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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Managing and Conserving Diverse Bee Pollinators for Sustainable Crop Production and Wildland Preservation

Location: Pollinating Insects-- Biology, Management and Systematics Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Effects of fungicide and adjuvant sprays on nesting behavior in two managed solitary bees, Osmia lignaria and Megachile rotundata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Artz, D.R., Pitts Singer, T. 2015. Effects of fungicide and adjuvant sprays on nesting behavior in two managed solitary bees, Osmia lignaria and Megachile rotundata. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135688.
Mixed infections illustrate virulence differences between host-specific bee pathogens     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klinger, E.G., Vojvodic, S., Degrandi-Hoffman, G., Welker, D., James, R. 2015. Mixed infections illustrate virulence differences between host-specific bee pathogens. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 129:28-35.
Bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus spp.) of interior Alaska: Species composition, distribution, seasonal biology, and parasites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pampell, R.A., Sikes, D., Pantoja, A., Holloway, P., Knight, C., Ranft, R. 2015. Bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus spp.) of interior Alaska: Species composition, distribution, seasonal biology, and parasites. Biodiversity Data Journal. 3: e5085. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e5085.
Seasonal trends in the condition of nesting females of a solitary bee: wing wear, lipid content, and oocyte size     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oneill, K.M., Delphia, C.M., Pitts Singer, T. 2015. Seasonal trends in the condition of nesting females of a solitary bee: wing wear, lipid content, and oocyte size. PeerJ. 3:e930.
Molecular tools and bumble bees: revealing hidden details of ecology and evolution in a model system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woodard, S., Lozier, J., Goulson, D., Williams, P., Strange, J.P., Jha, S. 2015. Molecular tools and bumble bees: revealing hidden details of ecology and evolution in a model system. Molecular Ecology. 24(12):2916-2936.
A review of Trachusoides Michener and Griswold (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Griswold, T.L. 2015. A review of Trachusoides Michener and Griswold (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Zootaxa. 3949(1):147-150.
Bombus huntii, Bombus impatiens and Bombus vosnesenskii (Hymenoptera: Apidae) pollinate greenhouse-grown tomatoes in western North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strange, J.P. 2015. Bombus huntii, Bombus impatiens and Bombus vosnesenskii (Hymenoptera: Apidae) pollinate greenhouse-grown tomatoes in western North America. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(3):873-879.
Late season survey of bumble bees along Canadian highways of British Columbia and Yukon Territories. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(07-Mar-15)
Landscaping pebbles attract nesting by the native ground-nesting bee Halictus rubicundus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2015. Landscaping pebbles attract nesting by the native ground-nesting bee Halictus rubicundus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Apidologie. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-015-0364z..
Contrasting effects of wild and domestic ungulates on sagebrush plant communities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(14-Jan-15)
PCR reveals high prevalence of non-sporulating Nosema bombi(Microsporidia) infections in bumble bees (Bombus)in northern Arizona - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blaker, E., Strange, J.P., Monroy, F., James, R.R., Cobb, N. 2014. PCR reveals high prevalence of non-sporulating Nosema bombi(Microsporidia) infections in bumble bees (Bombus)in northern Arizona. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 123:25-33.
Bumble bee nest abundance, foraging distance, and host-plant reproduction: implications for management and conservation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geib, J., Strange, J.P., Galen, C. 2015. Bumble bee nest abundance, foraging distance, and host-plant reproduction: implications for management and conservation. Ecological Applications. 25(3):768-778.
The effect of photobleaching on bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) setae color and its implications for studying aging and behavior - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koch, J.B., Love, B.G., Klinger, E.G., Strange, J.P. 2014. The effect of photobleaching on bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) setae color and its implications for studying aging and behavior. Journal of Melittology. 38:1-9.
Taxonomic utility of environmental niche models for species distinction: A case study in Anthophora (Heliophila) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Orr, M.C., Koch, J.B., Griswold, T.L., Pitts, J.P. 2014. Taxonomic utility of environmental niche models for species distinction: A case study in Anthophora (Heliophila) (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Zootaxa. 3846:411-429.
Reproduction and pollination of the endangered dwarf bear-poppy Arctomecon humilis (Papaveraceae)across a quarter century: unraveling of a pollination web? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tepedino, V.J., Mull, J., Griswold, T.L., Bryant, G. 2014. Reproduction and pollination of the endangered dwarf bear-poppy Arctomecon humilis (Papaveraceae)across a quarter century: unraveling of a pollination web?. Western North American Naturalist. 74(3):311-324.
Progeny of Osmia lignaria from distinct regions differ in developmental phenology and survival under a common thermal regime - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitts Singer, T., Cane, J.H., Trostle, G. 2014. Progeny of Osmia lignaria from distinct regions differ in developmental phenology and survival under a common thermal regime. Journal of Insect Physiology. 67:9-19.
The oligolectic bee Osmia brevis sonicates Penstemon flowers for pollen: a newly documented behavior for the Megachilidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2014. The oligolectic bee Osmia brevis sonicates Penstemon flowers for pollen: a newly documented behavior for the Megachilidae. Apidologie. 45:678-684.
Leafcutter bee nests and pupae from the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits of southern California: Implications for understanding the paleoenvironment of the Late Pleistocene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holden, A.R., Koch, J.B., Griswold, T.L., Erwin, D.M., Hall, J. 2014. Leafcutter bee nests and pupae from the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits of southern California: Implications for understanding the paleoenvironment of the Late Pleistocene. PLoS One. 9(4):e94724.
Bees of the genera Dufourea and Dieunomia of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Halictidae), with a key to the Dufourea of eastern North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibbs, J., Dumesh, S., Griswold, T.L. 2014. Bees of the genera Dufourea and Dieunomia of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Halictidae), with a key to the Dufourea of eastern North America. Journal of Melittology. 29:1-15.
Obtaining a better taxonomic understanding of native bees: Where do we start? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, V.H., Griswold, T.L., Engel, M.S. 2013. Obtaining a better taxonomic understanding of native bees: Where do we start? Systematic Entomology. 38: 645-653.
Relationships of bees to host ornamental and weedy flowers in urban northwest Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Frankie, G., Vinson, S., Rizzardi, M., Griswold, T.L., Coville, R., Grayum, M., Martinez, L.E., Foltz-Sweat, J., Pawelek, J. 2013. Relationships of bees to host ornamental and weedy flowers in urban northwest Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Journal of Kansas Entomological Society. 86:325-351.
Phylogeny and systematics of the bee genus Osmia (Hymenoptera: megachilidae) with emphasis on North American melanosmia: new subgenera, synonymies, and nesting biology revisited - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rightmyer, M.G., Griswold, T.L., Brady, S. 2013. Phylogeny and systematics of the bee genus Osmia (Hymenoptera: megachilidae) with emphasis on North American melanosmia: new subgenera, synonymies, and nesting biology revisited. Systematic Entomology. 38:561-576.
Evaluating bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) diversity using malaise traps in coffee landscapes of Costa Rica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ngo, H., Gibbs, J., Griswold, T.L., Packer, L. 2013. Evaluating bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) diversity using malaise traps in coffee landscapes of Costa Rica. The Canadian Entomologist. 145:435-453.
Last Modified: 8/27/2015
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