Dr. K. (Kyle) Bobiwash

Assistant Professor, Indigenous Scholar

Room 212 Entomology Building
Winnipeg Manitoba R3T 2N2 CANADA

Telephone: (204) 474-6423
Facsimile: (204) 474 7628
Email: kyle.bobiwash@umanitoba.ca



 Research Interests:

My lab focuses on understanding the ecology of beneficial insects in agro-ecosystems and the greater landscape. Our goal is to better characterize the landscape and resources utilized by insects to understand how land management might affect insect community composition and ecosystem service delivery. The focus of the lab is  primarily on pollinating insects but students interested in other taxa (insect predators and parasitoids) are encouraged to apply.

  • Crop pollination management
  • Pollinator ecology across disturbance and latitudinal gradients
  • Development and evaluation of managed pollinators for agriculture
  • Resource use of beneficial insects
  • Palynology
  • The valuation of ecosystem services provided by beneficial insects
  • Effects of landscape on insect community composition
  • Northern insect ecology and biodiversity
  • First Nation agricultural practices and land management
  • Ecosystem service and biodiversity in perennial agriculture

Recent publications:

Bobiwash, K., Uriel, Y., & Elle, E. (2017). Pollen Foraging Differences Among Three Managed Pollinators in the Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) Agroecosystem. Journal of economic entomology, 111(1), 26-32.

Gibbs, J., Elle, E., Bobiwash, K., Haapalainen, T., & Isaacs, R. (2016). Contrasting pollinators and pollination in native and non-native regions of highbush blueberry production. PloS one, 11(7), e0158937.

Fulton, M., Jesson, L. K., Bobiwash, K., & Schoen, D. J. (2015). Mitigation of pollen limitation in the lowbush blueberry agroecosystem: effect of augmenting natural pollinators. Ecosphere, 6(11), 1-19.

Bobiwash, K., Schultz, S. T., & Schoen, D. J. (2013). Somatic deleterious mutation rate in a woody plant: estimation from phenotypic data. Heredity, 111(4), 338.