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Kirk E Anderson

Research Microbiologist


Kirk E. Anderson

Lead Scientist, Molecular/Microbial Ecologist

Carl Hayden Bee Research Center

2000 E. Allen Road,

Tucson, AZ 85719

520- 670-6380 ext. 122 (Office)

520-670-6493 (FAX)

kirk.anderson@ars.usda.gov

 

 


Kirk E. Anderson Curriculum Vitae

Current position: Lead Scientist, Molecular/Microbial Ecologist

ARS-USDA, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center

Department of Entomology and Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona

 

Education

Post-doctoral 2009 University of Arizona, Microbial Ecology
Ph.D. 2006 Arizona State University, Molecular Ecology
M.S. 2002 Boise State University, Molecular Ecology
B.A. 1997 Boise State University, Biology

   
Professional experience

2013-present: Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, Tucson, AZ.

2010-present: Adjunct Scientist, Dept. of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

2010-present: Member of the Center for Insect Science, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

2009-present: Microbial Ecologist, USDA-ARS, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, Tucson, AZ.

2009: Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biology, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ.

2006-2009: NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

2006: Lecturer, General Entomology, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.

2005-2006: Research Specialist, Center for Social Complexity, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2005: Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biology, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ.

2004-2005: Teaching Associate, Center for Social Complexity, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2002-2004: Graduate Research Associate, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

1998-2001: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Biology, Boise State University, Boise ID.

 

Grants / Agreements / Incoming funds

2022-2024 National Program Post-Doctoral award ($140,000.00), United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services: “Using A.I. and Big Data to Diagnose Honey Bee Larval Disease” PI: Kirk E. Anderson                                                               

2022-2023 Scientific Beekeeping, Randy Oliver ($5000.00) Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement: Effect on the hindgut microbiota of two major probiotics and recovery from two major antibiotics. PIs: Kirk E. Anderson and Randy Oliver

2021-2025 National Institute of Food and Agriculture, (424,000.00) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Foundational and Applied Science Program, Pollinator Health: Research and Application. “Using big data to improve diagnosis of larval health and disease in honey bees” PI: Kirk E. Anderson, CoPIs: Meghan Milbrath, Jay Evans.  Key Personnel: Brendon M. Mott

2020-2021 Dalan Health, Dalial Freitak ($23,000.00) Material Transfer Research Agreement: Transgenerational immune priming and the microbiota of the queen and her retinue. PIs: Kirk E. Anderson and Dalial Freitak

2019-2022 University of Minnesota, Marla Spivak ($6275.00) Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement: The mouth and gut microbiota associated with propolis application. PIs: Kirk E. Anderson and Marla Spivak

2019-2023 National Science Foundation ($1,496,380.00) “Building Capacity: Integrating Research, Mentoring, and Industry Collaborations to Improve STEM Recruitment and Retention”. PI: Robin Cotter, CoPIs: Pamela Marshall, Elena Ortiz, Anna Marti-Subirana, Kirk E. Anderson                 

2017-2018   California State Beekeepers Association ($24,977.00) Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement: “Development of Bacillus thuringiensis as a Varroa mite management tool”.  PI: Kirk Anderson Co-PI: Vincent Ricigliano

2016-2018 Almond Board ($23,580.00) “The Longitudinal Effect of Supplemental Forage on Honey Bee Colony Growth, Immunity, and Pathogen Resistance” PI: Quinn McFrederick, Co-PI Kirk E. Anderson                                                                                                                                                        

2016-2018 Ashurst Bee Company (In kind resources) “Southern migratory beekeeping: Effects of queen age and supplemental feeding on overwintering success” PI: Kirk E. Anderson

2016-2017 California State Beekeepers Association ($14,420.00) “Screening for strains of Bacillus thuringiensis to be used as non-chemical biological controls of Varroa destructor and Small Hive Beetle”. PI: Kirk E. Anderson Co-PI: Vincent Ricigliano                    

