Insect pollinators initiative


Under the auspices of the Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) partnership.

Funding total

Up to £10M over 5 years.

Number of projects we funded


List of awards

Sustainable pollination services for UK crops (PDF 238KB)

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Urban pollinators: their ecology and conservation (PDF 205KB)

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To promote innovative research aimed at understanding and mitigating the biological and environmental factors that adversely affect insect pollinators.

Key aims

The initiative aligns with several of LWEC’s 6 strategic objectives, in particular, those concerned with the implications of:

Peer review panel membership

Professor John Coggins - University of Glasgow (Chair)
Dr David Aston - BBKA
Professor Tim Benton - University of Leeds
Dr Peter Campbell - Syngenta
Professor Angela Douglas - Cornell University
Dr Jeff Pettis - USDA
Professor Ingemar Fries - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Dr Jane Hill - The University of York
Professor Graham Medley - The University of Warwick
Professor Stuart Reynolds - University of Bath
Dr Susanna Sansone - EBI
Professor Robert Smith - University of Huddersfield (Retired)
Professor Mark Tatchell - Independent