Prof Pat Willmer:
Emeritus Professor

Research Overview:
Prof Pat Willmer

Prof Pat Willmer
Harold Mitchell Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TH

tel: 01334 463507
fax: 01334 463366
room: 210

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School of Biology
Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences
IBANS Behavioural Ecology
Centre for Biological Diversity

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A. Environmental Physiology of Invertebrates.

Water balance and osmoregulation in insects. Thermal physiology in relation to microclimate and behaviour, especially in bees and other terrestrial and littoral invertebrates.

B. Insect-Plant Interactions.

Pollination ecology. Interactions between pollinators, pests and predators.

Insects as pests on crop plants, and interactions with crop microclimates. Ant deterrence in flowers.

C. Animal behaviour, especially social insects.

Ecology and behaviour of insects, specifically insect-plant interactions and pollination ecology. The constraints acting on pollinators, especially bees, in temperate and arid systems.

D. Invertebrate Evolution and Convergent Evolution.

Invertebrate morphology and fossils; the evolution of basic body plans, and the prevalence of convergent evolution; implications for phylogenetic approaches.


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A dual function for 4-methoxybenzaldehyde in Petasites fragrans? Tom Shepherd, William John Edward Hoppitt, Nichola Plowman, Patricia Gillian Willmer
Arthropod-Plant Interactions 2017 vol. 11 pp. 623-627
Estimating pollinator performance of visitors to the self-incompatible crop-plant Brassica rapa by single visit deposition and pollen germination Gavin Andrew Ballantyne, Patricia Gillian Willmer
Journal of Pollination Ecology 2017 vol. 21 pp. 78-85
Insights from measuring pollen deposition Patricia Gillian Willmer, Gavin Andrew Ballantyne
Arthropod-Plant Interactions 2017 vol. 11 pp. 411-425
Constructing more informative plant-pollinator networks Gavin Andrew Ballantyne, Katherine C.R. Baldock, Patricia Gillian Willmer
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2015 vol. 282
Too many commercial hives Patricia Gillian Willmer
Nature 2015 vol. 521 pp. S57-S59