2015-2016 National Honey Board, ($25,000.00) “Preservation and distribution of probiotic Acetobacteraceae Alpha 2.2 for use by beekeepers”. PI: Kirk E. Anderson, Co-PI: Vanessa Corby-Harris                   

2015 National Honey Board, ($20,000.00) “The probiotic potential of Lactobacillus kunkeei for honey production” PI: Quinn McFrederick, Co-PI: Kirk E. Anderson    

2014-2016 National Program Post-Doctoral award ($140,000.00) United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services, National Program: “Longitudinal Studies of Migratory Honey bees” PI: Kirk E. Anderson      

2014-2015 Browning’s Honey Co., Inc. (35,000.00) “Large Scale Migratory Beekeeping Research” Effects of agricultural landscape, supplements and overwintering on the long-term health and survival of honey bees in a large scale migratory setting. PI: Kirk E. Anderson                                              

2013-2014 California State Beekeepers Association ($14,740.00) “The effect of open dry feeding and shelf life of pollen substitute on honey bee microbiota” PIs: Kirk E. Anderson and Randy Oliver                                                                                                                                                 

2013-2014 National Honey Board, ($24,800.00) “Probiotic use of Acetobacteraceae Alpha 2.2 for improving honey bee colony health” PI: Kirk E. Anderson, Co-PI: Vanessa Corby-Harris                                                                                                                                                                           

2009-2012 National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Award ($138,000.00) “Understanding the link between social behaviors and the microbiome in honey bees” PI: Svetlana Vojvodic, CoPIs: Timothy Linksvayer, Kirk E. Anderson                                                                  

2006-2009 National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Award ($146,000.00) “Causes and consequences of genetic caste determination in social insects” PI: Kirk E. Anderson, Co-PI: Diana Wheeler        

2004 National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant ($10,841.00) “Consequences of Hybridization in the Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex” PI: Jennifer Fewell, Co-PI: Kirk E. Anderson                                                                                         . 

2003 Ecological Society of America, Desert Ecology-Forrest Shreve Award ($862.00) “A mosaic of exogenous factors selects for hybridization in the Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex”   PI: Kirk E. Anderson                                   

2003 Arizona State University departmental travel grant ($300.00) “Obligate hybridization and genetic caste determination in Pogonomyrmex” PI: Kirk E. Anderson                                                                            

2001 Boise State University departmental research grant ($500.00) “The development of molecular markers for parental and hybrid populations in polyandrous insect societies.”  PI: Kirk E. Anderson                                        

2000 Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of research ($1,000.00) “Development of Inter Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) markers to quantify hybrid inheritance patterns in in the Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex.” PI: James Smith, Co-PI: Kirk E. Anderson                                                                                                

 

Awards/ Honors/ Media Recognition

2021 April. Bee Culture Magazine “Bees Need Meat?” https://www.beeculture.com/bees-need-meat/

2019 June. USDA Blog: “Boosting Bee Health…Naturally” Posted by Sue Kendall https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2019/06/19/boosting-bee-healthnaturally

2019 March. AgResearch News: “Honey Bee Colonies More Successful By Foraging on Non-Crop Fields” By Kim Kaplan https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2019/honey-bee-colonies-more-successful-by-foraging-on-non-crop-fields/

2019 March. Microbiome research featured in “Scientific Discoveries” Documenting the Impact of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Fiscal Year 2018. “A “Gut Check” for Improved Honey Bee Health” https://www.ars.usda.gov/oc/discoveries/2019/index/

2018 Oct. Landscape research featured in Bee Culture: “Found in Translation: Snowbirds, snow, and supplements shed light on overwintering success” By Jay Evans https://www.beeculture.com/magazine/

2018  Aug. UA News: “The Queen Bee and the Fountain of Youth” By Daniel W. Stolte  https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/queen-bees-and-microbial-fountain-youth

2018  July. Ag Research News “Species Shifts in the Honey Bee Microbiome Differ with Age and Hive Role” By Kim Kaplan https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2018/species-shifts-in-the-honey-bee-microbiome-differ-with-age-and-hive-role/

