How to support pollinators
Project & laboratory director
Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology, specializing in the ecology and conservation of bumblebees. Author of the bestselling A Sting in the Tale and A Buzz in the Meadow.
Particularly interested in developing methods to instill a love of all things hoverfly into the Buzz Club.
Researching the effect of pesticides on pollinator populations in the UK and India; plus pollinators in allotments.
Researching how to boost wild bee populations in vineyards, orchards, allotments and gardens.
Interested in the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on non-target organisms.
Buzz Club co-ordinator
Rob is the centre point for organization at the Buzz Club. Working at the University of Sussex in reducing the carbon footprint of the science school and also keeping everyone organised.
Citizen science specialist
Entomologist with a focus on the use of citizen science, urban ecology and is enthusiastic about science outreach.
Currently freelance for the Buzz Club.
Researching the foraging ecology and behaviour of bees and other flower-visiting insects.
Using citizen science methods.
Studying the effectiveness of bee hotels for attracting and sustaining populations of solitary bees.
Friendly bee of unusually-variable height. Often spotted at Buzz Club events.