Sarah Harkin

Sarah joined Fera in 2009 as an Assistant Ecotoxicologist working with a range of species and now specialises in bees.

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  • Area of expertise
    Bee Ecotoxicology & Team Manager
  • Years of experience
    8
  • Highest qualification
    BSc (Hons)

Sarah has experience of working with honey bees and non-apis species, on lab based, field and semi-field studies. She has previously been an active member of the working groups that form the International Commission for Pollinator Plant Relationships (ICPPR). Now Sarah focuses her time on managing the Bee Ecotoxicology Team and is responsible for the successful delivery of bee related projects.

More about bee ecotoxicology

Our research expertise and scientific resources can help you to test your plant-protection products for their effects on bee survival, development and behaviour – helping you to develop products that are safe for bees and other pollinators. We work closely with the National Bee Unit, giving us access to a huge range of resources to support your risk assessments, including more than 150 colonies of honey bees and a highly skilled beekeeping team.


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Latest Papers and Articles

Wilkins S; Jarratt N; Harkin S; Thompson H; Coulson M; (2013) "Effects of solvent on the toxicity of dimethoate in a honey bee in vitro larval study". Pest Management Science 69(4),462-463, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ps.3465/abstract

Thompson H; Fryday S; Harkin S; Milner S; (2014) "Potential impacts of synergism in honeybees (Apis mellifera) of exposure to neonicotinoids and sprayed fungicides in crops". Apidologie (45), 545-553, http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13592-014-0273-6

Thompson, H. M., Wilkins, S., Harkin, S., Milner, S. and Walters, K. F. (2014), "Neonicotinoids and bumblebees (Bombus terrestris): effects on nectar consumption in individual workers". Pest. Management Science.. doi: 10.1002/ps.3868, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ps.3868/abstract

Sarah and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...

Bee Ecotoxicology - complete range of regulatory and non-regulatory safety testing.

Ecotoxicology

Helping commercial companies to accurately assess the toxic impacts of plant-protection products and veterinary medicines on a range of ecosystems and species.

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Consultancy

Fera consultancy services support you through the regulatory processes required to register your chemical products and biocides in the EU.

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Environmental Fate

Regulations-compliant environmental fate studies provide essential data on the fate and behaviour of a range of chemicals in the environment including pesticides.

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Our Chemical Regulatory Work
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Latest Papers and Articles

Wilkins S; Jarratt N; Harkin S; Thompson H; Coulson M; (2013) "Effects of solvent on the toxicity of dimethoate in a honey bee in vitro larval study". Pest Management Science 69(4),462-463, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ps.3465/abstract

Thompson H; Fryday S; Harkin S; Milner S; (2014) "Potential impacts of synergism in honeybees (Apis mellifera) of exposure to neonicotinoids and sprayed fungicides in crops". Apidologie (45), 545-553, http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13592-014-0273-6

Thompson, H. M., Wilkins, S., Harkin, S., Milner, S. and Walters, K. F. (2014), "Neonicotinoids and bumblebees (Bombus terrestris): effects on nectar consumption in individual workers". Pest. Management Science.. doi: 10.1002/ps.3868, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ps.3868/abstract

Services

Sarah and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...

Bee Ecotoxicology - complete range of regulatory and non-regulatory safety testing.

Ecotoxicology

Helping commercial companies to accurately assess the toxic impacts of plant-protection products and veterinary medicines on a range of ecosystems and species.

Learn more

Consultancy

Fera consultancy services support you through the regulatory processes required to register your chemical products and biocides in the EU.

Learn more

Environmental Fate

Regulations-compliant environmental fate studies provide essential data on the fate and behaviour of a range of chemicals in the environment including pesticides.

Learn more

Our Chemical Regulatory Work

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