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Selwyn Wilkins

GLP Study Director with over 20 years' experience in all aspects of apiculture and bee ecotoxicology.

As internationally recognised bee ecotoxicologist and honey bee expert, Selwyn is responsible for the management and delivery of commercial bee-related (apis and non-apis) laboratory, semi-field and field studies within CCSS.

Key achievements:

  • Member of Coloss and one of the original members of the WG 1 set-up to investigate monitoring of honey bee losses
  • Member of several International Congress for Plant Pollinator Relations (ICPPR) working groups
  • Member of OECD Expert Group on Honey Bee Ecotoxicology

Key publications:

  • Thompson HM; Wilkins S; Harkin S; Milner S; Walters KFA. (2014) Neonicotinoids and bumblebees (Bombus terrestris): effects on nectar consumption in individual workers
  • Dahle B; Wilkins S; Charriere JD (2014) European foulbrood (EFB) and American foulbrood (AFB) - Distribution, status and control and management strategies throughout Europe EURBEE, Murcia (Spain); 09/2014
  • de Graaf DC; Alippi AM; Antunez K; Aronstein KA; Budge G; De Koker D; De Smet L; Dingman DW; Evans JD; Foster LJ; Funfhaus A; Garcia-Gonzalez E; Gregorc A; Human H; Murray KD; Nguyen BK; Popping L; Spivak M; vanEngelsdorp D; Wilkins S; Genersch E; (2013) Standard methods for American foulbrood research Journal of Apicultural Research 52(1).
  • Van der Zee R; Gray A; Holzmann C; Pisa L; Brodschneider R; Chlebo R; Coffey MF; Kence A; Kristiansen P; Mutinelli F; Nguyen BK; Noureddine A; Peterson M; Soroker V; Topolska G; Vejsnaes F; Wilkins S; (2013) Standard survey methods for estimating colony losses and explanatory risk factors in Apis mellifera Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4).
  • Wilkins S; Jarratt N; Harkin S; Thompson H; Coulson M; (2013) Effects of solvent on the toxicity of dimethoate in a honey bee in vitro larval study Pest Management Science 69(4)462-463.
  • Van der Zee R; Pisa L; Andonov S; Brodschneider R; Charriere JD; Chlebo R; Coffey MF; Crailsheim K; Dahle B; Gajda A; Gray A; Drazic MM; Higes M; Kauko L; Kence A; Kence M; Kezic N; Kiprijanovska H; Kralj J; Kristiansen P; Hernandez RM; Mutinelli F; Nguyen BK; Otten C; Ozkirim A; Pernal SF; Peterson M; Ramsay G; Santrac V; Soroker V; Topolska G; Uzunov A; Vejsnaes F; Wei S; Wilkins S; (2012) Managed honey bee colony losses in Canada, China, Europe, Israel and Turkey, for the winters of 2008-9 and 2009-10 Journal of Apicultural Research 51(1)91-114.
  • Marris G; Brown M; Wilkins S; Cuthbertson AGS; Eyre D; (2011) Tropilaelaps: An exotic threat to UK honey bees: Part 1&2. Bee Craft July.
  • Kajobe R; Marris G; Budge G; Laurenson L; Cordoni G; Jones B; Wilkins S; Cuthbertson AGS; Brown MA; (2010) First molecular detection of a viral pathogen in Ugandan honey bees Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 104(2)153-156.
  • Nguyen BK; Van der Zee R; Vejsnaes F; Wilkins S; Le Conte Y; Ritter W; (2010) COLOSS Working Group 1: monitoring and diagnosis Journal of Apicultural Research 49(1)97-99.
  • Tomkies V; Flint J; Johnson G; Waite R; Wilkins S; Danks C; Watkins M; Cuthbertson AGS; Carpana E; Marris G; Budge G; Brown MA; (2009) Development and validation of a novel field test kit for European foulbrood Apidologie 40(1)63-72.
  • Wilkins S; Brown MA; Cuthbertson AG; (2007) The incidence of honey bee pests and diseases in England and Wales Pest Management Science 63(11)1062-1068.
  • Thompson HM; Wilkins S; Battersby AH; Waite RJ; Wilkinson D (2005) The effects of four insect growth-regulating (IGR) insecticides on honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) colony development, queen rearing and drone sperm production Ecotoxicology (14)757-769.
  • Thompson HM; Wilkins S (2003) Assessment of the synergy and repellency of pyrethroid/fungicide mixtures Bulletin of Insectology 56 (1): 131-134, 2003 ISSN 1721-8861

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