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Prof. Nigel Raine (University of Guelph)

Prof. Nigel Raine appeared in a Nov. 8 WIRED article about a new robot that can track sick bees.

Scientists are gluing QR codes to bumblebees’ backs and tracking their movements with a robotic camera, the WIRED report states. Researchers have created a system that tracks individual bees as well as whole colonies exposed to neurotoxins.

A professor in U of G’s School of Environmental Sciences, Raine discussed how neonicotinoids affect bee behaviour. His new Nov. 9 commentary in Science explains the topic in detail.

Raine’s commentary was also highlighted in ABC Science.

Holder of the Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation at U of G and a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and the Linnean Society of London, Raine studies pollinators and pesticides.