Laurence Packer (Distinguished Research Professor)

Degrees Held

B.A. (Hons) Zoology1976University of Oxford
Postgraduate Certificate in Education1977Christchurch College, Canterbury
Ph.D.1986University of Toronto

Employment

2016-presentDistinguished Research Professor of Melittology, York University
1999-presentFull Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science/Faculty of Science and Engineering/Faculty of Science, York University
1995-1999Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science and Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
1993-1995Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science and Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
1988-1993University Research Fellow, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, York University
1987-1988Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
1986-1987Assistant Professor of Biology, (Sabbatical Replacement), University College of Cape Breton
1981-1986Demonstrator in General Entomology, Department of Zoology, University of Toronto
1978-1980Lecturer in Ecology, Christ Church College, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Professional Activities

  1. Instructor for the International Bee Course. This is held annually as the Southwestern Research Station of the American Museum of Natural History in Portal Arizona. I am one of approximately 7 instructors for this course (numbers vary slightly among years) and the only non-US expert regularly participating. I taught this course in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
  2. Instructor for the African Pollination Biology Course at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi in 2008 (one of 2 responsible for the bee identification component) and one of four instructors for the African pollinator workshop in 2010 at the same location.
  3. NSERC Evaluation Group 1503 Evolution and Ecology, member 2011-2014; GSC 18 Committee member 1994-1997, Chair of collections and cultures subcommittee 1995, Member of collections and cultures subcommittee 1998.
  4. Member of steering committee for NSERC GSC18 reallocation exercise 2000-2002.
  5. Member of Board of Directors for the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding 2005-2010.
  6. Member of Board of Directors and Science Advisory Council for the Canadian Pollination Initiative, 2009-2014.
  7. Member of Board of the Canadian Music Centre, 2005-2014.
  8. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, Arthopods Subcommittee Co- Chair, 2007- 2013.
  9. Numerous York University administrative duties, including: Senator (2004-2008; 2014-2016), President's Sustainability Council (2015-2016), Senate Executive (2005-2008), Faculty of Graduate Studies Council (2004-2008), Chair of Departmental Tenure and Promotions Committee (January 2005- December 2006), Biology Department Executive Committee (2005-2008), Teaching Committee, (2010-2012) member of five search committees.
  10. Invited presentations in Brazil (4), Chile (3), Japan (3), Kenya (3), Mexico (3), Guatemala (1), South Africa (3), USA (2) and Canada (13 + 3 more already for 2016). 5 plenary lectures at conferences.
  11. Book for Harper Collins "Keeping the Bees: why all bees are at risk and what we can do to save them", Released May 18th, 2010. 276pp. This book won two awards and was a finalist for a third. A second book "Bees: a close-up look at pollinators around the world" by S. Droege and L. Packer, Voyageur Press, was published in 2015 and has been translated into German and Dutch (so far). A 70 page booklet on the bees of Toronto written by myself in collaboration with past HQP is soon to be published as part of the City of Toronto's Biodiversity Series.
  12. Reviewer for Science, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Systematic Entomology, Evolution, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Behavioral Ecology, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Heredity, Insectes Sociaux, Biochemical Genetics and numerous entomological journals.
  13. Reviewer for research grants for NSERC, NSF, Czech and South African equivalents; Rufford Small Grants.and the National Geographic Society.
  14. Editorial Board of Canadian Journal of Zoology 2000-present, Subject Editor (Systematics and Biogeography) For BMC Zoology, 2016-present, Associate Editor for Insect Conservation and Diversity, 2010-2016, Editor for the same journal 2016-present, Editorial Board Acta Entomologia Chilena 2000-present (journal currently inactive), Subject Editor for Apoidea for Zootaxa, 2005- 2008.
  15. Numerous media appearances in past 7 years, including 7 television appearances (some replayed multiple times), all three major national newspapers (most repeatedly), 17 radio interviews, including Quirks and Quarks, quoted in Federal Senate twice (in Hansard).
  16. Organised a one day workshop "Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Problems Caused by Invasive Species" at York University in November 2004.
  17. Co-Chair of the Pollinators working group for the International Barcode of Life Initiative.
  18. Leader of the campaign to barcode the bees of the world: inaugural meeting at York in May, 2008.
  19. Organized, with Ricardo Ayala, the bee barcoding symposium at the 3rd and 6th international barcoding conference, Mexico City November, 2009, Guelph, August 2015; 5th conference Kunming, 2013; with Lei Xie and with Miriam Richards a symposium "The Myth of the Sterile Worker" at the International Union for the Study of Social Insects congress in Washington DC, 2006.
  20. Eight of my past HQP are now University Professors, three are government scientists. All my past PhD students are either University Professors (8) except for a recent one who is a research associate. All three of my past postdoctoral fellows remain employed in the field of entomology.

Training of Highly Qualified Personnel

Past TotalsCurrent
Research Associates61
Postdoctoral Fellows30
Ph.D.83
Masters292
Honours Theses320

HQP are listed below in alphabetical order by degree then in chronological order with the most recent appearing first. Details for honours thesis students from before 2008 are given under the Teaching section. One Ph.D. and two Masters students were co-supervised (*). One current M.Sc. is co-supervised and currently on medical leave.


NameDegreeDateTopic
M. VerrainB.Sc. (Brazil)2013Raspberry pollination
N. de SilvaHonours Thesis2008-2009DNA barcoding the bees of Thailand
M. MilicHonours Thesis2008-2009DNA barcoding Lasioglossum
O. DramovaHonours Thesis2009-2010Morphometric discrimination of bumble
P. MallikHonours Thesis2009-2010Trapping method efficacy for bees
J. KimHonours Thesis2010-2011DNA barcoding the bees of Chile
A. AslaniHonours Thesis2011-2012DNA barcoding the bees of South America
J. CabralHonours Thesis2011-2012Pollen constancy of Osmia caerulescens Osmia pumila in an urban landscape
S. CargnelliHonours Thesis2011-2012Amalgamation of molecular and morphological data for the Xeromelissinae
A. PonteHonours Thesis2012-2013Diploid male production in two species of Osmia
R. SalehiHonours Thesis2011-2012Bayesian analysis of molecular data for the Xeromelissinae
M. MiklasevskajaHonours Thesis2013-2014Fluctuating asymmetry in an extreme morphological adaptation
S. SattiHonours Thesis2014-2015Bee diversity along an altitudinal transect
J. S. TaylorMasters1991-1994Social evolution and biogeography of Evylaeus
H. DouglasMasters1998-2001A revision of North American Cardiophorus
J. JanjicMasters1999-2001Phylogeny of the bee genus Agapostemon
R. SellarsMasters2001-2003Sociobiology of Halictus farinosus
P. K. ChanMasters2002-2004Oak savannahs restoration for the Karner Blue Butterfly
J. GrixtiMasters2002-2004Bee biodiversity in southern Ontario
S. CardinalMasters2002-2004Use of the sting apparatus in bees systematics
A. TaylorMasters2005-2007Bee biodiversity in oak savannah in southern Ontario
E. WillisMasters2005-2007Revision of Chilicola (Chilioediscelis)
H. NgoMasters2005-2008Bee diversity in Costa Rica coffee plantations
A. -I. GravelMasters2005-2010Bee biodiversity in Patagonia
S. DumeshMasters2008-2010Revision of Mexalictus
J. AlbertMasters2009-2012Sociobiology of Halictus farinosus
N. VeigaMasters2009-2013Impact of fire on bee communities in Argentina
N. de SilvaMasters2009-2012Revision of Coelioxys in Canada
N. ItoMasters2011-2014Studies of the European Fire Ant
J. PostlethwaiteMasters2012-presentBee biogeography in the Atacama desert
G. RoweMasters2012-presentRevision of Canadian Osmiini except the genus Osmia
S. MoncktonMasters2012-2015Revision of Heteroediscelis
M. CheryominaMasters*2013-presentBumble bee decline
E. AliMasters*2013-2015Ecology of the European Fire Ant
M. MiklasevskajaMasters2014-presentRevision of Hylaeosoma
M. H. RichardsPh.D.1989-1994Sociobiology of Halictus ligatus
N. PabalanPh.D.*1993-1998Physiological aspects of sociality in Halictus ligatus
J. T. KerrPh.D.1994-1998Biodiversity across landscapes and regions
A. ZayedPh.D.2001-2006Bee conservation genetics
J. GibbsPh.D.2005-2009Barcoding Dialictus
S. R. CollaPh.D.2006-2012Bumble bee conservation
A. TaylorPh.D.2007-2012Impact of fire on bee communities
H. T. NgoPh.D.2008-presentBees biodiversity in coffee plantations in South East Asia
J. S. MacIvorPh.D.2010-2015Determinants of urban bee biodiversity
T. OnuferkoPh.D.2013-presentRevision of North American Epeolus
R. FerrariPh.D.2014-presentRevision of South American Colletes
J. A. GenaroPDF2006-2008Bee systematics
C. S. SheffieldPDF2006-2009DNA barcoding of Canadian bees
L. CorreiaPDF2013-2015Systematics of Coelioxys
J. A. GenaroRA2006-2007Bee systematics
C. RattiRA2007-2010Canadensys Research Technician
J. GibbsRA2009-2010Bee Collection Curator
C. S. SheffieldRA2009-2012Canpolin Research Associate
S. DumeshRA2012-2014Bee Research Technician
J. Albert*RA2013-presentBee Conservation Genetics Technician
L. GrahamRA2015-presentLab Technician

