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Dave Goulson

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Professor of Biology at University of Sussex

Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology. Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 12,000 members. He was the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Social Innovator of the Year in 2010, was given the Zoological Society of London’s Marsh Award for Conservation Biology in 2013, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013, and given the British Ecological Society Public Engagement Award in 2014. In 2015 he was named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation.

Dave Goulson (2014)

50% by 2050

Why 2020?

We can stop the sixth mass extinction if we protect approximately 50% of the 846 ecoregions that provide habitat for all of Earth's biodiversity. That means finding leaders and organizations around the world willing to align exisiting efforts around protecting and interconnecting nature in the region.

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He has published more than 290 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects.
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Among Many

  1. Bumblebees; Their Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation 2010 Find the Book
  2. A Sting in the Tale 2013 Find the Book
  3. A Buzz in the Meadow 2014 Find the Book
  4. Bee Quest 2017 Find the Book
  5. The Garden Jungle 2019 Pre-Order Here

Dave's Research

Explore the current projects that are taking place in Professor Goulson's lab!

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A Few Of The Projects

1. An integrated model for predicting bumblebee population success and pollination services in agro-ecosystems.

2. Quantifying exposure of bumblebees to neonicotinoids and mixtures of agrochemicals.

3. A systems approach to understanding the impacts of sublethal doses of neonicotinoids on bumblebee and honeybees.

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By becoming a member of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust you will be supporting the vital work to conserve habitats, raise awareness and influence policies to support bumblebees.

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