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Professor Juliet Osborne

Professor Juliet Osborne

Chair in Applied Ecology

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 Environment and Sustainability Institute 0.12

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

 Office hours:

Monday 1-2pm (all year) and Thursdays 2-3pm (during term time).  Sometimes, these may have to be altered, so if you are going to visit, then please check first by emailing my p.a. Amrita: a.sharma4@exeter.ac.uk in case there have been any changes.

My research looks at how insects and plants interact within the environment, and their role in the provision of ecosystem services. My work includes the study of pollination and pest regulation in crops. I am particularly interested in conserving and promoting bee populations, and protecting and promoting wild flower and crop pollination. To achieve this, I work closely with beekeepers and conservation organisations.

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You can find out more by watching a two-minute video of me explaining my work.

 

Qualifications

1994 PhD in Pollination Ecology (University of Cambridge)
1989 BA Natural Sciences (University of Cambridge)

Career

2013 Chair in Applied Ecology, University of Exeter
2012 Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter
2008-2012 Programme Leader & Deputy Scientific Director of the Centre for Soils & Ecosystem Function, Rothamsted Research
2006-2008 Principal Investigator, Rothamsted Research
2002-2005 Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Rothamsted Research
1995-2002 Postdoctoral Researcher, Rothamsted Research

Research

Research interests

  • Insect behaviour and ecology
  • Impacts on pollination in farmland
  • Insect movement patterns across the landscape
  • Use of radar to track individual flying bees and butterflies
  • Effects of interactions between diseases and foraging patterns on bee populations
  • Modelling impacts of multiple stressors on bee populations

