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Dr James Cresswell

Dr James Cresswell

Senior Lecturer

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 Hatherly C3

 

Hatherly Building, University of Exeter, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PS, UK

Dr James Cresswell

Dr James Cresswell

Overview

My research deals with the performance and sustainability of the pollination systems that maintain crop yield and the biodiversity of wild plants.
I study pollination at scales from the individual to the landscape using experiments and mathematical models to provide explanations and forecasts based on an understanding of mechanism.

Current foci are: (a) the impacts of agrochemicals on bees; (b) the impact of agricultural intensification and changing land use on pollination services; and (c) computer simulations of landscape-scale pollinator movements and cross-pollination. 
Besides using the conventional tools of pollination biology, I develop interdisciplinary collaborations with specialists in molecular bioscience, neuroscience, computer science and mathematics.

My main base is at Exeter Biosciences, but I am also a member of the Centre for Pollination Studies (CPS) at the University of Calcutta, India.
I aim to teach students to think and to enjoy the creativity of science.  I have broad teaching interests in ecology and environmental change.

Broad research specialisms:

Ecotoxicology, pollination ecology.

Qualifications

PhD ( University of Michigan)

Career

2001-present Senior Lecturer, Biosciences, University of Exeter
1991-2001 Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Exeter
1990-1991 Visiting Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, USA
1990-1991 University of Michigan

Research group links

Dr James Cresswell in the lab

Dr James Cresswell in the lab

Research

Research interests

My research deals with the performance and sustainability of the pollination systems that maintain crop yield and the biodiversity of wild plants.

I study pollination at scales from the individual to the landscape using experiments and mathematical models to provide explanations and forecasts based on an understanding of mechanism.

Current foci are: (a) the impacts of agrochemicals on bees; (b) the impact of agricultural intensification and changing land use on pollination services; and (c) computer simulations of landscape-scale pollinator movements and cross-pollination. Besides using the conventional tools of pollination biology, I develop interdisciplinary collaborations with specialists in molecular bioscience, neuroscience, computer science and mathematics.

My main base is at Exeter Biosciences, but I am also a member of the Centre for Pollination Studies (CPS) at the University of Calcutta, India.

Research projects

1. Ecotoxicology
I use toxicological demography to forecast the impact of pesticides and pathogens on pollinator populations and to thereby develop management interventions to minimize detrimental impacts.

This work also involves comparative ecotoxicology to assess the relative sensitivity of pollinator species, particularly bumble bees and honey bees.

2. Land management for sustainable pollination
I am part of a team from the Centre for Pollination Studies (CPS) at the University of Calcutta that investigates variation in the provision of pollination services to subsistence farms in India along a gradient of agricultural intensification.

3. Computer simulation of landscape-scale cross-pollination and gene flow
Using agent-based artificial intelligence to estimate the effects of the landscape configuration of floral resources on cross-pollination mediated by bumble bees.

4. Ecological genetics of UK wild plants
This research aims to investigate adaptation and evolution in plants, such as the UK’s Arabidopsis and endemic Sorbus

5. Mire restoration
Investigation of the impact of drainage interventions and rewetting on moorland communities of plants and animals

Grants/Funding:

Darwin Initiative (2012-14): Enhancing the relationship between people and pollinators in Eastern India (£271,258 – partnership led by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust).

Syngenta (2012-14): Comparative epidemiology using Hill’s criteria – what can cause bee declines? (£137,191)  

