Publications

Parkinson R.H., Scott, J., Dorling, A., Jones, H., Haslam, M., McDermott-Roberts, A., Wright, G.A. (2023) Mouthparts of the bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) exhibit poor acuity for the detection of pesticides in nectar. eLife 12:RP89129.

Harvey, J., Chan, B., Srivastava, T., Zarebski, A.E., Dłotko, P., Błaszczyk, P., Parkinson., R.H., White, L., Aguas, R., Mahdi, A. (2022) Epidemiological waves – types, drivers, and modulators in the COVID-19 pandemic. Heliyon 9:5.

Parkinson, R.H., Fecher, C., Gray, J.R., (2022). Chronic exposure to insecticides impairs honeybee optomotor behaviour. Frontiers in Insect Science, 2:936826. PDF

Parkinson, R.H., Kessler, S.C., Scott, J., Simpson, A., Bu, J., Al-Esawy, M., Mahdi, A., Miriyala, A., Wright, G.A. (2022). Temporal responses of bumblebee gustatory neurons to sugars. iScience, 25:7. PDF

Parkinson, R.H., Zhang S, and Gray J.R. (2020). Neonicotinoid and sulfoximine pesticides differentially impair insect escape behaviour and motion detection. PNAS, 117:10. PDF

Parkinson, R.H., Gray J.R. (2019). Neural conduction, visual motion detection, and flight behaviour of insects are disrupted by low doses of imidacloprid and its metabolites. NeuroToxicology, 72:107-113. PDF

Stott, T., Olson, E., Parkinson, R.H., Gray, J. (2018). Three-dimensional shape and velocity changes affect responses of a locust visual interneuron to approaching objects. Journal of Experimental Biology, 10:221. PDF

Parkinson R.H., Little J.M., Gray J.R. (2017). A sublethal dose of a neonicotinoid insecticide disrupts visual processing and collision avoidance behaviour in Locusta migratoria. Scientific Reports, 7:1. PDF