Research projects

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Becher MA, Twiston-Davies G, Penny TD, Goulson D, Rotheray EL, Osborne JL (2018). Bumble-BEEHAVE: a systems model for exploring multifactorial causes of bumblebee decline at individual, colony, population and community level. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(6), 2790-2801. Abstract.  Full text.
Phillips BB, Shaw RF, Holland MJ, Fry EL, Bardgett RD, Bullock JM, Osborne JL (2018). Drought reduces floral resources for pollinators. Global Change Biology, 24, 3226-3235. Full text.
Kennedy PJ, Ford SM, Poidatz J, Thiery D, Osborne JL (2018). Searching for nests of the invasive Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) using radio-telemetry. Communications Biology, 1 Abstract.  Full text.
Gill RJ, Baldock KCR, Brown MJF, Cresswell JE, Dicks LV, Fountain MT, Garratt MPD, Gough LA, Heard MS, Holland JM, et al (2016). Protecting an Ecosystem Service: Approaches to Understanding and Mitigating Threats to Wild Insect Pollinators. , 54, 135-206. Abstract.
Knapp JL, Bartlett LJ, Osborne JL (2016). Re-evaluating strategies for pollinator-dependent crops: How useful is parthenocarpy?. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(4), 1171-1179. Full text.
Carvell C, Bourke AFG, Osborne JL, Heard MS (2015). Effects of an agri-environment scheme on bumblebee reproduction at local and landscape scales. Basic and Applied Ecology, 16(6), 519-530. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Becher MA, Twiston-Davies G, Penny TD, Goulson D, Rotheray EL, Osborne JL (2018). Bumble-BEEHAVE: a systems model for exploring multifactorial causes of bumblebee decline at individual, colony, population and community level. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(6), 2790-2801. Abstract.  Full text.
Phillips BB, Shaw RF, Holland MJ, Fry EL, Bardgett RD, Bullock JM, Osborne JL (2018). Drought reduces floral resources for pollinators. Global Change Biology, 24, 3226-3235. Full text.
Nicholls E, Botías C, Rotheray EL, Whitehorn P, David A, Fowler R, David T, Feltham H, Swain JL, Wells P, et al (2018). Monitoring Neonicotinoid Exposure for Bees in Rural and Peri-urban Areas of the U.K. during the Transition from Pre- to Post-moratorium. Environ Sci Technol, 52(16), 9391-9402. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kennedy PJ, Ford SM, Poidatz J, Thiery D, Osborne JL (2018). Searching for nests of the invasive Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) using radio-telemetry. Communications Biology, 1 Abstract.  Full text.
Phillips BB, Williams A, Shaw RF, Osborne JL (2018). Shared traits make flies and bees effective pollinators of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Basic and Applied Ecology Full text.
Knapp JL, Osborne JL (2017). Courgette Production: Pollination Demand, Supply, and Value. Journal of Economic Entomology, 110(5), 1973-1979. Full text.
Mauchline AL, Cook SM, Powell W, Chapman JW, Osborne JL (2017). Migratory flight behaviour of the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus. Pest Manag Sci, 73(6), 1076-1082. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Rumkee JCO, Becher MA, Thorbek P, Osborne JL (2017). Modeling Effects of Honeybee Behaviors on the Distribution of Pesticide in Nectar within a Hive and Resultant in-Hive Exposure. Environ Sci Technol, 51(12), 6908-6917. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Carruthers JM, Cook SM, Wright GA, Osborne JL, Clark SJ, Haughton AJ (2017). Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) as a resource for farmland insect pollinators: quantifying floral traits in conventional varieties and breeding systems. GCB Bioenergy, 9, 1370-1379. Full text.
Rotheray EL, Osborne JL, Goulson D (2017). Quantifying the food requirements and effects of food stress on bumble bee colony development. Journal of Apicultural Research, 56(3), 288-299. Abstract.  Full text.
Becher MA, Grimm V, Knapp J, Horn J, Twiston-Davies G, Osborne JL (2016). BEESCOUT: a model of bee scouting behaviour and a software tool for characterizing nectar/pollen landscapes for BEEHAVE. Ecological Modelling, 340, 126-133. Abstract.  Full text.
Wells T, Wolf S, Nicholls E, Groll H, Lim KS, Clark SJ, Swain J, Osborne JL, Haughton AJ (2016). Flight performance of actively foraging honey bees is reduced by a common pathogen. Environmental Microbiology Reports Full text.
Wolf S, Nicholls E, Reynolds AM, Wells P, Lim KS, Paxton RJ, Osborne JL (2016). Optimal search patterns in honeybee orientation flights are robust against emerging infectious diseases. Scientific Reports, 6 Abstract.  Full text.
Henry M, Becher MA, Osborne JL, Kennedy PJ, Aupinel P, Bretagnolle V, Brun F, Grimm V, Horn J, Requier F, et al (2016). Predictive systems models can help elucidate bee declines driven by multiple combined stressors. Apidologie Full text.
Gill RJ, Baldock KCR, Brown MJF, Cresswell JE, Dicks LV, Fountain MT, Garratt MPD, Gough LA, Heard MS, Holland JM, et al (2016). Protecting an Ecosystem Service: Approaches to Understanding and Mitigating Threats to Wild Insect Pollinators. , 54, 135-206. Abstract.
Knapp JL, Bartlett LJ, Osborne JL (2016). Re-evaluating strategies for pollinator-dependent crops: How useful is parthenocarpy?. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(4), 1171-1179. Full text.
Carvell C, Bourke AFG, Osborne JL, Heard MS (2015). Effects of an agri-environment scheme on bumblebee reproduction at local and landscape scales. Basic and Applied Ecology, 16(6), 519-530. Abstract.  Full text.
Horn J, Becher MA, Kennedy PJ, Osborne JL, Grimm V (2015). Multiple stressors: using the honeybee model BEEHAVE to explore how spatial and temporal forage stress affects colony resilience. Oikos, 125(7), 1001-1016. Full text.
Rumkee JCO, Becher MA, Thorbek P, Kennedy PJ, Osborne JL (2015). Predicting Honeybee Colony Failure: Using the BEEHAVE Model to Simulate Colony Responses to Pesticides. Environ Sci Technol, 49(21), 12879-12887. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Becher MA, Grimm V, Thorbek P, Horn J, Kennedy PJ, Osborne JL (2014). BEEHAVE: a systems model of honeybee colony dynamics and foraging to explore multifactorial causes of colony failure. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(2), 470-482. Abstract.  Full text.
Fürst MA, McMahon DP, Osborne JL, Paxton RJ, Brown MJF (2014). Disease associations between honeybees and bumblebees as a threat to wild pollinators. Nature, 506(7488), 364-366. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Carvell C, Bourke AFG, Osborne JL, Heard MS (2014). Effects of an agri-environment scheme on bumblebee reproduction at local and landscape scales. Basic and Applied Ecology Abstract.
