Research Molecular Biologist
Institution Major Degree Year
North Dakota State University Zoology Ph.D. 2017
North Dakota State University Zoology B.S. 2013
2021- present NIFA Post-Doctoral Fellow, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ.
2019- 2021 Research Molecular Biologist, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ.
2018- 2019 Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.
Bennett MM, Baudier KM (2021), The night shift: Nest closure and guarding behaviors in the stingless bee, Tetragonisca angustula, Journal of Insect Behavior
Sezen E, Dereszkiewicz E, Hozan A, Bennett MM, Ozturk C, Smith BH, Cook CN (2021), Heritable cognitive phenotypes and reward pathway influence appetitive learning in honey bees, Annals of Entomological Society of America.
Bennett MM, Cook CN, Smith BH, Lei H, (2020), Early olfactory, but not gustatory processing, is affected by the selection of heritable cognitive phenotypes in honey bees, Journal of Comparative Physiology A, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00359-020-01451-5
Bennett MM, Baudier KM, Ostwald MM, Hart S, Pavlic TP, Fewell JH, (2020), Age-based changes in kairomone response among stingless bee soldiers (Tetragonisca angustula), Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 74:125, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-020-02902-4
Bennett MM, DeBardlabon KM, Rinehart JP, Yocum GD, Greenlee KJ, (in review), Effects of developmental state on low-temperature physiology of the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata, Bulletin of Entomological Research
Bennett MM, Rinehart J, Yocum G, Yocum I, (2019), A precise and autonomous system for the detection of insect emergence patterns, Journal of Visualized Experiments, DOI: 10.3791/58362, https://www.jove.com/video/58362/a-precise-autonomous-system-for-detection-insect-emergence
Bennett MM, Rinehart J, Yocum G, Doetkott C, Greenlee KJ (2018), Cues for cavity nesters: investigating relevant zeitgebers for emerging leafcutting bees, Megachile rotundata, J. Experimental Biol. jeb.175406 doi: 10.1242/jeb.175406
Bennett MM, Cook K, Yocum G, Rinehart J, Kemp W, Greenlee KJ (2015), Exposure to suboptimal temperatures during metamorphosis reveals a critical developmental window in the solitary bee, Megachile rotundata. J. Phy. Biochem. Zoo. 88(5):508-520
Bennett MM, Petersen K, Yocum G, Rinehart J, Kemp W, Greenlee KJ (2013), Effects of extended prepupal storage duration on adult flight physiology of the alfalfa leafcutting bee (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), J. Econ. Entomol. 106(3): 1089-1097
Kirkton SD, Hennessey LE, Duffy B, Bennett MM, Lee WK, Greenlee KJ (2012), Intermolt development reduces oxygen delivery capacity and jumping performance in the American locust (Schistocerca americana), Comp. Physiol. B. (82) 217-230
Yocum GD, Greenlee KJ, Rinehart JP, Bennett MM, Kemp WP (2011), Cyclic CO2 emissions during the high temperature pulse of fluctuating thermal regime in eye-pigmented pupae of Megachile rotundata, Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A. (160) 480-485
Baudier, KM, Bennett MM, Barrett, M Cossio, F, Wu, R, O’Donnell, S, Pavlic, T, Fewell, J, (in review), Soldier neural architecture is flexibly modality-specialized but poorly predicted by repertoire size in the stingless bee, Tetragonisca angustula, Proceedings B: Neuroscience & Cognition
Corby-Harris V, Bennett MM, Gander A, Carroll M, Shafir S, Smith B, (in review), Physiological and behavioral effects of fatty acid deficient diets in the honey bee (Apis mellifera), Apidologie