2018 July, Arizona State University:  “UA students abuzz about honey bee research” Youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKa4SApNOVM

2016  Nov. UA News: “UA Scientists Go by the Gut on Health of Honey Bees” By Robin Tricoles https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/ua-scientists-go-gut-health-honey-bees

2016  Nov. AgResearch News: “Bacterial Imbalances Can Mean Bad News for Honey Bees” By Jan Suszkiw https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2016/bacterial-imbalances-can-mean-bad-news-for-honey-bees/

2016  Nov. Research featured on the Science Channel: “What on Earth” Series 3 Episode 1 “Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon” https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/what-on-earth

2016  May. Research featured in Bee Culture: “A Closer Look: Starvation/Undernourished Colonies” by Clarence Collison. https://www.beeculture.com/closer-look-starvationundernourished-colonies/

2016  Dec. Research featured in Bee Culture: “Bee Pollen – An Overview” by Ross Conrad https://www.beeculture.com/bee-pollen-overview/

2015  USDA-ARS Early Career Scientist of the Year Award, Pacific West Area “for innovative research on the role of microbes in honey bee nutrition and colony health” https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2015/usdas-agricultural-research-service-honors-scientists-of-the-year/

2015  Dec. American Bee Journal: “Reevaluating Beebread: For Preservation or Digestion?” By Randy Oliver http://scientificbeekeeping.com/reevaluating-beebread-part-3/

2015  Nov. American Bee Journal: “Reevaluating Beebread: The Players” By Randy Oliver http://scientificbeekeeping.com/reevaluating-beebread-part-2/

2015  Nov. Research featured in Bee Culture: “The National Strategy To Promote The Health Of Honey Bees And Other Pollinators” by M.E.A. McNeil https://www.beeculture.com/the-national-strategy-to-promote-the-health-of-honey-bees-and-other-pollinators/

2015  Oct. American Bee Journal: “Reevaluating Beebread: The Story” by Randy Oliver http://scientificbeekeeping.com/reevaluating-beebread-part-1/

2015  May. Featured in Nature Article: “Microbiome: The Puzzle in a Bees Gut” by Alla Katsnelson http://www.nature.com/articles/521S56a

2015  May. AgResearch News: “Newly named bacterium helps honey bee larvae thrive”
by Kim Kaplan http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2015/150506.htm

2014  Dec. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Spotlight article: Origin and effect of Acetobacteraceae Alpha 2.2 in honey bee larvae and description of Parasaccharibacter apium, gen. nov., sp. nov.  http://aem.asm.org/content/80/24/7460

2012  Jan. Molecular Ecology, News and Views Perspective: “Behind every great ant, there is a great gut” by Michael Poulsen  and Panagiotis Sapountzis  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05510.x

2008  Nov. Research featured in Dr. Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson’s book “The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies”. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1529924

2003  Best Presentation, Tenth Annual Hexapodium, University of Arizona “Ants From Space: Genetic caste determination and the dependent lineage system in Pogonomyrmex

2000  Teaching Assistant of the Year, Boise State University, Biology Department

Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia: Ant. In reference to Anderson et al. 2008 and Anderson et al. 2012. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant

 

Peer reviewed publications

*Maes PW, Floyd AS, Mott BM, Anderson KE. 2021. Overwintering Honey Bee Colonies: Effect of Worker Age and Climate on the Hindgut Microbiota. Insects 12, 224. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12030224

*Floyd, AS, Mott, BM, Maes PW, Copeland, DC, McFrederick QS, Anderson KE. 2020. Microbial Ecology of European Foul Brood Disease in the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera): Towards a Microbiome Understanding of Disease Susceptibility. Insects 11, 555. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11090555

*Dalenberg H, Maes PW, Mott B, Anderson KE, Spivak, M. 2020, Propolis Envelope Promotes Beneficial Bacteria in the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Mouthpart Microbiome. Insects 11, 453. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11070453

*Ricigliano, VA, Anderson, KE. 2020. Probing the Honey Bee Diet-Microbiota-Host Axis Using Pollen Restriction and Organic Acid Feeding. Insects 11, 291. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11050291

