Professor of Zoology, University of Pretoria

Sue Nicolson researches the physiological aspects of pollination biology, with a focus on sunbirds and honeybees. Recent and current research includes the nutritional value of nectar and pollen, regulation of honeybee nutrient intake during stress, the osmotic and energetic challenges for birds drinking dilute nectars, and the effect on pollinators of plant toxins that also occur in nectar and pollen.

Experience

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    Professor of Zoology, University of Pretoria