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Pierre Lau

Research Ecologist

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Contact Information

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

Work Experience

  • 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)

Technical Responsibilities

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.

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