Research Funding

Amounts listed are grant totals unless stated as being per annum (p.a.).

Current Funding
Private donation for bee research2017$20,000
National Geographic Society Bee biogeographic in the southern cone of South America2016-2018$26,675
NSERC Discovery Grant

Bees: Biodiversity, Biogeography

2015-2020$59,000 p.a.
National Science Foundation (China)

DNA taxonomy of the bees with a focus on Chinese Lasioglossum (Zhu PI with three others)

2015-2018rmb850,000
Past Funding
World Wildlife Fund

Status reports for endangered Lepidoptera and insect survey work of Southern Ontario's pine barrens

1986$9,300
UCCB CERP Grant

Blueberry pollination and bee phenology

1986-1987$3,950
SEED and DEVCO student support

Blueberry pollination and bee phenology

1987$4,800
NSERC Operating Grant

Evolution of social behaviour

1988-1991$26,000 p.a.
Metro Toronto Zoo Research Contract

Electrophoretic studies of endangered mammals and insects

1989$2,000
Work/Study Program

Technical Assistants

1989-1998$2,000 p.a.
President's NSERC

DNA fingerprinting in bees

1989$2,000
NSERC Equipment Grant

Stereomicroscope system

1990$11,036
President's NSERC

Pest-proof insect cabinet

1990$2,078
NSERC Operating Grant

Systematic and electrophoretic studies of sweat bees

1991-1993$32,000 p.a.
Canacoll Grant

Research on bees in the Canadian National Collection

1991$340
NSERC Equipment Grant

Semi-portable cryogenic storage facility

1991$7,100
President's NSERC

Biosystematics of pine sawflies

1991$4,000
President's NSERC

PCR machine for DNA amplification (with Drs. Shore and Sokolowski)

1991$3,400
President's NSERC

Insect traps for biodiversity measurement

1992$1,000
President's NSERC

Microscope/computer attachments for morphometric studies

1993$1,400
NSERC Operating Grant

Evolution of eusociality in bees: phylogenetics, physiology and field studies

1993-1997$30,450 p.a.
Environmental Youth Corps contract

Insect biodiversity of oak savannah

1994$7,631
NSERC Research Grant

Evolution of social behavioural diversity in bees: pattern, process and genetics

1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2001$38,000, $41,800, $43,500 p.a.
NRCan Science and Technology

Internship Program - Biodiversity assessment of Oak savannah habitat in Southern Ontario

1998$4,000
Work/Study Program

Technical Assistants

1998-2003$4,500 p.a.
NSERC Equipment Grant

Digital camera and microscope for insect systematics

1999$19,309
World Wildlife Fund/Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources: Biodiversity of Oak Savannah2001$5,400
National Geographic

Bee conservation genetics (PI with H. Toro, L. Ruz and R.E. Owen)

2001-2004US$18,690
National Geographic

Historical biogeography and sociality in African halictine bees (Danforth, B.N. PI with L. Packer, K. Walker and C. Eardley)

2001-2004US$19,032
American Orchid Society

Conservation genetics of orchid bees

2002-2004US$2,500
NSERC Research Grant

The behavioural, genetic and systematic diversity of bees (+ $16,500 systematics stipend)

2002-2006$52,500 + $16,500 p.a. = $68,500
WWF

Plant communities in Oak Savannahs in Ontario: Are we ready for reintroduction of the Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)?

2002-2003$10,500
York University Incentive Grant2002-2003$4,500
York University VPRI Postdoctoral Stipend2003$20,000
Ministry of the Environment

Support for a workshop

2004$10,000
NSF Collaborative Research Grant

Large Scale Phylogeny of the Hymenoptera (M. Sharkey + 32 others including L. Packer)

2004-2007US$2,732,481 total
NSERC Equipment Grant

Research Vehicle

2004$32,450
NSF

Restoring an ecosystem service to degraded landscapes: native bees and crop pollination. C. Kremen, N. Williams PIs and 14 others.

2005-2007US$67,000
Sloan Foundation.

Bringing genomics to biodiversity

2006-2008US$45,000
NSERC Research Networks Grant

The microgenomics network: advancing knowledge of biodiversity through DNA barcodes (P. Hebert PI with 37 others, Packer component of above)

2006-2010$85,000 p.a.
CFI, Canadian University Biodiversity Consortium

(York University component only)

2007-2010$86,349
ORF, Canadian University Biodiversity Consortium

(L. Packer PI, with three others)

2007-2010$306,753
GBIF

Bee databasing

2007US$15,000
CBOL

A Campaign to Barcode the Bees of the World

2007-2008US$20,000
Conservation, Food and Health Fund

Bee Biodiversity in Coffee Plantations In Vietnam

2008-2009$25,952.85
FAO

Preparation of a key for the identification of the bee families of the world

2008-2009US$10,000
Nature Conservancy of Washington State

Bess of Washington State Prairies

2009US$17,000
Bioversity

Pollinators of crops and their wild relatives in Central Asia (administered directly by Bioversity)

2009US$7,000
Work/Study2008-2009$3,000
Research At York2008-2009$3,000
Research At York2009-2010$6,000
NSERC MRS: The Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding

Paul Hebert PI + 10 others

2009-2011$2,000,000
Research At York2010-2011$6,000
Work/Study2010-2011$1,500
York Incentive Grant

Stingless bee management for sustainable agriculture in tropical Africa

2010-2011$5,000
MRS

Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding Hebert PI with 7 others.

