The incumbent serves as Supervisory Research Entomologist within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pollinator Health in Southern Crop Ecosystems Research Unit, Southern Pollinator Health Center in Stoneville, MS. Incumbent provides leadership for a new Research Unit that focuses on how to improve both honey and native bee health as well as improving natural habitat and minimizing risk to stressors including pesticides and pests.
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- Determine pesticide risks to honey bees, both by laboratory assays and field studies in southern cropping systems.
- Develop IPM systems to mitigate the effects of pesticides on bees in these systems.
- Determine the role of non-crop vegetation in the health of bees in these systems.
- Conduct studies on native bee diversity and biology in southern cropping systems to improve the use of local bee species for pollination of regional crops such as squash and berries.
- Establishes working relationships, communication channels, cooperative research, and conducts research priority setting with state agricultural experiment stations, universities and industry, and national and international organizations.
- Contributes knowledge and skills associated with entomology, landscape ecology, insect genetics, IPM, toxicology, biochemistry, and beekeeping and pollination.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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