Pollinators – Use and protection – University of Copenhagen

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Pollinators – Use and protection

From all over the world there are reported decrease in the stock of honey and wild bees. We also experience a decrease in the amount of species among wild bees and other pollinators, which also is a great concern in Denmark.
With both national and international speakers, this symposium tries to shed a light on the significance of pollinators and how to protect them.

Program

  • 9.00-9.40 CHECK-IN AND LIGHT BREAKFAST
  • 9.40-9.50 Introduction to the day - Vibeke Langer, University of Copenhagen & Anne E. Eskildsen, SEGES
  • 9.50-10.00 Welcome speech - Carsten Rahbek, University of Copenhagen

PART 1: STATUS, TRENDS AND VALUE OF POLLINATORS AND POLLINATION MODERATOR: VIBEKE LANGER

  • 10.00-10.15 Key messages from the IPBES Pollination Assessment - Thor Hjarsen, IPBES in Denmark
  • 10.15-10.35 Current status and recent trends of wild bees in Denmark - Claus Rasmussen, University of Aar-hus & Henning Bang Madsen, University of Copenhagen
  • 10.35-10.55 Bee keeping in Denmark: current status and environmental challenges - Ole Kilpinen, Danish Beekeepers Association
  • 10.55 -11.15 The importance of wild bees and honey bees for crop yield and quality - Lise Hansted, Univer-sity of Copenhagen

PART 2: DRIVERS OF CHANGE MODERATOR: ANNE ESKILDSEN

  • 11.15-12.00 Food and nesting resources as a limiting factor for wild bees in agricultural landscapes - Lynn Dicks, University of East Anglia
  • 12.00-13.00 LUNCH
  • 13.00-13.20 Competition between managed honey bees and wild bumble bees - what do we know? - Yoko Dupont, University of Aarhus
  • 13.20-13.50 Competition between wild bees and honey bees in crops – field studies from Sweden - Lina Herbertsson, Lund University
  • 13.50-14.30 Current knowledge of pesticide effects on pollinators - Björn Klatt, Lund University
  • 14.30-15.00 COFFEE BREAK

PART 3: MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION MODERATOR: VIBEKE LANGER

  • 15.00-15.15 Policy and strategies for pollinators in Denmark Ministry of Environment and Agriculture
  • 15.15-16.15 “Coaching for Pollination action” – 4-5 practical examples on actions in Denmark for pollinators Q&A sessions from expert panel (participants to be announced later)
  • 16:15-16.45 What works in pollinator conservation? Recommendations based on current knowledge - Lynn Dicks, University of East Anglia
  • 16.45-17.00 Was this useful & concluding remarks - Thor Hjarsen, IPBES in Denmark & N.n.

17.00-17.30 Networking and light snack.

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