2017

Biography

Dr. Currie obtained a B.Sc. in Zoology (1979), and an M.Sc.(1982) and Ph.D.(1986) in Entomology from the University of Manitoba.  Following his Ph.D. he worked on establishing pollination management systems for the production of hybrid canola.  In 1989-91 he did a Post Doctoral Fellowship at Simon Fraser University, where he worked on basic and applied research on honey bee pheromones in Mark Winston’s lab.   In 1991, he returned to the Dept. of Entomology at the University of Manitoba, where he has taught courses in entomology, beekeeping, pollination biology, insect pest management and general agriculture and has received numerous awards for his teaching.  He is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Entomology, in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Canada.   His research group focuses primarily on understanding the biology, physiology and behaviour of managed and native pollinators and the parasites, pathogens and other stressors that affect their survival and in developing ways to effectively manage these problems.

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Rob Currie

Rob Currie is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Entomology, in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Canada.  His research group focuses primarily on understanding the biology, physiology and behaviour of managed and native pollinators and the parasites, pathogens and other stressors that affect their survival and in developing ways to effectively manage these problems.