South West Water (2013-14): An assessment of the impact of mire restoration on moorland agricultural productivity on Exmoor (£28,125) 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Cresswell JE, Thompson HM (2012). Comment on "A common pesticide decreases foraging success and survival in honey bees". Science, 337(6101). Abstract.  Author URL.
Cresswell JE (2011). A meta-analysis of experiments testing the effects of a neonicotinoid insecticide (imidacloprid) on honey bees. Ecotoxicology, 20(1), 149-157. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Krick J, Patrick MA, Lahoubi M (2010). The aerodynamics and efficiency of wind pollination in grasses. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, 24(4), 706-713. Author URL.  Full text.
Hoyle M, Cresswell JE (2009). Maximum feasible distance of windborne cross-pollination in Brassica napus: a 'mass budget' model. Ecological Modelling, 220(8), 1090-1097. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Hamston TJ, Wilson RJ, de Vere N, Rich TCG, Stevens JR, Cresswell JE (In Press). Breeding system and spatial isolation from congeners strongly constrain seed set in an insect-pollinated apomictic tree: Sorbus subcuneata (Rosaceae). Sci Rep, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cresswell JE (In Press). The effect of dietary neonicotinoid pesticides on non-flight thermogenesis in worker bumble bees (Bombus terrestris). Journal of Insect Physiology Full text.
Pfister SC, Eckerter PW, Krebs J, Cresswell JE, Schirmel J, Entling MH (2018). Dominance of cropland reduces the pollen deposition from bumble bees. Sci Rep, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Collison EJ, Hird H, Tyler CR, Cresswell JE (2018). Effects of neonicotinoid exposure on molecular and physiological indicators of honey bee immunocompetence. Apidologie, 49(2), 196-208. Abstract.  Full text.
Raimets R, Karise R, Mänd M, Kaart T, Ponting S, Song J, Cresswell JE (2018). Synergistic interactions between a variety of insecticides and an ergosterol biosynthesis inhibitor fungicide in dietary exposures of bumble bees (Bombus terrestris L.). Pest Manag Sci, 74(3), 541-546. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cresswell JE (2017). A demographic approach to evaluating the impact of stressors on bumble bee colonies. Ecological Entomology Full text.
Cresswell JE (2017). A demographic approach to evaluating the impact of stressors on bumble bee colonies. Ecological Entomology, 42(2), 221-229. Abstract.
Zou Y, Bianchi FJJA, Jauker F, Xiao H, Chen J, Cresswell J, Luo S, Huang J, Deng X, Hou L, et al (2017). Landscape effects on pollinator communities and pollination services in small-holder agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 246, 109-116. Abstract.  Full text.
Pfister SC, Eckerter PW, Schirmel J, Cresswell JE, Entling MH (2017). Sensitivity of commercial pumpkin yield to potential decline among different groups of pollinating bees. R Soc Open Sci, 4(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Collison E, Hird H, Cresswell J, Tyler C (2016). Interactive effects of pesticide exposure and pathogen infection on bee health – a critical analysis. Biological Reviews, 91(4), 1006-1019. Abstract.
Gill RJ, Baldock KCR, Brown MJF, Cresswell JE, Dicks LV, Fountain MT, Garratt MPD, Gough LA, Heard MS, Holland JM, et al (2016). Protecting an Ecosystem Service: Approaches to Understanding and Mitigating Threats to Wild Insect Pollinators. , 54, 135-206. Abstract.
Cresswell J, Goulson D (2015). In response: Current evidence and implications--An academic perspective. Environ Toxicol Chem, 34(7), 1454-1456. Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Robert FXL, Florance H, Smirnoff N (2014). Clearance of ingested neonicotinoid pesticide (imidacloprid) in honey bees (Apis mellifera) and bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). Pest Management Science, 70(2), 332-337. Abstract.  Full text.
Cresswell JE, Robert F-XL, Florance H, Smirnoff N (2014). Clearance of ingested neonicotinoid pesticide (imidacloprid) in honey bees (Apis mellifera) and bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). Pest Manag Sci, 70(2), 332-337. Abstract.  Author URL.
Laycock I, Cotterell KC, O'Shea-Wheller TA, Cresswell JE (2014). Effects of the neonicotinoid pesticide thiamethoxam at field-realistic levels on microcolonies of Bombus terrestris worker bumble bees. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 100(1), 153-158. Abstract.
Laycock I, Cotterell KC, O'Shea-Wheller TA, Cresswell JE (2014). Effects of the neonicotinoid pesticide thiamethoxam at field-realistic levels on microcolonies of Bombus terrestris worker bumble bees. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf, 100, 153-158. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cresswell J (2014). On the natural history of neonicotinoids and bees. Functional Ecology, 28(6), 1311-1312.
Dicks LV, Abrahams A, Atkinson J, Biesmeijer J, Bourn N, Brown C, Brown MJF, Carvell C, Connolly C, Cresswell JE, et al (2013). Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6(3), 435-446. Abstract.
Laycock I, Cresswell JE (2013). Repression and recuperation of brood production in Bombus terrestris bumble bees exposed to a pulse of the neonicotinoid pesticide imidacloprid. PLoS One, 8(11). Abstract.  Author URL.
Van Engelsdorp D, Lengerich E, Spleen A, Dainat B, Cresswell J, Baylis K, Nguyen BK, Soroker V, Underwood R, Human H, et al (2013). Standard epidemiological methods to understand and improve Apis mellifera health. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(1). Abstract.
Van Engelsdorp D, Lengerich E, Spleen A, Dainat B, Cresswell J, Baylis K, Nguyen BK, Soroker V, Underwood R, Human H, et al (2013). Standard epidemiological methods to understand and improve Apis mellifera health. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(4). Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Thompson HM (2012). Comment on "A common pesticide decreases foraging success and survival in honey bees". Science, 337(6101). Abstract.  Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Desneux N, vanEngelsdorp D (2012). Dietary traces of neonicotinoid pesticides as a cause of population declines in honey bees: an evaluation by Hill's epidemiological criteria. Pest Management Science, 68(6), 819-827. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Desneux N, vanEngelsdorp D (2012). Dietary traces of neonicotinoid pesticides as a cause of population declines in honey bees: an evaluation by Hill's epidemiological criteria. Pest Manag Sci, 68(6), 819-827. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Page CJ, Uygun MB, Holmbergh M, Li Y, Wheeler JG, Laycock I, Pook CJ, de Ibarra NH, Smirnoff N, et al (2012). Differential sensitivity of honey bees and bumble bees to a dietary insecticide (imidacloprid). Zoology
Cresswell JE, Page CJ, Uygun MB, Holmbergh M, Li Y, Wheeler JG, Laycock I, Pook CJ, de Ibarra NH, Smirnoff N, et al (2012). Differential sensitivity of honey bees and bumble bees to a dietary insecticide (imidacloprid). Zoology, 115(6), 365-371. Abstract.
Laycock I, Lenthall KM, Barratt AT, Cresswell JE (2012). Effects of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide, on reproduction in worker bumble bees (Bombus terrestris). Ecotoxicology, 21(7), 1937-1945. Abstract.
Laycock I, Lenthall KM, Barratt AT, Cresswell JE (2012). Effects of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide, on reproduction in worker bumble bees (Bombus terrestris). Ecotoxicology, 21(7), 1937-1945. Abstract.  Author URL.
Laycock I, Lenthall KM, Barratt AT, Cresswell JE (2012). Erratum to: Effects of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide, on reproduction in worker bumble bees (Bombus terrestris). Ecotoxicology, 21(7).
Dicks LV, Abrahams A, Atkinson J, Biesmeijer J, Bourn N, Brown C, Brown MJ, Carvell C, Connolly C, Cresswell JE, et al (2012). Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity
Cresswell JE (2011). A meta-analysis of experiments testing the effects of a neonicotinoid insecticide (imidacloprid) on honey bees. Ecotoxicology, 20(1), 149-157. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cresswell JE (2010). A mechanistic model of pollinator-mediated gene flow in agricultural safflower. BASIC AND APPLIED ECOLOGY, 11(5), 415-421. Author URL.  Full text.
Cresswell JE, Krick J, Patrick MA, Lahoubi M (2010). The aerodynamics and efficiency of wind pollination in grasses. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, 24(4), 706-713. Author URL.  Full text.
