Goulson Lab



Goulson, D. 2003. Bumblebees; their behaviour and ecology. Oxford University Press, Oxford. £27.50 pbk (246 pages) ISBN 0198526075 

Goulson, D. 2010. Bumblebees; their behaviour, ecology and conservation. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (317 pages) ISBN 978-0-19-955306-8

Goulson, D. 2013. A Sting in the Tale. Jonathan Cape, London, (256 pages)  ISBN 978-0-22409-689-8

Goulson, D. 2014. A Buzz in the Meadow, Jonathan Cape, UK (266 pages) ISBN 978-0-09959-769-8


Book Chapters

Goulson, D. 2010. Bumblebees. In: Silent Summer, Edited by N. Maclean, CUP. [PDF 463.04KB]

Goulson, D. 2010. Bees. In: Encyclopaedia of Invasive Introduced Species. Eds. Daniel Simberloff and Marcel Rejmánek. University of California Press. [PDF 744.62KB]

Goulson, D. 2010. Conservation of Bumblebees. In: Species Management: Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century. Edited by John Baxter and Colin A Galbraith, The Stationery Office (TSO). [PDF 1.06MB]

Goulson, D. 2008. The Use of Scent-Marks by Foraging Bumblebees. In: Food exploitation by social insects: Ecological, Behavioural, and Theoretical Approaches. Edited by Stefan Jarau and Michael Hrncir. CRC Press.

Goulson, D. & J.L. Osborne. 2008. Foraging range and the spatial distribution of worker bumblebees. In: Food exploitation by social insects: Ecological, Behavioural, and Theoretical Approaches. Edited by Stefan Jarau and Michael Hrncir. CRC Press.

Goulson, D. 2007. Bumblebees and other pollinating insects. In: The Farm Wildlife Handbook. Ed. by R Winspear, Published by RSPB. Pp105-112. [PDF 381.00KB]


Refereed journals

Ellis, C., Park, K., Whitehorn, P., David, A., Goulson, D. 2017. The neonicotinoid insecticide thiacloprid impacts upon bumblebee colony development under field conditions. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY in press

Botías, C., David, A., Hill, E.M. & Goulson, D. 2017. Quantifying exposure of wild bumblebees to mixtures of agrochemicals in agricultural and urban landscapes. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION in press

Hudson, L.N… Goulson, D….Purvis, A. The database of the PREDICTS (projecting responses of ecological diversity in changing terrestrial systems) project. ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 2016: 1-44

Ellis, CR, Feltham, H, Park, K, Hanley, N & Goulson, D. Seasonal complementary in pollinators of soft-fruit crops.  BASIC & APPLIED ECOLOGY in press.

Scriven, J.J., Whitehorn, P.R., Goulson, D. & Tinsley, M.C. 2016. Bergmann’s body size rule operates in facultatively endothermic insects: evidence from a complex of cryptic bumblebee species. PlosONE 11: e0163307.

Hall, D.M., Camilo, G.D., Tonietto, R.K., Ollerton, J., Ahrné, K., Arduser, M., Ascher, J.S., Baldock, K.C.R., Fowler, R.E., Frankie, G.W., Goulson, D., Gunnarsson, B., Hanley, M.E., Jackson, J.I., Langellotto, G., Lowenstein, D., Minor, E.S., Philpott, S.M., Potts, S.G., Sirohi, M.H., Spevak, E.M., Stone, G., Threlfall, C., 2016. The city as a refuge for insect pollinators. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY in press

Wood, T.J., Holland, J.H. and Goulson, D. 2016 Diet characterisation of solitary bees on farmland: dietary specialisation predicts rarity. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 25: 2655-2671

Fowler, R., Rotheray, E.L. & Goulson, D. 2016 Floral abundance and resource quality influence insect pollinator choice. INSECT CONSERVATION AND DIVERSITY 9: 481-494.

Penado A, Rebelo, H & Goulson D. 2016. Spatial distribution modelling reveals climatically suitable areas for bumblebees in undersampled parts of the Iberian Peninsula. INSECT CONSERVATION & DIVERSITY 9: 391-401.

Brown, MJF, Dicks, LV, Paxton, RJ, Baldock, KCR, Barron, AB, Chauzat, M-P, Freitas, BM, Goulson, D, Jepsen, S, Kremen, C, Li, J, Neumann, P, Pattemore, DE, Potts, SG, Schweiger, O, Seymour, CL, Stout, JC. 2016. A horizon scan of future threats and opportunities for pollinators and pollination. PEERJ 4: e2249

De Palma, A., … Goulson, D., …and Purvis, A. 2016. Predicting bee community responses to land-use changes: Effects of geographic and taxonomic biases. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS6: 31153 

Goulson, D. & Nicholls, E. 2016. The canary in the coalmine; bee declines as an indicator of environmental health. SCIENCE PROGRESS. 99: 312-326

Botías, C., David, A., Hill, E., Goulson, D. 2016. Contamination of wild plants near neonicotinoid seed-treated crops, and implications for non-target invertebrates. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 566-567: 269-278.  

Wood, T.J., Holland, J.H. and Goulson, D. 2016. Providing foraging resources for solitary bees on farmland: current schemes for pollinators benefit a limited suite of species. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12718

Graystock, P., Meeus, I., Goulson, D. & Hughes, W.O. 2016. The effects of single and mixed infections of the Apicystis bombi and deformed wing virus parasites on the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. PARASITOLOGY 143: 358-65.

Piiroinen, S. & Goulson, D. 2016. Chronic neonicotinoid pesticide exposure and parasite stress differentially affects learning in honeybees and bumblebees. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B 283: 20160246

Graystock, P., Jones, J.C., Pamminger, T., Parkinson, J.F., Norman, V., Blane, E.J., Wackers, F., Goulson, D., & Hughes, W.O.H. 2016. Hygienic food to reduce pathogen risk to bumblebees. JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY 136: 68-73.

Piiroinen, S., Botías, C., Nicholls, E. & Goulson, D. No effect of low-level chronic neonicotinoid exposure on bumblebee learning and fecundity. PEERJ

Sánchez-Bayo, F., Goulson, D., Pennacchio, F., Nazzi, F., Goka, K., Desneux, N. 2016. Are bee diseases linked to pesticides? - A brief review. ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL 89: 7-11

Botías, C., David, A., Horwood, J., Abdul-Sada, A., Nicholls, E., Hill, E., Goulson, D. 2016. Response to comment on “Neonicotinoid residues in wildflowers, a potential route of chronic exposure for bees”. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 50: 1630-1631

David, A., Botías, C., Abdul-Sada, A., Nicholls, E., Rotheray, E.L., Hill, E.M. & Goulson, D. 2016. Widespread contamination of wildflower and bee-collected pollen with complex mixtures of neonicotinoids and fungicides commonly applied to crops. ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL 88: 169-178.

Scriven, J.J., Whitehorn, P.R., Goulson, D. & Tinsley, M.C. 2016. Niche partitioning in a cryptic bumblebee complex. ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 6: 1328-1339.

Hoppe, P., Safer, A., Amaral-Rogers, V., Bonmatin, J.M., Goulson, D., Menzel, R., Baer, B. 2015. Effects of a neonicotinoid pesticide on honey bee colonies: A response to the field study by Pilling et al (2013). ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES EUROPE 27: DOI: 10.1186/s12302-015-0060-7

Gilburn, A.S., Bunnefeld, N., Wilson, J.M., Botham, M.S., Brereton, T.M., Fox, R., Goulson, D. 2015. Are neonicotinoid insecticides driving declines of widespread butterflies? PEERJ 3: e1402.

Lozier, J.D., Cameron, S.A., Duennes, M.A., Strange, J.p., Williams, P.H., Goulson, D., Brown, M.J.F., Morales, C., Jepsen, S. 2015. Relocation risky for bumblebee colonies SCIENCE 350: 286-287.

