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Waite Agriculture, Food and Wine Seminar Series

Jul 19, 11:00 am

Please come along to this campus-wide seminar series. One week we will hear from a group leader or a visitor to the campus and the following week from two ECR/MCRs from the Waite Future Leaders cohort. Come and hear about great science going on across the campus, up the road or across the sea! Expand your network and find new collaborators!

Everyone is welcome to a shared morning tea (please bring your own coffee cup) from 10.30-11am to be followed by the seminar 11-11.45 am.

WHEN: Thursday 19th July. 10:30am morning tea, 11am Seminar
WHERE: Charles Hawker Conference Centre
SPEAKER: Dr Katja Hogendoorn, The University of Adelaide
Title: Bees as vectors in agricultural landscapes


About the Speaker

Katja Hogendoorn is a senior research associate at the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine of the University of Adelaide. Katja has worked on various aspects ecology, evolution and behaviour of native bees and honey bees for more than 30 years. In 2004, she decided to apply her broad knowledge of bees to provide real-world solutions for crop pollination and bee conservation.

Katja currently leads a large collaborative project between South Australian researchers, primary industries, governmental organisations and NGOs to design and establish habitat for crop pollinators around lucerne, apple/pear, canola, and almond crops. The project is supported through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit Programme. She is also participant in the CRC for honey bee products.

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