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Thompson, L.J., Stout, J.C., Stanley, D.A., (2023) Contrasting effects of fungicide and herbicide active ingredients and their formulations on bumblebee learning and behaviour, J Exp Biol, 226, (6), jeb245180. doi: (opens in a new window)10.1242/jeb.245180

Zioga, E., White, B., Stout, J.C. (2023) Pesticide mixtures detected in crop and non-target wild plant pollen and nectar, STOTEN, 879, p162971. DOI:(opens in a new window)10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.162971

Zioga, E., White, B., Stout, J.C., (2022) Glyphosate used as desiccant contaminates plant pollen and nectar of non-target plant species, Heliyon, 8, (12).(opens in a new window)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e12179

Straw, E.A., Kelly, E., Stanley, D.A., (2023). Self-reported assessment of compliance with pesticide rules. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, (254) 114692.(opens in a new window)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2023.114692

Cullen, M.G., Bliss L., Stanley, D.A., Carolan J.C. (2023) Investigating the effects of glyphosate on the bumblebee proteome and microbiota. Sci Total Environ, 864. DOI: (opens in a new window)10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.161074

Thompson, L.J., Smith, S., Stout, J.C., White, B., Zioga, E. & Stanley, D.A. (2022)Bumblebees can be exposed to the herbicide Glyphosate when foraging.(opens in a new window)Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,

López-Ballesteros, A., Delaney, A., Quirke, J., Stout, J.C., Saunders, M., Carolan, J.C., White, B. & Stanley, D.A. (2022)Assessing availability of European plant protection product data: an example evaluating basic area treated(opens in a new window)PeerJ, 10, e13586.

Vickneswaran, M., Carolan, J., White, Bl. (2021)Simultaneous determination of pesticides from soils: a comparison between QuEChERS extraction and Dutch mini-Luke extraction methods.A(opens in a new window)nalytical methods13, 5638-5650

Zioga, E., Kelly, R., White, B., Stout, J.C. (2020).Plant protection product residues in plant pollen and nectar: A review of current knowledge.(opens in a new window)Environmental Research109873

Cullen, M. G., L. J. Thompson, J. C. Carolan, J. C. Stout, and D. A. Stanley (2019).Fungicides, herbicides and bees: A systematic review of existing research and methods.(opens in a new window)PLoS ONE14:e0225743


Below are a sample of some of the project related presentations that have been delivered by the project team:

Linzi Thompson “Are Bees at Risk of Herbicide Exposure?” Scandinavian Association for Pollination Ecology, Ireland, October 2021.

Elena Zioga “Pesticide residues in pollen and nectar of crops and wild plants from agricultural fields in Ireland” Scandinavian Association for Pollination Ecology, Ireland, October 2021.

Alina Premrov “Insights into using HAIR2014 tool for estimating soil pesticide risks in Irish grasslands for selected herbicide active substances” European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, May 2022.

Elena Zioga “Characterising nine systemic pesticide residues in floral resources for bees” ONE – Health, Environment, Society – Conference 2022, June 2022.

Dara Stanley “Pesticides and bees; hazard, exposure and potential solutions” Environ 2022, Belfast. June 2022.

Elena Zioga “Residues of glyphosate in plant pollen and nectar” 11th European Conference on Pesticides and Related Organic Micropollutants in the Environment, Greece, June 2022.

Mathavan Vickneswaran “Establishing To What Extent Irish Agricultural Soils Are Contaminated With Pesticides” EnvChem2022, York, United Kingdom, July 2022.

Linzi Jay Thompson “Opposing effects of a fungicide on bumblebee colonies” Scandinavian Association for Pollination Ecology, October 2022.

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The PROTECTS project is funded by the (opens in a new window)Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine‘s Competitive Research Funding Programme (Grant Award No. 17/S/232)

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