Mr Edward Straw

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PhD student studying the effects of pesticides and parasites on bumblebee health. 

I have a special interest in the effects of the weedkiller/herbicide glyphosate and how this interacts with the trypanosome parasite Crithidia bombi. I'm also interested in the formulations glyphosate is included in, particularly Rounudup(R) products.

I also am interested in how understudied agricultural products like co-formulants and adjuvants affect bee health. I am looking to highlight to the research community that these substances are in dire need of substantial research effort. 

I work on the fungicide azoxystrobin and the formulation Amistar, and am looking at how this could affect survival in bees. 

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