Wolf S, McMahon DP, Lim KS, Pull CD, Clark SJ, Paxton RJ, Osborne JL (2014). So near and yet so far: harmonic radar reveals reduced homing ability of Nosema infected honeybees. PLoS One, 9(8). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Mauchline AL, Cook SM, Powell W, Osborne JL (2013). Effects of non-host plant odour on Meligethes aeneus during immigration to oilseed rape. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 146(3), 313-320. Abstract.
Dicks LV, Abrahams A, Atkinson J, Biesmeijer J, Bourn N, Brown C, Brown MJF, Carvell C, Connolly C, Cresswell JE, et al (2013). Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6(3), 435-446. Abstract.
Becher MA, Osborne JL, Thorbek P, Kennedy PJ, Grimm V (2013). REVIEW: Towards a systems approach for understanding honeybee decline: a stocktaking and synthesis of existing models. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 50(4), 868-880. Author URL.  Full text.
Osborne JL, Smith A, Clark SJ, Reynolds DR, Barron MC, Lim KS, Reynolds AM (2013). The ontogeny of bumblebee flight trajectories: from naïve explorers to experienced foragers. PLoS One, 8(11). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vanbergen AJ, Initiative TIP (2013). Threats to an ecosystem service: pressures on pollinators. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 11(5), 251-259.
Becher MA, Osborne JL, Thorbek P, Kennedy PJ, Grimm V (2013). Towards a systems approach for understanding honeybee decline: a stocktaking and synthesis of existing models. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(4), 868-880. Abstract.
Becher MA, Osborne JL, Thorbek P, Kennedy PJ, Grimm V (2013). Towards a systems approach for understanding honeybee decline: a stocktaking and synthesis of existing models. Journal of Applied Ecology
Bull JC, Ryabov EV, Prince G, Mead A, Zhang C, Baxter LA, Pell JK, Osborne JL, Chandler D (2012). A Strong Immune Response in Young Adult Honeybees Masks Their Increased Susceptibility to Infection Compared to Older Bees. PLOS PATHOGENS, 8(12). Author URL.  Full text.
Osborne JL (2012). Ecology: Bumblebees and pesticides. Nature, 491(7422), 43-45. Author URL.
Dicks LV, Abrahams A, Atkinson J, Biesmeijer J, Bourn N, Brown C, Brown MJ, Carvell C, Connolly C, Cresswell JE, et al (2012). Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity
Lihoreau M, Raine NE, Reynolds AM, Stelzer RJ, Lim KS, Smith AD, Osborne JL, Chittka L (2012). Radar Tracking and Motion-Sensitive Cameras on Flowers Reveal the Development of Pollinator Multi-Destination Routes over Large Spatial Scales. PLoS Biology, 10(9). Abstract.  Full text.
Lye GC, Osborne JL, Park KJ, Goulson D (2012). Using citizen science to monitor Bombus populations in the UK: Nesting ecology and relative abundance in the urban environment. Journal of Insect Conservation, 16(5), 697-707. Abstract.
Carvell C, Osborne JL, Bourke AFG, Freeman SN, Pywell RF, Heard MS (2011). Bumble bee species' responses to a targeted conservation measure depend on landscape context and habitat quality. Ecological Applications, 21(5), 1760-1771. Abstract.
Lye GC, Jennings SN, Osborne JL, Goulson D (2011). Impacts of the use of nonnative commercial bumble bees for pollinator supplementation in raspberry. Journal of Economic Entomology, 104(1), 107-114. Abstract.
Lye GC, Osborne JL, Park KJ, Goulson D (2011). Using citizen science to monitor Bombus populations in the UK: nesting ecology and relative abundance in the urban environment. Journal of Insect Conservation, 1-11.
Goulson D, Lepais O, O'Connor S, Osborne JL, Sanderson RA, Cussans J, Goffe L, Darvill B (2010). Effects of land use at a landscape scale on bumblebee nest density and survival. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47(6), 1207-1215. Abstract.
Lepais O, Darvill B, O'Connor S, Osborne JL, Sanderson RA, Cussans J, Goffe L, Goulson D (2010). Estimation of bumblebee queen dispersal distances using sibship reconstruction method. Molecular Ecology, 19(4), 819-831. Abstract.
Jacobs JH, Clark SJ, Denholm I, Goulson D, Stoate C, Osborne JL (2010). Pollinator effectiveness and fruit set in common ivy, Hedera helix (Araliaceae). Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 4(1), 19-28. Abstract.
Cussans J, Goulson D, Sanderson R, Goffe L, Darvill B, Osborne JL (2010). Two bee-pollinated plant species show higher seed production when grown in gardens compared to arable farmland. PLoS One, 5(7). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lye G, Park K, Osborne J, Holland J, Goulson D (2009). Assessing the value of Rural Stewardship schemes for providing foraging resources and nesting habitat for bumblebee queens (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Biological Conservation, 142(10), 2023-2032. Abstract.
Knight ME, Osborne JL, Sanderson RA, Hale RJ, Martin AP, Goulson D (2009). Bumblebee nest density and the scale of available forage in arable landscapes. INSECT CONSERVATION AND DIVERSITY, 2(2), 116-124. Author URL.
Williams PH, Osborne JL (2009). Bumblebee vulnerability and conservation world-wide. Apidologie, 40(3), 367-387. Abstract.
Niitepõald K, Smith AD, Osborne JL, Reynolds DR, Carreck NL, Martin AP, Marden JH, Ovaskainen O, Hanski I (2009). Flight metabolic rate and Pgi genotype influence butterfly dispersal rate in the field. Ecology, 90(8), 2223-2232. Abstract.
Reynolds AM, Swain JL, Smith AD, Martin AP, Osborne JL (2009). Honeybees use a Levy flight search strategy and odour-mediated anemotaxis to relocate food sources. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 64(1), 115-123. Author URL.
Jacobs JH, Clark SJ, Denholm I, Goulson D, Stoate C, Osborne JL (2009). Pollination biology of fruit-bearing hedgerow plants and the role of flower-visiting insects in fruit-set. Ann Bot, 104(7), 1397-1404. Abstract.  Author URL.
Osborne JL, Martin AP, Carreck NL, Swain JL, Knight ME, Goulson D, Hale RJ, Sanderson RA (2008). Bumblebee flight distances in relation to the forage landscape. J Anim Ecol, 77(2), 406-415. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cullen DW, Squire GR, McNicol JW, Jacobs JH, Osborne JL, Ford L, Ramsay G, Scrimgeour C, Young MW (2008). Development and validation of gas chromatography and real-time quantitative PCR for the quantification of landscape-scale gene flow from varieties of high erucic acid (HEAR) oilseed rape. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 88(13), 2253-2264. Abstract.
Mauchline AL, Birkett MA, Woodcock CM, Pickett JA, Osborne JL, Powell W (2008). Electrophysiological and behavioural responses of the pollen beetle, Meligethes aeneus, to volatiles from a non-host plant, lavender, Lavandula angustifolia (Lamiaceae). Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 2(2), 109-115. Abstract.
Damgaard C, Simonsen V, Osborne JL (2008). Prediction of pollen-mediated gene flow between fields of red clover (Trifolium pratense). Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 13(4), 483-490. Abstract.
Osborne JL, Martin AP, Shortall CR, Todd AD, Goulson D, Knight ME, Hale RJ, Sanderson RA (2008). Quantifying and comparing bumblebee nest densities in gardens and countryside habitats. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45(3), 784-792. Abstract.
