W3-Professorship in Animal Ecology

The Faculty of Natural Sciences I – Life Sciences at the Martin Luther University (MLU) Halle-Wittenberg invites applications for the following appointment, available from 01.04.2019, at the level of full professor in the Institute of Biology, Division of Zoology: W3-Professorship in Animal Ecology We seek to appoint an outstanding, internationally recognized scientist with a focus…

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PostDoc (m/f) on assessing the impacts of multiple...

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our…

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PhD position on honey bee health – Nutritional...

UR 406 Abeilles & Environnement, INRA Avignon, France Pollinators face multiple threats including agrochemicals, pathogens, habitat loss and climate change. A major new project PoshBee (Pan-European Assessment, Monitoring and Mitigation of Stressors on the Health of Bees) aims to understand the impacts of these multiple pressures on a range of bee species and develop novel…

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Updates on CSI Varroa

Dear COLOSS members, On behalf of the CSI Varroa Group leaders (Janja, Nikola and myself)  I am posting the final information about our initiative. Most of you probably remember the discussions we had on this subject and this final version is the results of these discussions. With this we are seeking  colleagues to act as…

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“The Dark Side of the Hive” a very...

The Dark Side of the Hive – The Evolution of the Imperfect Honey Bee Robin Moritz, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg Robin Crewe, University of Pretoria The first book of its kind to demonstrate the more maladaptative tendencies of a honey bee society Focuses on the perspective and role of the individual worker bee in the…

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Characterization of Apis mellifera honey from different botanical...

Seven bee honey types identified botanically in terms of their floral origin (Clover, Cedrus, Citrus, Banana, Cotton, Brazilian pepper, and Sun flower), and their geographical regions during 2016 – 2017 have been characterized in comparison with artificial honey. Characterization of honeys was based on their physicochemical properties, antimicrobial activity, heavy metal contents and multi-pesticides residues…

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