Jessica Knapp

Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD, MSc, BSc

Research areas and keywords


  • Landscape ecology, Conservation biology, Bees, Agriculture, Pollination


My research explores how agricultural landscapes can best promote pollinator populations and farmers' agricultural resilience. To do this, I combine field-based experiments with economic valuations, social-psychology and individual-based models to understand the relationships between decision making, on-farm management, conservation and agronomic goals.

I am currently working on a FORMAS funded project that aims to develop pesticide risk assessment for bees. In particular, I aim to: (1) quantify bees’ exposure to pesticide mixtures in agricultural landscapes and (2) test effects of pesticide mixtures on bees at a colony scale. This is needed to ensure that agricultural landscapes can support healthy pollinator populations and deliver sustainable pollination services.

Recent research outputs

Jessica Knapp, Benjamin Phillips, Jen Clements, Ros Shaw & Juliet Osborne, 2020 Nov, In: People and Nature. 3, 1, p. 204-220

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jessica Knapp & J. Osborne, 2019 Nov 15, In: Journal of Pollination Ecology. 25, 9, p. 89-102

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jessica L. Knapp, Matthias A. Becher, Charlotte C. Rankin, Grace Twiston-Davies & Juliet L. Osborne, 2019 Jan 1, In: Ecology and Evolution. 9, 1, p. 609-618 10 p.

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