2010-2013$150,000
Research At York2011-2013$27,000
DFAIT ELAP

Visiting fellowship for Carolina Cardoso, Brazil

2011$10,000
DFAIT ELAP

Visiting fellowship for Carmen Yurrita, Mexico

2011$10,000
NSERC MRS

Canadian Centre for DNA barcoding Hebert, PI with 8 other applicants

2011-2013$450,000
DFAIT ELAP

Visiting fellowship for Rocio Gonzalez, Argentina

2012$10,000
VPRI & Dean of Faculty of Science

Discretionary funding - for research technician

2012-2014$30,000
NSERC Research Networks Grant

The Canadian Pollinator Initiative, PI Dr. P. Kevan, Guelph. York component

2009, 2010-2013, 2014$106,000, $112,833 p.a., $60,000
NSERC Discovery Grant2007-2015$55,820 p.a.
Research At York2014-2015$3,000
CAPES Foundation (Brazil)

Fellowship for Leo Correia

2013-2015$79,748
Private Donation for Bee Research2014$10,000
W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Bee Conservation Genetics (with A. Zayed)

2013-2015$150,000
CFI Infrastructure Operating Fund2009-2015$23,314
Genome Canada

Hebert PI plus 99 others

2008-2015$6,450,000
Private donation for bee research2015$15,000
Private donation for bee research2016$15,000

Research Publications

"Highly Qualified Personnel" names bold underlined. Papers in which my HQP names appear when my name does not represent work where my HQP's contributions resulted solely from grants awarded to me - I request my name not be on papers from my laboratory unless I contributed a substantial amount of time to actually doing the work and/or the writing. I consider merely performing a standard supervisory contribution, having the idea, providing funding, editing etc., insufficient for co-authorship. This is consistent with York University Intellectual Property Rights recommendations.

Refereed Research Publications in Journals

A144. L. Packer and L. Ruz. 2017. DNA barcoding the bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Chile: species discovery in a reasonably well known bee fauna with the description of a new species of Lonchopria (Colletidae). Genome, in press.

A143. Vamosi, J.C., Y-B. Gong, S.J. Adamowicz, and L. Packer. 2017. Forecasting plant-pollinator co-extinctions through DNA barcoding: the potential contribution of macroecological and macroevolutionary scale inquiry. The New Phytologist, 214:11-18.

A142. L. Packer., J. Litman, C.J. Praz. 2017. Xenofidelia colorada Packer, gen. et sp.n.: a remarkable new fideliine bee from northern Chile (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Megachilidae). Systematic Entomology, 42:473-488.

A141. Packer, L. 2016. Two new species of Epeolini (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae) from Chile with the first record of Triepeolus from the country and a key to Chilean Doeringiella species. Journal of Melittology 64:1-11.

A140. MacIvor, J.S., and L. Packer. 2016. The bees among us: Occupancy modelling of solitary bees. PLoS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0164764.

A138. Gonzalez-Vaquero, R., A. Roig-Alsina, L. Packer. 2016. Barcoding as a useful tool in the systematics of wild bees in the tribe Augochlorini. Genome, 59:889-898.

A137. Correia da Rocha Filho, L., and L. Packer. 2016. Phylogeny of the cleptoparasitic Megachilina genera Coelioxys and Rodaszkowskiana with the description of sex new subgenera in Coelioxys (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 180: 354-413.

A136. MacIvor, J.S., and L. Packer. 2016. DNA barcoding to identify leaf preferences of leafcutting bees. Royal Society Open Science, 3:1-13.

A135. Krueger, D., L. Packer, T. Flatt, H. Hoi, S. Morand, B. Lieb, L.R. Malabarba and M.B. Fenton. 2016. BMC Zoology - a home for all zoological research in the BMC series. BMC Zoology, 1:1-7.

A134. Trunz, V., L. Packer, J. Vieu, N. Arrigo and C.J. Praz. Comprehensive phylogeny, biogeography and new classification of the diverse bee tribe Megachilini: can we use DNA barcodes in phylogenies of large genera? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 103:245-259.

A133. Hixson, S.M., K. Shukla, L.G. Campbell, R.H. Hallett, S.M. Smith, L. Packer and M.T. Arts. 2016. Consumption of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids has developmental effects on the crop pest, the cabbage white butterfly. PLoS ONE 11: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152264.

A132. de Silva N, Packer L. A new species of Systropha from Thailand (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Rophitinae). Journal of Melittology (in press).

A131. Miklasevskaja M, Packer L. 2015. Fluctuating asymmetry in an extreme morphological adaptation in the Chilean bee Xeromelissa rozeni (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 93:833-840. Full text

A130. Kerr JT, Pindar A, Galpern P, Packer L, Potts SG, Roberts SM, Rasmont P, Schweiger O, Colla SR, Richardson LL, Wagner DL, Gall LF, Sikes DS, Pantoja A. 2015. Relocation risky for bumblebee colonies-Response. Science 350: 287. Full text

A129. Kerr JT, Pindar A, Galpern P, Packer L, Potts SG, Roberts SM, Rasmont P, Schweiger O, Colla SR, Richardson LL, Wagner DL, Gall LF, Sikes DS, Pantoja A. 2015. Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents. Science. 349: 177-180. Full text

A128. MacIvor JS, Packer L. 2015. "Bee hotels" as tools for native pollinator conservation: a premature verdict? PLOS-ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122126 Full text

A127. Correia da Rocha Filho, L, Packer L. 2015. Revision of the Neotropical subgenera Coelioxys (Platycoelioxys) Mitchell and C. (Rhinocoelioxys) Mitchell (Hymenoptera; Megachilidae) with the description of one new species. Zootaxa. 3941:151-203.

A126. Packer L, Martins DJ. 2015. A New Species of Samba s.str. (Hymenoptera: Melittidae) from the Turkana Basin, Kenya. Zootaxa 3918:261-272. Full text

A125. Praz C, Packer L. 2014. Phylogenetic position of the bee genera Ancyla and Tarsalia (Hymenoptera: Apidae): A remarkable base compositional bias and an early Paleogene geodispersal from North America to the Old World. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 81:258-270. Full text

A124. Packer L, Dumesh S. 2014. Two new species of Geodiscelis (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Colletidae) with a phylogenetic analysis and subgeneric classification of the genus. Zootaxa 3857: 275-291. Full text

A123. MacIvor JS, Cabral JS, Packer L. 2014. Pollen specialization by solitary bees in an urban landscape. Urban Ecosystems, 17: 139-147. Full text

A122. Packer L. 2014. Patagonicola: a new genus of xeromelissine bee from Argentina (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Canadian Entomologist, 146: 248-270. Full text

A121. Sheffield CS, Pindar A, Packer L, Kevan PG. 2013. The potential of cleptoparasitic bees as indicator taxa for assessing bee communities. Apidologie, 44:501-510. Full text

A120. Sheffield CS, Kevan PG, Taylor-Pindar A, Packer L. 2013. Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) diversity within apple orchards and wild habitats in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. The Canadian Entomologist, 145: 94-114. Full text

A119. Albert JR, Packer L. 2013. Nesting biology and phenology of a population of Halictus farinosus Smith (Hymenoptera, Halictidae) in northern Utah. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 32: 55-73. doi: 10.3897/jhr.32.4646 [Full text available]

A118. Engel MS, Packer L. 2013. A new species of Chiasmognathus from Kazakhstan (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Melittology, 10: 1-7. Full text

A117. Ngo HT, Gibbs J, Griswold T, Packer L. 2013. Evaluating bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) diversity using malaise traps in coffee landscapes of Costa Rica. The Canadian Entomologist, 145: 436-453. Full text

A116. Dumesh S, Packer L, 2013. Three new species of Neofidelia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Megachilidae) from northern Chile. Zootaxa, 3609: 471-483. Full text

A115. Gibbs J, Packer L, Dumesh S, Danforth BN. 2013. Revision and reclassification of Lasioglossum (Evylaeus), L. (Hemihalictus) and L. (Sphecodogastra) in eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Halictidae). Zootaxa, 3672: 1-117. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3672.1.1

A114. Packer L. 2012. Penapis larraini Packer, a new species of rophitine bee (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) from a fog oasis in Northern Chile. Zootaxa 3408: 54-58. Full text

A113. Stahlhut JK, Gibbs J, Sheffield CS, Smith MA, Packer L. 2012. Wolbachia (Rickettsiales) infections and bee (Apoidea) barcoding: a response to Gerth et al. Systematics and Biodiversity, 10: 395-401. Full text

A112. Smith MA, Gibbs J, Packer L, Sheffield CS and 25 others. 2012. Wolbachia and DNA barcoding insects: patterns, potential, and problems. PLoS ONE, 7(5): e36514. Full text

A111. Montalva J, Packer L. 2012. First record of the bee Chilicola (Pseudiscelis) rostrata (Friese, 1906) (Colletidae: Xeromelissinae) in Chile: A recent adventive species to the country? Boletin de Biodiversidad de Chile, 7: 63-65.

