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Entomologist receives $1 million grant to research the impact of pesticides on bees

Alexandra Harmon-Threatt will study neonicotinoids

A university professor has received a grant to conduct large-scale experiments on how certain pesticides are affecting soil and, subsequently, contributing to the overall decline in bee populations.

“We’re really interested in how pesticides—specifically neonicotinoids—affect pollinators in natural communities, particularly how they affect the soils,” said Alexandra Harmon-Threatt, professor of entomology.

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Publication Date: 07/27/2018
Editor: Jessica Bursztynsky