Botías, C., David, A., Horwood, J., Abdul-Sada, A., Nicholls, E., Hill, E., Goulson, D. 2015. Neonicotinoid residues in wildflowers, a potential route of chronic exposure for bees. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 49: 12731-12740.

Rotheray, E.L., Goulson, D. & Bussière, L.F. 2016. Growth, development, and life-history strategies in an unpredictable environment: case study of a rare hoverfly Blera fallax (Diptera, Syrphidae). ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY 41: 85-95

Graystock, P., Goulson, D., & Hughes, W.O.H. Do managed bees drive parasite spread and emergence in wild bees? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY: PARASITES AND WILDLIFE

David, A., Botías, C., Abdul-Sada, A., Goulson, D., Hill, E.M. 2015. Sensitive determination of mixtures of neonicotinoid and fungicide residues in pollen and single bumblebees using a scaled down QuEChERS method for exposure assessment. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 407: 8151-8162.

Graystock, P., Goulson, D., & Hughes, W.O.H. 2015. Parasites in bloom: flowers aid dispersal and transmission of pollinator parasites within and between bee species. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B 282: DOI:10.1098/rspb.2015.1371

Goulson, D. & Hughes, W.O.H. 2015. Mitigating the anthropogenic spread of bee parasites to protect wild pollinators. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 191: 10-19.

Goulson, D. 2015. De-intensify agriculture. NATURE 521: S58.

Goulson, D., Nicholls E., Botías C., & Rotheray, E.L. 2015. Qualifying pollinator evidence decline – Response. SCIENCE 348: 6238.

Exley C, Rotheray E, Goulson D. 2015. Bumblebee pupae contain high levels of aluminium. PlosONE 10: e0127665

Birkin L & Goulson D. 2015. Using Citizen Science to Monitor Pollination Services. ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY 40: 3-11.

Wood, T.J., Holland, J.H. and Goulson, D. 2015. Pollinator-friendly management does not increase the diversity of farmland bees and wasps BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 187:120-126

Goulson D. 2015. Neonicotinoids impact bumblebee colony fitness in the field; a reanalysis of the UK’s Food & Environment Research Agency 2012 experiment. PEERJ 3:e854.

Casey LM, Rebelo H Rotheray EL, Goulson D. 2015. Evidence for habitat and climatic specialisations driving the long-term distribution trends of UK and Irish bumblebees. DIVERSITY & DISTRIBUTIONS 21: 864-874.

Brooks, A., Candolfi, M., Kimmel, S., Poulsen, V., Cresswell, J., Goulson, D., Thompson, H. Miles, M., Szentes, C. 2015. The Challenge: Pollinator risk assessment – past, present and future" ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY 34: 1454-1456.

Wood, T.J., Holland, J.H., Hughes, W.O.H. and Goulson, D. 2015. Targeted agri-environment schemes significantly improve the population size of common farmland bumblebee species. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 24: 1668-1680.

Goulson, D., Nicholls E., Botías C., & Rotheray, E.L. 2015. Combined stress from parasites, pesticides and lack of flowers drives bee declines. SCIENCE 347: 1435-+.  

Woodard, S., Lozier J., Goulson, D., Williams, P.H., Strange, J., Jha, S. 2015. Molecular tools and bumble bees: revealing hidden details of ecology, evolution, and behavior in a model system. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 24: 2916-2936.

Feltham, H., Park, K.J., Minderman, J. & Goulson, D. 2015. Experimental evidence that wild flower strips increase pollinator visits to crops. ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 5: 3523-3530.

Scriven, J.J., Woodall, L.C., Tinsley, M.C., Knight, M.A., Williams, P.H. Carolan, J.C., Brown, M.J.F. & Goulson, D. 2015. Revealing the hidden niches of cryptic bumblebees in Great Britain: Implications for conservation. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 183: 126-133.

Wood, T.J., Holland, J.M. and Goulson, D. 2015. A comparison of techniques for assessing farmland bumblebee populations. OECOLOGIA 177: 1093-1102.

Hanley, N., Breeze, T., Ellis, C. & Goulson, D. 2015. Measuring the economic value of pollination services:  principles, evidence and knowledge gaps.  ECOSYSTEM SERVICES 14: 124-132

Lintott, P.R., Fuentes-Montemayor, E., Goulson, D., Park, K.J. 2015. Testing the effectiveness of surveying techniques in determining bat community composition within woodland. WILDLIFE RESEARCH 40: 675:684

van Lexmond, MB, Bonmatin, J-M., Goulson, D. & Noome, D.A. 2015. Worldwide integrated assessment on systemic pesticides. Global collapse of the entomofauna: exploring the role of systemic insecticides. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLLUTION RESEARCH 22: 1-4.[PDF 4.55MB]

Simon-Delso, N., Amaral-Rogers , V., Belzunces, L.P., Bonmatin, J.M., Chagnon, M., Downs, C., Furlan, L., Gibbons, D.W., Giorio, C., Girolami, V., Goulson, D., Kreutzweiser, D.P., Krupke, C.H., Liess, M., Long, E., McField, M., Mineau, P., Mitchell, E.A.D., Morrissey, C.A., Noome, D.A., Pisa, L., Settele, J., Stark, J.D., Tapparo, A., Van Dyck, H., Van Praagh, J., Van der Sluijs, J.P., Whitehorn, P.R., Wiemers, M. 2015. Systemic insecticides (neonicotinoids and fipronil): trends, uses, mode of action and metabolites. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLLUTION RESEARCH 22: 5-34.[PDF 4.55MB]

Pisa L., Amaral-Rogers V., Belzunces L.P., Bonmatin J-M., Downs C., Goulson D., Kreutzweiser D.P., Krupke C., Liess M., McField M., Morrissey C.A., Noome D.A., Settele J., Simon-Delso N., Stark J.D., Van der Sluijs J.P., Van Dyck H. and Wiemers M. 2015. Effects of neonicotinoids and fipronil on non-target invertebrates. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLLUTION RESEARCH 22: 68-102.[PDF 4.55MB]

Bonmatin J-M., Giorio C., Girolami V., Goulson D., Kreutzweiser D., Krupke C., Liess M., Long E., Marzaro M., Mitchell E., Noome D., Simon-Delso N., Tapparo A. 2015. Environmental fate and exposure; neonicotinoids and fipronil. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLLUTION RESEARCH 22: 35-67.[PDF 4.55MB]

van der Sluijs, J.P., Amaral-Rogers, V., Belzunces, L.P., Bijleveld van Lexmond, M.F.I.J., Bonmatin, J-M., Chagnon, M., Downs, C.A., Furlan, L., Gibbons, D.W.,  Giorio, C., Girolami, V., Goulson, D., Kreutzweiser, D.P., Krupke, C., Liess, M., Long, E., McField, M., Mineau, P., Mitchell, E.A.D., Morrissey, C.A., Noome, D.A., Pisa, L., Settele, J., Simon-Delso, N., Stark, J.D., Tapparo, A., Van Dyck, H., van Praagh, J., Whitehorn, P.R. & Wiemers, M. 2015. Conclusions of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment on the risks of neonicotinoids and fipronil to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLLUTION RESEARCH 22: 148-154.[PDF 4.55MB]

Goulson, D. 2014. Pesticides linked to bird declines. NATURE, 511: 295-296.

Graystock P., Goulson, D. & Hughes, W.O.H. 2014. The relationship between managed bees and the prevalence of parasites in bumblebees. PEERJ 2:e522

Hudson, L.N., … Goulson, D., … Purvis, A. 2014. The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 4: 4701-4735. [PDF 1.43MB]

Lintott, P.R. Fuentes-Montemayor, E., Goulson, D., Park, K.J. 2014. Moth species richness, abundance and diversity in fragmented urban woodlands: implications for conservation and management strategies. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 23: 2875-2901 [PDF 2.22MB]

Goulson, D. 2014. Pesticides linked to bird declines. NATURE 511: 295-296 [PDF 601.00KB].