Ovaskainen O, Smith AD, Osborne JL, Reynolds DR, Carreck NL, Martin AP, Niitepõld K, Hanski I (2008). Tracking butterfly movements with harmonic radar reveals an effect of population age on movement distance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(49), 19090-19095. Abstract.
Reynolds AM, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Carreck NL, Osborne JL (2007). Honeybees perform optimal scale-free searching flights when attempting to locate a food source. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(21), 3763-3770. Abstract.
Reynolds AM, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Carreck NL, Osborne JL (2007). Honeybees perform optimal scale-free searching flights when attempting to locate a food source. J Exp Biol, 210(Pt 21), 3763-3770. Abstract.  Author URL.
Heard MS, Carvell C, Carreck NL, Rothery P, Osborne JL, Bourke AFG (2007). Landscape context not patch size determines bumble-bee density on flower mixtures sown for agri-environment schemes. Biology Letters, 3(6), 638-641. Abstract.
Martin AP, Carreck NL, Swain JL, Goulson D, Knight ME, Hale RJ, Sanderson RA, Osborne JL (2006). A modular system for trapping and mass-marking bumblebees: Applications for studying food choice and foraging range. Apidologie, 37(3), 341-350. Abstract.
Knight ME, Martin AP, Bishop S, Osborne JL, Hale RJ, Sanderson RA, Goulson D (2005). An interspecific comparison of foraging range and nest density of four bumblebee (Bombus) species. Molecular Ecology, 14(6), 1811-1820. Abstract.
Bohan DA, Boffey CWH, Brooks DR, Clark SJ, Dewar AM, Firbank LG, Haughton AJ, Hawes C, Heard MS, May MJ, et al (2005). Effects on weed and invertebrate abundance and diversity of herbicide management in genetically modified herbicide-tolerant winter-sown oilseed rape. Proc Biol Sci, 272(1562), 463-474. Abstract.  Author URL.
Mauchline AL, Osborne JL, Martin AP, Poppy GM, Powell W (2005). The effects of non-host plant essential oil volatiles on the behaviour of the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus. ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA, 114(3), 181-188. Author URL.
Cant ET, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Osborne JL (2005). Tracking butterfly flight paths across the landscape with harmonic radar. Proc Biol Sci, 272(1565), 785-790. Abstract.  Author URL.
Mauchline AL, Osborne JL, Powell W (2004). Feeding responses of carabid beetles to dimethoate-contaminated prey. AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST ENTOMOLOGY, 6(2), 99-104. Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Osborne JL (2004). The effect of patch size and separation on bumblebee foraging in oilseed rape: implications for gene flow. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41(3), 539-546.
Firbank LG, Heard MS, Woiwod IP, Hawes C, Haughton AJ, Champion GT, Scott RJ, Hill MO, Dewar AM, Squire GR, et al (2003). An introduction to the Farm-Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 40(1), 2-16. Author URL.
Haughton AJ, Champion GT, Hawes C, Heard MS, Brooks DR, Bohan DA, Clark SJ, Dewar AM, Firbank LG, Osborne JL, et al (2003). Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional spring crops. II. Within-field epigeal and aerial arthropods. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 358(1439), 1863-1877. Abstract.  Author URL.
Roy DB, Bohan DA, Haughton AJ, Hill MO, Osborne JL, Clark SJ, Perry JN, Rothery P, Scott RJ, Brooks DR, et al (2003). Invertebrates and vegetation of field margins adjacent to crops subject to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 358(1439), 1879-1898. Author URL.
Squire GR, Brooks DR, Bohan DA, Champion GT, Daniels RE, Haughton AJ, Hawes C, Heard MS, Hill MO, May MJ, et al (2003). On the rationale and interpretation of the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 358(1439), 1779-1799. Author URL.
Hawes C, Haughton AJ, Osborne JL, Roy DB, Clark SJ, Perry JN, Rothery P, Bohan DA, Brooks DR, Champion GT, et al (2003). Responses of plants and invertebrate trophic groups to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herb icide-tolerant crops. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 358(1439), 1899-1913. Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Bell SA, Osborne JL (2002). A model of pollinator-mediated gene flow between plant populations with numerical solutions for bumblebees pollinating oilseed rape. Oikos, 98(3), 375-384.
Osborne JL, Williams IH, Marshall AH, Michaelson-Yeates TPT (2001). Pollination and gene flow in white clover, growing in a patchy habitat. Acta Horticulturae, 561, 35-40. Abstract.
Osborne JL, Williams IH (2001). Site constancy of bumble bees in an experimentally patchy habitat. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 83(1-2), 129-141. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Osborne JL, Goulson D (2000). An economic model of the limits to foraging range in central place foragers with numerical solutions for bumblebees. Ecological Entomology, 25(3), 249-255. Abstract.
Capaldi EA, Smith AD, Osborne JL, Fahrbach SE, Farris SM, Reynolds DR, Edwards AS, Martin A, Robinson GE, Poppy GM, et al (2000). Ontogeny of orientation flight in the honeybee revealed by harmonic radar. Nature, 403(6769), 537-540. Abstract.
Osborne JL, Clark SJ, Morris RJ, Williams IH, Riley JR, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Edwards AS (1999). A landscape-scale study of bumble bee foraging range and constancy, using harmonic radar. Journal of Applied Ecology, 36(4), 519-533. Abstract.
Riley JR, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Edwards AS, Osborne JL, Williams IH, McCartney HA (1999). Compensation for wind drift by bumble-bees. NATURE, 400(6740), 126-126. Author URL.
Osborne JL, Awmack CS, Clark SJ, Williams IH, Mills VC (1997). Nectar and flower production in Vicia faba L (field bean) at ambient and elevated carbon dioxide. Apidologie, 28(1), 43-55. Abstract.
Osborne JL (1996). Focusing on bumble bees. BEE WORLD, 77(1), 57-61. Author URL.
Riley JR, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Edwards AS, Osborne JL, Williams IH, Carreck NL, Poppy GM (1996). Tracking bees with harmonic radar. NATURE, 379(6560), 29-30. Author URL.
OSBORNE JL, SAVILLE NM (1992). BUMBLE BEES - SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT. BEE WORLD, 73(4), 215-216. Author URL.
WILLIAMS IH, CORBET SA, OSBORNE JL (1991). BEEKEEPING, WILD BEES AND POLLINATION IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY. BEE WORLD, 72(4), 170-180. Author URL.
CORBET SA, WILLIAMS IH, OSBORNE JL (1991). BEES AND THE POLLINATION OF CROPS AND WILD FLOWERS IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY. BEE WORLD, 72(2), 47-59. Author URL.
OSBORNE JL, WILLIAMS IH, CORBET SA (1991). BEES, POLLINATION AND HABITAT CHANGE IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY. BEE WORLD, 72(3), 99-116. Author URL.

