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Pollination Symposium

10th International Pollination Symposium

June 27 - 29, 2011

Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Cholula, Mexico

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Monday 27th

Tuesday 28th

Wednesday 29th



Welcome and Opening Session



Land Use effect on Bee Biodiversity


Conservation Issues in Pollination




Bees, Bionomics, Biosystematics, & Biodiversity in Pollination


Pollination in Greenhouses



Assessing Pollination Interactions for Ecosystem Function




Bumblebees in Greenhouse Pollination in Mexico



Pollination Issues for National & International Policies, Trade






Plant Breeding, Mating Systems & the Interfaces with Pollinators



Pollinators & Pollination in the City: Gardens, Parks, and the Urban Environment



Exploring pesticide effects on non-Apis bees






Pollination in India: modern case studies?


Issues in Crop Pollination for Modern Agriculture

Pollination in the forest


Health status of managed Apis mellifera colonies and pollination of agricultural crops

Poster Session


Social and Supper

Social and Supper


Social and Supper




Organization and Education



ICPBR Business




Detailed Schedule       |PDF VERSION|                         ||back to top of page||

Jump to session:
Bees, bionomics, biosystematics & biodiversity in pollination
Plant breeding and mating systems
Pollination in India: modern case studies
Health status of managed Apis mellifera colonies and pollination of agricultural crops
Land use effect on biodiversity
Pollination in greenhouses
Bumble bees in greenhouse pollination in Mexico
Pollinators and pollination in the city
Issues in crop pollination for modern agriculture
Organization and education
Conservation issues in pollination
Assessing pollination interactions for ecosystem function
Pollination issues for national and international trade
Exploring pesticide effects on non-Apis bees
Pollination in the forest
ICPBR business meeting
Latin American and Canadian crop pollination workshop

Monday, June 27, 2011

8:30-10:00   Opening Session – UDLAP Rector

                                Moderators: Peter Kevan, Carlos Vergara


10:00-10:30 Break


10:30-1:00   Bees, Bionomics, Biosystematics, & Biodiversity in Pollination  ||back to top of sessions||

Moderator: Ricardo Ayala


10:30-10:50    Natural Protected Areas and the ecosystem services of pollination in Mexico

                        Virginia Melendez


10:50-11:10    Diversity of bees in Mexico, conservation and importance as pollinators

                        Ricardo Ayala


11:10-11:30    Managing Pests and Diseases in Commercial Bumblebee Production

                        Alfonso Torres


11:30-11:50    Stingless bees for beekeeping and crop pollination in Mexico, considerations for maintaining genetic diversity

                        Javier Quezada


11:50-12:10    The study of native bees in Guatemala: diversity, ecology and applicability

                        Natalia Escobedo Kenefic, Enríquez, Eunice; Yurrita, Carmen Lucía; Dardón, María José; Vásquez, Mabel; Armas, Gabriela; Maldonado, Carlos; Bracamonte, María Fernanda; Rodríguez, Gabriela


12:10-12:30    A Revision of the Cleptoparasitic Bee Genus Coelioxys (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Canada

                        Nick de Silva


12:30-12:50    First report of oil collecting bees in three species of Papilionoideae (Leguminosae)

Ángela V. Etcheverry, Trinidad Figueroa-Fleming, Alberto H. Abrahamovich, Diego Lopez-Spahr, Carolina Yañez, María Mercedes Alemán and Dulce María Figueroa-Castro


12:50-1:10      Biotic Resource Needs of Specialist Orchid Pollinators

                        Robert W. Pemberton

1:10-2:20 LUNCH


2:30-3:30     Plant Breeding and Mating Systems  ||back to top of sessions||

Moderator:  TBA


2:20-2:50        Studies of intraplant pollen supply in modern and wild genotypes of sunflower (Helianthus annuus)?

                        Astiz, V., A.C. Fernández, P.A. Marinangeli, A. Flemmer and L.F. Hernández


2:50-3:10        Are there and differences between orchid and non-orchid floral colours in through the eyes of insects in the natural communities?

                        Mani R. Shrestha, Martin Burd and Adrian Dyer


3:10-3:30        Pollination in the carrot family (Apiaceae): how specialized can a (morphologically) generalized plant be?

