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Dr Peter Kennedy

Dr Peter Kennedy

Research Fellow

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

Overview

I am a behavioural ecologist interested in how insect behaviour affects their survival in a heterogenous and changing environment.  My research has focussed on beneficial insects, in particular social and pollinating insects, the ecosystem services they provide, and the interaction of mutliple factors - whether natural or man-made - on their survival.  To this end, I utilise a range of technologies to study the movements and foraging patterns of insects.

I am a member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute.

Link to my Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=IqVCWCAAAAAJ&hl=en

Qualifications

1990 PhD (University of Bristol) Thesis: 'The effect of molluscicides on the abundance and distribution of ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) and other invertebrates'.
1985 BSc Biology (University of Southampton)

Career

2013 to present  Research Fellow in the Environment and Sustainability Institute
2010 - 2013  BBSRC postdoctoral researcher, Rothamsted Research
2008 - 2010  Commercial Business Development Specialist, Rothamsted Research
2007  Seasonal Bee Inspector, National Bee Unit, APHA
2005 - 2007  Terrestrial Field Ecology Specialist, Syngenta
1998 - 2005  Ecotoxicology Study Director, Syngenta
1993 - 1998  MAFF/PSD postdoctoral researcher, Rothamsted Research
1989 - 1992  NERC postdoctoral researcher, University of Aberdeen

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Research

Research projects

BBSRC-funded project:  'Asian hornets: measuring and modelling the new emerging threat to managed and wild pollinators'; 2020 - 2022.

EU Interreg Atlantic Area programme project:  'Atlantic-POSitiVE:  Conservation of Atlantic pollination services and control of the invasive Vespa velutina'; 2019 - 2022.

Defra-funded project:  'Assessing the impact of the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina); 2019.

Defra-funded project:  'Evaluation of off-the-shelf technologies for their potential to track Asian hornets (Vespa velutina); 2017 - 2018.

BBSRC-funded project:  'A systems approach to understanding the impacts of sublethal doses of neonicotinoids on bumblebees and honeybees'; 2014 - 2017. 

BBSRC/IPA-funded project:  'Honeybee population dynamics: Integrating the effects of factors inside the hive and in the landscape'; 2010 - 2013.

Research networks

Member of the Velutina Task Force of the international, non-for-profit research association and network COLOSS since 2017.

Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Horn J, Becher MA, Johst K, Kennedy PJ, Osborne JL, Radchuk V, Grimm V (2021). Honey bee colony performance affected by crop diversity and farmland structure: a modeling framework. Ecol Appl, 31(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
González-Cabrera J, Bumann H, Rodríguez-Vargas S, Kennedy PJ, Krieger K, Altreuther G, Hertel A, Hertlein G, Nauen R, Williamson MS, et al (2018). A single mutation is driving resistance to pyrethroids in European populations of the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor. Journal of Pest Science, 91(3), 1137-1144. Abstract.
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.
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, 48(3), 328-339.
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.
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.
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
González-Cabrera J, Davies TGE, Field LM, Kennedy PJ, Williamson MS (2013). An amino acid substitution (L925V) associated with resistance to pyrethroids in Varroa destructor. PLoS ONE, 8(12). 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

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.

Publications by year


2021

Horn J, Becher MA, Johst K, Kennedy PJ, Osborne JL, Radchuk V, Grimm V (2021). Honey bee colony performance affected by crop diversity and farmland structure: a modeling framework. Ecol Appl, 31(1). Abstract.  Author URL.

2019

Horn J, Becher MA, Johst K, Kennedy PJ, Osborne JL, Radchuk V, Grimm V (2019). Honeybee colony performance affected by crop diversity and farmland structure: a modelling framework.

2018

González-Cabrera J, Bumann H, Rodríguez-Vargas S, Kennedy PJ, Krieger K, Altreuther G, Hertel A, Hertlein G, Nauen R, Williamson MS, et al (2018). A single mutation is driving resistance to pyrethroids in European populations of the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor. Journal of Pest Science, 91(3), 1137-1144. Abstract.
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.

2016

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, 48(3), 328-339.

2015

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.
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.

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
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.

2013

González-Cabrera J, Davies TGE, Field LM, Kennedy PJ, Williamson MS (2013). An amino acid substitution (L925V) associated with resistance to pyrethroids in Varroa destructor. PLoS ONE, 8(12). 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

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