Chapters

Grimm V, Becher MA, Kennedy P, Thorbek P, Osborne J (2014). Ecological Modeling for Pesticide Risk Assessment for Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. In  (Ed) Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators, 149-162.  Abstract.
Osborne J, Loxdale HD, Woiwood IP (2002). Monitoring insect dispersal: methods and approaches. In  (Ed) , 24-49.  Author URL.

Conferences

Osborne JL, Williams IH, Carreck NL, Poppy GM, Riley JR, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Edwards AS (1997). Harmonic radar: a new technique for investigating bumblebee and honeybee foraging flight.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2018

Becher MA, Twiston-Davies G, Penny TD, Goulson D, Rotheray EL, Osborne JL (2018). Bumble-BEEHAVE: a systems model for exploring multifactorial causes of bumblebee decline at individual, colony, population and community level. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(6), 2790-2801. Abstract.  Full text.
Phillips BB, Shaw RF, Holland MJ, Fry EL, Bardgett RD, Bullock JM, Osborne JL (2018). Drought reduces floral resources for pollinators. Global Change Biology, 24, 3226-3235. Full text.
Nicholls E, Botías C, Rotheray EL, Whitehorn P, David A, Fowler R, David T, Feltham H, Swain JL, Wells P, et al (2018). Monitoring Neonicotinoid Exposure for Bees in Rural and Peri-urban Areas of the U.K. during the Transition from Pre- to Post-moratorium. Environ Sci Technol, 52(16), 9391-9402. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kennedy PJ, Ford SM, Poidatz J, Thiery D, Osborne JL (2018). Searching for nests of the invasive Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) using radio-telemetry. Communications Biology, 1 Abstract.  Full text.
Phillips BB, Williams A, Shaw RF, Osborne JL (2018). Shared traits make flies and bees effective pollinators of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Basic and Applied Ecology Full text.

2017

Knapp JL, Osborne JL (2017). Courgette Production: Pollination Demand, Supply, and Value. Journal of Economic Entomology, 110(5), 1973-1979. Full text.
Mauchline AL, Cook SM, Powell W, Chapman JW, Osborne JL (2017). Migratory flight behaviour of the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus. Pest Manag Sci, 73(6), 1076-1082. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Rumkee JCO, Becher MA, Thorbek P, Osborne JL (2017). Modeling Effects of Honeybee Behaviors on the Distribution of Pesticide in Nectar within a Hive and Resultant in-Hive Exposure. Environ Sci Technol, 51(12), 6908-6917. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Carruthers JM, Cook SM, Wright GA, Osborne JL, Clark SJ, Haughton AJ (2017). Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) as a resource for farmland insect pollinators: quantifying floral traits in conventional varieties and breeding systems. GCB Bioenergy, 9, 1370-1379. Full text.
Rotheray EL, Osborne JL, Goulson D (2017). Quantifying the food requirements and effects of food stress on bumble bee colony development. Journal of Apicultural Research, 56(3), 288-299. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Becher MA, Grimm V, Knapp J, Horn J, Twiston-Davies G, Osborne JL (2016). BEESCOUT: a model of bee scouting behaviour and a software tool for characterizing nectar/pollen landscapes for BEEHAVE. Ecological Modelling, 340, 126-133. Abstract.  Full text.
Wells T, Wolf S, Nicholls E, Groll H, Lim KS, Clark SJ, Swain J, Osborne JL, Haughton AJ (2016). Flight performance of actively foraging honey bees is reduced by a common pathogen. Environmental Microbiology Reports Full text.
Wolf S, Nicholls E, Reynolds AM, Wells P, Lim KS, Paxton RJ, Osborne JL (2016). Optimal search patterns in honeybee orientation flights are robust against emerging infectious diseases. Scientific Reports, 6 Abstract.  Full text.
Henry M, Becher MA, Osborne JL, Kennedy PJ, Aupinel P, Bretagnolle V, Brun F, Grimm V, Horn J, Requier F, et al (2016). Predictive systems models can help elucidate bee declines driven by multiple combined stressors. Apidologie Full text.
Gill RJ, Baldock KCR, Brown MJF, Cresswell JE, Dicks LV, Fountain MT, Garratt MPD, Gough LA, Heard MS, Holland JM, et al (2016). Protecting an Ecosystem Service: Approaches to Understanding and Mitigating Threats to Wild Insect Pollinators. , 54, 135-206. Abstract.
Knapp JL, Bartlett LJ, Osborne JL (2016). Re-evaluating strategies for pollinator-dependent crops: How useful is parthenocarpy?. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(4), 1171-1179. Full text.

