Pollinator Symposium – University of Copenhagen

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01 November 2017

Pollinator Symposium

Pollinator

All over the world, we see decreasing populations of honey and wild bees. We are also experiencing a decrease in species diversity amongst bees and other pollinators. In Denmark, there is a growing concern about this decline in pollinating insects. During the Symposium, national and international speakers will focus on the significance of pollination fauna and how to protect it. There will be emphasis on wild bees and honeybees. You will get updated on the latest knowledge and get insight on your possibilities to implement beneficial initiatives.

The talks of the day will be held in English


Program

9.00-9.40 CHECK-IN AND LIGHT BREAKFAST

9.40-9.50 Introduction to the day - Vibeke Langer, University of Copenhagen & Anne E. Eskildsen, SEGES

9.50-10.00 Welcome speech - Carsten Rahbek, University of Copenhagen

PART 1: STATUS, TRENDS AND VALUE OF POLLINATORS AND POLLINATION MODERATOR: VIBEKE LANGER

10.00-10.15 Key messages from the IPBES Pollination Assessment - Thor Hjarsen, IPBES in Denmark

10.15-10.35 Current status and recent trends of wild bees in Denmark - Claus Rasmussen, University of Aarhus & Henning Bang Madsen, University of Copenhagen

10.35-10.55 Bee keeping in Denmark: current status and environmental challenges - Ole Kilpinen, Danish Beekeepers Association

10.55 -11.15 The importance of wild bees and honey bees for crop yield and quality - Lise Hansted, University of Copenhagen

PART 2: DRIVERS OF CHANGE MODERATOR: ANNE ESKILDSEN

11.15-12.00 Food and nesting resources as a limiting factor for wild bees in agricultural landscapes - Lynn Dicks, University of East Anglia

12.00-13.00 LUNCH 13.00-13.20 Competition between managed honey bees and wild bees - what do we know? - Yoko Dupont, University of Aarhus

13.20-13.50 Competition between wild bees and honey bees in crops – field studies from Sweden - Lina Herbertsson, Lund University

13.50-14.30 Current knowledge of pesticide effects on pollinators - Björn Klatt, Lund University

14.30-15.00 COFFEE BREAK

PART 3: MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION MODERATOR: VIBEKE LANGER

15.00-15.15 Policy and strategies for pollinators in Denmark Ministry of Environment and Agriculture

15.15-16.15 “Coaching for Pollination action” – 4-5 practical examples on actions in Denmark for pollinators Q&A sessions from expert panel (participants to be announced later)

16:15-16.45 What works in pollinator conservation? Recommendations based on current knowledge - Lynn Dicks, University of East Anglia

16.45-17.00 Was this useful & concluding remarks - Thor Hjarsen, IPBES in Denmark & N.n.

17.00-17.30 Networking and light snack


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(Deadline 27 November 2017)