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Robert Brodschneider
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University of Graz
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RB is engaged in research on the honey bee.

His major research interests are: Fundamental research in physiology - metabolism - behavior - nutrition of social insects - the honey bee in particular.

Since 2008 coordinator of the survey of winter losses of honey bee colonies in Austria - research on identification of associated risk factors and on colony dynamics.

Since 2013 executive committee member of COLOSS (

Since 2014 Co-chair of the international Colony losses monitoring group of COLOSS - together with Alison Gray.

Experience in citizen science projects: C.S.I. Pollen - Citizen scientist investigation on pollen diversity forage available to honey bees. An international study coordinated by Sjef van der Steen and Robert Brodschneider.

Member of the Citizen Science Association (

Editor of Bee World (

Apitox, BEEBOOK, B-RAP, CSI Pollen, Monitoring, Nutrition, Small hive beetle, Survivors, Sustainable bee breeding, Varroa control, Velutina, Virus

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