International Speaker – Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp
Dr Dennis vanEnglesdorp is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland with a broad interest in pollinator health. The focus of his current work involves the application of epidemiological approaches to understanding and improving honey bee health. Dennis was the founding president of the Bee Informed Partnership which attempts to provide a platform to collect “big data” on the state of managed honey bee colony health. Analysis of these data is providing important insights into the role management practices and environmental factors (such as landscape, pesticides, and climate) have on colony health. Dennis has traveled extensively studying speaking on bee health. His lab helps run several honey bee health monitoring programs including US national honey bee disease survey. His work has been featured in numerous documentaries, and in print and electronic media.