My research focus is on honey bee nutrition, impacts of pesticides on honey bees and honey bee behavior and biology. I work on research related to pollination, insect nutrition, molecular ecology, neuroethology, insect ecotoxicology, insect physiology, chemical ecology etc. I am also interested in extending my expertise to studying pests.
I. Peer reviewed
1. Sagili, R.R., Metz, B.N., Lucas, H.M., Chakrabarti, P. and Breece, C.R. (2018) Honey bees consider larval nutritional status rather than genetic relatedness when selecting larvae for emergency queen rearing. Scientific Reports 8, 7679. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25976-7.
2. Chakrabarti, P., Sarkar, S. and Basu, P. (2018) Field Populations of Wild Apis cerana Honey Bees Exhibit Increased Genetic Diversity Under Pesticide Stress Along an Agricultural Intensification Gradient in Eastern India. Journal of Insect Science 18(3): 1 – 8.
3. Smith, B.M., Chakrabarti, P., Chatterjee, A., Chatterjee, S., Dey, U.K., Dicks, L.V., Giri, B., Laha, S., Majhi, R.K. and Basu, P. (2017) Collating and validating indigenous and local knowledge to apply multiple knowledge systems to an environmental challenge: A case-study of pollinators in India. Biological Conservation 211(A), 20 – 28.
4. Chakrabarti, P., Rana, S., Bandopadhyay, S., Naik, D.G., Sarkar, S. and Basu, P. (2015) Field populations of native Indian honey bees from pesticide intensive agricultural landscape show signs of impaired olfaction. Scientific Reports 5, 12504. DOI: 10.1038/srep12504.
5. Chakrabarti, P., Rana, S., Smith, B., Sarkar, S. and Basu, P. (2015) Pesticide induced oxidative stress in laboratory and field populations of native honey bees along intensive agricultural landscapes in two Eastern Indian states. Apidologie 46(1), 107 – 129.
II. Conference proceedings and Book chapters
1. Chakrabarti, P. and Sagili, R.R. (2018) Sterol nutritional physiology in honey bees. Proceedings of the 2018 American Bee Research Conference, Bee World, April 17th 2018.
2. Chakrabarti, P. and Sagili, R.R. (2018) 77th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference Research Reports, Section II: Bees and Pollinators, Portland, Oregon, USA on January 8th 2018.
3. Chakrabarti, P., Rana, S., Bandopadhyay, S., Naik, D.G., Sarkar, S. and Basu, P. (2018) 77th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference Research Reports, Section II: Bees and Pollinators, Portland, Oregon, USA on January 8th 2018.
4. Basu, P., Bhattacharya, R. and Chakrabarti, P. (2017) Pollination crises in the agro-ecosystems of the tropics: challenges and way forward. In G. Poyyamoli (Ed) Agroecology, ecosystems and sustainability in the tropics. Studera Press, New Delhi.
5. Basu, P. and Chakrabarti, P. (2015) Sub lethal effects of pesticides on pollinators with special focus on honey bees. In P.A. Sinu and K.R. Shivanna (Eds) Mutualistic interaction between flowering plants and animals. Manipal University Press, Manipal. ISBN: 978-93-82460-26-8. Link: http://mup.manipal.edu/
6. Basu, P. and Chakrabarti, P. (2015) Pesticides and the Muted Buzz of the Bees. In Biswas, S., Mitra, M.K. and Bar, R. (Eds) Environmental impacts on health: towards a better future. Kolkata Readers Service, Kolkata. ISBN: 9789382623511.
III. Extension publications
1. Chakrabarti, P. “The Many Faces Of Conservation” in Wildlife, October 2017 http://bsedkolkata.org.in/emagazine/wildlife/38-the-many-faces-of-conser...
2. Chakrabarti, P. “Food security in agriculture” in Food Safety, May 2016 http://bsedkolkata.org.in/emagazine/food-safety/27-food-security-in-agri...
3. Chakrabarti, P. “The vanishing honey bees” in www.livelystories.com – an online magazine http://livelystories.com/2014/06/24/vanishing-honey-bees/.
4. Chakrabarti, P. “Story of the vanishing pollinators – honey bees” in Sujalam Sufalam, Issue number 2, April – June, 2013.
5. Chakrabarti, P. “The invisible world” in Sujalam Sufalam, edition Wildlife Conservation. Issue number 3, October – December, 2013.