                        Marcin Zych


3:30-4:00 BREAK


4:00-5:00     Pollination in India: modern case studies  ||back to top of sessions||

Moderator: Sudhendu Mandal


4:00-4:15        Biodiversity of pollen, pollinators and conservation

                        Dr. Sudhendu Mandal


4:15-4:30        Studies on the pollination calendar and atmospheric pollen flora of allergenic plants of Asansol Industrial Belt, West Bengal, India

                        Anindita Mandal and Sudhendu Mandal


4:30-4:45        Floral biology and pollination of Solanum sisymbrifolium Lamk.

                        Sudhendu Mandal, Subrata Mondal and Kakali Biswas


4:45-5:00        Floral biology and pollen dispersal of Pentapetes phoenicea Linn.

                        Sudhendu Mandal, Subrata Mondal and Sandip Choudhury


5:00-6:30     Health Status of managed Apis mellifera colonies and pollination of agricultural crops ||back to top of sessions||

                                       Moderators: Jeff Petis and Peter Neumann


5:00-5:15        Honey bee colony losses in North America

                        Jeff Pettis


 5:15-5:30        Honey bee viruses, newcomers or permanent residents

                        Nor Chejanovsky


5:30- 5:45       Nosema ceranae has existed in Mexico since at least 2004

                        Ernesto Guzmán-Novoa


5:45-6:00        Honey bee colony losses in Brazil and disease diagnosis efforts

                        Erica W. Teixeira


6:00-6:15        Colony losses in Europe and the COLOSS network

                        Peter Neumann


6:15-6:30        An Epidemiological approach to understanding colony losses?

                        Dennis van Engelsdorp



Tuesday June 28, 2011


8:30-10:00   Land Use Effect on Bee Biodiversity ||back to top of sessions||

Moderator:  Remy Vandame and Javier Quezada


8:30-8:45:       Bee diversity along a forest regeneration gradient in western Kenya

                        M. W. Gikungu, D. Wittmann, D. Irungu & M. Kraemer


8:45-9:00:       Drivers of non-Apis pollinators in California almond orchards and their benefit for almond pollination

                        Claire Brittain


9:00-9:15:       The effect of coffee agriculture on bee diversity in Dak Lak, Vietnam

                        H. T. Ngo


9:15-9:30:       The effects of fire on bee communities in Oak Savannah habitat in Southern Ontario, Canada

                        Alana N. Taylor-Pindar and Dr. Laurence Packer


9:30-9:45        Agricultural landscape fosters rich native bumble bee diversity and abundance in Western USA

                        Sujaya Rao and W. P. Stephen


9:15-9:30:       Land use effect in coffee landscapes for the conservation of native bees

                        J.A. Florez, R. Vandame, R. Ayala


9:30-9:45        Diversity of native bees in habanero pepper (Capsicum chinense) cultivars in relation with the surrounding landscape in the Yucatan Peninsula, México

                        J. Quezada-Euán, G. Javier, Jessica Pérez-Balam, R.J. Paxton,  and R. Ayala


 10:00-10:30 BREAK


10:30-12:00  Pollination in Greenhouses  ||back to top of sessions||

Moderators:  Les Shipp and Patricia Silva


10:30-10:40    Introduction


10:40-11:10    Alliances between beneficial insects, plants and fungi pollinate, protect, and promote crop production

                        Peter Kevan


11:10-11:25    Crop pollination in greenhouses and the use of stingless bees in Mexico

                        Virginia Meléndez Ramírez, Ricardo Ayala and Laura Meneses Calvillo


11:25-11:40    The potential use of Melipona fasciculata, a stingless bee, for buzz pollination: what do vibration characteristics tell us?

                        Patrícia Nunes-Silva, Michael Hnrcir, Les Shipp, Peter G. Kevan and Vera Lucia Imperatriz-Fonseca


11:40-11:55    Impact of Greenhouse Tomato Floral Volatiles on Bumble Bee Pollination

                        L. Shipp, A. Morse, P. Kevan, S. Khosla and B. McGarvey



12:00- 1:00   Bumblebees in Greenhouse Pollination in Mexico  ||back to top of sessions||

Moderator: Carlos Vergara


12:00-12:20    Evaluation of the efficiency of Bombus ephippiatus Say (Hymenoptera, Apidae) as a greenhouse pollinator of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum (Mill.)