Whitehorn, P.R.,  Tinsley, M.C. Brown, M.J.F., Darvill, B. & Goulson, D. 2014. Genetic diversity and parasite prevalence in two species of bumblebee. JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION 18: 667-673 [PDF 227.59KB].

Rotheray, E.L. Bussière, L.F., Moore, P., Bergstrom, L., and Goulson, D. 2014. Mark recapture estimates of dispersal ability and observations on the territorial behaviour of the rare hoverfly, Hammerschmidtia ferruginea (Diptera, Syrphidae). JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION [PDF 453.66KB]

Blackmore, L. & Goulson D. 2014. Evaluating the effectiveness of wildflower seed mixes for boosting floral diversity and bumblebee and hoverfly abundance in urban areas. INSECT CONSERVATION & DIVERSITY [PDF 133.74KB] 

Feltham, H., Park, K. and Goulson, D. 2014. Field Realistic Doses of Pesticide Imidacloprid Reduce Bumblebee Pollen Foraging Efficiency. ECOTOXICOLOGY [PDF 262.32KB]

Schmid-Hempel, R., Eckhardt, M., Goulson, D., Heinzmann, D., Lange, C., Plischuk, S., Ruz E. L., Salathé, R., Scriven, J.J., Schmid-Hempel, Paul. 2014. The invasion of southern South America by imported bumblebees and associated parasites. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY [PDF 7.95MB]

Graystock P., Yates, K., Darvill, B., Goulson, D. & Hughes, W.O.H. 2013. Emerging Dangers: Deadly Effects of an Emergent Parasite in a New Pollinator Host. JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY 114: 114-119. [PDF 524.80KB]

Graystock, P., Yates, K., Evison, S., Darvill, B., Goulson, D., Hughes, W.O.H. 2013. The Trojan hives: pollinator pathogens, imported and distributed in bumblebee colonies. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 50: 1207-1215. [PDF 524.18KB]

Van der Sluijs, J.P., Simon-Delso, N., Goulson, D., Maxim, L., Bonmatin, J-M & Belzunces, L.P. 2013. Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services. CURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, 5: 977-987. [PDF 265.03KB]

Goulson, D. 2013. An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid insecticides. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 50: 977-987 [PDF 240.38KB]

Goulson, D., Park, K.J., Tinsley, M.C., Bussière, L.F. & Vallejo-Marin, M. 2013. Social learning drives handedness in nectar robbing bumblebees. BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 67: 1141-1150. [PDF 426.63KB]

Fuentes-Montemayor E, Goulson D, Cavin L, Wallace JM & Park KJ. 2013. Fragmented woodlands in agricultural landscapes: the influence of woodland character and landscape context on bat abundance and activity. AGRICULTURE, ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT 172: 6-15 [PDF 388.11KB]

Whitehorn, P.R., Tinsley, M.C., Brown, M.J.F. & Goulson, D. 2013. Investigating the impact of deploying commercial Bombus terrestris for crop pollination on pathogen dynamics in wild bumblebees. JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH 52: 149-157. [PDF 652.66KB]

Redpath, N., Beaumont, D., Park, K.J., Goulson, D. 2013. Restoration and management of machair grassland for the conservation of bumblebees. JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION 17: 491-502. [PDF 652.66KB]

Rowe RL, Goulson D, Doncaster CP,  Clarke DJ, Taylor G & Hanley ME. 2013. Evaluating ecosystem processes in willow short rotation coppice bioenergy plantations. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY BIOENERGY 5:257-266. [PDF 253.96KB]

De Luca PA, Bussière LF, Souto-Vilaros D, Goulson D, Mason AC & Vallejo-Marín M.. 2013.. Natural variation in vibrational pollination buzzes produced by bumblebees and its effects on pollen removal in Solanum rostratum (Solanaceae). OECOLOGIA 172: 805-816. [PDF 464.51KB]

O’Connor S, Park KJ, Goulson D. 2013. Worker drifting and egg-dumping in wild Bombus terrestris colonies. BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 67: 621-627. [PDF 161.10KB]

Scriven JJ, Woodall LC and Goulson D. 2013. Non-destructive DNA sampling from bumblebee faeces. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY RESOURCES 13: 225-229. [PDF 103.61KB]

Easton AH  & Goulson D. 2013. The neonicotinoid insecticide imidacloprid repels pollinating flies and beetles at field-realistic levels. PLoS ONE 8(1): e54819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054819

Lye, G.C., Osborne, J.L., Park, K.J., Goulson, D. 2012. Using citizen science to monitor Bombus populations in the UK: nesting ecology and relative abundance in the urban environment. JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION 16: 697-707 [PDF 583.61KB]

Goulson, D. and Rotheray, E.L. 2012. Population dynamics of the invasive weed Lupinus arboreus in Tasmania, and interactions with two non-native pollinators. WEED RESEARCH 52: 535-542  [PDF 345.63KB]

Rotheray EL, Lepais O, Nater A, Krützen M, Greminger M, Goulson D, Bussière LF.2012. Genetic variation and population decline of an endangered hoverfly Blera fallax (Diptera: Syrphidae) CONSERVATION GENETICS 13: 1283-1291. [PDF 981.48KB]

Darvill B, Lepais O, Woodall L & Goulson D. 2012. Triploid bumblebees indicate a direct cost of inbreeding in fragmented populations. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 21: 3988-3995. [PDF 204.59KB]

Williams PH, Brown MJF, Carolan JC, Goulson D, An J, Aytekin AM, Best LR, Byvaltsev AM, Cederberg B, Dawson R, Huang J, Ito M, Monfared A, Raina RH, Schmid-Hempel P, Sheffield CS, Šima P, Xie Z. 2012.Unveiling cryptic species of the bumblebee subgenus Bombus s. str. world-wide with COI barcodes (Hymenoptera: Apidae). SYSTEMATICS AND BIODIVERSITY 10: 21-56. [PDF 1.06MB]

O’Connor, S., Park, K.J. and Goulson, D. 2012. Humans versus dogs; a comparison of methods for the detection of bumblebee nests. JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH 51: 204 – 211. [PDF 716.99KB]

Williams PH, An J, Brown MJF, Carolan JC, Goulson D, Huang J & Ito M.2012. Cryptic bumblebee species: consequences for conservation and the trade in greenhouse pollinators. PlosONE 7: e32992 [PDF 938.09KB]

Fuentes-Montemayor, E., Goulson, D. & Park, K.J. 2012. Factors influencing moth assemblages in woodland fragments on farmland: implications for woodland management and creation schemes. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 153: 265-275 [PDF 1.11MB]

Goulson D. 2012. Gardeners don’t need pesticides. CHEMISTRY AND INDUSTRY 76: 9.

