[PCA] Fwd: VA Native Plant Society Lecture: Pesticides and Pollinators, by Nathalie Steinhauer-Thurs., October 9, 7:30-9; Green Spring Gardens (Alexandria, VA)

De Angelis, Patricia patricia_deangelis at fws.gov
Thu Sep 25 14:32:40 CDT 2014

A free lecture open to the public...I removed the photo of a person in
protective gear spraying inside a greenhouse in case it was too large.
Patricia S. De Angelis, Ph.D.
Botanist, US Fish & Wildlife Service-Division of Scientific Authority
Chair, Plant Conservation Alliance-Medicinal Plant Working Group

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Date: Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Subject: Fwd: [NativePlantseast] VNPS October: Pesticides and Pollinators,
a presentation by Nathalie Steinhauer [1

*The Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society invites you to
our October lecture:*

*Pesticides and Pollinators*

*A Presentation by Nathalie Steinhauer*

Thursday, October 9

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Green Spring Gardens

4603 Green Spring Road

Alexandria, VA

703 642-5173

 *VNPS programs are free and open to the public. *

*No reservations are necessary for lectures.*

Nathalie will talk about the effects of pesticides on pollinators, with a
focus on neonicotinoids.  She will cover effects of pesticide residues,
pesticides found in foraged pollen, in bee hives, toxicity and sub-lethal
effects on bees and other insects, and most ominously, the knowledge gaps
in the industry.


Nathalie Steinhauer is a current PhD student of the vanEngelsdorp Lab at
University of Maryland, department of Entomology.  She graduated with a
Master in Biological Sciences from *Universite Libre de Bruxelles*, Belgium
and with a Master Research in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation from
Imperial College London, UK.  Her PhD project’s objectives are to apply
epidemiological approaches to honeybee health and identify best management
practices associated with reduced colony mortality.

As part of the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), Nathalie has been
responsible for organizing the National Honey Bee Colony Loss and
Management Surveys for the past two years and published the results of this
study in the Journal of Apicultural Research (
Find more on BIP’s website:  www.beeinformed.org.

At UMD, Nathalie was the teaching assistant for two years in the class
“Pollinator in Crisis,” a class designed to introduce students in
non-scientific majors to pollinator biology, the biodiversity crisis and
its impact on food security.  Nathalie also participated in a series of
extension events to promote pollinator awareness in association with the
student’s group PollinaTerps and the UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

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