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Sheila Colla

Fostering a collaborative, interdisciplinary, science-based approach to Canada’s First National Pollinator Strategy

Fostering a collaborative, interdisciplinary, science-based approach to Canada’s First National Pollinator Strategy

How does the socio-political landscape shape our natural one? This is the driving question for Dr. Rachel Nalepa, a Postdoctoral Visitor with Professor Sheila R. Colla’s Native Pollinator Research Lab.

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The Problem with Honey Bees

The Problem with Honey Bees

They’re important for agriculture, but they’re not so good for the environment “Beekeeping is for people; it's not a conservation practice,” says Sheila Colla, an assistant professor and conservation biologist

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A biocultural and interdisciplinary approach to pollinator conservation through ecology, art and pedagogy

A biocultural and interdisciplinary approach to pollinator conservation through ecology, art and pedagogy

Co-Principal Investigators: Sheila Colla and Lisa Myers. Funding: SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund. Term: 2019-2022. Dubbed as Finding Flowers, this interdisciplinary research project integrates art, ecology and education. Inspired

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Native Pollinator Conservation in Southern Ontario: A Case Study from Norfolk County

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Native Pollinator Conservation in Southern Ontario: A Case Study from Norfolk County

Principal Investigator: Sheila Colla. Funding: W. Garfield Weston Foundation. Term: 2016-2022. Interviews and farm tours were done with conservation program Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) participants. These interviews took place

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Understanding differential vulnerabilities to environmental stressors among native North American bumblebee species

Understanding differential vulnerabilities to environmental stressors among native North American bumblebee species

Principal Investigator: Sheila Colla. Funding: NSERC Discovery Grant. Term: 2016-2022. The savethebumbblebees lab is comprised of members from both the Department of Biology and the Faculty of Environmental and Urban

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