Amin MR, Bussière LF, Goulson D. 2012. Effects of male age and size on mating success in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. JOURNAL OF INSECT BEHAVIOR 25: 362-374. [PDF 432.58KB]

Whitehorn PR, O’Connor S, Wackers FL & Goulson D. 2012. Neonicotinoid pesticide reduces bumblebee colony growth and queen production. SCIENCE 336: 351-352. [PDF 162.16KB]

Rotheray EL, Kruetzen M, Bussiere L, Goulson D, Greminger M & Nater A. 2012. Polymorphic microsatellite loci for the endangered pine hoverfly Blera fallax (Diptera: Syrphidae). CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES 4: 117-120. [PDF 805.21KB]

Osgathorpe, L.M., Park, K. & Goulson, D. 2012. The use of off-farm habitats by foraging bumblebees in agricultural landscapes: Implications for conservation management. APIDOLOGIE 43: 113-127. [PDF 674.23KB]

Ollerton J, Price V, Armbruster S, Memmott J, Watts S, Waser N, Totland Ø, Goulson D, Alarcón R, Stout J & Tarrant S. 2012. Overplaying the role of honey bees as pollinators. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 27: 141-142. [PDF 277.42KB]

Goulson, D., Whitehorn, P. and Fowley, M. 2012. Influence of urbanisation on the prevalence of protozoan parasites of bumblebees ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY 37: 83-89. [PDF 664.50KB]

Sutherland, WJ, Goulson D, Potts SG, Dicks LV. 2011. Quantifying the impact and relevance of scientific research. PLoS ONE 6: e27537. [PDF 489.37KB]

Goulson, D., Sangster, E.L. and Young, J.C. 2011. Evidence for hilltopping in bumblebees? ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY 36: 560-563. [PDF 540.66KB]

Fuentes-Montemayor, E., Goulson, D. & Park, K.J. 2011. Pipistrelle bats and their prey do not benefit from four widely applied agri-environment management prescriptions. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 144: 2233-2246 [PDF 1.11MB]

Lye, G.C., Lepais, O., Goulson, D. 2011. Reconstructing demographic events from population genetic data: the introduction of bumblebees to New Zealand.  MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 20: 2888-2900. [PDF 619.56KB]

Goulson, D., Kaden, J.C., Lepais, O., Lye, G.C., Darvill, B. 2011. Population structure, dispersal and colonization history of the garden bumblebee Bombus hortorum in the Western Isles of Scotland. CONSERVATION GENETICS 12: 867-879. [PDF 527.74KB]

Osgathorpe, L.M., Park, K, Goulson, D., Acs, S., Hanley, N. 2011. The trade-off between agriculture and biodiversity in marginal areas: Can crofting and bumblebee conservation be reconciled? ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS 70: 1162-1169. [PDF 412.62KB]

Lye, G.C., Park, K.J., Holland, J.M., Goulson, D. 2011. Assessing the efficacy of artificial domiciles for bumblebees. JOURNAL FOR NATURE CONSERVATION 19: 154-160. [PDF 372.30KB]

Whitehorn, P.R., Tinsley, M.C., Brown, M.J.F., Darvill, B. & Goulson, D. 2011. Genetic diversity, parasite prevalence and immunity in wild bumblebees. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B 278: 1195-1202. [PDF 396.82KB]

Fuentes-Montemayor, E., Goulson, D. & Park, K.J. 2011. The effectiveness of agri-environment schemes for the conservation of farmland moths: assessing the importance of a landscape-scale management approach. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 48: 532-542. [PDF 304.41KB]

Waters, J., O’Connor, S., Park, K.J. and Goulson, D. 2011. Testing a Detection Dog to Locate Bumblebee Colonies and Estimate Nest Density. APIDOLOGIE 42: 200-205. [PDF 116.59KB]

Rowe, R., Hanley, ME, Goulson, D, Clarke, D, Doncaster, CP, Taylor, G.. 2011. Potential benefits of commercial willow short rotation coppice for farm-scale plant and invertebrate communities in the agri-environment. BIOMASS & BIOENERGY 35: 325-336. [PDF 823.40KB]

Lye, G.C., Jennings, S.N., Osborne J.L. and Goulson, D. 2011. Impacts of the use of non-native commercial bumble bees for pollinator supplementation in raspberry. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY 104: 107-114. [PDF 162.73KB]

Goulson, D., Rayner, P., Dawson, B., & Darvill, B. 2011. Translating research into action; bumblebee conservation as a case study. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 48: 3-8. [PDF 183.53KB]

Waters, J. Darvill, B., Lye, G.C. and Goulson, D. 2011. Niche differentiation of a cryptic bumblebee complex in the Western Isles of Scotland. INSECT CONSERVATION & DIVERSITY 4: 46-52. [PDF 874.92KB]

Lye, G.C., Kaden, J.C. Park, K.J. and Goulson , D. 2010. Forage use and niche partitioning by non-native bumblebees in New Zealand: Implications for the conservation of their populations of origin. JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION 14: 607-614. [PDF 439.61KB]

Goulson D, Lepais O, O’Connor S, Osborne JL, Sanderson RA, Cussans J, Goffe L & Darvill B. 2010. Effects of land use at a landscape scale on bumblebee nest density and survival. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 46: 1207-1215. [PDF 585.77KB]

Cussans J, Goulson D, Sanderson R, Goffe L, Darvill B, Osborne JL. 2010. Two bumblebee-pollinated plant species show higher seed production when grown in gardens compared to arable farmland. PLoS ONE  5: e11753. [PDF 9.43MB]

Goulson, D. 2010. Impacts of non-native bumblebees in Western Europe and North America. APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY 45: 7-12. [PDF 52.62KB]

Lepais, O., Darvill, B., O’Connor, S., Osborne, J.L., Sanderson, R.A., Cussans, J., Goffe, L. and Goulson, D. 2010. Estimation of bumblebee queen dispersal distances and a comparison of sibship reconstruction methods for haplodiploid organisms. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 19: 819-831. [PDF 208.83KB]

Redpath, N., Osgathorpe, L.M., Park, K.J. & Goulson, D. 2010. Crofting and bumblebee conservation: the impact of land management practices on bumblebee populations in northwest Scotland. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 143: 492-500. [PDF 613.44KB]

Darvill, B., O’Connor, S., Lye, G.C., Lepais, O. & Goulson, D. 2010. Cryptic differences in dispersal lead to differential sensitivity to habitat fragmentation in two bumblebee species. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 19: 53-63. [PDF 404.45KB]

Jacobs, JH, Clark, SJ, Denholm, I, Goulson, D, Stoate, C. and Osborne, JL. 2010. Pollinator effectiveness and fruit set in common ivy, Hedera helix (Araliaceae). ARTHROPOD-PLANT INTERACTIONS 4: 19-28. [PDF 373.24KB]

Jacobs, JH, Clark, SJ, Denholm, I, Goulson, D, Stoate, C. and Osborne, JL. 2009. Pollination biology of fruit-bearing hedgerow plants and the role of flower-visiting insects in fruit set. ANNALS OF BOTANY 104: 1397-1404. [PDF 158.43KB]

Goulson, D. 2009. Evaluating the role of ecological isolation in maintaining the species boundary in Silene dioica and S. latifolia. PLANT ECOLOGY 205: 201-211. [PDF 405.40KB]

Goulson, D. 2009. The conservation of bumblebees. THE GLASGOW NATURALIST 25: 31-34. [PDF 35.16KB]

Goulson, D., McGuire, K., Munro, E.E., Adamson, S., Colliar, L., Park, K.J., Tinsley, M.C. & Gilburn, A.S. 2009. Functional significance of the dark central floret of Daucus carota (Apiaceae) L.; is it an insect mimic? PLANT SPECIES BIOLOGY 24: 77-82. [PDF 220.47KB]

Lye GC, Park K, Osborne JL, Holland J and Goulson D. 2009. Assessing the value of Rural Stewardship schemes for providing foraging resources and nesting habitat for bumblebee queens (Hymenoptera: Apidae). BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 142: 2023-2032. [PDF 458.41KB]

Whitehorn PR, Tinsley MC& Goulson, D. 2009. Kin recognition and inbreeding reluctance in bumblebees. APIDOLOGIE 9: 152. [PDF 126.65KB]

Whitehorn, P., Tinsley, M., Brown, M.J.F, Darvill, B. & Goulson, D. 2009. Impacts of inbreeding on bumblebee colony fitness under field conditions. BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 9:152. [PDF 252.31KB]

Hanley ME, Cruickshanks KL, Dunn D, Stewart-Jones A & Goulson D. 2009. Luring houseflies (Musca domestica Diptera: Muscidae) to traps: Do epicuticular hydrocarbons and visual cues increase catch? JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY 23: 26-33. [PDF 239.12KB]

Goulson, D. & Sparrow, K.R. 2009. Evidence for competition between honeybees and bumblebees; effects on bumblebee worker size. JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION 13: 177-181. [PDF 202.08KB]