                        Carlos Hernán Vergara, Paula Fonseca-Buendía


12:20- 12:40   Title TBA

                        Antonio Maya, Biobest


12:40 – 1:00   Title TBA

                        Ignacio Cuadriello


1:00-2:00 LUNCH


2:00-3:00     Pollinators and Pollination in the City: Gardens, Parks, and the Urban Environment  ||back to top of sessions||

                                       Moderator: Marianna Horn


2:00-2:12        A comparison of pollinator biodiversity between green spaces, industrial areas and residential land-use zones in urban, southern Ontario, Canada

                        Marianna Horn


2:12-2:24        Developing habitat and management techniques for bees on utility lands: industry partnerships for pollinator conservation

                        Vicki Wojcik


2:24-2:36        The URBAN BEES Project

                        Hugues Mouret, Charlotte Visage, Michael Kuhlmann,  Frédéric Vyghen, Laurent Guilbaud, Michaël Henry,  Caroline Sabah,, Laura Fortel & Bernard E. Vaissière 


2:36-2:48        Stingless bees in archaeological sites in southeastern Mexico

                        Chavier De Araujo Freitasa, Jorge A. González Aceretoa, Jaime Abed Cesinb


2:48-3:00        Effects of human settlements and green areas at multiple spatial scales on the diversity and abundance of bumblebees

                        Isabel Diaz-Forero, Valdo Kuusemets, Marika Mänd


3:00-3:30 BREAK


3:30-5:45     Issues in Crop Pollination for Modern Agriculture  ||back to top of sessions||

Moderators: Bernard Vaissière and Breno M. Freitas


3:30-3:45        Honey bees role in pollination and its impacts on yield of canola

                        Hussain Ali


3:45-4:00        Bee pollination of the sour cherry (Prunus cerasus) variety 'Stevnsbaer'

                        Lise Hansted


4:00-4:15        Bee pollinators of entomophilous crops in SW Virginia

                        Nancy Adamson


4:15-4:30        The abundance and distribution of native bees on New Zealand crops

                        Brad G. Howlett and Melanie K Walker


4:30- 4:45       Current status of insect pollination in mango

                        Shashi Sharma


4:45-5:00        Potential pollinators: a study of the floral visitors of coriander Coriandrum sativum L. (Apiaceae) in Mitidja area (Algeria)

                        Leila Bendifallah, Salah Eddine Doumandji and Kamel Louadi


5:15-5:30        Refining the economic valuation of animal pollination in agriculture at a national scale

                        Marie Harruis, Fabrice Allier, Nicola Gallai and Bernard E. Vaissière





7:30-8:30 Organization and Education – Panel Discussion  ||back to top of sessions||

                     Peter Kevan – CANPOLIN, ICPBR, IUBS

Vicki Wojcik – NAPPC and Pollinator Partnership

Ed Spevak –  St. Louis Zoo and IUCN



Wednesday June 29, 2011


8:30-10:00   Conservation Issues in Pollination  ||back to top of sessions||

Moderator: Rufus Isaacs


8:30-8:50        Integrating flowering plants into intensive fruit and vegetable systems for sustainable crop pollination: challenges and opportunities

                        Rufus Isaacs


8:50-9:10        The spatial and temporal effects of insecticides on pollinators in Britain – a large scale approach
Claire Brittain, Vighi, M., Bommarco, R., Roberts, S.P.M., Thomas, M., Sørensen, P.B., Gyldenkærne, S., Settele, J. & Potts, S.G.


9:10-9:30        Species traits and the sensitivity of bees to environmental change

                        Neal Williams


9:30-9:50        Does size matter? Pollinators’ efficiency in critically endangered fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris L., Liliaceae)

                        Marcin Zych, Małgorzata Stpiczyńska, Katarzyna Roguz, Krystyna Jędrzejewska-Szmek and Jan Goldstein


10:00-10:30 BREAK


10:30-12:00 Assessing Pollination Interactions for Ecosystem Function  ||back to top of sessions||

Moderator: Blandina F. Viana


10:30-10:50    Pollination within the landscape context: what do we know and what should we know?

