About us

The IUCN SSC Bumblebee Specialist Group comprises more than 70 scientists worldwide.

CHAIR: Prof. Paul Williams, Natural History Museum, London
DEPUTY CHAIR: Sarina Jepsen, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, USA
PROGRAM OFFICER: Ed Spevak, Saint Louis Zoo, USA
SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR: Prof. Sydney Cameron, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

REGIONAL COORDINATORS:

East AsiaDr An Jiandong
North AsiaDr Alexandr Byvaltsev
Europe – Prof. Pierre Rasmont and Stuart Roberts
Himalaya – Prof. Malkiat Saini
JapanDr Koichi Goka
MesoamericaDr Rémy Vandame
North AmericaProf. Robbin Thorp and Dr Sheila Colla
South AmericaDra Carolina Morales
West Asia
Dr Ahmet Murat Aytekin and Dr Alireza Monfared

The map below shows the boundaries of each region:

MEMBERS OF THE IUCN-BBSG:

East Asia
Dr Jiandong An
Jiaxing Huang
Vandandorj Sumiya
Dr Zhenghua Xie

Europe
Dr Bjorn Cederberg
Dr Waldemar Celary
Dr Denis Michez
Prof. Pierre Rasmont
Stuart Roberts

Himalaya
Prof. Dharam Abrol
Dr Rifat Raina
Prof. Malkiat Saini

Japan
Dr Koichi Goka
Dr Maki Inoue
Dr Lina Kawaguchi
Masahiro Mitsuhata
Yukari Suzuki-Ohno
Dr Koji Tsuchida
 

Mesoamerica
Dr Ricardo Ayala-Barajas
Esteban Pineda Diez de Bonilla
Dr Javier Quezada-Euan
Dr Rémy Vandame
Mabel Vasquez
Dr Carlos Vergara

North America
Mike Arduser
Dr John Ascher
Dr Sydney Cameron
Dr Syd Cannings
Dr Sheila Colla
Elaine Evans
Dr Terry Griswold
Rich Hatfield
Dr David Inouye
Sarina Jepsen
Dr Jon Koch
Dr Jeff Lozier
Dr Michael Otterstatter
Leif Richardson
Dr Cory Sheffield
Ed Spevak
Dr William Stephen
Dr James Strange
Prof. Robbin Thorp
Dr Doug Yanega

North Asia
Demidova Aygul
Dr Alexandr Byvaltsev
Dr Yuriy Danilov
Akulov Evgeniy
Natalya Kolesova
Yulia Kolosova
Olga Konusova
Sergey Luzyanin
Igor Popov
Dr Maxim Proshchalykin
Dr Dmitry Sidorov
Knyazev Svyatoslav

South America
Lic. Marina Arbetman
Lic. Natalia Arbulo
Patricia Estay-Palacios
Dr Victor Gonzales-Betancourt
Aline Martins
Dr Diego Medan
Prof. Gabriel Melo
Lic. José Montalvo
Dra Carolina Morales
Dr Claus Rasmussen
Dr Arturo Roig-Alsina
Dra Luisa Ruz
Lic. Sheena Salvarrey
Dra Cecilia Smith-Ramirez

West Asia
Dr Murat Aytekin
Dr George Japoshvili
Samad Khaghaninia
Dr Alireza Monfared


FOCAL POINTS:
Focal Point for Wildlife Health: Prof. Mark Brown
Focal Point for Red List Authority: Sarina Jepsen
Focal Point for Trade: Ed Spevak

CONSERVATION GENETICS COMMITTEE:
Prof. Sydney Cameron
Prof. Dave Goulson
Dr Jeffrey Lozier
Dr James Strange