Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018
Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018

Dr John Roberts

Dr John Roberts

Research Scientist, Honeybee Pathogens, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity, Canberra, ACT

Biography

Dr John Roberts leads the bee pathology research at CSIRO with projects focused on improving the biosecurity and health of Australia’s managed and wild honeybees. His recent research has included genetic studies of emerging Varroa and Tropilaelaps mite pests in Papua New Guinea, examining viruses and other pathogens associated with Australian honeybees, including the invasive Asian honeybee population in northern Australia, and analysing the effects of nutritional management on Nosema and virus infections.