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The Department of Entomology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL

Tel: 08-9489223 
Fax: 08-9366768

Conservation and restoration of pollinators

We study ways to enhance and restore the diversity and functioning of beneficial insects in agricultural landscapes, while minimizing the delivery of dis-services by pests. Specifically, we study the effects of wild bloom along field edges on the diversity and interactions between three important guilds - pollinators, natural enemies (insect predators and parasitoides) and insect pests. We also study successional processes in bee communities in novel habitats, and the cost-effectiveness of different restoration approaches.