A110. Packer L, Dumesh S. 2012. Mirnapis ohloweni Packer and Dumesh, new species with notes on M. inca Urban (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Eucerini). Zootaxa, 3478: 113-122. Full text

A109. Gibbs J, Albert JR, Packer L. 2011. Dual origins of social parasitism in North American Dialictus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) identified using a phylogenetic approach. Cladistics 28: 195-207. Full text

A108. Dumesh S, Packer L. 2011. The Calliopsis (Hymenoptera; Andrenidae; Panurginae) of Chile with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2908:64-68. Full text

A107. Ngo HT, Mojica AC, Packer L. 2011. Coffee plant-pollinator interactions: a review. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 89:647-660. Full text

A106. Mayer C, Adler L, Armbruster WS, Dafni A, Eardley C, Huang S-Q, Kevan PG, Ollerton J, Packer L, Ssymank A, Stout J, Potts SG. 2011. Pollination ecology in the 21st century: key questions for future research. Journal of Pollination Ecology. 3:8-23. Full text

A105. Sheffield CS, Ratti CM, Packer L, Griswold T. 2011. Leafcutter & mason bees of the genus Megachile Latreille (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Canada & Alaska. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification.. 18:1-107. Full text

A104. Williams NM, Crone EE, Roulston TH, Minckley RL, Packer L, Potts SG. 2010. Ecological and life history traits predict bee species responses to environmental disturbances. Biological Conservation, 143: 2280-2291. Full text

A103. Richards MH, Packer L. 2010. Social behaviours in solitary bees: interactions among individuals in Xeralictus bicuspidariae Snelling (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Rophitinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 19:66-76. Full text

A102. Packer L, Grixti JC, Roughley RE, Hanner R. 2009. The status of taxonomy in Canada and the impact of DNA barcoding. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 87:1097-1110. Full text

A101. Colla SR, Willis E, Packer L. 2009. Can green roofs provide habitat for bees? Cities and the Environment. 2(1):article 4, 12 pp. Full text

A100. Gibbs J, Ascher JS, Packer L. 2009. Case 3476 Dialictus Robertson, 1902 and Evylaeus Robertson, 1902 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): proposed precedence over Hemihalictus Cockerell, 1897, Sudila Cameron, 1898 and Sphecodogastra, Ashmead, 1899. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 66: 147-158. Full text

A99. Sheffield CS, Hebert PDN, Kevan PG, Packer L. 2009. DNA barcoding a regional bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) fauna and its potential for ecological studies. Molecular Ecology Resources. 9:196-207. Full text

A98. Packer L, Gibbs J, Sheffield CS, Hanner R. 2009. DNA barcoding and the mediocrity of morphology. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9:42-50. Full text

A97. Packer L. 2009. A remarkable new species of Geodiscelis from Argentina (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences. 112:22-30. Full text

A96. Danforth BN, Eardley C, Packer L, Walker K, Randrianambinintsoa FJ. 2008. Phylogeny of Halictidae with an emphasis on endemic African Halictinae. Apidologie 39:86-101. Full text

A95. Almeida EAB, Packer L, Danforth BN. 2008. Phylogeny of the Xeromelissinae (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) based upon morphology and molecules. Apidologie 39:75-85. Full text

A94. Packer L. 2008. Phylogeny and classification of the Xeromelissinae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Colletidae) with special emphasis upon the genus Chilicola. Systematic Entomology. 33:72-96. Full text

A93. Colla SR, Packer L. 2008. Evidence for decline in eastern North American bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae), with special focus on Bombus affinis Cresson. Biodiversity and Conservation. 17: 1379-1391. Full text

A92. Willis E, Packer L. 2007. Revision of Chilicola (Chilioediscelis). Zootaxa, 1762:29-52.

A91. Packer L, Gravel AI, LeBuhn G. 2007. Phenology and social organization of Halictus (Seladonia) tripartitus Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 16:281-292. Full text

A90. Packer L, Genaro JA, Sheffield CS. 2007. The bee genera of eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification, 3: 1-32 Full text

A89. Packer L. 2007. Mydrosoma micheneri Packer, new species, a new diphaglossine bee from Brazil (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 16:277-280. Full text

A88. Zayed A, Packer L. 2007. The population genetics of a solitary oligolectic sweat bee, Lasioglossum (Sphecodogastra) oenotherae (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Heredity 99:397-405. Full text

A87. Zayed A, Constantin SA, Packer L. 2007. Successful biological invasion despite a severe genetic load. PLoS ONE:2:e868 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000868. Full text

A86. Packer L and Genaro JA. 2007. Fifteen new species of Chilicola (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Zootaxa, 1468:1-55. Full text

A85. Kremen C, Williams NM, Aizen MA, Gemmill-Herren B, Lebuhn G, Minckley R, Packer L, Potts SG, Roulston T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vazquez D, Winfree R, Adams L, Crone EE, Greenleaf SS, Keitt TH, Klein A, Regetz J, Ricketts T. 2007. Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms: a conceptual framework for the effects of land use change. Ecology Letters, 10:299-314. Full text

A84. Cardinal S, Packer L. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of the corbiculate Apinae based on morphology of the sting apparatus. Cladistics 23:99-118. Full text

A83. Gibbs J, Packer L. 2006. Revision and phylogenetic analysis of Chilicola sensu stricto (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 1355:1-37. Full text

A82. Packer L. 2006. Use of artificial arenas to predict the social organisation of halictine bees: Data for fourteen species from Chile. Insectes Sociaux, 53:307-315. Full text

A81. Chan PK, Packer L. 2006. Are we ready for reintroduction of the Karner Blue Butterfly? Restoration Ecology. 14:645-652. Full text

A80. Packer L. 2006. A new Leioproctus with unique wing venation in males (Hymenoptera: Colletidae; Paracolletinae) with comments on unusual wing modifications in bees. Zootaxa,1104:47-57. Full text

A79. Steffan-Dewenter I, Potts SG, Packer L. 2005. Pollinator diversity and crop pollination services are at risk. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 20:651-652. Full text

A78. Genaro JA, Packer L. 2005. A revision of the genus Xenochilicola (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) with the description of a new species. Zootaxa, 1054:1-14. Full text

A77. Zayed A, Packer L, Grixti JC, Ruz L, Owen RE, Toro H. 2005. Increased genetic differentiation in a specialist versus a generalist bee: implications for conservation. Conservation Genetics 5:1017-1026. Full text

A76. Zayed A, Packer L. 2005. Complementary sex determination substantially increases extinction proneness in haplodiploid populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 102:10742-10746. Full text

A75. Packer L. 2005. The influence of marking upon bee behaviour in circle tube experiments with a methodological comparison among studies. Insectes Sociaux. 52: 139-146. Full text

A74. Packer L. 2005. A new species of Geodiscelis (Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Xeromelissinae) from the Atacama Desert of Chile. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 14:84-91. Full text

