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Diana Cox-Foster
Pollinating Insect-Biology, Management, Systematics Research
Research Leader

Phone: (435) 797-0530
Fax: (435) 797-0461

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
NATURAL RES BIOLOGY BLDG
LOGAN, UT 843225310

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Projects
Sustainable Crop Production and Wildland Preservation through the Management, Systematics, and Conservation of a Diversity of Bees
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 437810
Bumble Bee Foraging and Colony Dynamics in Agricultural Landscapes
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 432885
Recovery outline for the rusty patched bumble bee, 2018
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 437243
Pollinator Surveys on National Forests in Region 4, Intermountain Region
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 441025
Database Modernization for the US National Pollinating Insect Collection
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 442445
Enhancing and Protecting Populations of Alfalfa Seed Pollinators
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442075
Quantifying Pesticide Transfer in Alfalfa Leafcutting and Blue Orchard Bee Nests
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 439076
Implementing High Priority Actions to Support Recovery of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, Bombus affinis
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437249
Enhancing and Protecting Populations of Alfalfa Seed Pollinators
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434818
Impacts of IPM Technologies and Ag-Inputs on Bee Health and Pathogen Infections
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435170
Advanced Monitoring of Established and Emerging Pathogens and Parasitoid Infections of Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee (Megachile rotundata)
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437994
Effects of Spring Storage Duration during Development on Reproductive Fitness in the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee, Megachile rotundata
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438040
Ensuring healthy pollinators for crop production: Defining forage needs of bees, through examination of interactions of bee species and pollen use
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 438637
Benefits for Bee Health and Diversity from Drought-Tolerant Plantings (“Bee Pasture”) for Drought-Stricken Areas in the West
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 442551

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effects of provision type and pesticide exposure on the larval development of Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kopit, A.M., Klinger, E., Cox-Foster, D.L., Ramirez, R.A., Pitts Singer, T. 2021. Effects of provision type and pesticide exposure on the larval development of Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Environmental Entomology. 51(1):240-251. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvab119.
Genetic and usurpation data support high incidence of bumble bee nest invasion by socially parasitic bumble bee, Bombus insularis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koch, J., McCabe, L.M., Love, B.G., Cox-Foster, D.L. 2021. Genetic and usurpation data support high incidence of bumble bee nest invasion by socially parasitic bumble bee, Bombus insularis. Journal of Insect Science. 21(5):1-7. Article 3. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieab063.
Toward a U.S. national program for monitoring native bees Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Woodard, H.S., Federman, S., James, R.R., Danforth, B.N., Griswold, T.L., Inouye, D.W., Mcfrederick, Q.S., Morandin, L.A., Paul, D., Sellers, E., Strange, J.P., Vaughan, M., Williams, N.M., Branstetter, M.G., Burns, C., Cane, J.H., Cariveau, A., Cariveau, D., Childers, A.K., Childers, C., Cox-Foster, D.L., Evans, E., Graham, K., Hackett, K.J., Huntzinger, K., Irwin, R., Jha, S., Lawson, S., Lebuhn, G., Lopez-Uribe, M., Melathopoulos, A., Otto, C., Ponisio, L., Richardson, L., Rose, R., Singh, R., Steeger, T., Wehling, W. 2020. Toward a U.S. national program for monitoring native bees. Biological Conservation. 252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108821.
Diet breadth affects bacterial identity but not diversity in the pollen provisions of closely related polylectic and oligolectic bees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rothman, J.A., Cox-Foster, D.L., Andrikopoulos, C., McFrederick, Q.S. 2020. Diet breadth affects bacterial identity but not diversity in the pollen provisions of closely related polylectic and oligolectic bees. Insects. 11(9). Article 645. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11090645.
Bombus microcolonies as a tool for biological understanding and risk assessment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Floral and foliar source affect the bee nest microbial community Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rothman, J.A., Andrikopoulos, C., Cox-Foster, D.L., McFrederick, Q.S. 2018. Floral and foliar source affect the bee nest microbial community. Microbial Ecology. 78(2):506-516. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-018-1300-3.
Workshop on pesticide exposure assessment paradigm for non-Apis bees: foundation and summaries Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyle, N.K., Alix, A., Lehmann, D.M., O'Neill, B., Thompson, H.M., Morandin, L., Singh, R., Abbott, J., Raine, N.E., Cox-Foster, D.L., Pitts-Singer, T., Hiranejos, S., Steeger, T. 2018. Workshop on pesticide exposure assessment paradigm for non-Apis bees: foundation and summaries. Environmental Entomology. 48(1):4-11. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvy103.
Genomes of the Hymenoptera Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Branstetter, M.G., Childers, A.K., Cox-Foster, D.L., Hopper, K.R., Kapheim, K.M., Toth, A.L., Worley, K.C. 2018. Genomes of the Hymenoptera. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 25:65-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2017.11.008.
Colony collapse disorder (CCD) and bee age impact honey bee pathophysiology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vanengelsdorp, D., Traynor, K.S., Andree, M., Lichtenberg, E.M., Chen, Y., Saegerman, C., Cox-Foster, D.L. 2017. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) and bee age impact honey bee pathophysiology. PLoS Pathogens. 12(7):e0179535. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179535.
An inert pesticide adjuvant synergizes viral pathogenicity and mortality in honey bee larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fine, J.D., Cox-Foster, D.L., Mullin, C.A. 2017. An inert pesticide adjuvant synergizes viral pathogenicity and mortality in honey bee larvae. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep40499.
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