Pollinator Health in Southern Crop Ecosystem Research Unit
141 Experiment Station Road
P.O. Box 346
Stoneville, MS 38776
Ph: (662) 686-5254
Fax: (662) 686-5421
- 2021-Present USDA-ARS, Pollinator Health in Southern Crop Ecosystem Research Unit
- 2014-2021 Texas A&M University, Graduate Research Assistant, Rangel Lab
- 2013-2014 Cal Poly Pomona, Research Assistant, Leong Lab
- 2011-2013 UC San Diego, Research Assistant, Nieh Lab
- 2011-2011 Cal Poly Pomona Research Assistant, Leong Lab
- 2010-2011 UC San Diego Research Assistant, Shurin Lab
Organizations and Honors
- International Union for the Study of Social Insects
- American Association of Professional Apiculturists
- Entomological Society of America
- Diversity Fellow, InclusionLabs, 2020
- President, Entomological Graduate Student Organization, 2016
- Secretary, Entomological Graduate Student Organization, 2015
Grants and Fellowships
- Mar. 2021 Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award ($500)
- Mar. 2020 USDA NIFA Predoctoral fellowship ($103,945)
- Mar. 2020 North American Pollinator Protection Campaign research grant ($10,000)
- Jan. 2020 American Association of Professional Apiculturists Student Research Scholarship ($1,000)
- Dec. 2019 Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees Graduate Student Research Scholarship ($3,750)
- Mar. 2019 Eastern Apicultural Society Research Grant ($6,000)
- Mar. 2019 Prairie Biotic Research Grant ($1,500)
- Nov. 2019 IUSSI La Fage Student Award for Applied Social Insect Research ($500)
- Nov. 2018 Louisiana Beekeepers Association Research Grant ($5,000)
- Oct. 2016 Texas Beekeepers Association Research Grant ($3,000)
Dr. Pierre Lau is researching ways to enhance pollinator forage habitat in agroecosystems to improve bee health and to maximize bee pollination. The goals of his research are to identify factors for enhancing bee habitat and to improve management strategies based on bee foraging activity.
Ecological Assessment and Mitigation Strategies to Reduce the Risks of Bees to Stressors in Southern Crop Ecosystems In-House Appropriated (D) Accession Number:436957 Establishing a Chemical Database for Nectar and Honey Analysis Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I) Accession Number:442702 Development of a Mass-rearing Honey Bee System Under Controlled Conditions Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S) Accession Number:439088
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- Assessing pollen nutrient content: a unifying approach for the study of nutritional ecology -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lau, P.W., Lesne, P., Grebenok, R.J., Rangel, J., Behmer, S.T. 2022. Assessing pollen nutrient content: a unifying approach for the study of nutritional ecology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.5923123.
- The impact of COVID-19 on beekeepers in Texas and Louisiana -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lau, P.W., Payne, A.N., Khan, O., Buchman, M.B., Rangel, J. 2022. The impact of COVID-19 on beekeepers in Texas and Louisiana. Journal of Apicultural Research. 61(3):309-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2022.2051333.
- Honey bee (Apis mellifera) exposure to pesticide residues in nectar and pollen in urban and suburban environments from four regions of the United States -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Demares, F.J., Schmehl, D., Bloomquist, J.R., Cabrera, A.R., Huang, Z.Y., Lau, P.W., Ranel, J., Sullivan, J., Xie, X., Ellis, J.D. 2022. Honey bee (Apis mellifera) exposure to pesticide residues in nectar and pollen in urban and suburban environments from four regions of the United States. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.5298.
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