A73. Packer L, Zayed A, Grixti JC, Ruz L, Owen RE, Vivallo F, Toro H. 2005. Conservation genetics of potentially endangered mutualisms: reduced levels of genetic variation in specialist versus generalist bees. Conservation Biology 19:195-202. Full text

A72. Packer L. 2005. Taxonomic and behavioural notes on Patagonian Xeromelissinae with the description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 77: 78:95-110. Full text

A71. Zayed A, Roubik DW, Packer L. 2004. Use of diploid male frequency data as an indicator of pollinator decline. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B. 271: S9-S12. Full text

A70. Grixti JC, Zayed A, Packer L. 2004. Behavioural interactions among females of Acamptopoeum submetallicum (Spinola) and Nolanomelissa toroi Rozen (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 13: 48-56. Full text

A69. Packer L. 2004. Morphological variation in the gastral sterna of female Apoidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Canadian Journal of Zoology 82: 130-152 Full text

A68. Packer L. 2003. The comparative morphology of the skeletal parts of the sting apparatus of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 138:1-38. Full text

A67. Packer L, Coelho BWT, Mateus S, Zucchi R. 2003. Behavioral interactions among females of Halictus (Seladonia) lanei (Moure) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). 76: 177-182. Full text

A66. Janjic J, Packer L. 2003. Phylogeny of the bee genus Agapostemon (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Systematic Entomology 28:101-124. Full text

A65. Packer L, Taylor JS. 2002. Genetic variation within and among populations of an arctic/alpine sweat bee (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). The Canadian Entomologist. 134: 619-632. Full text

A64. Zayed A, Packer L. 2002. Genetic differentiation across a behavioural boundary in a primitively eusocial bee (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Insectes Sociaux. 49: 282-288. Full text

A63. Zayed A, Packer L. 2001. High levels of diploid male production in a primitively eusocial bee (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Heredity. 87: 631-636. Full text

A62. Toro H, Packer L. 2001. Nuevas especies chilenas de Xeromelissinae (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Acta Entomologica Chilena. 25: 47-50.

A61. Packer L and Owen RE. 2001. Population genetic aspects of pollinator decline. Conservation Ecology. 5(1): 4-46. Full text

A60. Janjic J, Packer L. 2001. New descriptions of Halictus (Seladonia) from the new world. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 10:55-75. Full text

A59. Pabalan N, Davey KG, Packer L. 2000. Escalation of aggressive interactions during staged encounters in Halictus ligatus Say (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) with a comparison of circle tube behaviors with other halictine species. Journal of Insect Behavior. 13:627-650. Full text

A58. Kerr JT, Sugar A, Packer L. 2000. Indicator taxa, rapid biodiversity assessment, and nestedness in an endangered ecosystem. Conservation Biology 14:1726-1734. Full text

A57. Packer L. 2000. The biology of Thrincohalictus prognathus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in Israel. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 9: 53-61.

A56. Plateaux-Quénu C, Plateaux L, Packer L. 2000. Population-typical behaviours are retained when eusocial and non-eusocial forms of Evylaeus albipes (F.) (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) are reared simultaneously in the laboratory. Insectes Sociaux. 47:263-270. Full text

A55. Danforth BN, Sauquet H, Packer L, 1999. Phylogeny of the bee genus Halictus (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) based on parsimony and likelihood analyses of nuclear EF-1α sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 13: 605-618. Full text

A54. Packer L, Porsa A, Plateaux-Quénu C, Plateaux L. 1999 A cryptic species allied to Evylaeus villosulus (Kirby) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 35: 165-171.

A53. Kerr JT, Packer L. 1999. The environmental basis of North American species richness patterns among Epicauta (Coleoptera: Meloidae). Biodiversity and Conservation. 8: 617-628. Full text

A52. Sugar A, Finnamore A, Goulet H, Cumming J, Kerr JT, Packer L. 1998. A preliminary survey of Symphytan and Aculeate Hymenoptera from oak savannas in Southern Ontario. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario. 129: 9-18.

A51. Dunn M, Mitchell PL, Packer L. 1998. Phenology and social biology of two sibling species of Halictus in an area of sympatry. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 76: 2207-2213. Full text

A50. Packer L. 1998. A phylogenetic analysis of western European species of the Lasioglossum leucozonium species group (Hymenoptera: Halictidae): Sociobiological and taxonomic implications. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 76: 1611-1621 Full text

A49. Danforth BN, Mitchell PL, Packer L. 1998. Mitochondrial DNA differentiation between two cryptic Halictus (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 91: 387-391 Full text

A48. Packer L, Taylor J, Savignano D, Bleser C, Lane C, Sommers L. 1998. Population biology of an endangered butterfly, Lycaeides melissa samuelis (Lepidoptera; Lycaenidae): Genetic variation, gene flow and taxonomic status. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 76:320-329 Full text

A47. Richards MH, Packer L. 1998. Demography and relatedness in multiple-foundress nests of the social sweat bee: Halictus ligatus. Insectes Sociaux. 45: 97-109. Full text

A46. Plateaux-Quénu C, Packer L. 1998. A test of the mating limitation hypothesis for caste determination in Evylaeus albipes (Hymenoptera: Halictidae), a primitively eusocial halictine bee. Journal of Insect Behavior 11: 119-128. Full text

A45. Kerr JT, Packer L. 1998. The impact of climate change on mammal diversity in Canada. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 49: 263-270. Full text

A44. Packer L, Taylor JS. 1997. How many cryptic species are there? An application of the phylogenetic species concept to genetic data for some comparatively well known bee species. Canadian Entomologist 129:587-594.

A43. Kerr JT, Packer L. 1997. Habitat heterogeneity as a determinant of mammal species richness in high-energy environments. Nature 385:252-254. Full text

A42. Packer L. 1997. The relevance of phylogenetic systematics to biology: examples from medicine and behavioural ecology. Mémoires de Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle special volume: The origin of biodiversity in insects: phylogenetic tests of evolutionary scenarios. P. Grandcolas (Ed.) 173:11-29.

A41. Carman GM, Packer L. 1997. A cryptic species allied to Halictus ligatus Say (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) detected by allozyme electrophoresis. G.C. Eickwort Memorial Volume. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 69:168-176. Full text

A40. Richards MH, Packer L. 1996. The socioecology of body size variation in the primitively eusocial bee., Halictus ligatus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Oikos 77:68-76. Full text

A39. Pabalan N, Davey KG, Packer L. 1996. Comparative morphology of spermathecae in solitary and primitively eusocial bees. Canadian Journal of Zoology 74:802-808. Full text

A38. Richards MH, Packer L. 1995. Annual variation in survival and reproduction of the primitively eusocial sweat bee, Halictus ligatus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 73:933-941. Full text

A37. Richards MH, Packer L, Seger J. 1995. Unexpected patterns of parentage and relatedness in a primitively eusocial bee. Nature 373:239-241. Full text

A36. Packer L, Dzinas A, Strickler K, Scott V. 1995. Genetic differentiation between two host "races" and two species of cleptoparasitic bees and their hosts. Biochemical Genetics 33:97-109. Full text

A35. Packer L. 1994. Lasioglossum (Dialictus) tenax (Sandhouse) (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) as a solitary sweat bee. Insectes Sociaux 41:309-313. Full text

A34. Richards MH, Packer L. 1994. Trophic aspects of caste determination in a primitively eusocial sweat bee. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 34:385-391. Full text

A33. Packer L, Owen RE. 1994. Relatedness and sex ratio in a primitively eusocial halictine bee. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 34:1-10. Full text

A32. Owen RE, Packer L. 1994. Estimation of the proportion of diploid males in populations of Hymenoptera. Heredity 72:219-227. Full text

