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Dr Katja Hogendoorn
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Katja Hogendoorn is a postdoctoral research associate in the Plant Protection group. Her research focuses on the maintenance and enhancement of bees as pollinators of crops and native plants. At a more general level, she is interested in ecology and evolution of bee behaviour and diversity. Katja aims to use her understanding of bee behaviour to improve management decisionsfor the enhancement of bee health, biodiversity, and crop pollination services.
Katja currently leads a large collaboration between South Australian researchers, primary industries, governmental organisations and NGos to design habitat support for crop pollinators around, lucerne, apple/pear, canola, and almond. The project is supported through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit Programme.
PhD. Ethology and Sociobiology. Utrecht University, 1994.
Applied: Enhancing the environment for crop pollinating bees; Development of native bees as greenhouse pollinators; The use of bees as vectors of biological control agents; Conservation of native bees.
Fundamental: Behavioural ecology and evolution of native bees, in particular related to mating behaviour and social behaviour; Taxonomy and phylogeography of native bees;
Hogendoorn K., Keller M.A. 2013. Preparedness for biological control of high-priority arthropod pests. Final Report UA 1201, Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation, 78 pp.
Junqueira C.N., Hogendoorn K., Augusto S.C., 2012. The use of trap-nest to manage carpenter bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopa spp.), pollinators of passion fruit (Passifloraceae: Passiflora edulis). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 105: 884 – 889.
Leijs R., van Nes E.H., Watts C.H., Cooper S.J.B., Humphreys W.H., Hogendoorn K. 2012. Evolution of Blind Beetles in Isolated Aquifers: A Test of Alternative Modes of Speciation. PLoS ONE 7: 3: e34260, 1-8.
Hogendoorn K., Bartholomaeus F., Keller M.A. 2010. Chemical and sensory comparison of tomatoes pollinated by bees and by a pollination wand. Journal of Economic Entomology 103: 1286-1292.
Hogendoorn K., Coventry S.A. & Keller M.A., 2007. Foraging behaviour of a blue banded bee, Amegilla (Notomegilla) chlorocyanea Cockerell in greenhouses: implications for use as tomato pollinators. Apidologie 38: 86-92.
Hogendoorn K., Gross C.L., Sedgley M.& Keller M.A., 2006. Increased tomato yield through pollination by native Australian blue-banded bees (Amegilla chlorocyanea Cockerell). Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 828-833.
Hogendoorn K., Watiniasih N.L. & Schwarz M.P., 2001. Extended alloparental care in the almost solitary bee Exoneurella eremophila (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 275-282.
Hogendoorn K., Steen Z. & Schwarz M.P., 2000. Native Australian carpenter bees as a potential alternative to introducing bumble bees for tomato pollination in greenhouses. Journal of Apicultural Research 39: 67-74.
Schwarz M.P. & Hogendoorn K., 1999. Biodiversity and conservation of Australian native bees. In: The other 99 %. The Conservation and Biodiversity of Invertebrates. The Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, p 388-393. Australian Zoologist.
Hogendoorn K. & Leys R., 1998. The life-cycle of Halictus rubicundus (Hymenoptera, Halictidae) in the Netherlands: comparison of two populations. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 70: 347-352.
Hogendoorn K. & Leys R., 1993. The superseded female's dilemma: ultimate and proximate factors that influence guarding behaviour of the carpenter bee Xylocopa pubescens. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 33: 371-381.
Hogendoorn K., 1991. Intraspecific competition in the carpenter bee Xylocopa pubescens and its implications for the evolution of sociality. Proc. Exper. & Appl. Entomol (N.E.V. Amsterdam) 2: 123-128.
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