Declining Bee Populations and Technology

Ecology and Environment

MSI PI Marla Spivak (professor, Entomology), an internationally known expert on bees, appeared recently on PBS’s Newshour program in a segment about the decline of bee populations and possible technological solutions to that problem. Professor Spivak is among the bee experts interviewed during the segment. The video and transcript are on the PBS website: As Bee Populations Decline, Can Technology Help Fill the Gap?

Professor Spivak uses MSI for RNA-seq analysis in a number of studies of honeybees and native bees, as well as for processing and analysis of large video files.