A31. Li J, Heath IB, Packer L. 1993. The phylogenetic relationships of the anaerobic chytridiomycetous gut fungi (Neocallimasticaceae) and the Chytridiomycota. II. Cladistic analysis of structural data and description of Neocallimasticales ord.nov. Canadian Journal of Botany 71:393-407. Full text

A30. Rosenmeier L, Packer L. 1993. A comparison of genetic variation in two sibling species pairs of haplodiploid insects. Biochemical Genetics 31:185-200. Full text

A29. Packer L. 1993. Two new species of halictine bees from high altitude in the New World tropics (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 71:1653-1662. Full text

A28. Blanchetot A, Packer L. 1992. Genetic variability in the social bee Lasioglossum marginatum and a cryptic undescribed sibling species as detected by DNA fingerprinting and allozyme electrophoresis. Insect Molecular Biology 1:89-97. Full text

A27. Owen RE, Mydynski LJ, Packer L, McCorquodale DB. 1992. Allozyme variation in bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Biochemical Genetics 30:443-453. Full text

A26. Packer L. 1992. The social organisation of Lasioglossum (Dialictus) laevissimum in Southern Alberta. Canadian Journal of Zoology 70:1767-1774. Full text

A25. Packer L, Plateaux-Quénu C, Owen RE. 1992. Electrophoretic evidence that Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) mediterraneum (Bluthgen) is a species distinct from L. (E.) laticeps (Schenck) (Hymenoptera, Halictidae), with notes on its phylogenetic position. Canadian Entomologist 124:371-380.

A24. Packer L, Owen RE. 1992. Variable enzyme systems in the Hymenoptera. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 20:1-7. Full text

A23. Packer L. 1991. The evolution of social behaviour and nest architecture in sweat bees of the subgenus Evylaeus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae): A phylogenetic approach. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 29:153-160. Full text

A22. Packer L. 1990. Solitary and eusocial nests in a population of Augochlorella striata (Provancher) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) at the northern edge of its range. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 27:339-344. Full text

A21. Packer L, Owen RE. 1990. Allozyme variation, linkage disequilibrium and diploid male production in a population of the primitively social bee Augochlorella striata (Hymenoptera; Halictidae). Heredity 65:241-248. Full text

A20. Packer L, Owen RE. 1989. Allozyme variation in Halictus rubicundus: a primitively social bee (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Canadian Entomologist 121(12):1049-1057.

A19. Packer L, Jessome V, Lockerbie C, Sampson B. 1989. The phenology and social biology of four sweat bees in a marginal environment: Cape Breton Island. Canadian Journal of Zoology 67:2871-2877. Full text

A18. Packer L, Sampson B, Lockerbie C, Jessome V. 1989. Nest architecture and brood mortality in four species of sweat bees (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) from Cape Breton Island. Canadian Journal of Zoology 67(12):2864-2870. Full text

A17. Plateaux-Quénu C, Plateaux L, Packer L. 1989. Biological notes on Evylaeus villosulus (K.) (Hymenoptera, Halictidae), a bivoltine, largely solitary halictine bee. Insectes Sociaux 36(4):245-263. Full text

A16. Packer L, Owen RE. 1989. Notes on the biology of Lasioglossum cooleyi (Crawford), an eusocial halictine bee (Hymenoptera; Halictidae). Canadian Entomologist 121:431-438.

A15. Darling CD, Packer L. 1988. Effectiveness of Malaise traps in collecting Hymenoptera: the influence of trap design, mesh size and location. Canadian Entomologist 120:787-796.

A14. Packer L. 1988. The effect of Bombylius pulchellus (Diptera; Bombyliidae) and other mortality factors upon the biology of Halictus ligatus (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) in southern Ontario. Canadian Journal of Zoology 66:611-616. Full text

A13. Packer L, Knerer G. 1987. The biology of a subtropical population of Halictus ligatus Say (Hymenoptera; Halictidae). III. The transition between annual and continuously brooded colony cycles. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 60:510-516. Full text

A12. Packer L. 1987. The triungulin larva of Nemognatha (Pauronemognatha) punctulata LeConte (Coleoptera; Meloidae) with a description of the nest of its host Megachile brevis pseudobrevis Say (Hymenoptera; Megachilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 60:280-287. Full text

A11. Packer L. 1987. A description of the mature larva and cocoon of the bee Thygater sp. (Hymenoptera; Anthophoridae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 95:23-27. Full text

A10. Packer L, Knerer G. 1986. The biology of a subtropical population of Halictus ligatus Say (Hymenoptera; Halictidae). I. Phenology and social organisation. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 18:363-375. Full text

A9. Packer L. 1986. The biology of a subtropical population of Halictus ligatus Say. II. Male behaviour. Ethology 72:287-298. Full text

A8. Packer L. 1986. The biology of a subtropical population of Halictus ligatus Say. IV. A cuckoo-like caste. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 94:458-466. Full text

A7. Packer L. 1986. The social organisation of Halictus ligatus (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) in southern Ontario. Canadian Journal of Zoology 64:2317-2324. Full text

A6. Packer L. 1986. Multiple foundress associations in a temperate population of Halictus ligatus. Canadian Journal of Zoology 64:2325-2332. Full text

A5. Packer L, Knerer G. 1986. An analysis of variation in the nest architecture of Halictus ligatus in Ontario. Insectes Sociaux 33:190-204. Full text

A4. Packer L, Knerer G. 1985. Social evolution and its correlates in bees of the subgenus Evylaeus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 17:143-149. Full text

A3. Packer L. 1985. The social organisation of two halictine bees from southern Mexico with notes on two bee-hunting philanthine wasps. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 51:291-298.

A2. Packer L. 1984. The ecological genetics of the speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria L. - A preliminary study. Heredity 52:179-188. Full text

A1. Packer L. 1983. The nesting biology of Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) laticeps (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) in England. Insectes Sociaux 30:367-375. Full text

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S4. Kerr JT. 1999 Weak links: Rappoport's rule and large-scale species richness patterns. Global Ecology & Biogeography Letters. 8: 47 - 54

S3. Kerr JT, Vincent R, Currie DJ. 1998 Determinants of Lepidopteran richness patterns in North America. Ecoscience 5: 448 - 453

S2. Kerr JT. 1997. Species richness, endemism and the choice of areas for conservation. Conservation Biology 11:1094-1100. 1997.

S1. Richards MH 1994. Social evolution in the genus Halictus: A phylogenetic approach. Insectes Sociaux 41:315-325.

Books

C3. Packer L, Dumesh S, MacIvor JS, Sheffield CS, Couto O, Zayed A, Harpur B. The bees of Toronto. Toronto Biodiversity Series (in press).

C2. Droege S, Packer L. 2015. Bees: an up-close look at pollinators around the world. Voyageur Press, 160pp.

C1. Packer L. 2010. Keeping the bees: why all bees are at risk and what we can do to save them. HarperCollins, 273pp.

Papers Published in Books

D13. MacIvor JS. In press. "Bees in cultivated city gardens", Sowing seeds in the city, pp25-35, Springer-Verlag

D12. Garibaldi LA, Cunningham S, Aizen MA, Packer L, Harder L. 2015. "The potential for insect pollinators to alleviate global pollination deficits and enhance yield of fruit and seed crops." In: Roubik DW (ed.) The pollination of plants: a compendium for practitioners, FAO Rome.

D11. Packer L, Ali E, Dumesh S, Walker K. 2015. The identification of pollinators: where are we and where should we go?" In: B. Vaissiere & B. Gemmill-Herren (eds.). Biotic Pollination Services to Agriculture: Sustaining and Enhancing a Key Ecosystem Service, Earthscan.

