Skip to main content
ARS Home » Midwest Area » Madison, Wisconsin » Vegetable Crops Research » People » B. bee lab

B. bee lab
headline bar

/ARSUserFiles/34905/Brunet Lab Photos/Alina.jpgThe B Bee Lab!

Welcome to our USDA website! Here you can find information about my lab and the exciting projects we work on.  On the left sidebar you can see some general lab pages, research pages and others.

Research: Our research examine risk of genetically modified genes in agriculture. We concentrate on the role of bees in moving genes and how various aspects of their foraging behaviors affect gene flow.We also examine how climate change can impact plant resources, affect pollinator foraging behaviors and resulting gene flow. We are interested in introgression of cultivar genes in wild carrot populations and the frequency of the glyphosate resistance gene in feral alfalfa populations. We study the ecology of feral alfalfa, selfing rate and gene flow in alfalfa seed production fields, and other areas. 


/ARSUserFiles/34905/Brunet Lab Photos/Gene Flow 2.png/ARSUserFiles/34905/Brunet Lab Photos/Gene Flow 1.png



/ARSUserFiles/34905/Brunet Lab Photos/bee.png Johanne is moving! Please contact her at

/ARSUserFiles/34905/Brunet Lab Photos/bee.png Check out our new blog about bees! We will update it every few weeks, so be sure to check back soon.

/ARSUserFiles/34905/Brunet Lab Photos/bee.png Best of luck to Fabiana! After five years you had become family! We will miss you.

/ARSUserFiles/34905/Brunet Lab Photos/bee.png ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting 2021.
We had one virtual presentation:

/ARSUserFiles/34905/Brunet Lab Photos/bee.png Best wishes to Andy in his new position!
Andrew Flick is now the Scientific Coordinator for Vanderbilt University's Evolutionary Sciences Initiative.

/ARSUserFiles/34905/Brunet Lab Photos/bee.png Entomological Society of America 2021. 
We had two virtual presentations:

/ARSUserFiles/34905/Brunet Lab Photos/bee.png Here are some selected publications
See the Publications tab below for links and more publications.