|Post:||Professor of Biology (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment)|
|Location:||Jms Building 5d20|
|International:||+44 1273 678843|
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For details of research and publications, go to: Goulson Lab
After a childhood chasing butterflies and collecting bird’s eggs, I studied Biology at Oxford University, and then did a PhD on butterfly ecology at Oxford Brookes University. Shortly afterwards I got a lectureship at University of Southampton, where I stayed for 11 years. It was there that I began to specialize in bumblebee ecology and conservation. In 2006 I became Professor of Biology and Stirling University. In 2006 I also founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, a charity devoted to reversing bumblebee declines. In 2013 I moved to Sussex University.
I have published over 200 scientific articles on the ecology of bees and other insects, and am author of Bumblebees; their behaviour, ecology and conservation (2010, Oxford University Press) and A Sting in the Tale (2013, Jonathan Cape), a popular science book about bumblebees.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2010 I was BBSRC "Social Innovator of the Year" and in 2013 I won the Marsh Award for Conservation Biology from the Zoological Society of London.
Insect ecology, behaviour and conservation, particularly bumblebees. Pollination and management of pollinator populations. Agro-ecology and sustainable farming. Impacts of pesticides on non-target organisms.
For full details of research and publications, go to: Goulson Lab
Graystock, Peter, Yates, Kathryn, Darvill, Ben, Goulson, Dave and Hughes, William O H (2013) Emerging dangers: deadly effects of an emergent parasite in a new pollinator host. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 114 (2). pp. 114-119. ISSN 0022-2011
Graystock, Peter, Yates, Kathryn, Evison, Sophie E F, Darvill, Ben, Goulson, Dave and Hughes, William O H (2013) The Trojan hives: pollinator pathogens, imported and distributed in bumblebee colonies. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50 (5). pp. 1207-1215. ISSN 0021-8901
Whitehorn, Penelope R, O'Connor, Stephanie, Wackers, Felix L and Goulson, Dave (2012) Neonicotinoid pesticide reduces bumble bee colony growth and queen production. Science, 336 (6079). pp. 351-352. ISSN 0036-8075
Whitehorn, Penelope R, Tinsley , Matthew C, Brown, Mark J F, Darvill, Ben and Goulson, Dave (2011) Genetic diversity, parasite prevalence and immunity in wild bumblebees. Proceedings B: Biological Sciences, 278 (1709). pp. 1195-1202. ISSN 0962-8452
Goulson, Dave, Lepais, Olivier, O'Connor, Stephanie, Osborne, Juliet L, Sanderson, Roy A, Cussans, John, Goffe, Louis and Darvill, Ben (2010) Effects of land use at a landscape scale on bumblebee nest density and survival. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47 (6). pp. 1207-1215. ISSN 0021-8901
Lepais, Olivier, Darvill, Ben, O'Connor, Stephanie, Osborne, Juliet L, Sanderson, Roy A, Cussans, John, Goffe, Louis and Goulson, Dave (2010) Estimation of bumblebee queen dispersal distances using sibship reconstruction method. Molecular Ecology, 19 (4). pp. 819-831. ISSN 0962-1083
Goulson, Dave, Stout, Jane C, Langley, John and Hughes, William O H (2000) Identity and function of scent marks deposited by foraging bumblebees. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 26 (12). pp. 2897-2911. ISSN 0098-0331