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Fabio Sgolastra

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Short Bio

I would define myself as a “bee ecologist”. Since 2002, my research activity focuses on ecology and conservation of bees in the agroecosystems and the valorisation of the pollination service. In particular, I study the impacts of the environmental stressors (pesticides, nutritional stress) on bee health following a holistic approach. This approach, which includes the assessment of potential synergistic effects among different stressors in laboratory and the analysis of data gathered from field monitoring studies, aims to improve the current environemental risk assessment and pollinator health.

In the early stages of my career, I spent several months as visiting researcher at the USDA-ARS Bee Biology & Systematics Laboratory and Utah State University, Logan (Utah, USA). Curiously, Utah’s nickname is the “Beehive state”. More recently, I have been involved in three EFSA working groups for the preparation of Scientific Opinions and Guidance Document. I am currently member of the EIP-AGRI Focus Group on Bee health and Sustainable beekeeping.

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+39 051 20 9 6296

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari
Viale Fanin 42, Bologna - Go to map

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Sono disponibile a ricevere gli studenti al termine delle lezioni o ogni giorno, da lunedì a venerdì dalle 9.30 alle 18.00, presso il mio ufficio (area di Entomologia, viale Fanin 42, 3° piano) o via Teams. Si prega di contattarmi per email per stabilire la data del ricevimento e di usare l'indirizzo istituzionale (

I am available to receive the students at the end of the lessons or every days, from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm, in my office (Entomology area in viale Fanin 42, 3° floor) or via Teams. Date reception is defined by email. Please use your institutional email account (