Penelope R Whitehorn

Summary

Affiliation: University of Stirling
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Impacts of inbreeding on bumblebee colony fitness under field conditions
    Penelope R Whitehorn
    School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 9:152. 2009
  2. pmc Genetic diversity, parasite prevalence and immunity in wild bumblebees
    Penelope R Whitehorn
    School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1195-202. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Neonicotinoid pesticide reduces bumble bee colony growth and queen production
    Penelope R Whitehorn
    School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
    Science 336:351-2. 2012

Detail Information

Publications3

  1. pmc Impacts of inbreeding on bumblebee colony fitness under field conditions
    Penelope R Whitehorn
    School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 9:152. 2009
    ..Mating, hibernation and colony founding took place in the laboratory. Once colonies had produced 15 offspring they were placed in the field and left to forage under natural conditions...
  2. pmc Genetic diversity, parasite prevalence and immunity in wild bumblebees
    Penelope R Whitehorn
    School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1195-202. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that as insect populations lose heterozygosity, the impact of parasitism will increase, pushing threatened populations closer to extinction...
  3. doi request reprint Neonicotinoid pesticide reduces bumble bee colony growth and queen production
    Penelope R Whitehorn
    School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
    Science 336:351-2. 2012
    ..Given the scale of use of neonicotinoids, we suggest that they may be having a considerable negative impact on wild bumble bee populations across the developed world...