Smith EA, Anderson KE, Corby-Harris V, McFrederick QS, Newton ILG. 2020. Reclassification of seven honey bee symbiont strains as Bombella apis. BioRxiv 98036290 (biorxiv.org)

Ricigliano VA, Mott BM, Maes PW, Floyd AS, Fitz W, Copeland DC, Meikle W, Anderson KE. 2019. Honey bee colony performance and health are enhanced by apiary proximity to US Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands. Sci Reports 9: 4894. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-41281-3

Anderson KE, Ricigliano VA, Copeland DC, Mott BM, Floyd AS, Maes PW. 2018. The Queen's Gut Refines with Age: Longevity Phenotypes in a Social Insect Model. Microbiome 6:108. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-018-0489-1

Ricigliano VA, Mott BM, Floyd AS, Copeland DC, Carroll MJ, Anderson KE. 2018. Honey bees overwintering in a southern climate: Longitudinal effects of nutrition and queen age on colony-level molecular physiology and performance. Sci Reports 8: 10475. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-28732-z

Corby-Harris V, Anderson KE. 2018. Draft genome sequences of four Parasaccharibacter apium strains isolated from honey bees. Genome Announc 6:e00165-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00165-18

Rothman JA, Carroll MJ, Meikle WG, Anderson KE, McFrederick QS. 2018. Longitudinal Effects of Supplemental Forage on the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Microbiota and Inter- and Intra-Colony Variability. Microbial Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-018-1151-y  

Meikle WG, Weiss M, Maes PW, Fitz W, Snyder LA, Sheehan T, Mott BM, Anderson KE. 2017. Internal hive temperature as a means of monitoring honey bee colony health in a migratory beekeeping operation before and during winter. Apidologie  DOI: 10.1007/s13592-017-0512-8

Anderson KE, Ricigliano VA. 2017. Honey bee gut dysbiosis: A novel context of disease ecology. Curr. Opin. Insect Sci. 22:125-132.

Ricigliano VA, Fitz W, Copeland DC, Mott BM, Maes PW, Floyd AS, Dockstader A, Anderson KE. 2017. The impact of pollen consumption on honey bee (Apis mellifera) digestive physiology and carbohydrate metabolism. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 96:1–14.

Carroll MJ, Brown N, Goodall C, Downs AM, Sheehan TH, Anderson KE. 2017.  Honey bees preferentially consume freshly-stored pollen. PLoS ONE 12(4): e0175933.

Maes PW, Rodrigues PAP, Oliver R, and Anderson KE. 2017. Diet-related gut bacterial dysbiosis correlates with impaired development, increased mortality and Nosema disease in the honeybee (Apis mellifera). Molecular Ecology.25:5439–50.

Engel P., W.K. Kwong, Q. McFrederick, K.E. Anderson, S.M. Barribeau, J.A. Chandler, R.S. Cornman, J. Dainat, J.R. de Miranda, V. Doublet, O. Emery, J.D. Evans, L. Farinelli, M.L. Flenniken, F. Granberg, J.A. Grasis, L. Gauthier, J. Hayer, H. Koch, S. Kocher, V. Martinson, N.A. Moran, M. Munoz-Torres, I.L.G. Newton, R.J. Paxton, J. Powell, B. Sadd, P. Schmid‐Hempel, R. Schmid-Hempel, S.J. Song, R.S. Schwartz, D. vanEngelsdorp, and B. Dainat. 2016. The bee microbiome: impact on bee health and model for evolution and ecology of host-microbe interactions. mBio 7(2):e02164-15. doi:10.1128/mBio.02164-15

Corby-Harris V., C.A.D. Meador, L.A. Snyder, M.R. Schwan, P. Maes, B.M. Jones, A. Walton, and K.E. Anderson. 2016. Transcriptional, translational, and physiological signatures of undernourished honey bees (Apis mellifera) suggest a role for hormonal factors in hypopharyngeal gland degradation.  Journal of Insect Physiology. 85:65-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.11.016.