Knight, M.E., Osborne, J.L., Sanderson, R.A., Hale, R.J., Martin, A.P. & Goulson, D. 2009. Bumblebee nest density and the scale of available forage in arable landscapes. INSECT CONSERVATION AND DIVERSITY 2: 116-124. [PDF 1.64MB]

Hanley, M.E., Franco, M., Pichon, S., Darvill, B and Goulson, D. 2008. Breeding system, pollinator choice and variation in pollen quality in British herbaceous plants.  FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY 22: 592-598. [PDF 362.18KB]

Goulson, D., Lye, G.C. and Darvill, B. 2008. Diet breadth, coexistence and rarity in bumblebees. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 17: 3269-3288. [PDF 397.34KB]

Osborne, JL; Martin, AP; Shortall, CR; Todd, AD; Goulson, D; Knight, ME; Hale, RJ; Sanderson, RA 2008. Quantifying and comparing bumblebee nest densities in gardens and countryside habitats. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 45: 784-792. [PDF 456.30KB]

Harper, G.L., Maclean, N.& Goulson, D. 2008. Molecular evidence for a recent founder event in the UK populations of the adonis blue butterfly (Polyommatus bellargus). JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION 12:147-153. [PDF 228.47KB]

Osborne, J.L., Martin, A.P., Carreck, N.L., Swain, J.L., Knight, M.E.; Goulson, D., Hale, R.J. & Sanderson, R.A. 2008. Bumblebee flight distances in relation to the forage landscape. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY  77: 401-415. [PDF 627.10KB]

Goulson, D, Lye, GC, Darvill, B. 2008. Decline and conservation of bumblebees. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ENTOMOLOGY 53: 191-208. [PDF 191.28KB]

Goulson, D. Cruise, J.L. Sparrow, K.R., Harris, A.J. Park, K.J. Tinsley, M.C. & Gilburn, A.S. 2007. Choosing rewarding flowers; perceptual limitations and innate preferences influence decision making in bumblebees and honeybees. BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY & SOCIOBIOLOGY 61: 1523-1529. [PDF 168.48KB]

Darvill, B, Lye, G.C. & Goulson, D. 2007. Aggregations of male Bombus muscorum (Hymenoptera: Apidae) at mature nests. Incestuous brothers or amorous suitors? APIDOLOGIE 38: 518-524. [PDF 175.96KB]

Yokoi, T., Goulson, D. and Fujisaki, K. 2007. The use of heterospecific scent marks by the sweat bee Halictus aerarius. NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN 94: 1021-1024. Yokoi et al 2007 [PDF 106.22KB]

Carvell, C, Meek, WR, Pywell, RF, Goulson, D and Nowakowski, M 2007. Comparing the efficacy of agri-environment schemes to enhance bumblebee abundance and diversity on arable farmland.  JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 44: 29-40. [PDF 284.08KB]

Carvell, C., Roy, D.B., Smart, S.M., Pywell, R.F., Preston, C.D. and Goulson, D. 2006 Declines in forage availability for bumblebees at a national scale. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 132, 481-489. [PDF 180.59KB]

Goulson, D. and Darvill, B. 2006. Projects with bumblebees: putting the buzz back into school grounds. SCIENCE IN SCHOOL 3: 43-47.

Goulson, D. 2006. The demise of the bumblebee in Britain. THE BIOLOGIST 53: 294-299. [PDF 141.17KB]

Ellis, J.S., Knight M.E., Darvill, B., & Goulson, D. 2006. Extremely low effective population sizes, genetic structuring and reduced genetic diversity in a threatened bumblebee species, Bombus sylvarum (Hymenoptera: Apidae). MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 15: 4375-4386. [PDF 191.24KB]

Martin AP; Carreck NL; Swain JL; Goulson D; Knight, ME; Hale RJ; Sanderson RA and Osborne, JL. 2006. A modular system for trapping and mass-marking bumblebees: applications for studying food choice and foraging range. APIDOLOGIE 37: 341-350. [PDF 646.18KB]

Harper, G.L., Maclean, N., and Goulson, D. 2006. Analysis of Museum Specimens Reveals Extreme Genetic Drift in the Adonis Blue Butterfly (Polyommatus bellargus). BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 88: 447-452. [PDF 124.21KB]

Ellis J.S., Knight M.E., Carvell C. & Goulson D. 2006. Cryptic species identification: a simple diagnostic tool for discriminating between two problematic bumblebee species. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY NOTES 6: 540-542. [PDF 77.96KB]

Darvill, B., Ellis, J. S., Lye, G. C. and Goulson, D. 2006. Population structure and inbreeding in a rare and declining bumblebee, Bombus muscorum (Hymenoptera: Apidae). MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 15: 601-611. [PDF 222.72KB]

Goulson, D., Hanley, M.E. Darvill, B. & Ellis, J.S. 2006. Biotope associations and the decline of bumblebees (Bombus spp.). JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION 10: 95-103. [PDF 279.43KB]

Lushai, G. Allen, J.A., Goulson, D., Maclean, N. & Smith, D.A.S. 2005. The butterfly Danaus chrysippus (L.) in East Africa comprises polyphyletic, sympatric lineages that are, despite behavioural isolation, driven to hybridisation by female-biased sex ratios. BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 86: 117-131.  [PDF 229.16KB]

Ellis, J.S, Knight, M.E. and Goulson, D. 2005. Delineating species for conservation using mitochondrial sequence data: the taxonomic status of two problematic Bombus species (Hymenoptera: Apidae). JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION 9:75-83. [PDF 291.65KB]

Goulson, D., Derwent, L.C., Hanley, M.E., Dunn, D.W. & Abolins, S.R. 2005. Predicting calyprate fly populations from the weather; likely consequences of climate change. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 42: 795-804. [PDF 290.00KB]

Goulson, D. Derwent, L.C. & Peat, J. 2005. Evidence for alloethism in stingless bees (Meliponinae). APIDOLOGIE 36: 411-412. [PDF 33.65KB]

Dunn, D.W., Sumner, J.P. and Goulson, D. 2005. The benefits of multiple mating to female seaweed flies, Coelopa frigida (Diptera: Coelopidae). BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY & SOCIOBIOLOGY 58: 128-135. [PDF 341.63KB]

Knight, M.E., Martin, A.P., Bishop. S., Osborne, J.L., Hale, R.J., Sanderson, R.A. & Goulson, D. 2005. An interspecific comparison of foraging range and nest density of four bumblebee (Bombus) species. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 14: 1811-1820. [PDF 364.47KB]

Peat. J. & Goulson, D. 2005. Effects of experience and weather on foraging efficiency and pollen versus nectar collection in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris. BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY & SOCIOBIOLOGY 58: 152-156. [PDF 308.19KB]

Peat, J. Tucker, J. & Goulson, D. 2005. Does intraspecific size variation in bumblebees allow colonies to efficiently exploit diverse floral resources? ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY 30:176-181. [PDF 179.30KB]

Peat, J.  B. Darvill, J. Ellis & D. Goulson. 2005. Effects of climate on intra- and inter-specific size variation in bumblebees. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY 19: 145-151. [PDF 232.00KB]

Lushai, G. Zalucki, M.P., Smith, D.A.S., Goulson, D. Daniels, G. 2005. The lesser wanderer butterfly, Danaus petilia (Stoll 1790) stat. rev. (Lepidoptera : Danainae), reinstated as a species. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY 44: 6-14. [PDF 229.16KB]

Goulson, D. 2005. Risks of increased weed problems associated with introduction of non-native bee species. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT 3: 11-13. [PDF 153.67KB]

Goulson, D. Hanley, M.E. Darvill, B., Ellis, J.S. and Knight, M.E. 2005. Causes of rarity in bumblebees. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 122: 1-8. [PDF 290.58KB]

Goulson, D. & Hanley, M.E. 2004. Distribution and forage use of exotic bumblebees in South Island, New Zealand. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY 28:225-232. [PDF 84.03KB]

