Publications

A variety of publications have been produced relating to the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust or using our data, both by our staff and by others, some, of which are listed below.

Reports and other documents

Bombus Review

Bombus Review is our scientific e-newsletter which keeps our members up to date with the latest news from the world of bumblebee and pollinator research. Some past editions are available below however, if you are a member you can sign up to receive the newsletter direct to your inbox and access the latest editions via the member portal.

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

Summer 2017

Spring 2017

Autumn/Winter 2016

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

Winter 2015


Scientific research featuring the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Brown, M.J.F., Sainsbury, A.W., Vaughan-Higgins, R.J., Measures, G.H., JonesC.M.GammansN. (2017). Bringing back a healthy buzz? Invertebrate parasites and reintroductions: a case study in bumblebees. Ecohealth 14 (supplement 1), pp. 74-83.

Comont, R.F., & Ashbrook, K. (2017). Harmonia axyridis as a flagship species: evaluating promotional approaches for citizen-science biological recording. Biocontrol 62 (3), PP. 309-318.

Falk S, Foster G, Comont R, Conroy J, Bostock H, Salisbury A, et al. (2019) Evaluating the ability of citizen scientists to identify bumblebee (Bombus) species. PLoS ONE 14(6): e0218614. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218614

Matechou, E., Freeman, S.N., Comont, R. (2018). Caste-Specific Demography and Phenology in Bumblebees: Modelling BeeWalk Data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics 23 (4), PP. 427-445.

Siddharthan, A., Lambin, C., Robinson, A., Sharma, N., Comont, R., O'Mahony, E., Mellish, C. & Van Der Wal, R. (2015). Crowdsourcing without a crowd: Reliable online species identification using Bayesian models to minimize crowd size. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems & Technology 7 (4), article 45.


Pollinator Strategies

National Pollinator Strategy for England

Action Plan for Pollinators in Wales

All-Ireland Pollinator Strategy

Pollinator Strategy for Scotland


Governance documents

If you are looking for copies of our governance documents, you can access them via our How we are run page.

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