Anderson K.E., P.A.P. Rodrigues, B.M. Mott, P. Maes, and V. Corby-Harris.  2016. Ecological succession in the honey bee gut: Shift in Lactobacillus strain dominance during early adult development. Microbial Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s00248-015-0716-2

Vojvodic S., B.R. Johnson, B. Harpur, C. Kent, A. Zayed, K.E. Anderson, T.A. Linksvayer. 2015. The transcriptomic and evolutionary signature of social interactions regulating honey bee caste development. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1720

Mott B.M., J. Gadau and K.E. Anderson. 2015. Phylogeography of Pogonomyrmex barbatus and P. rugosus harvester ants with genetic and environmental caste determination. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1507

Anderson K.E., M.J. Carroll, T. Sheehan, B.M. Mott, P. Maes, and V. Corby-Harris.  2014. Hive-stored pollen of honey bees: Many lines of evidence are consistent with pollen preservation, not nutrient conversion. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.11aa11/mec.12966

Corby-Harris V., L. Snyder, M. Schwan, P. Maes, Q. McFrederick, and K.E. Anderson. 2014. Origin and effect of Acetobacteraceae Alpha 2.2 in honey bee larvae and description of Parasaccharibacter apium, gen. nov., sp. nov. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02043-14

Corby-Harris V., P. Maes, and K.E. Anderson. 2014.  The Bacterial Communities Associated with Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Foragers. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095056

Eckholm B.J., K.E. Anderson, M. Huang, B.M. Mott, and G. DeGrandi-Hoffman. 2014.  Honey bee (Apis mellifera) intracolonial genetic diversity influences worker nutritional status. Apidologie. doi: 10.1007/s13592-014-0311-4

Corby-Harris V., B.M. Jones, A. Walton, M.R. Schwan and K.E. Anderson. 2014. Transcriptional markers of sub-optimal nutrition in developing Apis mellifera nurse workers. BMC Genomics, doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-134.

Anderson K.E., T. Sheehan, B.M. Mott, P. Maes, L. Snyder, M. Schwan, A. Walton, B. Jones, and V. Corby-Harris. 2013. Microbial ecology of the hive and pollination landscape: Bacterial associates from floral nectar, the alimentary tract and stored food of honey bees (Apis mellifera). PLoS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083125

Anderson K.E., A. Johansson, T.H. Sheehan, B.M. Mott, V. Corby-Harris, L. Johnstone, R. Sprissler and W. Fitz. 2013. Draft genome sequences of two Bifidobacterium sp. from the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Gut Pathogens 5:42. doi:10.1186/1757-4749-5-42

Vojvodic S., S.M. Rehan and K.E. Anderson. 2013. Microbial gut diversity of Africanized and European honey bee larval instars. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072106

Anderson K.E., J.A. Russell, C.S. Moreau, S. Kautz, K.E. Sullam, Y. Hu, U. Basinger, B.M. Mott, N. Buck, and D. E. Wheeler. 2012. Highly similar microbial communities are shared among related and trophically similar ant species. Molecular Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05464.x Selected for "News and Views" coverage. (Cover)

Anderson K.E., T.H. Sheehan, B.M. Mott, B.J. Eckholm and G. DeGrandi-Hoffman. 2011. An emerging paradigm of colony health: microbial balance of the honey bee and hive (Apis mellifera). Insectes Sociaux. 58:431–444.

Anderson K.E., D.E. Wheeler, K. Yang and T.A. Linksvayer. 2011.  Dynamics of an ant–ant obligate mutualism: colony growth, density dependence and frequency dependence. Molecular Ecology. 20:1781–1793. (Cover)

Eckholm B.J., K.E. Anderson, M. Weiss, G. DeGrandi-Hoffman. 2010. Intracolonial genetic diversity in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies increases pollen foraging efficiency. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65:1037-1044.

