Dr. Juli Carrillo
Blueberry Pollination Round Table :
Wild pollinators in berry agroecosystems and potential in-field and farm margin forage plants.
Associate Professor, Juli Carrillo leads the Plant-Insect Ecology and Evolution lab at the University of British Columbia. Her team applies ecological theory to agricultural issues and works to produce sustainable solutions for growers that support insect-driven ecosystem services. Insects pollinate crops, aid in nutrient cycling, and support natural biological control of pests. Current research projects include the implementation of habitat amendments on farms for supporting insect biodiversity, evaluating the role of wild pollinators, including bumble bees and nocturnal moths, in berry crops, and long-term biodiversity surveys for key insects in BC.