Goulson, D., Darvill, B., Ellis, J., Knight, M.E. & Hanley, M.E. 2004. Interspecific differences in response to novel landmarks in bumblebees. APIDOLOGIE 35: 619-622. [PDF 208.58KB]

Goulson, D. 2004. Keeping bees in their place; impacts of bees outside their native range. BEE WORLD 85: 25-26. [PDF 77.56KB]

Darvill, B. Knight, M.E. and Goulson, D. 2004. Use of genetic markers to quantify bumblebee foraging range and nest density. OIKOS 107: 471-478. [PDF 156.57KB]

Hanley, M.E., Dunn, D.W., Abolins, S.R. and Goulson, D. 2004. Efficacy of (Z)-9-tricosene baited targets for control of the housefly (Musca domestica) in outdoor situations. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY 128: 478-482. [PDF 143.31KB]

GOULSON, D. & DERWENT, L.C. 2004. Synergistic interactions between exotic honeybees and exotic weeds: pollination of Lantana camara in Australia. WEED RESEARCH 44: 195-202. [PDF 131.42KB]

Goulson, D. and Darvill, B. 2004. Niche overlap and diet breadth in bumblebees; are rare species more specialized in their choice of flowers? APIDOLOGIE 35: 55-64. [PDF 172.41KB]

Murillo, R., Lasa, R., Goulson, D., Williams, T., Munoz, D., Caballero, P. 2003. Effect of Tinopal LPW on the insecticidal properties and genetic stability of the nucleopolyhedrovirus of Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae). JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY 96: 1668-1674. [PDF 134.00KB]

Lushai, G, DAS Smith, D Goulson, JA Allen and N Maclean.  2003. Mitochondrial DNA clocks and the phylogeny of Danaus butterflies. INSECT SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS 23: 309-316. [PDF 267.27KB]

Harper, G.L., Maclean, N., and Goulson, D. 2003. Microsatellite markers to assess the influence of population size, isolation and demographic change on the genetic structure of the UK butterfly Polyommatus bellargus. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 12: 3349-3357. [PDF 207.49KB]

Goulson, D. Conserving wild bees for crop pollination. 2003. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT 1: 142-144. [PDF 115.77KB]

Goulson, D. 2003. Effects of introduced bees on native ecosystems. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ECOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS 34: 1-26. [PDF 142.10KB]

Hanley, M.E. and Goulson, D. 2003. Introduced weeds pollinated by introduced bees: Cause or effect? WEED BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 3:204-212. [PDF 85.47KB]

Goulson, D. and Darvill, B. 2003. Distribution and floral preferences of the rare bumblebees Bombus humilis and B. soroeensis on Salisbury Plain. BRITISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY 16: 95-102.

Armenta, R. Martínez, A.M., Chapman, J., Magallanes, R., Goulson, D. Caballero, P., Cave, R.D., Cisneros, J., Valle, J., Castillejos, V., Penagos D.I., García, L., & Williams, T. 2003. Impact of a nucleopolyhedrovirus bioinsecticide and selected synthetic insecticides on the abundance of insect natural enemies on maize in Southern Mexico. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY 96: 649-661. [PDF 261.62KB]

Goulson, D. 2003. The conservation of bumblebees. BEE WORLD 84: 105-106. [PDF 50.91KB]

Penagos, D.I., Magallanes, R., Valle J., Cisneros, J., Martínez, A.M., Goulson, D., Chapman, J.W., Caballero, P., Cave, R.D. & Williams, T. 2003. Effect of weeds on insect pests of maize and their natural enemies in Southern Mexico.  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEST MANAGEMENT 49, 155 – 161.

Lushai, G. Smith, DAS,  Gordon, IJ, Goulson, D, Allen, JA and Maclean, N. 2003. Incomplete sexual isolation in sympatry between subspecies of the butterfly Danaus chrysippus (L.) and the creation of a hybrid zone. HEREDITY 90: 236-246. [PDF 243.06KB]

Goulson, D. 2003. Can host susceptibility to baculovirus infection be predicted from host taxonomy or life history? ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY 32: 61-70.

Kells, A.R. & Goulson, D. 2003. Preferred nesting sites of bumblebee queens (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in agroecosystems. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 109: 164-174. [PDF 332.20KB]

Goulson, D., Derwent, L.C., Penagos, D.I. and Williams, T. 2003. Effects of optical brighteners included in biopesticide formulations on the growth of crops. AGRICULTURE, ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT 95: 235 – 240. [PDF 125.59KB]

Goulson, D, Stout, J.C. and Kells, A.R. 2002. Do alien bumblebees compete with native flower-visiting insects in Tasmania? JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION 6: 179-189. [PDF 141.37KB]

Smith, D.A.S., Gordon, I.J., Lushai, G., Goulson, D., Allen, J.A. & Maclean, N. 2002. Hybrid queen butterflies from the cross Danaus chrysippus (L.) × D. gilippus (Cramer) (Lepidoptera, Danainae): confirmation of species status for the parents and further support for Haldane’s Rule.  BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 76: 535-544. [PDF 610.09KB]

Stout, J.C. and Goulson, D. 2002. The influence of nectar secretion rates on the responses of bumblebees (Bombus spp.) to previously visited flowers. BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 52: 239-246. [PDF 118.85KB]

Goulson, D. Peat, J., Stout, J.C., Tucker, J., Darvill B., Derwent, L.C. & Hughes, W.O.H. 2002. Can alloethism in workers of the bumblebee Bombus terrestris be explained in terms of foraging efficiency? ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 64: 123-130. [PDF 147.54KB]

Hughes, W. O. H. and Goulson, D. 2002. The use of alarm pheromones to enhance bait harvest by grass-cutting ants. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH 92: 213-218. [PDF 106.88KB]

Thomas, S.R., Noordhuis, R., Holland, J.M. and Goulson, D. 2002. Botanical diversity of beetle banks; effects of age and a comparison with conventional arable field margins in southern UK. AGRICULTURE, ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT 93: 403-412. [PDF 190.93KB]

Hughes, W. O. H. and Goulson, D. 2002. Enhancement of bait harvest by grass-cutting ants by the incorporation of alarm pheromone compounds. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY 95: 537-543.

Stout J.C., Kells A.R., Goulson D. 2002. Pollination of the invasive exotic shrub Lupinus arboreus (Fabaceae) by introduced bees in Tasmania. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 106: 425-434. [PDF 252.38KB]

Goulson, D., Hughes, W.O.H., Derwent, L.C. & Stout, J.C. 2002. Colony growth of the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, in improved and conventional agricultural and suburban habitats. OECOLOGIA 130: 267-273. [PDF 57.97KB]

Cisneros, J., Goulson, D., Derwent, L.C., Penagos, D.I., Hernández, O. and Williams, T. 2002. Toxic Effects of Spinosad on Predatory Insects. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL 23, 156-163. [PDF 120.74KB]

Cisneros, J., Pérez, J.A., Penagos, D.I., Ruiz V. J., Goulson, D., Caballero, P., Cave, R.D. & Williams, T.  2002. Formulation of a nucleopolyhedrovirus with boric acid for control of  Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in maize. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL 23, 87-95. [PDF 143.36KB]

Goulson, D.& Williams, P.H. 2001. Bombus hypnorum (Hymenoptera: Apidae), a new British bumblebee? BRITISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY 14: 129-131. [PDF 139.40KB]

Kells, A.R., Holland, J. & Goulson, D. 2001. The value of uncropped field margins for foraging bumblebees. JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION 5: 283-291. [PDF 218.53KB]

Escribano A., Williams, T., Goulson, D., Cave R.D., Chapman J.W. & Caballero P.  2001. Consequences of interspecific competition on the virulence and genetic composition of a nucleopolyhedrovirus in Spodoptera frugiperda larvae parasitized by Chelonus insularis.  BIOCONTROL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 11: 649-662.