Anderson K.E., S.L. Zeltzer, R.P. Overson and W.H. Clark. 2010. Identification of cryptic hosts for two inquiline parasites of the seed-harvester ant Pogonomyrmex and new localities for P. anergismus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Southwestern Naturalist 55:532-538.

Curry M.M., D.E. Wheeler, K. Yang and K.E. Anderson. 2010. The potential for gene flow in a dependent lineage system of a Harvester ant: Fair meiosis in the F1 generation. Journal of Heredity. 101:378-384.

Anderson K.E., C.R. Smith, T.A. Linksvayer, B.M. Mott, J. Gadau, and J.H. Fewell. 2009. Modeling the maintenance of a dependent lineage system:  The influence of positive frequency-dependent selection on sex ratio. Evolution. 63:2142-2152.

Smith C.R., K.E. Anderson, C.V. Tillberg, J. Gadau and A.V. Suarez. 2008. Caste determination in a polymorphic social insect: nutritional, social, and genetic factors. The American Naturalist. 172: 497–507. 

Anderson K.E., S.J. Novak and J.F. Smith. 2008. Populations composed entirely of hybrid colonies: Bidirectional hybridization and polyandry in Harvester ants.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 95:320-336. 

Anderson K.E., T.A. Linksvayer, and C.R. Smith. 2008. The causes and consequences of genetic caste determination in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 11:119-132. (Invited review).

Smith C.R., C. Schoenick, K.E. Anderson, J. Gadau, and A.V. Suarez. 2007. Potential and actual reproduction by different worker castes in queen-less and queen-right colonies of Pogonomyrmex badius. Insectes Sociaux 54:260-267.

Anderson K.E., J. Gadau, B.M. Mott, A. Altimirano, R.A. Johnson, C. Strehl and J.H. Fewell. 2006. Distribution and evolution of genetic caste determination in Pogonomyrmex seed-harvester ants. Ecology 87:2171-2184.

Anderson K.E., B. Hölldobler, B.M. Mott, J.H. Fewell, and J. Gadau.  2006. Population-wide lineage frequencies predict genetic load in the seed-harvester ant Pogonomyrmex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 103:13433-13438. 

Harrison J.F., J.H. Fewell, K.E. Anderson and J. Loper. 2006.  Environmental physiology of the invasion of the Americas by Africanized honeybees. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 46:1110-1122.

Anderson K.E. and A.C. Keyel. 2006. Mating flight, metrosis and semi-claustrality in the seed-harvester ant Pogonomyrmex salinus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 53:92-96.

†Clark R.M., K.E. Anderson, J. Gadau and J.H. Fewell. 2006. Behavioral regulation of genetic caste determination in a Pogonomyrmex population with dependent lineages. Ecology 87:2201-2206. Contribution to a special feature; Evolutionary Ecology of Hybrid Ants (Invited).

Anderson K.E. and J.C. Munger.  2003. Effect of temperature on brood relocation in Pogonomyrmex salinus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Western North American Naturalist 63:122-128.

*Contribution to a Special Feature in Insects: Bees and Their Symbionts, Edited by Quinn S. McFrederick and Kirk E. Anderson

† Contribution to a Special Feature in Ecology; Evolutionary Ecology of Hybrid Ants, Edited by Peter Nonacs (Invited).

 

 

Professional activities

2021- US Department of Agriculture / Environmental Protection Agency- Pollinator State of the Science Workshop / USDA Pollinator Masterminds Meeting - Pests and Pathogens

2021- Symposium organizer with Dr. Silvio Erler, Prof. Dr. Ljubiša Stanisavljević.  The 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology, Section: Apiculture and Pollinators

2020- US Department of Agriculture / Environmental Protection Agency- Pollinator State of the Science Workshop / National program 305, Crop Production: Bees and Pollination

2018- US Department of Agriculture - National Program 305 Customer/Stakeholder/Scientist Workshop, Crop Production: Bees and Pollination, Beltsville MD

2017- Peer review panelist, Pollinator Health Program, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture

2016- Peer review panelist, Pollinator Health Program, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture

2014- Catalysis Meeting BeeBiome: Omic approaches for understanding bee-microbe relationships. National Evolutionary Synthesis Center.