2015

Carvell C, Bourke AFG, Osborne JL, Heard MS (2015). Effects of an agri-environment scheme on bumblebee reproduction at local and landscape scales. Basic and Applied Ecology, 16(6), 519-530. Abstract.  Full text.
Horn J, Becher MA, Kennedy PJ, Osborne JL, Grimm V (2015). Multiple stressors: using the honeybee model BEEHAVE to explore how spatial and temporal forage stress affects colony resilience. Oikos, 125(7), 1001-1016. Full text.
Rumkee JCO, Becher MA, Thorbek P, Kennedy PJ, Osborne JL (2015). Predicting Honeybee Colony Failure: Using the BEEHAVE Model to Simulate Colony Responses to Pesticides. Environ Sci Technol, 49(21), 12879-12887. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Becher MA, Grimm V, Thorbek P, Horn J, Kennedy PJ, Osborne JL (2014). BEEHAVE: a systems model of honeybee colony dynamics and foraging to explore multifactorial causes of colony failure. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(2), 470-482. Abstract.  Full text.
Fürst MA, McMahon DP, Osborne JL, Paxton RJ, Brown MJF (2014). Disease associations between honeybees and bumblebees as a threat to wild pollinators. Nature, 506(7488), 364-366. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Grimm V, Becher MA, Kennedy P, Thorbek P, Osborne J (2014). Ecological Modeling for Pesticide Risk Assessment for Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. In  (Ed) Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators, 149-162.  Abstract.
Carvell C, Bourke AFG, Osborne JL, Heard MS (2014). Effects of an agri-environment scheme on bumblebee reproduction at local and landscape scales. Basic and Applied Ecology Abstract.
Wolf S, McMahon DP, Lim KS, Pull CD, Clark SJ, Paxton RJ, Osborne JL (2014). So near and yet so far: harmonic radar reveals reduced homing ability of Nosema infected honeybees. PLoS One, 9(8). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Mauchline AL, Cook SM, Powell W, Osborne JL (2013). Effects of non-host plant odour on Meligethes aeneus during immigration to oilseed rape. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 146(3), 313-320. Abstract.
Dicks LV, Abrahams A, Atkinson J, Biesmeijer J, Bourn N, Brown C, Brown MJF, Carvell C, Connolly C, Cresswell JE, et al (2013). Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6(3), 435-446. Abstract.
Becher MA, Osborne JL, Thorbek P, Kennedy PJ, Grimm V (2013). REVIEW: Towards a systems approach for understanding honeybee decline: a stocktaking and synthesis of existing models. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 50(4), 868-880. Author URL.  Full text.
Osborne JL, Smith A, Clark SJ, Reynolds DR, Barron MC, Lim KS, Reynolds AM (2013). The ontogeny of bumblebee flight trajectories: from naïve explorers to experienced foragers. PLoS One, 8(11). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vanbergen AJ, Initiative TIP (2013). Threats to an ecosystem service: pressures on pollinators. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 11(5), 251-259.
Becher MA, Osborne JL, Thorbek P, Kennedy PJ, Grimm V (2013). Towards a systems approach for understanding honeybee decline: a stocktaking and synthesis of existing models. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(4), 868-880. Abstract.
Becher MA, Osborne JL, Thorbek P, Kennedy PJ, Grimm V (2013). Towards a systems approach for understanding honeybee decline: a stocktaking and synthesis of existing models. Journal of Applied Ecology

2012

Bull JC, Ryabov EV, Prince G, Mead A, Zhang C, Baxter LA, Pell JK, Osborne JL, Chandler D (2012). A Strong Immune Response in Young Adult Honeybees Masks Their Increased Susceptibility to Infection Compared to Older Bees. PLOS PATHOGENS, 8(12). Author URL.  Full text.
Osborne JL (2012). Ecology: Bumblebees and pesticides. Nature, 491(7422), 43-45. Author URL.
Dicks LV, Abrahams A, Atkinson J, Biesmeijer J, Bourn N, Brown C, Brown MJ, Carvell C, Connolly C, Cresswell JE, et al (2012). Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity
Lihoreau M, Raine NE, Reynolds AM, Stelzer RJ, Lim KS, Smith AD, Osborne JL, Chittka L (2012). Radar Tracking and Motion-Sensitive Cameras on Flowers Reveal the Development of Pollinator Multi-Destination Routes over Large Spatial Scales. PLoS Biology, 10(9). Abstract.  Full text.
Lye GC, Osborne JL, Park KJ, Goulson D (2012). Using citizen science to monitor Bombus populations in the UK: Nesting ecology and relative abundance in the urban environment. Journal of Insect Conservation, 16(5), 697-707. Abstract.

2011

Carvell C, Osborne JL, Bourke AFG, Freeman SN, Pywell RF, Heard MS (2011). Bumble bee species' responses to a targeted conservation measure depend on landscape context and habitat quality. Ecological Applications, 21(5), 1760-1771. Abstract.
Lye GC, Jennings SN, Osborne JL, Goulson D (2011). Impacts of the use of nonnative commercial bumble bees for pollinator supplementation in raspberry. Journal of Economic Entomology, 104(1), 107-114. Abstract.
Lye GC, Osborne JL, Park KJ, Goulson D (2011). Using citizen science to monitor Bombus populations in the UK: nesting ecology and relative abundance in the urban environment. Journal of Insect Conservation, 1-11.