Cresswell JE (2010). Theoretical analyses of the impact of change in the composition of the pollinator fauna on a pollination system. Applied Entomology and Zoology, 45, 13-20.
Hoyle M, Cresswell JE (2009). Maximum feasible distance of windborne cross-pollination in Brassica napus: a 'mass budget' model. Ecological Modelling, 220(8), 1090-1097. Abstract.
Sebire M, Scott AP, Tyler CR, Cresswell J, Hodgson DJ, Morris S, Sanders MB, Stebbing PD, Katsiadaki I (2009). The organophosphorous pesticide, fenitrothion, acts as an anti-androgen and alters reproductive behavior of the male three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus. Ecotoxicology, 18(1), 122-133. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hoyle M, Cresswell JE (2007). A model of patch-to-patch forager movement with application to pollen-mediated gene flow. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 248, 154-163.
Hoyle M, Cresswell JE (2007). A search theory model of patch-to-patch forager movement with application to pollinator-mediated gene flow. J Theor Biol, 248(1), 154-163. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Henning K, Pennel C, Lahoubi M, Patrick MA, Young PG, Tabor GR (2007). Conifer ovulate cones accumulate pollen principally by simple impaction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(46), 18141-18144. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Henning K, Tabor GR, Young PG (2007). Conifer ovulate cones accumulate pollen principally by simple impaction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(46), 18141-18144.
Hoyle M, Hayter K, Cresswell JE (2007). Effect of pollinator abundance on self-fertilization and gene flow: Application to GM canola. Ecological Applications, 17(7), 2123-2135. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Hoyle M (2007). The effect of wind direction on cross-pollination in wind-pollinated GM crops. Ecological Applications, 17(4), 1234-1243.
Cresswell JE, Hoyle M (2006). A mathematical method for estimating patterns of flower-to-flower gene dispersal from a simple field experiment. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, 20(2), 245-251. Author URL.
Cresswell, J.E. (2006). Remobilization of initially deposited pollen grains has negligible impact on gene dispersal in bumble bee-pollinated Brassica napus. Functional Ecology, 20, 958-965.
Cresswell, J.E. (2006). The influence of pollinator abundance on the dynamics and efficiency of pollination in arable Brassica napus: implications for landscape-scale gene dispersal. Journal of Applied Ecology, 43, 1196-1202.
Cresswell, J.E. (2005). Accurate theoretical prediction of pollinator-mediated gene dispersal. Ecology, 86(3), 574-578.
Davies, T.W. Patrick, M.A.F. Cresswell JE (2005). The aerodynamics of wind pollination in a zoophilous flower. Functional Ecology, 18, 861-866.
Cresswell, J.E. Macnair, M.R. (2005). The potential for adaptive evolution of pollen grain size in Mimulus guttatus. New Phytologist, 167, 289-296.
Cresswell JE, Davies TW, Patrick MA, Russell F, Pennel C, Vicot M, Lahoubi M (2004). Aerodynamics of wind pollination in a zoophilous flower, Brassica napus. Functional Ecology, 18(6), 861-866. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Osborne JL (2004). The effect of patch size and separation on bumblebee foraging in oilseed rape: implications for gene flow. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41(3), 539-546.
Seymour FA, Cresswell, J.E. Fisher, P.J. Lappin-Scott, H.M. Haag H, Talbot NJ (2004). The influence of genotypic variation on metabolite diversity in populations of two endophytic fungal species. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 41, 721-734.
Cresswell, J.E. (2003). Towards the theory of pollinator-mediated gene flow. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 358, 1005-1008.
Cresswell JE, Bell SA, Osborne JL (2002). A model of pollinator-mediated gene flow between plant populations with numerical solutions for bumblebees pollinating oilseed rape. Oikos, 98(3), 375-384.
Fenner M, Cresswell, J.E. Hurley, R.A. Baldwin (2002). Relationship between capitulum size and pre-dispersal seed predation by insect larvae in common Asteraceae. Oecologia, 130, 72-77.
Cresswell JE, Hagen C, Woolnough JM (2001). Attributes of individual flowers of Brassica napus L. are affected by defoliation but not by intraspecific competition. ANNALS OF BOTANY, 88(1), 111-117. Author URL.
Cresswell JE (2000). A comparison of bumblebees' movements in uniform and aggregated distributions of their forage plant. Ecological Entomology, 25(1), 19-25. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Osborne JL, Goulson D (2000). An economic model of the limits to foraging range in central place foragers with numerical solutions for bumblebees. Ecological Entomology, 25(3), 249-255. Abstract.
Cresswell JE (2000). Manipulation of female architecture in flowers reveals a narrow optimum for pollen deposition. Ecology, 81(11), 3244-3249. Abstract.
Cresswell JE (2000). Resource input and the community structure of larval infaunas of an eastern tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes bicalcarata. Ecological Entomology, 25(3), 362-366.
Cresswell JE (1999). The influence of nectar and pollen availability on pollen transfer by individual flowers of oil-seed rape (Brassica napus) when pollinated by bumblebees (Bombus lapidarius). Journal of Ecology, 87(4), 670-677. Abstract.
Cresswell JE (1998). Morphological correlates of necromass accumulation in the traps of an Eastern tropical pitcher plant, Nepenthes ampullaria Jack, and observations on the pitcher infauna and its reconstitution following experimental removal. Oecologia, 113(3), 383-390. Abstract.
Cresswell JE (1998). Stabilizing selection and the structural variability of flowers within species. Annals of Botany, 81(4), 463-473. Abstract.
Bell SA, Cresswell JE (1998). The phenology of gender in homogamous flowers: Temporal change in the residual sex function of flowers of Oil-seed rape (Brassica napus). Functional Ecology, 12(2), 298-306. Abstract.
Cresswell JE (1997). Spatial heterogeneity, pollinator behaviour and pollinator-mediated gene flow: Bumblebee movements in variously aggregated rows of oil-seed rape. Oikos, 78(3), 546-556. Abstract.
Belisle C, Cresswell J (1997). The effects of a limited memory capacity on foraging behavior. THEORETICAL POPULATION BIOLOGY, 52(1), 78-90. Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Bassom AP, Bell SA, Collins SJ, Kelly TB (1996). Predicted pollen dispersal by honey-bees and three species of bumble-bees foraging on oil-seed rape: a comparison of three models. Functional Ecology, 9(6), 829-841.
Cresswell JE, Vidal-Martinez VM, Crichton NJ (1995). The investigation of saturation in the species richness of communities: Some comments on methodology. Oikos, 72(2), 301-304.
Cresswell JE (1994). A method for quantifying the gene flow that results from a single bumblebee visit using transgenic oilseed rape, Brassica napus L. cv. Westar. Transgenic Research, 3(2), 134-137. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Robertson AW (1994). Discrimination by pollen-collecting bumblebees among differentially rewarding flowers of an alpine wildflower, Campanula rotundifolia (Campanulaceae). Oikos, 69(2), 304-308.
CRESSWELL JE (1993). THE MORPHOLOGICAL CORRELATES OF PREY CAPTURE AND RESOURCE PARASITISM IN PITCHERS OF THE CARNIVOROUS PLANT SARRACENIA-PURPUREA. AMERICAN MIDLAND NATURALIST, 129(1), 35-41. Author URL.
CRESSWELL JE, MERRITT SZ, MARTIN MM (1992). THE EFFECT OF DIETARY NICOTINE ON THE ALLOCATION OF ASSIMILATED FOOD TO ENERGY-METABOLISM AND GROWTH IN 4TH-INSTAR LARVAE OF THE SOUTHERN ARMYWORM, SPODOPTERA-ERIDANIA (LEPIDOPTERA, NOCTUIDAE). OECOLOGIA, 89(3), 449-453. Author URL.
CRESSWELL JE, SAYRE CF (1991). CAN EVOLUTIONARILY STABLE STRATEGIES EXIST. OIKOS, 60(3), 382-385. Author URL.
CRESSWELL JE (1991). CAPTURE RATES AND COMPOSITION OF INSECT PREY OF THE PITCHER PLANT SARRACENIA-PURPUREA. AMERICAN MIDLAND NATURALIST, 125(1), 1-9. Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Galen C (1991). Frequency-dependent selection and adaptive surfaces for floral character combinations: the pollination of Polemonium viscosum. American Naturalist, 138(6), 1342-1353. Abstract.
CRESSWELL JE (1990). HOW AND WHY DO NECTAR-FORAGING BUMBLEBEES INITIATE MOVEMENTS BETWEEN INFLORESCENCES OF WILD BERGAMOT MONARDA-FISTULOSA (LAMIACEAE). OECOLOGIA, 82(4), 450-460. Author URL.

