (UK), 8-11 September 2008: 14-15.
L. Bortolotti, A.G. Sabatini, F. Mutinelli, M. Astuti, A. Lavazza, R. Piro, D. Tesoriero, P. Medrzycki, F. Sgolastra, C. Porrini (2009) – Pertes printanières d’abeilles en Italie. La Santé de l’Abeille, n° 229 1-4
L. Bortolotti, A.G. Sabatini, F. Mutinelli, M. Astuti, A. Lavazza, R. Piro, D. Tesoriero, P. Medrzycki, F. Sgolastra, C. Porrini (2009) – Spring honeybee losses in Italy. Proceedings of the X International Symposium Hazards of Pesticides to Bees. Bucharest (Romania), 8-10 October 2008. Mitteilungen aus dem Julius Kühn ­Institut, 423 148-152.
P. Aupinel, D. Fortini, B. Michaud, P. Medrzycki, E. Padovani, D. Przygoda, C. Maus, J.D. Charriere, V. Kilchenmann, U.
Riessberger­Galle, J.J. Vollmann, L. Jeker, M. Janke, J.F. Odoux, J.N. Tasei (2009) – Honey bee brood ring­test: method for testing pesticide toxicity on honeybee brood in laboratory conditions. Proceedings of the X International Symposium Hazards of Pesticides to Bees. Bucharest (Romania), 8-10 October 2008. Mitteilungen aus dem Julius Kühn­ Institut, 423 96-102.
M. Perugini, G. Di Serafino, A. Giacomelli, P. Medrzycki, A.G. Sabatini, L. Persano Oddo, E. Marinelli, M. Amorena (2009) – Monitoring of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Bees and Honey in Urban Areas and Wildlife Reserves. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,57 7440-7444.
P. Medrzycki, F. Sgolastra, L. Bortolotti, G. Bogo, S. Tosi, E. Padovani, C. Porrini, A.G. Sabatini (2010) – Influence of
brood rearing temperature on honey bee development and susceptibility to poisoning by pesticides. Journal of Apicultural
Research 49 (1): 52-59
F. Mutinelli, C. Costa, M. Lodesani, A. Baggio, P. Medrzycki, G. Formato, C. Porrini (2010) – Honey bee colony losses in
Italy. Journal of Apicultural Research 49 (1): 119-120
F. Mutinelli, F. Sgolastra, A. Gallina, P. Medrzycki, L. Bortolotti, M. Lodesani, C. Porrini (2010) – A Network for Monitoring Honey Bee Mortality and Colony Losses in Italy as a Part of the APENET Research Project. American Bee Journal (4), 150: 389-390
M. Bertazzini, P. Medrzycki, L. Bortolotti, L. Maistrello, G. Forlani (2010) – Amino acid content and nectar choice by
forager honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). Amino Acids DOI 10.1007/s00726-010-0474-xS.
Maini, P. Medrzycki, C. Porrini (2010) – The puzzle of honey bee losses: a brief review. Bulletin of Insectology, 63 (1): 153-160
Sgolastra F., Renzi T., Draghetti S., Medrzychi P., Lodesani M., Maini S., Porrini C (2012) Effects of neonicotinoid dust
from maize seed ­dressing on honey bees. Bulletin of Insectology 65 (2): 273-280
Williams, G R; Alaux, C; Costa, C; Csáki, T; Doublet, V; Eisenhardt, D; Fries, I; Kuhn, R; Mcmahon, D P; Medrzycki, P; Murray, T E; Natsopoulou, M E; Neumann, P; Oliver, R; Paxton, R J; Pernal, S F; Shutler, D; Tanner, G; Van Der Steen, J J M; Brodschneider, R (2013) Standard methods for maintaining adult Apis mellifera in cages under in vitro laboratory
conditions. In V Dietemann; J D Ellis; P Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: standard methods for Apis mellifera
research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(1)
Medrzycki, P; Giffard, H; Aupinel, P; Belzunces, L P; Chauzat, M­P; Claßen, C; Colin, M E; Dupont, T; Girolami, V; Johnson, R; Leconte, Y; Lückmann, J; Marzaro, M; Pistorius, J; Porrini, C; Schur, A; Sgolastra, F; Simon Delso, N; Van Der Steen, J J M; Wallner, K; Alaux, C; Biron, D G; Blot, N; Bogo, G; Brunet, J­L; Delbac, F; Diogon, M; El Alaoui, H; Provost, B; Tosi, S; Vidau, C (2013) Standard methods for toxicology research in Apis mellifera. In V Dietemann; J D Ellis; P Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4)