Thomas S.R., Goulson D. & Holland J.M. 2001. Resource provision for farmland gamebirds: the value of beetle banks. ANNALS OF APPLIED BIOLOGY 139: 111-118. [PDF 645.11KB]

Goulson, D., Chapman, J.W. and Hughes, W.O.H. 2001. Discrimination of unrewarding flowers by different bee species; direct detection of rewards and use of repellent scent marks. JOURNAL OF INSECT BEHAVIOR 14: 669-678. [PDF 63.50KB]

Stout, J.C. & Goulson, D. 2001. The use of conspecific and interspecific scent marks by foraging bumblebees and honeybees. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 62: 183-189. [PDF 125.00KB]

Hughes, W. O. H., Howse, P. E. and Goulson, D. 2001. The response of grass-cutting ants to natural and synthetic versions of their alarm pheromone. PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY 26: 165-172. [PDF 280.33KB]

Hughes, W. O. H. and Goulson, D. 2001. Polyethism and the importance of context in the alarm reaction of Atta capiguara. BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 49: 503-508. [PDF 54.74KB]

Goulson, D. & Stout, J.C. 2001. Homing ability of the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris. APIDOLOGIE 32: 105-112. [PDF 136.96KB]

Hughes, W.O.H., Howse, P.E. & Goulson, D. 2001. The mandibular gland chemistry of grass-cutting ants: species, caste and colony variation. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY 27: 109-124. [PDF 107.01KB]

Castillejos V., García, L., Cisneros, J., Goulson, D., Caballero, P., Cave, R.D., & Williams T. 2001. Predation of nucleopolyhedrovirus infected Spodoptera frugiperda larvae by Chrysoperla rufilabris and Doru taeniatum and the potential of these predators as agents of virus dispersal in maize. ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA  98: 353-359. [PDF 81.26KB]

Noordhuis, R., Thomas, S.R. & Goulson, D. 2001. Overwintering populations of beetle larvae (Coleoptera) in cereal fields and their contribution to adult populations in the spring. PEDOBIOLOGIA 45: 84-95.

Kells, A.R. & Goulson, D. 2001. Evidence for handedness in bumblebees. JOURNAL OF INSECT BEHAVIOUR 14: 47-55. [PDF 61.10KB]

Alvarez, T., Frampton, G.K. & Goulson, D. 2001. Epigeic Collembola in winter wheat under organic, integrated and conventional farm management regimes. AGRICULTURE, ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT 83: 95-110. [PDF 395.58KB]

Thomas, S.R., Goulson, D. &  Holland, J.M. 2000. The contribution of beetle banks to farmland biodiversity. ASPECTS OF APPLIED BIOLOGY 62: 31-38. [PDF 28.23KB]

Thomas, S.R., Goulson, D. &  Holland, J.M. 2000. Spatial and temporal distributions of predatory Carabidae in a winter wheat field. ASPECTS OF APPLIED BIOLOGY 62: 55-60. [PDF 28.23KB]

Stout, J.C., Allen, J.A. & Goulson, D. 2000. Nectar robbing, forager efficiency and seed set: bumblebees foraging on the self incompatible plant Linaria vulgaris Mill. (Scrophulariaceae). ACTA OECOLOGIA 21: 277-283. [PDF 228.26KB]

Harper G.L., Piyapattanakorn S., Goulson D. & Maclean N. 2000. Isolation of microsatellite loci for the Adonis blue butterfly (Lysandra bellargus). MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 9: 1948-1949. [PDF 1.10MB]

Escribano, A., Williams, T., Goulson, D. Cave, R.D. & Caballero, P. 2000. Parasitoid-pathogen-pest interactions of Chelonus insularis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), Campoletis sonorensis (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) and a nucleopolyhedrovirus in Spodoptera frugiperda larvae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). BIOLOGICAL CONTROL 19: 265-273. [PDF 102.90KB]

Goulson, D., Stout, J.C., Langley, J. & Hughes, W.O.H. 2000. The identity and function of scent marks deposited by foraging bumblebees.  JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY 26: 2897-2911. [PDF 100.31KB]

Escribano A., Williams, T., Goulson, D., Cave R.D., Chapman J.W. & Caballero P.  2000. Effect of parasitism on a nucleopolyhedrovirus amplified in Spodoptera frugiperda larvae parasitized by Campoletis sonorensis.  ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA 97: 257-264. [PDF 102.90KB]

Cresswell, J.E., Osborne, J.L. & Goulson, D. 2000. An economic model of the limits to foraging range in central place foragers with numerical solutions for bumblebees.  ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY 25: 249-255. [PDF 117.22KB]

Reeson, A.F., Wilson, K., Cory, J.S., Hankard, P., Weeks, J.M., Goulson, D. & Hails, R.S. 2000. Effects of phenotypic plasticity on pathogen transmission in the field in a Lepidoptera-NPV system. OECOLOGIA 124: 373-380. [PDF 107.49KB]

Stout J.C. & Goulson, D. 2000. Bumblebees in Tasmania: their distribution and potential impact on Australian flora and fauna. BEE WORLD 81: 80-86.

Goulson, D. 2000. Why do pollinators visit proportionally fewer flowers in large patches? OIKOS 91: 485-492. [PDF 134.40KB]

Chapman, J.W., Williams, T., Martinez, A.M., Cisneros, J., Caballero, P., Cave, R.D. & Goulson D. 2000. Does cannibalism in Spodoptera frugiperda reduce the risk of predation? BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 48: 321-327. [PDF 125.50KB]

Goulson, D. Martínez, A.M. Hughes, W.O.H. & Williams, T. 2000. Effects of optical brighteners used in biopesticide formulations on the behaviour of pollinators. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL 19: 232-236. [PDF 72.47KB]

Alvarez, T., Frampton, G.K & Goulson, D. 2000. The role of hedgerows in the recolonisation of arable fields by epigeal Collembola. PEDOBIOLOGIA 44: 516-526.

Chapman, J.W. & Goulson, D. 2000. Environmental versus genetic influences on fluctuating asymmetry in the house fly, Musca domestica. BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 70: 403-413. PDF 128.21KB]

Goulson, D. 2000. Are insects flower constant because they use search images to find flowers? OIKOS 88: 547-552. [PDF 189.33KB]

Thomas S.R., Goulson D. & Holland J.M. 2000, Botanical changes in beetle banks. ASPECTS OF APPLIED BIOLOGY 55: 373-380. [PDF 28.23KB]

Martínez, A.M. Goulson, D., Chapman, J.W. Caballero, P. Cave, R.D. & Williams, T. 2000. Is it feasible to use optical brightener technology with a baculovirus bioinsecticide for resource-poor maize farmers in Mesoamerica? BIOLOGICAL CONTROL 17: 174-181. [PDF 105.38KB]

Goulson, D., Hughes, W.O.H. & Chapman, J.W. 1999. Fly populations associated with landfill and composting sites used for household refuse disposal. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH 6: 493-498. [PDF 109.84KB]

Alvarez, T., Frampton, G.K. & Goulson, D. 1999. The effects of drought upon epigeal Collembola from arable soils. AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST ENTOMOLOGY 1: 243-248. [PDF 146.31KB]

Goulson, D. 1999. Foraging strategies for gathering nectar and pollen in insects. PERSPECTIVES IN PLANT ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND SYSTEMATICS 2: 185-209. [PDF 165.12KB]

Escribano, A., Williams, T., Goulson, D., Cave, R.D., Chapman, J.W. & Caballero, P. 1999. Selection of a nucleopolyhedrovirus for control of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): structural, genetic and biological comparison of four isolates from the Americas.  JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY 92: 1079-1085.

