Lab Blog

Community science supports wild bee conservationists

In a paper published May 2024 in the science journal PLOS ONE, author and Colla Lab member Dr. Victoria MacPhail concretely documents just how effective community scientists have been in helping identify bumble bee species, habitat, species associations, distribution, and changes in population size, all of which helps to inform conservation management for bumble bees.

Collaborative Research

What have we been up to lately?? Over the past year and a half, we have been connected with York University's new organized research unit - the Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation! As a member of the executive team, I am helping to shape the future of...

Bumblebees galore: Nest relocations and RFID tagging

The 2018 field season has been an eventful one for me.  From relocating bumblebee colonies in broad daylight (hint: not highly recommended), to attaching tiny RFID tags on bumblebees' backs in a beautiful pollinator park in Guelph, there have been many memorable...

The Colla Lab is in the news!

The Colla Lab has been featured in a in-depth article in the Toronto Star, by reporter Kate Allen. Please check out the article entitled "Climate Change and the Global Species Shakeup" with the link below:...