In response to recent shortages and alarming declines of wild and managed bee populations, the BeeHIVE cluster explores the honey bee’s role as pollinator, producer, and biomonitor. Using innovative fingerprinting tools, we seek to understand how these critical functions are impacted by environmental exposures (both natural and human caused), with the common goal of improving the fate of the honey bee.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Bertram, Allan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Atmospheric sciences; Chemical sciences; Atmosphere (Including Chemical Aspects); Physical and analytical chemistry of atmospheric aerosols
Carrillo, Juli Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plant-insect interactions; Agroecology; Invasive species; evolution; Ecology; community ecology; Environmental Change; Plant evolution; Population Ecology
Finlay, B Brett Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Infectious agents, bacteria, microbial infections and how humans react to it
Foster, Leonard Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biochemistry; Genomics; Agriculture; antigen presentation; Bioinformatics; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Biotechnology; Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; Honey bees; host-pathogen interactions; Immune System; Microbiology; Proteomics; Systems Biology
Kremen, Claire Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Natural environment sciences; Zoology; agroecological farming systems; Reconciliation of agricultural land use with biodiversity conservation; sustainable landscapes
Noack, Frederik Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Interaction of economic development and the environment
Weis, Dominique Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Isotope geochemistry; Environmental geochemistry; Earth Structure and Composition; Geodynamics; Chemical Pollutants; Earth Sciences; Geochemistry; High-precision/sensitivity geochemical analyses; Indigenous studies; Oceanic islands and mantle plumes