Chapters

Cresswell JE (2016). The impacts of agrochemical pesticides on bees in intensively cultivated farmland. In  (Ed) Pollination Services to Agriculture: Sustaining and Enhancing a Key Ecosystem Service, 155-179.
Cresswell JE (2008). Estimating the Potential for Bee-Mediated Gene Flow in Genetically Modified Crops. In  (Ed) Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems.  Abstract.
Cresswell, J.E. (2007). Estimating the potential for bee-mediated gene flow in genetically-modified (GM) crops. In James RR, Pitts-Singer TL (Eds.) Bees in Agricultural Ecosystems, Oxford University Press.
Cresswell, J.E. (2006). Models of pollinator-mediated gene dispersal in plants. In Harder LD, Barrett SCH (Eds.) Ecology and evolution of flowers, Oxford University Press, 179-219.
Cresswell, J.E. (2004). Carnivorous plants. In Capinera JL (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Entomology, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Conferences

Cresswell JE, Laycock I (2012). Towards the comparative ecotoxicology of bees: the response-response relationship.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Hamston TJ, Wilson RJ, de Vere N, Rich TCG, Stevens JR, Cresswell JE (In Press). Breeding system and spatial isolation from congeners strongly constrain seed set in an insect-pollinated apomictic tree: Sorbus subcuneata (Rosaceae). Sci Rep, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cresswell JE (In Press). The effect of dietary neonicotinoid pesticides on non-flight thermogenesis in worker bumble bees (Bombus terrestris). Journal of Insect Physiology Full text.

