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Dr Rinke Vinkenoog

Senior Lecturer

Department: Applied Sciences

My current reseach interests are in the field of Pollination Ecology. In which way do insects inteact with flowers - what makes them choose certain flowers over other, and how do they compete with each other over the available floral resources? Recently we have looked at pollination ecology of the invasive plant species Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera). How does this invader fit in the native plant-pollinator networks?

We are also looking at urban pollination - to which extent make pollinators use of our towns and cities, and in which way is their presence and foraging choice different in urban areas compared to rural areas? 

Over the past years I have been working together with both colleagues from Northumbria, local and regional beekeepers and the national British Beekeepers Association. 

Rinke Vinkenoog

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My current reseach interests are in the field of Pollination Ecology. In which way do insects inteact with flowers - what makes them choose certain flowers over other, and how do they compete with each other over the available floral resources? Recently we have looked at pollination ecology of the invasive plant species Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera). How does this invader fit in the native plant-pollinator networks?

We are also looking at urban pollination - to which extent make pollinators use of our towns and cities, and in which way is their presence and foraging choice different in urban areas compared to rural areas? 

Over the past years I have been working together with both colleagues from Northumbria, local and regional beekeepers and the national British Beekeepers Association. 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Methods in melissopalynology: colour determination of pollen pellets for colour vision deficient individuals, Hornby, S., Benn, J., Vinkenoog, R., Goldberg, S., Pound, M. 25 Apr 2022, In: Palynology
  • Genetic mechanisms of apomixis, Spielman, M., Vinkenoog, R., Scott, R. 29 Jun 2003, In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • Genomic Imprinting and Endosperm Development in Flowering Plants, Vinkenoog, R., Bushell, C., Spielman, M., Adams, S., Dickinson, H., Scott, R. Oct 2003, In: Molecular Biotechnology
  • Genomic Imprinting in Plants, Vinkenoog, R., Spielman, M., Adams, S., Dickinson, H., Scott, R. 2002, Genomic Imprinting : Methods and Protocols, New Jersey, Humana Press
  • Autonomous endosperm development in flowering plants: how to overcome the imprinting problem?, Vinkenoog, R., Scott, R. Dec 2001, In: Sexual Plant Reproduction
  • Primary Structure of the Plasmodium vivax crk2 Gene and Interference of the Yeast Cell Cycle upon Its Conditional Expression, Sperança, M., Vinkenoog, R., Ocampos, M., Fischer, K., Janse, C., Waters, A., del Portillo, H. Mar 2001, In: Experimental Parasitology
  • The epigenetic basis of gender in flowering plants and mammals, Spielman, M., Vinkenoog, R., Dickinson, H., Scott, R. 1 Dec 2001, In: Trends in Genetics
  • Hypomethylation Promotes Autonomous Endosperm Development and Rescues Postfertilization Lethality in fie Mutants, Vinkenoog, R., Spielman, M., Adams, S., Fischer, R., Dickinson, H., Scott, R. Nov 2000, In: The Plant Cell
  • Parent-of-origin effects on seed development in Arabidopsis thaliana require DNA methylation, Adams, S., Vinkenoog, R., Spielman, M., Dickinson, H., Scott, R. 1 Jun 2000, In: Development
  • Characterisation of the Cdc2-related kinase 2 gene from Plasmodium knowlesi and P. berghei, Vinkenoog, R., Sperança, M., Ramesar, J., Thomas, A., del Portillo, H., Janse, C., Waters, A. 15 Sep 1998, In: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology

Qualifications

  • Biology PhD June 10 1998
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Information not provided Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) 2004


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