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Andony Melathopoulos

Pollinator Ecology/Ecotoxicology

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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).

Content by Andony Melathopoulos

175 - Marie Vicksta and Michael O'Loughlin - Pollinator Habitat on County Roadsides

Marie Vicksta has been with Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District since 2010. Marie provides technical assistance to landowners on farm conservation practices to improve water quality, reduce erosion and enhance wildlife habitat....

Andony Melathopoulos | Mar 2021 | Podcast episode

174 - Veronica Wignall - Whacking bees for science: Competitive exclusion between honey bees and bumblebees in the UK

Dr Veronica Wignall is a recent PhD graduate from the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI), which is based at the University of Sussex in Brighton, southeast UK. Her research explores several aspects of a big ...

Andony Melathopoulos | Mar 2021 | Podcast episode

173 - Jessica Rendon - Japanese beetle (is no friend of pollinators)

Jessica Rendon is with the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Insect Pest Prevention and Management Program. She works alongside her fellow entomologists and colleagues to monitor, identify, and eradicate invasive insect species from ...

Andony Melathopoulos | Mar 2021 | Podcast episode

172 - Theresa Pitts-Singer - Where next for managed solitary bees

Theresa Pitts-Singer is a Research Entomologist at theUSDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit in Logan, Utah. Her 18+ years of research on alfalfa leafcutting bees and blue orchard bees focuses on bee reproduction during crop ...

Andony Melathopoulos | Mar 2021 | Podcast episode

171 - Brittany Goodrich - How pollinator markets work

Brittney Goodrich is an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. She grew up in a rural farming community in Iowa where uncertainty in agricultural production and marketing ...

Andony Melathopoulos | Feb 2021 | Podcast episode

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