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Pathogen Spillover in Managed and Native Pollinators

  • Date

    April 15, 2023

  • Time

    3:00 pm

  • Location


The RI Natural History Survey is excited to host this VIRTUAL lecture, which is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please note an RSVP is required. https://tinyurl.com/2022Pollinatorhealth

Based on her recent research, Samantha Alger will discuss the spillover of pathogens among wild and managed pollinators, the spread of RNA viruses between managed honey bees and wild bumble bees, and the role of flowers in virus transmission. This issue is relevant for ecologically sound beekeeping as well as the use of pollinator strips on farms and elsewhere in the landscape. Alger received a bachelor’s degree from University of Rhode Island and a doctorate from the University of Vermont. She is an assistant research professor in the Plant & Soil Science Department at University of Vermont. She also teaches beekeeping courses and directs the Vermont Bee Lab, which offers disease diagnostic services for Vermont beekeepers. This online event is free to attend, but registration is required.





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