Goulson, D. 1999. Why studies of the medionigra polymorphism in Panaxia dominula L. do not provide evidence for natural selection. OIKOS, 87, 181-182. [PDF 26.96KB]

Chapman, J.W., Williams, T., Escribano, A., Caballero, P., Cave, R.D. & Goulson, D. 1999. Fitness consequences of cannibalism in the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY 10, 298-303. [PDF 268.62KB]

Goulson, D., Bristow, L., Elderfield, E., Brinklow, K., Parry-Jones, B. & Chapman, J.W. 1999. Size, symmetry and sexual selection in the housefly Musca domestica. EVOLUTION 53, 527-537.

Chapman, J.W., Williams, T., Escribano, A., Caballero, P., Cave, R.D. & Goulson, D. 1999. Age-related cannibalism and horizontal transmission of a nuclear polyhedrosis virus in larval Spodoptera frugiperda. ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY 24, 268-275. [PDF 335.07KB]

Chapman, J.W., Knapp, J.J. & Goulson, D. 1999. Visual responses of Musca domestica to pheromone impregnated targets in poultry units. MEDICAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY 13: 132-138. [PDF 228.96KB]

Williams, T., Goulson, D., Caballero, P., Chapman, J.W., Cisneros, J., Martinez, A.M., Roman, D.X. & Cave, R. 1999. Evaluation of a baculovirus bioinsecticide for small-scale maize growers in Latin America. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL 14, 67-75. [PDF 168.83KB]

Chapman, J.W., Knapp, J.J., Howse, P.E. & Goulson, D. 1998. An evaluation of (Z)-9-tricosene and food odours for attracting house flies, Musca domestica, to baited targets in deep-pit poultry units. ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA 89: 183-192. [PDF 177.85KB]

Stout, J.C., Allen, J.A. & Goulson, D. 1998. The influence of relative plant density and floral morphological complexity of the behaviour of bumblebees. OECOLOGIA 117: 543-550. [PDF 236.92KB]

Reeson, A., Wilson, K., Gunn, A., Hails, R.S. & Goulson, D. 1998. Baculovirus resistance in the noctuid Spodoptera exempta is phenotypically plastic and responds to population density. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON B. 265: 1787-1791. [PDF 228.14KB]

Chapman J.W., Howse, P.E., Knapp, J.J. & Goulson, D. 1998. Evaluation of three (Z)-9-tricosene formulations for control of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in caged-layer poultry units. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY 91: 915-922. [PDF 177.85KB]

Stout, J.C., Goulson, D. & Allen, J.A. 1998. Repellent scent marking of flowers by a guild of foraging bumblebees (Bombus spp.). BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 43: 317-326. [PDF 424.51KB]]

Goulson, D., Stout, J.C., Hawson, S.A. & Allen, J.A. 1998. Floral display size in comfrey, Symphytum officinale L. (Boraginaceae); relationships with visitation by three bumblebee species and subsequent seed set. OECOLOGIA, 113: 502-508. [PDF 445.67KB]

Goulson, D. & Wright, N.P.  1998. Flower constancy in the hoverflies Episyrphus balteatus (Degeer) and Syrphus ribesii (L.) (Syrphidae). BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY, 9: 213-219. [PDF 532.06KB]

Goulson, D., Hawson, S.A & Stout, J.C. 1998. Foraging bumblebees avoid flowers already visited by conspecifics or by other bumblebee species. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 55: 199-206. [PDF 136.46KB]

Alford, J., Miller, P., Goulson, D. & Holland, J. 1998. Predicting susceptibility of non-target insect species to different insecticide applications in winter wheat. BRITISH CROP PROTECTION CONFERENCE 1998; PESTS AND DISEASES, 599-604.

Alvarez, T., Frampton, G.K. & Goulson, D. 1997. Population dynamics of epigeic Collembola in arable fields: the importance of hedgerow proximity and crop type. PEDOBIOLOGIA 41: 110-114.

Goulson, D. & Owen, D.F. 1997. Long-term studies of the medionigra polymorphism in the moth Panaxia dominula: a critique. OIKOS 80: 613-617. [PDF 85.35KB]

Goulson, D., Stout, J.C. & Hawson, S.A. 1997. Can flower constancy in nectaring butterflies be explained by Darwin’s interference hypothesis? OECOLOGIA, 112: 225-231. [PDF 533.66KB]

Goulson, D., Ollerton, J. & Sluman, C. 1997. Foraging strategies in the small skipper butterfly, Thymelicus flavus; when to switch? ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 53, 1009-1016. [PDF 252.02KB]

Goulson, D. & Jerrim, K. 1997. Maintenance of the species boundary between Silene dioica and S. latifolia (Red and White Campion). OIKOS 78: 254-266. 

Goulson, D. 1997. Wipfelkrankheit: manipulation of host behaviour by a baculovirus. OECOLOGIA, 109: 219-228. [PDF 292.73KB]

Goulson, D. & Cory, J.S. 1995. Responses of Mamestra brassicae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to crowding: interactions with disease resistance, colour phase and growth. OECOLOGIA, 104: 416-423.

Goulson, D. & Cory, J.S. 1995. Sublethal effects of baculovirus infection in cabbage moth, Mamestra brassicae (L.). BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 5, 162-167. [PDF 663.28KB]

Goulson, D., Hails, R.S.,Williams, T., Hirst, M., Vasconcelos, S.D., Green, B., Carty, T. & Cory, J.S. 1995. Transmission dynamics of a virus in a stage-structured insect population. ECOLOGY, 76, 392-401.

Goulson, D. & Hauxwell, C. 1995. Resistance or covert infection; baculovirus studies re-examined. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, 9, 548-549.

Goulson, D. & Entwistle, P.F. 1995. Control of diapause in the antler moth, Cerapteryx graminis (L.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). THE ENTOMOLOGIST 114: 53-56.

Goulson, D. 1994. A model to predict the role of flower constancy in inter-specific competition between insect pollinated flowers. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, 168: 309-314. [PDF 305.37KB]

Goulson, D. 1994. Determination of larval melanisation in the cabbage moth, Mamestra brassicae, and the role of melanism in thermoregulation. HEREDITY, 73: 471-479.

Goulson, D., Birch, M.C. & Wyatt, T.D. 1994. Paternal investment in relation to size in the Deathwatch Beetle, Xestobium rufovillosum (Coleoptera: Anobiidae), and evidence for female selection for large mates. JOURNAL OF INSECT BEHAVIOUR 6: 539-547.

Goulson, D., Birch, M.C. & Wyatt, T.D. 1994. Mate location in the deathwatch beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum) (Anobiidae): orientation mechanisms based on vibration. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 47: 899-907. [PDF 351.41KB]

Cory, J.S., Hirst, M.L., Williams, T., Hails, R.S., Goulson, D., Green, B.M., Carty, T.M., Possee, R.D., Cayley, P.J. & Bishop, D.H.L. 1994. Field trial of a genetically improved baculovirus insecticide. NATURE, 370, 138-140.

Owen, D.F. & Goulson, D. 1994. Effect of temperature on the expression of the medionigra phenotype of the moth, Panaxia dominula. OIKOS, 71: 107-110. [PDF 198.45KB]

Goulson, D. 1993. Allozyme variation in the butterfly Maniola jurtina (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae): evidence for selection. HEREDITY, 71 (4): 386-393. [PDF 844.04KB]

Goulson, D. 1993. Variation in the genitalia of the butterfly Maniola jurtina (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae). ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 107: 65-71. [PDF 196.82KB]

Goulson, D. 1993. The evolutionary significance of bimodal emergence in the butterfly Maniola jurtina (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae) (L.). BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 49: 127-139. [PDF 475.33KB]

Goulson, D. 1993. An experimental evaluation of the function of hindwing spots in the Meadow Brown butterfly, Maniola jurtina (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyridae). ENTOMOLOGIST’S GAZETTE 44: 167-171.

Goulson, D. & Cory, J.S. 1993. Flower constancy and learning in the foraging behaviour of the green-veined white butterfly, Pieris napi. ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, 18 (4): 315-320. [PDF 922.91KB]




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