2018

Pfister SC, Eckerter PW, Krebs J, Cresswell JE, Schirmel J, Entling MH (2018). Dominance of cropland reduces the pollen deposition from bumble bees. Sci Rep, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Collison EJ, Hird H, Tyler CR, Cresswell JE (2018). Effects of neonicotinoid exposure on molecular and physiological indicators of honey bee immunocompetence. Apidologie, 49(2), 196-208. Abstract.  Full text.
Holder PJ, Jones A, Tyler C, Cresswell J (2018). Holder et al (PNAS): Datasets for dietary exposures of mixed-age honey bees to fipronil, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and cypermethrin.  Abstract.  Full text.
Raimets R, Karise R, Mänd M, Kaart T, Ponting S, Song J, Cresswell JE (2018). Synergistic interactions between a variety of insecticides and an ergosterol biosynthesis inhibitor fungicide in dietary exposures of bumble bees (Bombus terrestris L.). Pest Manag Sci, 74(3), 541-546. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2017

Cresswell JE (2017). A demographic approach to evaluating the impact of stressors on bumble bee colonies. Ecological Entomology Full text.
Cresswell JE (2017). A demographic approach to evaluating the impact of stressors on bumble bee colonies. Ecological Entomology, 42(2), 221-229. Abstract.
Zou Y, Bianchi FJJA, Jauker F, Xiao H, Chen J, Cresswell J, Luo S, Huang J, Deng X, Hou L, et al (2017). Landscape effects on pollinator communities and pollination services in small-holder agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 246, 109-116. Abstract.  Full text.
Cresswell JE (2017). Protocol for evaluating whether a test substance shows bioaccumulative properties using Haber’s Law.  Abstract.  Full text.
Pfister SC, Eckerter PW, Schirmel J, Cresswell JE, Entling MH (2017). Sensitivity of commercial pumpkin yield to potential decline among different groups of pollinating bees. R Soc Open Sci, 4(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cresswell JE (2017). The effect of dietary neonicotinoid pesticides on non-flight thermogenesis in worker bumble bees (Bombus terrestris).  Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Collison E, Hird H, Cresswell J, Tyler C (2016). Interactive effects of pesticide exposure and pathogen infection on bee health – a critical analysis. Biological Reviews, 91(4), 1006-1019. Abstract.
Gill RJ, Baldock KCR, Brown MJF, Cresswell JE, Dicks LV, Fountain MT, Garratt MPD, Gough LA, Heard MS, Holland JM, et al (2016). Protecting an Ecosystem Service: Approaches to Understanding and Mitigating Threats to Wild Insect Pollinators. , 54, 135-206. Abstract.
Cresswell JE (2016). The impacts of agrochemical pesticides on bees in intensively cultivated farmland. In  (Ed) Pollination Services to Agriculture: Sustaining and Enhancing a Key Ecosystem Service, 155-179.

2015

Cresswell J, Goulson D (2015). In response: Current evidence and implications--An academic perspective. Environ Toxicol Chem, 34(7), 1454-1456. Author URL.

2014

Cresswell JE, Robert FXL, Florance H, Smirnoff N (2014). Clearance of ingested neonicotinoid pesticide (imidacloprid) in honey bees (Apis mellifera) and bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). Pest Management Science, 70(2), 332-337. Abstract.  Full text.
Cresswell JE, Robert F-XL, Florance H, Smirnoff N (2014). Clearance of ingested neonicotinoid pesticide (imidacloprid) in honey bees (Apis mellifera) and bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). Pest Manag Sci, 70(2), 332-337. Abstract.  Author URL.
Laycock I, Cotterell KC, O'Shea-Wheller TA, Cresswell JE (2014). Effects of the neonicotinoid pesticide thiamethoxam at field-realistic levels on microcolonies of Bombus terrestris worker bumble bees. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 100(1), 153-158. Abstract.
Laycock I, Cotterell KC, O'Shea-Wheller TA, Cresswell JE (2014). Effects of the neonicotinoid pesticide thiamethoxam at field-realistic levels on microcolonies of Bombus terrestris worker bumble bees. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf, 100, 153-158. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cresswell J (2014). On the natural history of neonicotinoids and bees. Functional Ecology, 28(6), 1311-1312.

