Nigel Raine | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Nigel Raine

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Email: 
nraine@uoguelph.ca
Summary: 

Graduate students joining my team at Guelph get unrivalled opportunities to work in the lab and field answering research questions at the cutting edge of science with direct environmental and societal relevance. This important research is exciting, challenging and rewarding for the student, for me as the supervisor and for everyone else in the team.

Program

Environmental Sciences

About my research…

My research focuses on the behaviour, ecology and conservation of pollinators. These fascinating animals provide essential pollination services to a wide variety of crops and the majority of flowering plants to support food production and ecosystem function. Understanding how bees and other pollinators use resources in the landscape, and how they are affected by stress factors, are key to allowing us to support and conserve them.

How my research improves life…

Pollinators support agricultural production and the functioning of plant communities. My research allows us to understand how pollinators move around and use landscapes, and how they respond to a range of interacting environmental stress factors. This work has important consequences for the provision of critical ecosystem services, the global economy, food security and conserving biodiversity.

Why you should choose the University of Guelph…

Graduate students joining my team at Guelph get unrivalled opportunities to work in the lab and field answering research questions at the cutting edge of science with direct environmental and societal relevance. This important research is exciting, challenging and rewarding for the student, for me as the supervisor and for everyone else in the team.