                        Blandina F. Viana, Danilo Boscolo, Eduardo Mariano Neto, Luciano E. Lopes, Ariadna V. Lopes, Patrícia A. Ferreira, Camila M. Pigozzo & Luis Primo


10:50-11:10    Modeling pollinators across agricultural landscapes

                        Christina Kennedy, Eric Lonsdorf, Neal Williams, and Claire Kremen


11:10-11:30    Plants and bees mutualistic networks in three ecosystems in Santa Catarina, southern Brazil

                        Cristiane Krug and Isabel Aves dos Santos


11:30-11:50    Pollination networks along a successional gradient of tropical dry forest

                        Martha Lopezaraiza-Mikel, Yunuén García Rojas, Arely Vázquez and Mauricio Quesada



12:00-1:00        Pollination Issues for National & International Trade  ||back to top of sessions||

Moderator: Vernon Thomas


12:00-12:10    Introduction


12:10-12:25    The potential role of the North American Free Trade Agreement in pollinator protection

                        McCavour, M.J., Kevan, P., and Greene, D.F.


12:25-1:00      Pollinating Species, Commodity Values, Trade and Policy Considerations

                        Vernon Thomas and Peter G. Kevan


 1:00-2:00 LUNCH


2:00-3:30     Exploring pesticide effects on non-Apis bees - Panel Discussion  ||back to top of sessions||


Barbara Gemmill-Herren - FAO

Sheila R. Colla - York University

Dino J. Martins - Kenya

Mary Gikungu - National Museum of Kenya


3:30-4:00 BREAK 


4:00-5:00     Pollination in the Forest ||back to top of sessions||

Moderator:  Márcia Motta Maués


4:00-4:12        Pollination strategies of Amazonian trees

                        Márcia Maués


4:12-4:24        Why do Australian Acacias offer free food? Pollinators in an ant-Acacia mutualistic system within a longitudinal gradient across Victoria

                        Angélica Elizabeth Martínez-Bauer and Martin Burd


4:24-4:36        Impact of the Africanized honey bee on population size, nectar and pollen sources of solitary bees

                        David W. Roubik and Rogel Villanueva-Gutiérrez


4:36-4:48        Pollination Services in Mexico

                        Quesada Mauricio, Ashworth Lorena, Aguilar Ramiro, Casas,  Alejandro, Oyama Ken


4:48-5:00        Birds and bees on flowering trees

                        Peter Kevan



5:00-6:00 POSTER SESSION   ||back to top of sessions||

Sandra Aracely Aguilar-García, Dulce María Figueroa-Castro and Pedro Luis Valverde - Flower orientation and male reproductive traits in Pachycereus weberi (Cactaceae)


Anne Alix and Mark Miles - Pesticide use in crops and pollinators: protection goals and related regulatory tools


Isabel Alves-dos-Santos, Mardiore Pinheiro, Guaraci Duran Cordeiro, Cristiane Krug, Maria Cristina Gaglianone – Monitoring the bee fauna in crops: a purpose to evaluate the deficit of pollinating bees in Brazil


Marcelo Casimiro Cavalcante, Marcia Motta Maués, Breno Magalhães Freitas  – Pollination and pollinators of Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa) in a crop of the central rain forest


Eribel Bello Cervantes, Silvia Guzmán Jiménez, Sombra Patricia Rivas-Arancibia, Hortensia Carrillo-Ruiz, Dulce María Figueroa-Castro, and Agustina Rosa Andrés-Hernández  - Effect of antropogenic perturbation on the community of floral visitors of Bursera copallifera (Burseraceae)


Madeleine Chagnon, Michel Girard and Domingos de Oliveira - Is fruit set in cranberry crops limited by plant resource or by pollination?


Sheila R. Colla - Pesticide Exposure Routes for Bumblebees (Bombus spp.)


Natalia Escobedo Kenefic and Enríquez Cotón, María Eunice - Seasonality of the use of Cardamom pollen by the bees of Laguna Lachua National Park Zone of Influence


Carla Essenberg - Explaining variation in pollinator responses to flower density: nonlinear effects and scale-dependence


Ángela V. Etcheverry, Trinidad Figueroa-Fleming, Diego Lopez-Spahr, Carolina Yañez, María Mercedes Alemán and Dulce María Figueroa-Castro - A flower-visitation web of Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) from Northwestern Argentina


Barbara Gemmill-Herren and Antonio Felicioli - Pesticide Exposure Routes for ‘Leaf-cutter Bees – Megachilidae


