Robert Paxton

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InstitutionGeneral Zoology/Institute of Biology
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
 
Postal addressHoher Weg 8
Halle (Saale)
Sachsen-Anhalt
06120
Germany
 
Office phone+49-345-5526500
Fax+49-345-5527428
E-mailrobert.paxton@zoologie.uni-halle.de
Webhttp://www.zoologie.uni-halle.de/allgemeine_zoologie/staff/prof._dr._robert_paxton/
 
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
 
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Environment
 
Research interestsbee-pathogen interactions
 social evolution
 pollination
 conservation
 
PublicationsFürst MA, McMahon DP, Osborne JL, Paxton RJ, Brown MJF (2014) Disease associations between honeybees and bumblebees as a threat to wild pollinators. Nature. In press. DOI: 10.1038/nature12977

Suraporn S, Natsopoulou ME, Doublet V, McMahon DP, Paxton RJ (2013) Nosema ceranae is not detected in honey bees (Apis spp.) of northeast Thailand. Journal of Apicultural Research 52, 259-261.

Moritz RFA, Kraus FB, Huth-Schwarz A, Wolf S, Carrillo CAC, Paxton RJ, Vandame R (2013) Number of honeybee colonies in areas with high and low beekeeping activity in Southern Mexico. Apidologie 44, 113-120.

Fries I, Chauzat M-P, Chen Y-P, Doublet V, Genersch E, Gisder S, Higes M, McMahon DP, Martín-Hernández R, Natsopoulou M, Paxton RJ, Tanner G, Webster TC, Williams GR (2013) Standard methods for Nosema research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52. DOI: 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.1.14

Williams GR, Alaux C, Costa C, Csáki T, Doublet V, Eisenhardt D, Fries I, Kuhn R, McMahon DP, Medrzycki P, Murray TE, Natsopoulou ME, Neumann P, Oliver R, Paxton RJ, Pernal SF, Shutler D, Tanner G, Van der Steen JJM, Brodschneider R (2013) Standard methods for maintaining adult Apis mellifera in cages under in vitro laboratory conditions. Journal of Apicultural Research 52. DOI: 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.1.04

Vanbergen AJ and the Insect Pollinators Initiative (Baude M, Biesmeijer JC, Britton NF, Brown MJF, Brown M, Bryden J, Budge GE, Bull JC, Carvell C, Challinor AJ, Connolly CN, Evans DJ, Feil EJ, Garratt MP, Greco MK, Heard MS, Jansen VAA, Keeling MJ, Kunin WE, Marris GC, Memmott J, Murray JT, Nicolson SW, Osborne JL, Paxton RJ, Pirk CWW, Polce C, Potts SG, Priest NK, Raine NE, Roberts S, Ryabov EV, Shafir S, Shirley MDF, Simpson SJ, Stevenson PC, Stone GN, Termansen M, Wright GA) (2013) Threats to an ecosystem service: pressures on pollinators. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11, 251-259.

Dicks LV, Abrahams A, Atkinson J, Biesmeijer J, Bourn N, Brown C, Brown M, Carvell C, Connolly C, Cresswell J, Croft P, Darvill B, de Zylva P, Effingham P, Fountain M, Goggin A, Harding D, Harding T, Hartfield C, Heard MS, Heathcote R, Heaver D, Holland J, Howe M, Hughes B, Huxley T, Kunin WE, Little J, Mason C, Memmott J, Osborne J, Pankhurst T, Paxton RJ, Pocock M, Potts SG, Power E, Raine N, Ranelagh E, Roberts S, Saunders R, Smith K, Smith RM, Sutton P, Tilley L, Tinsley A, Tonhasca A, Vanbergen AJ, Webster S, Wilson A, Sutherland WJ (2013) Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6, 339-353.

Yañez O, Jaffé R, Jarosch A, Fries I, Moritz RFA, Paxton RJ, de Miranda JR (2012) Deformed wing virus and drone mating flights in the honey bee (Apis mellifera): implications for sexual transmission of a major honey bee virus. Apidologie 43, 17-30.

Vásquez A, Forsgren E, Fries I, Paxton RJ, Flaberg E, Szekely L, Olofsson TC (2012) Symbionts as major modulators of insect health: Lactic Acid Bacteria and honeybees. PLoS ONE 7, e33188.

Pérez-Balam J, Quezada-Euán JJG, Alfaro-Bates R, Medina S, McKendrick L, Soro A, Paxton RJ (2012) The contribution of honey bees, flies and wasps to avocado (Persea americana) pollination in southern Mexico. Journal of Pollination Ecology 8, 42-47.

Paxton RJ (2010) Does infection by Nosema ceranae cause "Colony Collapse Disorder" in honey bees (Apis mellifera)? Journal of Apicultural Research 49, 80-84.

Moritz RFA, de Miranda J, Fries I, Le Conte Y, Neumann P, Paxton RJ (2010) Research strategies to improve honeybee health in Europe. Apidologie 41, 227–242.

Jaffé R, Dietemann V, Allsopp MH, Costa C, Crewe RM, Dall'Olio R, De la Rúa P, El-Niweiri MAA, Fries I, Kenzic N, Meusel MS, Paxton RJ, Shaibi T, Stolle E, Moritz RFA (2010) Estimating the density of honeybee colonies across their natural range to fill the gap in pollinator decline censuses. Conservation Biology 24, 583-593.

Paxton RJ, Klee J, Korpela S, Fries I (2007) Nosema ceranae has infected Apis mellifera in Europe since at least 1998 and may be more virulent than Nosema apis. Apidologie 38, 558-565.

O'Mahony EM, Tay WT, Paxton RJ (2007) Multiple rRNA variants in a single spore of the microsporidian Nosema bombi. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 54, 103-109.

Klee J, Besana AM, Genersch E, Gisder S, Nanetti A, Tam DQ, Chinh TX, Puerta F, Ruz JM, Kryger P, Message D, Hatjina F, Korpela S, Fries I, Paxton RJ (2007) Widespread dispersal of the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of the western honey bee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 96, 1-10.

Klee J, Tay WT, Paxton RJ (2006) Specific and sensitive detection of Nosema bombi (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) in bumble bees (Bombus spp.; Hymenoptera: Apidae) by PCR of partial rRNA gene sequences. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 91, 98-104.

Tay WT, O'Mahony EM, Paxton RJ (2005) Complete rRNA gene sequences reveal that the microsporidium Nosema bombi infects diverse bumblebee (Bombus spp.) hosts and contains multiple polymorphic sites. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 52, 505-513.