D10. Colla SR. 2014. Bumblebees, Assessing Pesticide Exposure Routes for Wild Bees. pp3-12, UNFAO.

D9. Sheffield CS, Frier SD, Dumesh S. 2014. The Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) of the Prairies Ecozone with Comparisons to other Grasslands of Canada." In: Shorthouse, J. and Floate, K. (eds). Biological Survey of Canada: Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands(4), pp. 427-467, Biological Survey of Canada

D8. Chan PK, Packer L. 2004. When is a site restored? Studies of the suitability of five oak savannah habitats in Ontario for reintroduction of the Karner Blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis). Proceedings of the 16th International Conference, Society for Ecological Restoration. 9pp.

D7. Chan PK, Packer L. 2003. Quantitative assessment of potential karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) reintroduction sites in Ontario. In Lemieux CJ, Nelson JG, Beechey TJ and Troughton MJ (eds.), Proceedings of the Parks and Research Forum of Ontario (PRFO) Annual General Meeting May 8-10, 2003, University of Western Ontario, p. 347-353.

D6. Packer L. 1999. The distribution of Halictus ligatus Say and H. poeyi Lep. (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) in North America. pp 81-84 in: Entomological contibutions in memory of Bryan A. Alexander. Byers GW, Hagen RH and Brooks RW eds. National History Museum University of Kansas Special Publication #24.

D5. Packer L. 1998. Reproductive altruism in insects. pp 118-128. In. The Encyclopaedia of Reproduction. Edited by Adashi EY et al., Harcourt - Brace.

D4. Packer L. 1994. Biodiversity and the food supply. pp. 117-123. In: Human society and the natural world: perspectives on sustainable futures. Edited by Bell DVJ et al., Faculty of Environmental Studies, North York.

D3. Packer L. 1994. The extirpation of the Karner Blue butterfly in Ontario. pp. 143-152. In: The Karner Blue Butterfly: a symbol of a vanishing landscape. Andow D, Baker R and Lane C (Eds.). University of Minnesota Press, St. Paul. MN.

D2. Packer L. 1993. Multiple foundress associations in sweat bees. pp. 215-233. In: Queen number and sociality in insects. Edited by Keller L. Oxford University Press.

D1. Packer L. 1991. The status of two butterflies, Karner Blue (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) and Frosted Elfin (Incisalia irus), restricted to oak savannah in Ontario. pp. 253-271. In: Conserving Carolinian Canada Allen GM, Eagles PFJ and Price SD (Eds.). University of Waterloo Press.

Papers Published in Volumes of Conference Proceedings

E3. Packer L, Sheffield CS, Gibbs J, de Silva N, Best LR, Ascher J, Ayala R, Martins D, Roberts SPM, Tadauchi O, Kuhlmann M, Williams PH, Eardley C, Droege S, Levchenko TV. 2009. The campaign to barcode the bees of the world: progress, problems, prognosis. In: C.L. Yurrita (Ed.) Memorias VI Congreso Mesoamericano sobre Abejas Nativas. Antigua, Guatemala, pp. 178-180.

E2. Packer L, Almeida EAB. 2008. Biogeography of the Xeromelissinae (Hymenoptera: Colletidae), pp. 332-338. In: De Jon, D., Francoy, T.M. and W.C. Santana (Eds.), VII Encontro Sobre Abelhas: Biodiversidade e Uso Sustentado de Abelhas. FUNPEC Editora, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

E1. Packer L, Gibbs J, Sheffield CS, Kevan P. 2008. Barcoding the bees of the world. pp. 276-282. In: De Jon, D., Francoy, T.M. and W.C. Santana (Eds.), VII Encontro Sobre Abelhas: Biodiversidade e Uso Sustentado de Abelhas. FUNPEC Editora, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Government Reports

Six COSEWIC reports written by HQP are not listed, neither is an OMNR recovery strategy nor a 189 page report by Dumesh and Sheffield for the NWT government. All of these are from the past 6 years.

F4. Packer L, Grixti JC, Douglas H, Janjic J, Sellars R, Sommers M. 2001. Insect survey of tall-grass prairie in southern Ontario with particular reference to the bees of the Manestar tract. A report submitted to the WWF and OMNR Living Legacy Program, 13pp.

F3. Packer L. 1998. A status report on the Frosted Elfin butterfly Incisalia irus (Godart) in Canada. A report submitted to COSEWIC, 30pp.

F2. Packer L. 1987a. A status report on the Karner Blue butterfly, Lycaeides melissa samuelis Nabokov, in Canada. A report prepared for the World Wildlife Fund and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Wildlife Branch, Nongame Program. Unpublished. 66pp.

F1. Packer L. 1987b. A status report on some rare lepidopteran species in southern Ontario. A report prepared for the World Wildlife Fund and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Wildlife Branch, Nongame Program. Unpublished. 38pp.

Book Reviews

G6. Packer L. 2015. Review of “The Bee” by N. Wilson-Rich. Quarterly Review of Biology p. 233.

G5. Packer L. 2011. Wilful blindness: a dramatic demonstration of environmental ignorance as federal policy. A review of: Nikiforuk, A. “Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny bug are killing North America's Great Forests. Literary Review of Canada, 19(10): 21.

G4. Packer L. 1998. Review of "The Evolution of Social Behavior in Insects and Arachnids" J.A. Choe and B.J. Crespi (Eds.) C.U.P. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

G3. Packer L. 1994. Review of "The Bee Genera of North and Central America (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)". Edited by C.D. Michener, R.J. McGinley and B.N. Danforth. Smithsonian Institution Press. Bulletin of the Canadian Entomological Society 26:127-129.

G2. Packer L. 1992. Review of "The Social Biology of Wasps". Edited by K.G. Ross and R.W. Matthews. Cornell University Press. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 24:49-50.

G1. Packer L. 1989. Review of "The Natural History and Behavior of North American Beewolves". By H.E. Evans and K.M. O'Neill. Cornell University Press. Quarterly Review of Biology 64:213-214.

Web-Based Contributions

H4. Miklasevskaja M, Musafija J, Packer L. 2014. Image databank of the bees of Canada.

H3. Packer L, Ratti CM. 2009. A key to the bee families of the world (3 separate keys).

H2. Packer L, Ratti CM. 2008. A key to the genera of Andreninae of the world.

H1. Packer L, Ratti CM. 2007. A website of images of the bee tribes of the world.

Non-Reviewed Publications

I1. Catling PM, Packer L, Goit M. 2010. COSEWIC insect assessments - Processes, achievements and advantages. Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods). 28:66-84.

Workshops

J1. Balpataky K, Packer L. 2005. Interdisciplinary approaches to the problems caused by invasive species. Summary of workshop presentations. York University. 39pp.

J2. My research team has taught a total of 6 different bee identification workshops in the past seven years - for the USGS (twice), Discover Life (twice) and the CANPOLIN network (twice).

Seminars and Papers Presented

Presentations are listed since Jan 2008. I have presented a lifetime total of 167 times, being invited (*) 69 times and giving 5 plenary (**) presentations. Totals exclude talks associated with publication of my book and talks given solely by my HQP.

Presentations Authored or Co-Authored

These are presentations given by me or on which I was a co-author.

