Pollination Projects

Pollination Projects

         Some of the varied and important pollination projects supported by the Eva Crane Trust in recent years. 

Over the past few years the general public has become much more aware of the importance of pollinators. This has been helped by various campaigns and organisations that promote such events as ‘Pollination Week’.

Back in 2018 the Eva Crane Trust supported one such event in Sweden organised by Svenska Bin and the network Pollinate Sweden https://www.apinordica.se/ . They continue to educate and share information about bees and pollinators.

Reflecting upon the research that the Eva Crane Trust has funded over the past few years there have been some exciting and diverse projects across several continents. All of these projects (and many more) can be reviewed in our Case Study pages.

  • The role of pollinators in plant species diversification in the Greater Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Dr Tonya Lander and Aaron Westmoreland. University of Oxford, UK.
  • Investigating the relationship between pollen diversity and microbiome. Prof Grace McCormack and Dr Keith Browne, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • The importance of wild and managed pollinators to Irish agricultural systems. Dr Katherine Burns and Dr Dara Stanley, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • The Eva Crane Pollen Reference Collection, University College Dublin http://evacranepollen.ucd.ie/
  • Applying quantum physics to track pollen grains and the importance of pollinators. Dr Corneile Minnaar & Prof Bruce Anderson. Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
  • The Database of Pollinator Interactions (DoPI), University of Sussex, UK ; https://www.dopi.org.uk/  .
  • The current status and role of insect pollinators for pastoralist livelihood diversification in Simanjiro District, Northern Tanzania. Dr Faith Thomas Mpondo, University of Dodoma, Tanzania.

                    Some of the researchers involved in Pollination projects and funded by the Eva Crane Trust.