2014- Symposium organizer with Dr. Benjamin Dainat and Jay Evans.  International union for the study of social insects Title: Social insect host-microbe interactions. Cairns, Australia.

2014- Symposium organizer with Cara Gibson. Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch, Title: The Spectrum of Insect Symbioses. Tucson, AZ          

2012- Review panelist for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Fellowships Grant Program, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

2010- Symposium organizer with Angela Douglas. Entomological Society of America, Title: Diversity and Function of Microbial Symbioses in Solitary and Social Insects. San Diego, CA.

2010- Pesticide-Pollinator Workshop, "Genetics, genomics, and microbial ecology of social insects".  Microbiota in the stored food sources of social insectsMicrobiota in the stored food sources of social insectsMicrobiota in the stored food sources of social insectsAlfred State College, Alfred NY

2009- Workshop:  Past-Present-Future of Ant Genomics, Organized by the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

2007- Workshop: Pedagogy, Insects as Teaching Models in the Undergraduate Laboratory, Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2006- Workshop: Social Insects as Model Systems for Evo-Devo, Organized by the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Present member: Entomological Society of America, International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Society for the Study of Evolution, Ecological Society of America, Animal Behavior Society.

 

 

Mentorship (Graduate)

2019-present: PhD advisor, University of Arizona, Student: Nathan Allen

2018-2021: MS committee member, University of Minnesota, Student: Hollie Dalenberg

2016-present: PhD advisor, University of Arizona, Student: Duan Copeland

2016-2019: MS advisor, University of Arizona, Student: Amy Floyd

2015-2018: Post-doc advisor, USDA-ARS, Vincent Ricigliano

2013-present: PhD advisor, University of Arizona, Student: Patrick Maes

2012-2017: PhD advisor, University of Arizona, Student: William Fitz                             

2013-2014: Host graduate advisor, USDA-ARS, Student: Andreas Johansson

2010-2015: Post-doc advisor, USDA-ARS, Vanessa Corby-Harris

2010-2016: PhD committee member, University of Arizona, Student: Pedro Rodrigues

2009-2012: Post-doc advisor, University of Arizona, PERT post-doctoral program, Svetlana Vojvodic

2007-2012:  PhD committee member, University of Arizona, Student: Bruce Eckholm

2006-2010: MS committee member, Arizona State University: Student: Brendon Mott

 

 

Mentorship (Undergraduate)

Alexander Keyel, Tim Sheehan, Beryl Jones, Alexander Walton, Kimberly Yang, Ursula Basinger

Lucy Snyder, Spencer Fosnot, Sophia Park, Vanessa Schmitt, Duan Copeland, Amy Floyd, Annette Altimirano, Meghan Curry, Heatherlee Leary, Sebastian Zeltzer, Rick Overson, Arnold Dockstader, Melissa Schwan, Brendon Mott, Patrick Maes, Will Fitz, Anthony Burtman, Halle Murray, Nathan Allen, Tyler Nishikawa  

 

 

Recent Presentations

Anderson K.E. 2021. (Invited) The microbiota associated with EFB disease progression, and a novel disease microbiota associated with Idiopathic Brood Disease Syndrome “melty or molten brood”. Alberta Beekeepers IPM workshop, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Featured speaker.

Anderson K.E. 2019. Hive application of Bacillus thuringiensis CRY protein endotoxins and spores to manage Varroa mite infestations. Annual Convention, California State Beekeepers Association, Temecula CA.

Anderson K.E. 2019. (Invited) The honey bee microbiome in health and disease. Lead-off speaker microbiome section Apimondia International, Montreal Canada.

Anderson K.E. 2019. The honey bee microbiome in health and disease. University of Arizona Interdepartmental Seminar Series “Microlunch”, Tucson AZ.

Anderson K.E. 2018. The Immortal Queen Microbiota: Ageing in a Social Insect Model (Apis mellifera). Ninth Congress of the International Symbiosis Society. Corvallis OR.