2013

Dicks LV, Abrahams A, Atkinson J, Biesmeijer J, Bourn N, Brown C, Brown MJF, Carvell C, Connolly C, Cresswell JE, et al (2013). Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6(3), 435-446. Abstract.
Laycock I, Cresswell JE (2013). Repression and recuperation of brood production in Bombus terrestris bumble bees exposed to a pulse of the neonicotinoid pesticide imidacloprid. PLoS One, 8(11). Abstract.  Author URL.
Van Engelsdorp D, Lengerich E, Spleen A, Dainat B, Cresswell J, Baylis K, Nguyen BK, Soroker V, Underwood R, Human H, et al (2013). Standard epidemiological methods to understand and improve Apis mellifera health. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(1). Abstract.
Van Engelsdorp D, Lengerich E, Spleen A, Dainat B, Cresswell J, Baylis K, Nguyen BK, Soroker V, Underwood R, Human H, et al (2013). Standard epidemiological methods to understand and improve Apis mellifera health. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(4). Abstract.

2012

Cresswell JE, Thompson HM (2012). Comment on "A common pesticide decreases foraging success and survival in honey bees". Science, 337(6101). Abstract.  Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Desneux N, vanEngelsdorp D (2012). Dietary traces of neonicotinoid pesticides as a cause of population declines in honey bees: an evaluation by Hill's epidemiological criteria. Pest Management Science, 68(6), 819-827. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Desneux N, vanEngelsdorp D (2012). Dietary traces of neonicotinoid pesticides as a cause of population declines in honey bees: an evaluation by Hill's epidemiological criteria. Pest Manag Sci, 68(6), 819-827. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Page CJ, Uygun MB, Holmbergh M, Li Y, Wheeler JG, Laycock I, Pook CJ, de Ibarra NH, Smirnoff N, et al (2012). Differential sensitivity of honey bees and bumble bees to a dietary insecticide (imidacloprid). Zoology
Cresswell JE, Page CJ, Uygun MB, Holmbergh M, Li Y, Wheeler JG, Laycock I, Pook CJ, de Ibarra NH, Smirnoff N, et al (2012). Differential sensitivity of honey bees and bumble bees to a dietary insecticide (imidacloprid). Zoology, 115(6), 365-371. Abstract.
Laycock I, Lenthall KM, Barratt AT, Cresswell JE (2012). Effects of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide, on reproduction in worker bumble bees (Bombus terrestris). Ecotoxicology, 21(7), 1937-1945. Abstract.
Laycock I, Lenthall KM, Barratt AT, Cresswell JE (2012). Effects of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide, on reproduction in worker bumble bees (Bombus terrestris). Ecotoxicology, 21(7), 1937-1945. Abstract.  Author URL.
Laycock I, Lenthall KM, Barratt AT, Cresswell JE (2012). Erratum to: Effects of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide, on reproduction in worker bumble bees (Bombus terrestris). Ecotoxicology, 21(7).
Dicks LV, Abrahams A, Atkinson J, Biesmeijer J, Bourn N, Brown C, Brown MJ, Carvell C, Connolly C, Cresswell JE, et al (2012). Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity
Cresswell JE, Laycock I (2012). Towards the comparative ecotoxicology of bees: the response-response relationship.  Author URL.

2011

Cresswell JE (2011). A meta-analysis of experiments testing the effects of a neonicotinoid insecticide (imidacloprid) on honey bees. Ecotoxicology, 20(1), 149-157. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Cresswell JE (2010). A mechanistic model of pollinator-mediated gene flow in agricultural safflower. BASIC AND APPLIED ECOLOGY, 11(5), 415-421. Author URL.  Full text.
Cresswell JE, Krick J, Patrick MA, Lahoubi M (2010). The aerodynamics and efficiency of wind pollination in grasses. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, 24(4), 706-713. Author URL.  Full text.
Cresswell JE (2010). Theoretical analyses of the impact of change in the composition of the pollinator fauna on a pollination system. Applied Entomology and Zoology, 45, 13-20.

2009

Hoyle M, Cresswell JE (2009). Maximum feasible distance of windborne cross-pollination in Brassica napus: a 'mass budget' model. Ecological Modelling, 220(8), 1090-1097. Abstract.
Sebire M, Scott AP, Tyler CR, Cresswell J, Hodgson DJ, Morris S, Sanders MB, Stebbing PD, Katsiadaki I (2009). The organophosphorous pesticide, fenitrothion, acts as an anti-androgen and alters reproductive behavior of the male three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus. Ecotoxicology, 18(1), 122-133. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Cresswell JE (2008). Estimating the Potential for Bee-Mediated Gene Flow in Genetically Modified Crops. In  (Ed) Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems.  Abstract.

2007

Hoyle M, Cresswell JE (2007). A model of patch-to-patch forager movement with application to pollen-mediated gene flow. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 248, 154-163.
Hoyle M, Cresswell JE (2007). A search theory model of patch-to-patch forager movement with application to pollinator-mediated gene flow. J Theor Biol, 248(1), 154-163. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Henning K, Pennel C, Lahoubi M, Patrick MA, Young PG, Tabor GR (2007). Conifer ovulate cones accumulate pollen principally by simple impaction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(46), 18141-18144. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Henning K, Tabor GR, Young PG (2007). Conifer ovulate cones accumulate pollen principally by simple impaction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(46), 18141-18144.
Hoyle M, Hayter K, Cresswell JE (2007). Effect of pollinator abundance on self-fertilization and gene flow: Application to GM canola. Ecological Applications, 17(7), 2123-2135. Abstract.
Cresswell, J.E. (2007). Estimating the potential for bee-mediated gene flow in genetically-modified (GM) crops. In James RR, Pitts-Singer TL (Eds.) Bees in Agricultural Ecosystems, Oxford University Press.
Cresswell JE, Hoyle M (2007). The effect of wind direction on cross-pollination in wind-pollinated GM crops. Ecological Applications, 17(4), 1234-1243.

