During a career spanning more than 30 years, Professor Jeff Ollerton has established himself as one of the world’s leading experts on pollinators and pollination. The author of more than 140 articles and book chapters, his highly-cited, ground-breaking research has been used by national and international agencies to support efforts to conserve pollinators and their pollination services. Jeff is also in demand as an advisor and consultant to governments, local authorities, printed and broadcast media, and funding organisations. 

In 2021 his book Pollinators & Pollination: Nature and Society was published by Pelagic, to unanimously positive reviews. He is currently working on a follow-up volume.

Although he is mainly based in Denmark and the UK, Jeff’s field work in support of his research and advisory activities has been conducted across Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia.  He received his PhD in pollination ecology in 1993 from Oxford Brookes University, and holds Visiting Professor positions at the University of Northampton in the UK and Kunming Institute of Botany in China. Jeff has previously held visiting researcher positions at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil and the University of New South Wales in Australia.