Hommelsymposium

European Bumblebee Conference

February 20th & 27th 2021 

This online conference brings together (bumble)bee researchers and enthusiasts from around Europe and beyond to share recent and relevant topics of interest. 

Register for free using the form below. You will receive the link to the online meeting a few days in advance.

There is an option to hand in project posters, which will be shared with all attendees after the conference. Hand in your posters via the form. 

Registration form / Aanmeldingsformulier

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    Saturday February 20th 2021 (Times are CET)  
     9:30 -  9:45 am   Welcome by host of conference  
        Dr. Vincent Kalkman (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)  
     9:45 -10:10 am      Mind the Gap: the effect of seasonal resource gaps on bumblebees  
        Dr. Thomas Timberlake (University of Bristol)  
    10:10-10:35 am   Asian bumblebees as the key to European bumblebees  
        Dr. Paul Williams (Natural History Museum London)  
    10:35-11:00 am   Bumblebees in Dutch meadows  
        Anthonie Stip (Dutch Butterfly Conservation)  
    11:00-11:25 am   Working with farmers to create bumblebee friendly habitat  
        Dr. Nikki Gammans (Bumblebee Conservation Trust)  
    11:25-11:50 am   Climate and land use change impacts on bumblebees  
        Dr. Leon Marshall (Université Libre de Bruxelles and Naturalis)  
    11:50-12:15 pm   Bumblebee foraging and cold adapted bumblebees of the Alps  
        Dr. Paolo Biella (University of Milano-Bicocca)  
    12:15-12:30 pm   Closing remarks  
        Dr. Vincent Kalkman (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)  
           
    Saturday February 27th 2021 (Times are CET)  
     9:30 -  9:45 am   Welcome by host of conference  
        Dr. Vincent Kalkman (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)  
     9:45 -10:10 am   The Dutch bumblebee monitoring programme  
        Johan van ’t Bosch (EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten)  
    10:10-10:35 am   Bumblebee genetics  
        Dr. Kevin Maebe (Ghent University)  
    10:35-11:00 am   Bombus terrestris colony performance with the urban ecosystem  
        Dr. Panagiotis Theodorou (Martin Luther Univ. Halle-Wittenberg)  
    11:00-11:25 am   Exposure to extreme temperatures unveils a global threat  
        for wild bumblebees under climate change  
        Dr. Baptiste Martinet (Université Libre de Bruxelles)  
    11:25-11:50 am   Nutritional resilience of bumblebees  
        Dr. Maryse Vanderplanck (University of Mons, Zoology lab)  
    11:50-12:15 pm   Inventories and conservation of current bumblebee diversity in Belgium  
        Jens D’Haeseleer (Natuurpunt Studie)  
    12:15-12:30 pm   Closing remarks  
        Dr. Vincent Kalkman (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)  

    This event is hosted by European Invertebrate Survey - EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten (Leiden, the Netherlands). 

    Made financially possible by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Dioraphte & Zabawas.