2006

Cresswell JE, Hoyle M (2006). A mathematical method for estimating patterns of flower-to-flower gene dispersal from a simple field experiment. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, 20(2), 245-251. Author URL.
Cresswell, J.E. (2006). Models of pollinator-mediated gene dispersal in plants. In Harder LD, Barrett SCH (Eds.) Ecology and evolution of flowers, Oxford University Press, 179-219.
Cresswell, J.E. (2006). Remobilization of initially deposited pollen grains has negligible impact on gene dispersal in bumble bee-pollinated Brassica napus. Functional Ecology, 20, 958-965.
Cresswell, J.E. (2006). The influence of pollinator abundance on the dynamics and efficiency of pollination in arable Brassica napus: implications for landscape-scale gene dispersal. Journal of Applied Ecology, 43, 1196-1202.

2005

Cresswell, J.E. (2005). Accurate theoretical prediction of pollinator-mediated gene dispersal. Ecology, 86(3), 574-578.
Davies, T.W. Patrick, M.A.F. Cresswell JE (2005). The aerodynamics of wind pollination in a zoophilous flower. Functional Ecology, 18, 861-866.
Cresswell, J.E. Macnair, M.R. (2005). The potential for adaptive evolution of pollen grain size in Mimulus guttatus. New Phytologist, 167, 289-296.

2004

Cresswell JE, Davies TW, Patrick MA, Russell F, Pennel C, Vicot M, Lahoubi M (2004). Aerodynamics of wind pollination in a zoophilous flower, Brassica napus. Functional Ecology, 18(6), 861-866. Abstract.
Cresswell, J.E. (2004). Carnivorous plants. In Capinera JL (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Entomology, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Cresswell JE, Osborne JL (2004). The effect of patch size and separation on bumblebee foraging in oilseed rape: implications for gene flow. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41(3), 539-546.
Seymour FA, Cresswell, J.E. Fisher, P.J. Lappin-Scott, H.M. Haag H, Talbot NJ (2004). The influence of genotypic variation on metabolite diversity in populations of two endophytic fungal species. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 41, 721-734.

2003

Cresswell, J.E. (2003). Towards the theory of pollinator-mediated gene flow. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 358, 1005-1008.

2002

Cresswell JE, Bell SA, Osborne JL (2002). A model of pollinator-mediated gene flow between plant populations with numerical solutions for bumblebees pollinating oilseed rape. Oikos, 98(3), 375-384.
Fenner M, Cresswell, J.E. Hurley, R.A. Baldwin (2002). Relationship between capitulum size and pre-dispersal seed predation by insect larvae in common Asteraceae. Oecologia, 130, 72-77.

2001

Cresswell JE, Hagen C, Woolnough JM (2001). Attributes of individual flowers of Brassica napus L. are affected by defoliation but not by intraspecific competition. ANNALS OF BOTANY, 88(1), 111-117. Author URL.

2000

Cresswell JE (2000). A comparison of bumblebees' movements in uniform and aggregated distributions of their forage plant. Ecological Entomology, 25(1), 19-25. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Osborne JL, Goulson D (2000). An economic model of the limits to foraging range in central place foragers with numerical solutions for bumblebees. Ecological Entomology, 25(3), 249-255. Abstract.
Cresswell JE (2000). Manipulation of female architecture in flowers reveals a narrow optimum for pollen deposition. Ecology, 81(11), 3244-3249. Abstract.
Cresswell JE (2000). Resource input and the community structure of larval infaunas of an eastern tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes bicalcarata. Ecological Entomology, 25(3), 362-366.

1999

Cresswell JE (1999). The influence of nectar and pollen availability on pollen transfer by individual flowers of oil-seed rape (Brassica napus) when pollinated by bumblebees (Bombus lapidarius). Journal of Ecology, 87(4), 670-677. Abstract.

1998

Cresswell JE (1998). Morphological correlates of necromass accumulation in the traps of an Eastern tropical pitcher plant, Nepenthes ampullaria Jack, and observations on the pitcher infauna and its reconstitution following experimental removal. Oecologia, 113(3), 383-390. Abstract.
Cresswell JE (1998). Stabilizing selection and the structural variability of flowers within species. Annals of Botany, 81(4), 463-473. Abstract.
Bell SA, Cresswell JE (1998). The phenology of gender in homogamous flowers: Temporal change in the residual sex function of flowers of Oil-seed rape (Brassica napus). Functional Ecology, 12(2), 298-306. Abstract.

1997

Cresswell JE (1997). Spatial heterogeneity, pollinator behaviour and pollinator-mediated gene flow: Bumblebee movements in variously aggregated rows of oil-seed rape. Oikos, 78(3), 546-556. Abstract.
Belisle C, Cresswell J (1997). The effects of a limited memory capacity on foraging behavior. THEORETICAL POPULATION BIOLOGY, 52(1), 78-90. Author URL.

1996

Cresswell JE, Bassom AP, Bell SA, Collins SJ, Kelly TB (1996). Predicted pollen dispersal by honey-bees and three species of bumble-bees foraging on oil-seed rape: a comparison of three models. Functional Ecology, 9(6), 829-841.