2010

Goulson D, Lepais O, O'Connor S, Osborne JL, Sanderson RA, Cussans J, Goffe L, Darvill B (2010). Effects of land use at a landscape scale on bumblebee nest density and survival. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47(6), 1207-1215. Abstract.
Lepais O, Darvill B, O'Connor S, Osborne JL, Sanderson RA, Cussans J, Goffe L, Goulson D (2010). Estimation of bumblebee queen dispersal distances using sibship reconstruction method. Molecular Ecology, 19(4), 819-831. Abstract.
Jacobs JH, Clark SJ, Denholm I, Goulson D, Stoate C, Osborne JL (2010). Pollinator effectiveness and fruit set in common ivy, Hedera helix (Araliaceae). Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 4(1), 19-28. Abstract.
Cussans J, Goulson D, Sanderson R, Goffe L, Darvill B, Osborne JL (2010). Two bee-pollinated plant species show higher seed production when grown in gardens compared to arable farmland. PLoS One, 5(7). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2009

Lye G, Park K, Osborne J, Holland J, Goulson D (2009). Assessing the value of Rural Stewardship schemes for providing foraging resources and nesting habitat for bumblebee queens (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Biological Conservation, 142(10), 2023-2032. Abstract.
Knight ME, Osborne JL, Sanderson RA, Hale RJ, Martin AP, Goulson D (2009). Bumblebee nest density and the scale of available forage in arable landscapes. INSECT CONSERVATION AND DIVERSITY, 2(2), 116-124. Author URL.
Williams PH, Osborne JL (2009). Bumblebee vulnerability and conservation world-wide. Apidologie, 40(3), 367-387. Abstract.
Niitepõald K, Smith AD, Osborne JL, Reynolds DR, Carreck NL, Martin AP, Marden JH, Ovaskainen O, Hanski I (2009). Flight metabolic rate and Pgi genotype influence butterfly dispersal rate in the field. Ecology, 90(8), 2223-2232. Abstract.
Reynolds AM, Swain JL, Smith AD, Martin AP, Osborne JL (2009). Honeybees use a Levy flight search strategy and odour-mediated anemotaxis to relocate food sources. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 64(1), 115-123. Author URL.
Jacobs JH, Clark SJ, Denholm I, Goulson D, Stoate C, Osborne JL (2009). Pollination biology of fruit-bearing hedgerow plants and the role of flower-visiting insects in fruit-set. Ann Bot, 104(7), 1397-1404. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Osborne JL, Martin AP, Carreck NL, Swain JL, Knight ME, Goulson D, Hale RJ, Sanderson RA (2008). Bumblebee flight distances in relation to the forage landscape. J Anim Ecol, 77(2), 406-415. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cullen DW, Squire GR, McNicol JW, Jacobs JH, Osborne JL, Ford L, Ramsay G, Scrimgeour C, Young MW (2008). Development and validation of gas chromatography and real-time quantitative PCR for the quantification of landscape-scale gene flow from varieties of high erucic acid (HEAR) oilseed rape. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 88(13), 2253-2264. Abstract.
Mauchline AL, Birkett MA, Woodcock CM, Pickett JA, Osborne JL, Powell W (2008). Electrophysiological and behavioural responses of the pollen beetle, Meligethes aeneus, to volatiles from a non-host plant, lavender, Lavandula angustifolia (Lamiaceae). Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 2(2), 109-115. Abstract.
Damgaard C, Simonsen V, Osborne JL (2008). Prediction of pollen-mediated gene flow between fields of red clover (Trifolium pratense). Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 13(4), 483-490. Abstract.
Osborne JL, Martin AP, Shortall CR, Todd AD, Goulson D, Knight ME, Hale RJ, Sanderson RA (2008). Quantifying and comparing bumblebee nest densities in gardens and countryside habitats. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45(3), 784-792. Abstract.
Ovaskainen O, Smith AD, Osborne JL, Reynolds DR, Carreck NL, Martin AP, Niitepõld K, Hanski I (2008). Tracking butterfly movements with harmonic radar reveals an effect of population age on movement distance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(49), 19090-19095. Abstract.

2007

Reynolds AM, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Carreck NL, Osborne JL (2007). Honeybees perform optimal scale-free searching flights when attempting to locate a food source. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(21), 3763-3770. Abstract.
Reynolds AM, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Carreck NL, Osborne JL (2007). Honeybees perform optimal scale-free searching flights when attempting to locate a food source. J Exp Biol, 210(Pt 21), 3763-3770. Abstract.  Author URL.
Heard MS, Carvell C, Carreck NL, Rothery P, Osborne JL, Bourke AFG (2007). Landscape context not patch size determines bumble-bee density on flower mixtures sown for agri-environment schemes. Biology Letters, 3(6), 638-641. Abstract.

2006

Martin AP, Carreck NL, Swain JL, Goulson D, Knight ME, Hale RJ, Sanderson RA, Osborne JL (2006). A modular system for trapping and mass-marking bumblebees: Applications for studying food choice and foraging range. Apidologie, 37(3), 341-350. Abstract.

2005

Knight ME, Martin AP, Bishop S, Osborne JL, Hale RJ, Sanderson RA, Goulson D (2005). An interspecific comparison of foraging range and nest density of four bumblebee (Bombus) species. Molecular Ecology, 14(6), 1811-1820. Abstract.
Bohan DA, Boffey CWH, Brooks DR, Clark SJ, Dewar AM, Firbank LG, Haughton AJ, Hawes C, Heard MS, May MJ, et al (2005). Effects on weed and invertebrate abundance and diversity of herbicide management in genetically modified herbicide-tolerant winter-sown oilseed rape. Proc Biol Sci, 272(1562), 463-474. Abstract.  Author URL.
Mauchline AL, Osborne JL, Martin AP, Poppy GM, Powell W (2005). The effects of non-host plant essential oil volatiles on the behaviour of the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus. ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA, 114(3), 181-188. Author URL.
Cant ET, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Osborne JL (2005). Tracking butterfly flight paths across the landscape with harmonic radar. Proc Biol Sci, 272(1565), 785-790. Abstract.  Author URL.