Miriam Gimenes, Joicelene Regina Lima da Paz- Pollination of Ipomoea carnea subsp. Fistulosa (Mart. Ex Choisy) DF Austin (Convolvulaceae) by bees and moths in the disturbed area in the semiarid northeastern region of Brazil


Jitendar Kumar Gupta – Community Learning and Innovation: Wild Pollinators and Pesticides on Apples in Himachal Pradesh, India


N.K. Joshi - Policy framework for conserving pollinators in traditional agricultural production systems


Anna K. Kirk - BLUEPOLL: Modeling honey bee and bumble bee pollination and subsequent crop yields in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)


Gail MacInnis - Modelling long-distance anemophilous pollen dispersal: contamination of seed orchards and non-GE agricultural crops


Carla Tatiana de Vasconcelos Dias Martins, Nerimar Barbosa Guimarães, Magda Mangabeira de Oliveira Feitoza, Tamires Almeida da Silva, Amanda Pricilla Batista Santos, Lúcia Helena Piedade Kiill - Reproductive Biology Portulaca umbraticola Kunth Portulacaceae) in Petrolina, PE, Brazil


Dino J. Martins - Pesticide Exposure Routes for ‘Sweat Bees’ - Halictidae


M. Miles - Pesticides and Honey Bees – the risk assessment process in the European Union


Marisa Navarro-Pérez Ana Ortega‐Olivencia, Tomás Rodríguez‐Riaño, José L. Pérez‐Bote, Josefa López, Francisco J. Valtueña, and Carlos Mayo- Cohort of Hymenoptera pollinators on two endemic large-flowered Scrophularia species in W Mediterranean


Ha N. Nguyen, Amy Boyd, Michelle Zjhra, Robert Raguso, Peter Palmiotto - Specialized on generalists – attraction characteristics of early spring flowering Trillium cuneatum


Roberta C. F. Nocelli, Thaisa C. Roat, Andrigo M. Pereira, Stephan M. Carvalho, Elaine C. M. Silva-Zacarin, Osmar Malapsina - Pesticide Exposure Routes for Brazilian stingless bees


Mary Lucy Oronje - Pollination needs and the role of solitary bees on seed set and quality of Crotalaria brevidens Benth in Kakamega, Western Kenya


Colin Phifer and Elizabeth Stacy – Alone but not apart? The pollination ecology of dioecious shrubs in a fragmented forest


Liliana Ramírez-Freire, Glafiro José Alanís Flores, Ricardo Ayala Barajas, Humberto Quiroz Martínez and Carlos Gerardo Velazco Macías - Bees of the genus Xylocopa (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico


Nar B. Ranabhat - Potential bee flora of Central Nepal


Amanda Pricilla Batista Santos, Tamires Almeida da Silva, Daniela Pionório Vilaronga Castro, Magda Oliveira Mangabeira Feitosa, Carla Tatiana de Vasconcelos Dias Martins, Lúcia Helena Piedade Kiill - Pollination Ecology Of Arrojadoa rhodantha (Gurk) Britton & Rose (Cactaceae) in Petrolina, PE, Brazil


Mohamed Shebl Abd Elfattah - The biodiversity of the genus Andrena and their floral association collected from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan


J. van der Steen, I. Roessink, R. Nocelli, O. Malaspina, M. Kasina, M. Gikungu – Method to determine the acute contact LD50 of pesticides to non-standard social and solitary bees


Harold van der Valk, Irene Koomen, Barbara Gemmill-Herren, Tjeerd Blacquière - Aspects determining risk of pesticides to wild bees: structured assessment for focal crops


Francisco J. Valtueña, Ana Ortega‐Olivencia, Tomás Rodríguez‐Riaño, José L. Pérez‐Bote, Josefa López, Carlos Mayo, and Marisa Navarro‐Pérez - Behaviour of bumble bees and wasps visiting two large flowered Scrophularia species in the Iberian Peninsula


Mace Vaughn - Opportunities for non-Apis bees to inform pollinator risk assessment


Natalia Veiga - Large-Scale Fire Effects on Wild Bee Diversity in Northeastern Argentina


6:00-7:30     SOCIAL AND SUPPER


7:30-8:30     ICPBR Business meeting  ||back to top of sessions||

See Business meeting agenda


Thursday June 29, 2011


9:00-12:00   Latin American and Canadian Crop Pollination Workshop

                    Agenda to follow


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