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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

James P. Strange (Jamie)
James.Strange@ars.usda.gov
Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
USBombus, a database of contemporary survey data for North American Bumble Bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus) distributed in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koch, J., Lozier, J., Strange, J.P., Ikerd, H.W., Griswold, T.L., Cordes, N., Solter, L., Stewart, I., Cameron, S.A. 2015. USBombus, a database of contemporary survey data for North American Bumble Bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus) distributed in the United States. Biodiversity Data Journal. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e6833.
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.
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)
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.
A scientific note on Bombus (Psithyrus) insularis invasions of bumble bee nests and honey bee hives in the western United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Jan-14)
Bumble bee fauna of Palouse Prairie: survey of native bee pollinators in a fragmented ecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hatten, T.D., Looney, C.N., Strange, J.P., Bosque-Perez, N. 2013. Bumble bee fauna of Palouse Prairie: survey of native bee pollinators in a fragmented ecosystem. Journal of Insect Science. 13(1):26.
Detoxification and stress response genes expressed in a western North American bumble bee, Bombus huntii (Hymenoptera: Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, J., Strange, J.P., Welker, D., James, R.R. 2013. Detoxification and stress response genes expressed in a western North American bumble bee, Bombus huntii (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 14:874-887.
Landscape heterogeneity predicts gene flow in a widespread polymorphic bumble bee, Bombus bifarius (Hymentoptera: Apidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lozier, J., Strange, J.P., Koch, J. 2013. Landscape heterogeneity predicts gene flow in a widespread polymorphic bumble bee, Bombus bifarius (Hymentoptera: Apidae). Conservation Genetics. 14: 1-12.
The status of Bombus occidentalis and B. moderatus in Alaska with special focus on Nosema bombi incidence - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-May-12)
Microsatellite analysis of bumble bee foraging in mass flowering agricultural fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-May-12)
Bumble bees of the western United States Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Koch, J., Strange, J.P., Williams, P. 2012. Bumble bees of the western United States. USDA Forest Service Research Notes. Publication No. FS-972.
Interspecific geographic distribution and variation of two bumble bee pathogens, Nosema bombi and Crithidia bombi, in United States populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cordes, N., Huang, W., Strange, J.P., Cameron, S.A., Griswold, T.L., Lozier, J.D., Solter, L.F. 2011. Interspecific geographic distribution and variation of two bumble bee pathogens, Nosema bombi and Crithidia bombi, in United States populations. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 109:209-216.
Patterns of range-wide genetic variation in six North American bumble bee (Apidae: Bombus) species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lozier, J.D., Strange, J.P., Stewart, I.J., Cameron, S.A. 2011. Patterns of range-wide genetic variation in six North American bumble bee (Apidae: Bombus) species. Molecular Ecology. 20(23): 4870-4888.
Global invasion by Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): assessing potential distribution in North America and beyond - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strange, J.P., Koch, J.B., Gonzalez, V.H., Nemelka, L., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Global invasion by Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): assessing potential distribution in North America and beyond. Biological Invasions. DOI 10.1007/s10530-011-0030-y.
Cross-species infection of Deformed Wing virus poses a new threat to pollinator conservation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, J., Peng, W., Wu, J., Strange, J.P., Boncristiani, Jr., H.F., Chen, Y. 2011. Cross-species infection of Deformed Wing virus poses a new threat to pollinator conservation. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(3):732-739.
Patterns of widespread decline in North American bumble bees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Camerson, S.A., Lozier, J.D., Strange, J.P., Koch, J.B., Cordes, N., Solter, L.F., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Patterns of widespread decline in North American bumble bees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108: 662-627.
Patterns of widespread decline in North America bumble bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cameron, S.A., Lozier, J.D., Strange, J.P., Koch, J.B., Cordes, N., Solter, L.F., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Patterns of widespread decline in North America bumble bees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(2)662-667.
Global invasion by Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): Assessing potential distribution in North America and beyond - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strange, J.P., Koch, J., Gonzalez, V.H., Nemelka, L., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Global invasion by Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): Assessing potential distribution in North America and beyond. Biological Invasions. 13:2115-2133.
Host Range Expansion of Honey Bee Black Queen Cell Virus in the Bumble Bee, Bombus huntii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peng, W., Li, J., Boncristiani Jr, H.F., Strange, J.P., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2011. Host range expansion of honey bee black queen cell virus in the bumble bee, bombus huntii. Apidologie. 42:650-658.
Nest Initiation in Three North American Species of Bumble Bees (Bombus): Effects of Gyne Number and Worker Helpers on Colony Size and Establishment Success - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strange, J.P. 2010. Nest Initiation in Three North American Species of Bumble Bees (Bombus): Effects of Gyne Number and Worker Helpers on Colony Size and Establishment Success. Insect Science 10:1-11.
Constructing a Species Database and Historic Range Maps for North American Bumble Bees (Bombus sensu stricto Latreille) to Inform Conservation Decisions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koch, J.B., Strange, J.P. 2009. Constructing a Species Database and Historic Range Maps for North American Bumble Bees (Bombus sensu stricto Latreille) to Inform Conservation Decisions. Uludag Bee Journal. 9(3):97-108.
Bee - (Review Article)
Strange, J.P. 2009. Bee. American Entomologist 55(1):58-59.
DNA Amplification from Pin Mounted Bumble Bees (Bombus) in a Museum Collection: Effects of Fragment Size and Specimen Age on Successful PCR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strange, J.P., Knoblett, J.N., Griswold, T.L. 2009. DNA Amplification from Pin Mounted Bumble Bees (Bombus) in a Museum Collection: Effects of Fragment Size and Specimen Age on Successful PCR. Apidologie 40:134-139.
Evaluation of apicultural characteristics of first year colonies initiated from packaged honey bees, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strange, J.P., Calderone, N.W. 2009. Evaluation of apicultural characteristics of first year colonies initiated from packaged honey bees, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 102:485-492.
What's in that Package? An Evaluation of Quality of Package Honey Bee Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera:Apidae) shipments in the U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strange, J.P., Cicciarelli, R.P., Calderone, N.W. 2008. What's in that Package? An Evaluation of Quality of Package Honey Bee Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera:Apidae) shipments in the U.S.. Journal of Economic Entomology. 101(3): 668-673
Last Modified: 9/22/2009
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