2004

Mauchline AL, Osborne JL, Powell W (2004). Feeding responses of carabid beetles to dimethoate-contaminated prey. AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST ENTOMOLOGY, 6(2), 99-104. Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Osborne JL (2004). The effect of patch size and separation on bumblebee foraging in oilseed rape: implications for gene flow. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41(3), 539-546.

2003

Firbank LG, Heard MS, Woiwod IP, Hawes C, Haughton AJ, Champion GT, Scott RJ, Hill MO, Dewar AM, Squire GR, et al (2003). An introduction to the Farm-Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 40(1), 2-16. Author URL.
Haughton AJ, Champion GT, Hawes C, Heard MS, Brooks DR, Bohan DA, Clark SJ, Dewar AM, Firbank LG, Osborne JL, et al (2003). Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional spring crops. II. Within-field epigeal and aerial arthropods. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 358(1439), 1863-1877. Abstract.  Author URL.
Roy DB, Bohan DA, Haughton AJ, Hill MO, Osborne JL, Clark SJ, Perry JN, Rothery P, Scott RJ, Brooks DR, et al (2003). Invertebrates and vegetation of field margins adjacent to crops subject to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 358(1439), 1879-1898. Author URL.
Squire GR, Brooks DR, Bohan DA, Champion GT, Daniels RE, Haughton AJ, Hawes C, Heard MS, Hill MO, May MJ, et al (2003). On the rationale and interpretation of the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 358(1439), 1779-1799. Author URL.
Hawes C, Haughton AJ, Osborne JL, Roy DB, Clark SJ, Perry JN, Rothery P, Bohan DA, Brooks DR, Champion GT, et al (2003). Responses of plants and invertebrate trophic groups to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herb icide-tolerant crops. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 358(1439), 1899-1913. Author URL.

2002

Cresswell JE, Bell SA, Osborne JL (2002). A model of pollinator-mediated gene flow between plant populations with numerical solutions for bumblebees pollinating oilseed rape. Oikos, 98(3), 375-384.
Osborne J, Loxdale HD, Woiwood IP (2002). Monitoring insect dispersal: methods and approaches. In  (Ed) , 24-49.  Author URL.

2001

Osborne JL, Williams IH, Marshall AH, Michaelson-Yeates TPT (2001). Pollination and gene flow in white clover, growing in a patchy habitat. Acta Horticulturae, 561, 35-40. Abstract.
Osborne JL, Williams IH (2001). Site constancy of bumble bees in an experimentally patchy habitat. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 83(1-2), 129-141. Abstract.

2000

Cresswell JE, Osborne JL, Goulson D (2000). An economic model of the limits to foraging range in central place foragers with numerical solutions for bumblebees. Ecological Entomology, 25(3), 249-255. Abstract.
Capaldi EA, Smith AD, Osborne JL, Fahrbach SE, Farris SM, Reynolds DR, Edwards AS, Martin A, Robinson GE, Poppy GM, et al (2000). Ontogeny of orientation flight in the honeybee revealed by harmonic radar. Nature, 403(6769), 537-540. Abstract.

1999

Osborne JL, Clark SJ, Morris RJ, Williams IH, Riley JR, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Edwards AS (1999). A landscape-scale study of bumble bee foraging range and constancy, using harmonic radar. Journal of Applied Ecology, 36(4), 519-533. Abstract.
Riley JR, Reynolds DR, Smith AD, Edwards AS, Osborne JL, Williams IH, McCartney HA (1999). Compensation for wind drift by bumble-bees. NATURE, 400(6740), 126-126. Author URL.

1997

Osborne JL, Williams IH, Carreck NL, Poppy GM, Riley JR, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Edwards AS (1997). Harmonic radar: a new technique for investigating bumblebee and honeybee foraging flight.  Author URL.
Osborne JL, Awmack CS, Clark SJ, Williams IH, Mills VC (1997). Nectar and flower production in Vicia faba L (field bean) at ambient and elevated carbon dioxide. Apidologie, 28(1), 43-55. Abstract.

1996

Osborne JL (1996). Focusing on bumble bees. BEE WORLD, 77(1), 57-61. Author URL.
Riley JR, Smith AD, Reynolds DR, Edwards AS, Osborne JL, Williams IH, Carreck NL, Poppy GM (1996). Tracking bees with harmonic radar. NATURE, 379(6560), 29-30. Author URL.

1992

OSBORNE JL, SAVILLE NM (1992). BUMBLE BEES - SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT. BEE WORLD, 73(4), 215-216. Author URL.

1991

WILLIAMS IH, CORBET SA, OSBORNE JL (1991). BEEKEEPING, WILD BEES AND POLLINATION IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY. BEE WORLD, 72(4), 170-180. Author URL.
CORBET SA, WILLIAMS IH, OSBORNE JL (1991). BEES AND THE POLLINATION OF CROPS AND WILD FLOWERS IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY. BEE WORLD, 72(2), 47-59. Author URL.
OSBORNE JL, WILLIAMS IH, CORBET SA (1991). BEES, POLLINATION AND HABITAT CHANGE IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY. BEE WORLD, 72(3), 99-116. Author URL.

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