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Penelope Whitehorn

Dr. Penelope Whitehorn

Post Doctoral Fellow
group: Land Use Change and Climate
room: 258
phone: +49 8821 183 283
fax: +49 8821 735 73
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Research Interests

  • Distribution, abundance and health of bumblebees and other pollinators under changing environmental conditions, including land use change
  • The effects of agricultural pesticides (particularly neonicotinoids) and their role in the population declines of bumblebees and other beneficial invertebrates
  • Anthropogenic impacts on international biodiversity and ecosystem services

 

Résumé

Employment

since 6/2017 Researcher within the Land Use Change group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
2013-2017 Research Fellow in Biological and Environmental Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland
2011-2012 Terrestrial Ecologist, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Stirling, Scotland
2011-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological and Environmental Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland
2007-2011 PhD student in Biological and Environmental Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland
2007-2007 Ecologist for RPS Group Plc, UK
2005-2006 Research Officer for Society of Environmental Exploration (Frontier-Tanzania), Tanzania

Education

2007-2011 PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland
  Title of Ph.D. Thesis: "The impacts of inbreeding and parasitism on bumblebees"
2004-2005 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
1999-2003 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. with Honours) in Zoology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Publications


2018
Nicholls, E.; Botias, C.; Rotheray, E. L.; Whitehorn, P.; David, A.; Fowler, R.; David, T.; Feltham, H.; Swain, J. L.; Wells, P.; Hill, E. M.; Osborne, J. L.; Goulson, D.
Monitoring neonicotinoid exposure for bees in rural and peri-urban areas of the UK during the transition from pre- to post-moratorium.
2018. Environmental science & technology, 52 (16), 9391–9402. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b06573
2017
2015
Whitehorn, P. R.; Cook, N.; Blackburn, C. V.; Gill, S. M.; Green, J.; Shuker, D. M.
Sex allocation theory reveals a hidden cost of neonicotinoid exposure in a parasitoid wasp.
2015. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London / B, 282 (1807), 20150389. doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.0389Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
Van der Sluijs, J. P.; Amaral-Rogers, V.; Belzunces, L. P.; Bijleveld van Lexmond, M. F. I. J.; Bonmatin, J.-M.; Chagnon, M.; Downs, C. A.; Furlan, L.; Gibbons, D. W.; Giorio, C.; Girolami, V.; Goulson, D.; Kreutzweiser, D. P.; Krupke, C.; Liess, M.; Long, E.; McField, M.; Mineau, P.; Mitchell, E. A. D.; Morrissey, C. A.; Noome, D. A.; Pisa, L.; Settele, J.; Simon-Delso, N.; Stark, J. D.; Tapparo, A.; Van Dyck, H.; van Praagh, J.; Whitehorn, P. R.; Wiemers, M.
Conclusions of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment on the risks of neonicotinoids and fipronil to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.
2015. Environmental science and pollution research, 22 (1), 148–154. doi:10.1007/s11356-014-3229-5Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
Simon-Delso, N.; Amaral-Rogers, V.; Belzunces, L. P.; Bonmatin, J. M.; Chagnon, M.; Downs, C.; Furlan, L.; Gibbons, D. W.; Giorio, C.; Girolami, V.; Goulson, D.; Kreutzweiser, D. P.; Krupke, C. H.; Liess, M.; Long, E.; McField, M.; Mineau, P.; Mitchell, E. A. D.; Morrissey, C. A.; Noome, D. A.; Pisa, L.; Settele, J.; Stark, J. D.; Tapparo, A.; Van Dyck, H.; Van Praagh, J.; Van der Sluijs, J. P.; Whitehorn, P. R.; Wiemers, M.
Systemic insecticides (neonicotinoids and fipronil): trends, uses, mode of action and metabolites.
2015. Environmental science and pollution research, 22 (1), 5–34. doi:10.1007/s11356-014-3470-yFull text Full text of the publication as PDF document
2014
Whitehorn, P. R.; Tinsley, M. C.; Brown, M. J. F.; Darvill, B.; Goulson, D.
Genetic diversity and parasite prevalence in two species of bumblebee.
2014. Journal of insect conservation, 18 (4), 667–673. doi:10.1007/s10841-014-9673-1
2013
Whitehorn, P. R.; Tinsley, M. C.; Brown, M. J. F.; Goulson, D.
Investigating the impact of deploying commercial Bombus terrestris for crop pollination on pathogen dynamics in wild bumble bees.
2013. Journal of apicultural research & bee world, 52 (3), 149–157. doi:10.3896/IBRA.1.52.3.06
2012
Whitehorn, P. R.; O’Connor, S.; Wackers, F. L.; Goulson, D.
Neonicotinoid Pesticide Reduces Bumble Bee Colony Growth and Queen Production.
2012. Science, 336 (6079), 351–352. doi:10.1126/science.1215025
2011
Whitehorn, P. R.; Tinsley, M. C.; Brown, M. J. F.; Darvill, B.; Goulson, D.
Genetic diversity, parasite prevalence and immunity in wild bumblebees.
2011. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London / B, 278 (1709), 1195–1202. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1550
2009
Whitehorn, P. R.; Tinsley, M. C.; Goulson, D.
Kin recognition and inbreeding reluctance in bumblebees.
2009. Apidologie, 40 (6), 627–633. doi:10.1051/apido/2009050
Whitehorn, P. R.; Tinsley, M. C.; Brown, M. J. F.; Darvill, B.; Goulson, D.
Impacts of inbreeding on bumblebee colony fitness under field conditions.
2009. BMC evolutionary biology, 9 (1), 152. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-152Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
2004
Shuker, D. M.; Reece, S. E.; Whitehorn, P. R.; West, S. A.
Sib-mating does not lead to facultative sex ratio adjustment in the parasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis.
2004. Evolutionary ecology research, 6 (3), 473–480