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

Dr Katja Hogendoorn

Dr Katja Hogendoorn

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA

Biography

Katja Hogendoorn is a Research Associate at the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide. Katja has worked on various aspects of native bee behaviour for more than 25 years. Of Dutch origin, she completed her Masters in Utrecht on social interactions in honeybee hives. Fascinated by the evolution of a worker caste, she dedicated her PhD study to primitively social bees which took her first to Israel and later to Australia. A desire to do applied research motivated her to study the role of native bees as crop pollinators. Currently, Katja leads a team that investigates revegetation strategies for crop pollinating bees in South Australia, which is a part of a large, federally funded project to secure pollination services now and in the future. In addition, she takes part in the CRC for honey products.