1995

Cresswell JE, Vidal-Martinez VM, Crichton NJ (1995). The investigation of saturation in the species richness of communities: Some comments on methodology. Oikos, 72(2), 301-304.

1994

Cresswell JE (1994). A method for quantifying the gene flow that results from a single bumblebee visit using transgenic oilseed rape, Brassica napus L. cv. Westar. Transgenic Research, 3(2), 134-137. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Robertson AW (1994). Discrimination by pollen-collecting bumblebees among differentially rewarding flowers of an alpine wildflower, Campanula rotundifolia (Campanulaceae). Oikos, 69(2), 304-308.

1993

CRESSWELL JE (1993). THE MORPHOLOGICAL CORRELATES OF PREY CAPTURE AND RESOURCE PARASITISM IN PITCHERS OF THE CARNIVOROUS PLANT SARRACENIA-PURPUREA. AMERICAN MIDLAND NATURALIST, 129(1), 35-41. Author URL.

1992

CRESSWELL JE, MERRITT SZ, MARTIN MM (1992). THE EFFECT OF DIETARY NICOTINE ON THE ALLOCATION OF ASSIMILATED FOOD TO ENERGY-METABOLISM AND GROWTH IN 4TH-INSTAR LARVAE OF THE SOUTHERN ARMYWORM, SPODOPTERA-ERIDANIA (LEPIDOPTERA, NOCTUIDAE). OECOLOGIA, 89(3), 449-453. Author URL.

1991

CRESSWELL JE, SAYRE CF (1991). CAN EVOLUTIONARILY STABLE STRATEGIES EXIST. OIKOS, 60(3), 382-385. Author URL.
CRESSWELL JE (1991). CAPTURE RATES AND COMPOSITION OF INSECT PREY OF THE PITCHER PLANT SARRACENIA-PURPUREA. AMERICAN MIDLAND NATURALIST, 125(1), 1-9. Author URL.
Cresswell JE, Galen C (1991). Frequency-dependent selection and adaptive surfaces for floral character combinations: the pollination of Polemonium viscosum. American Naturalist, 138(6), 1342-1353. Abstract.

1990

CRESSWELL JE (1990). HOW AND WHY DO NECTAR-FORAGING BUMBLEBEES INITIATE MOVEMENTS BETWEEN INFLORESCENCES OF WILD BERGAMOT MONARDA-FISTULOSA (LAMIACEAE). OECOLOGIA, 82(4), 450-460. Author URL.

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External Engagment and Impact

Committee/panel activities

2011-12; European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Working Group on Bee Risk Assessment (www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/120920.htm)

2012: Environmental Audit Committee (Parliamentary Select Committee): Expert witness

2013: Defra Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP): Expert witness


Editorial responsibilities

Co-editor for Functional Ecology: 2005-09


Invited lectures

2008 Invited keynote speaker: Estimating the importance of alien pollinators to plants. 26-27th February 2008. International Meeting for Ecological Risk Assessment of Introduce Bumblebees, University of Tsubuka, Japan.

2013 American Chemical Society National Meeting Indianapolis 9th September. Invited speaker.  

Invited lectures at 3 UK universities.


Media Coverage

Commentary on bees and pesticides has appeared in Science, Nature, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, and the New York Times.

Work on the effect of wind direction on cross-pollination in GM crops has received widespread press coverage including Financial Times, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and BBC radio (Farming Today) and television (South West News).

 


Workshops/Conferences organised

2008: The Landscape-scale Ecology of Pollinators and Pollination: mechanisms, patterns and processes. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America 2008 Wisconsin, USA. Organized with Neal Williams (UC Davis, USA)

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • BIO1336: Ecology (Module Coordinator)
  • BIO2076: Ecology & Environment (Module Coordinator)
  • BIO3037: Ecology of Environmental Change (Module Coordinator)
  • BIO1333: Fundamental Principles (Lecturer – data analysis)

Postgraduate

  • BIOM563 Crop Security (Lecturer - agrochemicals)
  • BIOM542 Environmental & Applied Biotechnology (Lecturer – GM crops)
  • BIOM509 Professional Skills (Lecturer – data analysis)

Modules

2018/19

Information not currently available


Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Emma Wright (Syngenta): Comparative epidemiology of bee declines

Postgraduate researchers

  • Elizabeth Collison (Fera): Effects of pesticides on immunocompetence of bees
  • Tracey Hamston (Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust) works on the origin and conservation biology of endemic Sorbus species, a project in association with Paignton Zoo and the National Botanic Garden of Wales
  • Philippa Holder (NERC): Bioaccumulation of pesticides in bees
  • Ben Jones (Fera): Effects of diet quality on bee health
  • Ian Laycock (NERC): Neonicotinoid pesticides and bees
  • Nicola Perera (BBSRC): Genetic diversity and evolution in UK Arabidopsis
  • Graham Thomas (BBSRC): Molecular basis of Nosema-Apis interactions

Alumni

  • Simon Bell (PhD 1996): Producer, BBC Wildlife Programmes (e.g. Super Smart Animals)
  • Daniel Chalk (PhD 2009): Associate Research Fellow in Applied Operational Research (PenCHORD), Peninsula Medical School
  • Katrina Hayter (PhD 2006): Research scientist leading field environmental risk assessment at DuPont/ Pioneer
  • Martin Hoyle (Postdoc 2004-2007): Research Fellow in Decision Analytic Modelling, Peninsula Medical

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