Andony Melathopoulos

Pollinator Health Extension Specialist , Pollinator Ecology/Ecotoxicology

Expertise: Bees and Pollinators

Programs: Oregon Master Beekeeper Program , Oregon Bee Atlas , Pollinator Steward Program


Andony Melathopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. OSU’s work around pollinator health comes from mandates passed by the Oregon Legislature. He has three primary responsibilities: 1) working with land managers on reducing pesticide exposure to bees and increasing bee habitat, 2) organizing a state-wide native bee survey (the Oregon Bee Atlas), 3) outreach to Oregonians on bee biodiversity, which includes hosting a weekly podcast on pollinator health (PolliNation). He also sits on the Steering Committee of the Oregon Bee Project, which coordinates pollinator health work across state agencies. In he was recognized as the 2018 US Pollinator Advocate by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC).

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