It’s not just bees: Hoverflies as pollinators in Welsh grasslands
Our speaker this week is Andrew Lucas; Andrew is undertaking a PhD in the Biosciences department here at Swansea University. Andrew achieved his BSc in Ecology at University of East Anglia in 1984 and has previously worked for NRW, (previously CCW), before starting his PhD.
There is much concern about the decline of bees, but many other insects are important pollinators. This talk will give some background on one group of fly pollinators: the hoverflies. It will also describe my research, which is using traditional field methods and innovative molecular techniques to explore their role in pollination in grassland habitats.