Anderson K.E. 2017. The Aging Queen Microbiota. Annual Convention, California State Beekeepers Association, Lake Tahoe NV.

Anderson K.E. 2016. Adventures in honey bee microbiota. “Science for the next century” 100th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Honolulu, HI.

Anderson K.E. 2015. Microbial ecology of the honey bee and hive. Entomology Colloquium, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Host: Dr. Gene Robinson

Anderson K.E. 2015. The honey bee hygienesphere: Hive-adapted bacterial communities associated with nutrition, pollen preservation, and larval rearing. Annual Convention, California State Beekeepers Association, Sacremento, CA.

Maes P.M. and K.E. Anderson 2015. Pollen supplement: The effect of open dry feeding on bacterial communities. Annual Convention, California State Beekeepers Association, Sacremento, CA.

Fitz W. and K.E. Anderson 2015. Exploring multiple factors associated with landscape differences and overwintering loss in a migratory setting. Annual Convention, California State Beekeepers Association, Sacramento, CA.

Anderson K.E. and Corby-Harris V. 2015. How do we get there from here? Using big data as a roadmap to understand migratory beekeeping. American Beekeeping Federation, Anaheim, CA.

Corby-Harris V. and Anderson K.E. 2015. Probiotic use of Parasaccharibacter apium for improving honey bee colony health. American Honey Producers Association, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Anderson K.E. 2014. Beebread: The myth, the math, the microbes. Annual Convention, California State Beekeepers Association, Valencia, CA.

Anderson K.E. 2014. Seasonal shifts in the bacterial community structure of newly-collected and hive-stored pollen of honey bees (Apis mellifera). 62nd Annual Entomological Society, Portland OR.

Anderson K.E. 2014. Preservation and degradation in stored pollen of honey bees. International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Cairns, Australia.

Anderson K.E. 2013. Microbial transmission and the pollination landscape: Bacterial associates from flowers, the alimentary tract, and food stores of honey bees (Apis mellifera) 61st Annual Entomological Society. Austin, TX

Anderson K.E. 2012. The honey bee microbiome: Niche, pathogen defense and genome function. Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, College Station, PA. 

Anderson K.E. 2011. Functional diversity of honey bee (Apis mellifera) associated acidophilic bacterial genomes. 59th Annual Entomological Society, Reno, NV.

 

 

Journal covers

 

 

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Anderson K.E. 2021. Bees Need Meat? Bee Culture: The Magazine of American Beekeeping

 

 

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Anderson
K.E., M.J. Carroll, T. Sheehan, B.M. Mott, P. Maes, and V. Corby-Harris.  2014. Hive-stored pollen of honey bees: Many lines of evidence are consistent with pollen preservation, not nutrient conversion. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.11aa11/mec.12966

 

 

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Ricigliano VA, Fitz W, Copeland DC, Mott BM, Maes P, Floyd AS, Dockstader A, Anderson KE. 2017. 
The impact of pollen consumption on honey bee (Apis mellifera) digestive physiology and carbohydrate metabolism. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 96:1–14.

 


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Anderson K.E., D.E. Wheeler, K. Yang and T.A. Linksvayer. 2011.  Dynamics of an ant–ant obligate mutualism: colony growth, density dependence and frequency dependence. Molecular Ecology. 20:1781–1793.

 


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Rothman JA, Carroll MJ, Meikle WG, Anderson KE, McFrederick QS. 2018. Longitudinal Effects of Supplemental Forage on the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Microbiota and Inter- and Intra-Colony Variability. Microbial Ecology. doi.org/10.1007/s00248-018-1151-y  

 

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Anderson
K.E., J.A. Russell*, C.S. Moreau, S. Kautz, K.E. Sullam, Y. Hu, U. Basinger, B.M. Mott, N. Buck, and D. E. Wheeler. 2012. Highly similar microbial communities are shared among related and trophically similar ant species. Molecular Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05464.x Selected for "News and Views" coverage. (Cover) *Co-first author