  • P93. *Packer L, MacIvor JS. "Socioeconomic impacts on patterns of urban bees, wasps and their parasites." Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, USA. 16 Nov 2015.
  • P92. Packer L, Salehi B, MacIvor JS. "Pollen identification as a tool in studies of bee ecology." Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, USA. 18 Nov 2015.
  • P91. *Packer L. "W(h)ither university-based taxonomy." Entomological Society of Canada, Annual Meeting, Montreal, 9 Nov 2015.
  • P90. *Packer L. "Extreme morphologies in extreme environments: bees of the Atacama desert." XI Encontro sobre Abelhas. Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. 12 Oct 2015.
  • P89. **Packer L. "We've come a long way." 6th International Barcode of Life Conference, Guelph. 21 Aug 2015.
  • P88. **Packer L. "State of Biodiversity: Keeping the bees: Identifying and protecting wild bees." 6th International Barcode of Life Conference, Guelph. 20 Aug 2015
  • P87. Rowe G, Griswold TL, Packer L. "Integrative taxonomy uncovers hidden diversity within three genera of Canadian Osmiini." 6th International Barcode of Life Conference, Guelph. 19 Aug 2015
  • P86. MacIvor JS, Packer L. "Bee hotels to enhance native pollinators: a premature verdict?" Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD, USA. Aug 2015.
  • P85. Miklasevskaja M, Packer L. "Fluctuating asymmetry in an extreme morphological adaptation in Xeromelissa rozeni (Toro & Moldenke) (Hymenoptera: Colletidae)." Evolution 2015, Guaruja, Brazil. 27 Jun 2015.
  • P84. Onuferko TM, Packer L. "Resolving conflict between molecular and morphological data: The systematic position of Coelioxoides." OE3C, Toronto, Canada 14 May 2015.
  • P83. Cheryomina M, Packer L, Stutchbury B, Colla S. "Investigating the role of habitat loss in bumble bee population declines." OE3C, Toronto, Canada 14 May 2015.
  • P82. MacIvor JS, Packer L. "Modelling occupancy of solitary bees in urban landscapes." OE3C, Toronto. 14 May 2015.
  • P81. Packer L. "Long tongues, short tongues and the biogeography of some bees." Bee Con4. 12 May 2015.
  • P80. Cheryomina M, Packer L, Stutchbury B, Colla S. "Bumble bee declines - what is to blame?" Bee Con4 12 May 2015.
  • P79. Packer L "Bees". Sierra Club. "Protecting Pollinators" event, London. 7 Apr 2015.
  • P78. Packer L. "Extreme bees in extreme environments." Departmental Seminar, Brock University 20 Mar 2015.
  • P77. Packer L. "Bees". Richmond Hill Natural History Society. 19 Mar 2015.
  • P76. Packer L, Peebles S. "Beeing Biodiverse: the art of spying on wild bees." ArtScience Salon, Fields Institute, University of Toronto. 12 Mar 2015.
  • P75. Packer L. "Bees." Toronto Beekeepers Cooperative. 28 Feb 2015.
  • P74. Packer L. "Bees." Durham Field Naturalists Society. 23 Feb 2015.
  • P73. Packer L. "Bees." London Natural History Society. 24 Nov 2014.
  • P72. Albert JR, MacIvor JS, Packer L. "Inbreeding in cavity-nesting megachilids." Bee-Con3. Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 29 Aug 2014.
  • P71. Onuferko TM, Packer L. "Resolving the conflict between morphological and molecular data: the phylogenetic position of Coelioxoides." Bee-Con3, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 29 Aug 2014.
  • P70. Packer L. "Barcoding the bees of the world: progress and prognosis." Bee-Con3, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 29 Aug 2014.
  • P69. MacIvor JS, Packer L. "Occupancy modeling of native and exotic solitary bees in urban landscapes." Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Canada, Quebec, Montreal. 26 May 2014.
  • P68. Ito N, Fraser GS, Packer L. "Application of species distribution models for the management of the European Fire Ant." OE3C 2014, Canada, Ontario, Guelph. 10 May 2014.
  • P67. Cheryomina M, Colla S, Packer L, Stutchbury B. "Assessing the effects of parasitic infections and pesticide use on wild bumble bee populations." 12th Asian Apicultural Conference, Turkey, Antalya. 26 Apr 2014.
  • P66. Onuferko TM, Packer L. "Common ancestry or convergence? A case in which morphological similarities between bee hosts and brood parasites suggest the former but molecular data indicate otherwise." 12th Asian Apicultural Conference, Turkey, Antalya. 24 Apr 2014.
  • P65. Cheryomina M, Colla S, Packer L, Stutchbury B. "Assessing the effects of habitat loss, parasitic infections and pesticide use on wild bumble bee colonies." Toronto Entomological Association Annual Student Symposium. Toronto, Canada. March 22, 2014.
  • P64. *Packer L. "Bees: biodiversity and biogeography." Darwin Day Research Seminar, Ryerson University, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 13 Feb 2014.
  • P63. *Packer L. "Bees: solving some of their mysteries." Bootmakers Society of Toronto (= Sherlock Holmes Society of Canada), Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 7 Dec 2013.
  • P62. *Packer L. "Barcoding the bees of the world." Chinese Agricultural University, China, Beijing. 30 Oct 2013.
  • P61. *Packer L, Salehi R, Albert JR, Almeida EAB. "Evolution of extreme morphologies in bees: examples from the Xeromelissinae." Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, United States, Austin, Texas. 13 Nov 2013.
  • P60. *Packer L, Albert JR. "Sociobiology of the sweat bee Halictus farinosus." Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting Austin, Texas. 13 Nov 2013.
  • P59. *Packer L. "Barcoding the bees of the world." Chinese Agricultural University, China, Beijing. 30 Oct 2013.
  • P58. *Packer L. "Barcoding the bees of the world." Chinese Agricultural University, China, Beijing. 30 Oct 2013.
  • P57. Packer L, Sheffield CS, de Silva N, Rowe G, Dumesh S. "User-friendly approaches to documenting Canada`s bee fauna.." Joint Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Ontario, Canada, Ontario, Guelph. 23 Oct 2013.
  • P56. Albert JR, MacIvor JS, Zayed A, Packer L. "The trouble with sex determination: tools for managing the diploid male problem in bees." Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Ontario, Canada, Ontario, Guelph. 22 Oct 2013
  • P55. Ngo HT, Martins D, Vergara C, Klein AM, Packer L. "Recognizing the importance of functional groups for agrobiodiversity conservation and management." Apimondia XXXXIII, Ukraine, Kyiv. 29 Sep 2013.
  • P54. *Albert JR, MacIvor JS, Zayed A, Packer L. "Selective mating and diploid male production in bees." Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Conference, Canada, Ontario, London. 10 Apr 2013.
  • P53. *Packer L. "Bee Diversity in Canada." Canadian Pollinator Conservation 2013: Next Steps, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 10 Apr 2013.
  • P52. Ngo HT, Gemmill-Herren B, Packer L. "Evaluating pollinator services for south east Asia: a closer look at Vietnam and the Philippines." Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (COP) 11, India, Hyderabad. 8 Oct 2012.
  • P51. MacIvor JS, Packer L. "Cavity-nesting bee assemblages in cities: Landscape determinants of diversity." BeeCon2. Toronto. ix. 2012.
  • P50. MacIvor JS, Packer L. "Cavity-nesting bees and wasps in urban agroecology." 97th Ecological Society of America, United States, Oregon, Portland. 6 Aug 2012.
  • P49. *Brothers DJ, Carpenter JM, Schulmeister S, Agosti D, Azevedo CO, Brabant CM, Dubois J, Kimsey LS, Lohrmann V, Ohl M, Packer L. "Phylogeny of the Aculeata (Hymenoptera): Results of the Hymatol Taxonomic Working Group." XXIV International Congress of Entomology, Korea, Republic of, Daegu. 25 Jun 2012.
  • P48. Albert JR, Packer L. "Social organization in the primitively eusocial sweat bee Halictus farinosus." Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Conference, Canada, Ontario, Hamilton. 12 May 2012.
  • P47. *Sheffield CS, Colla S Packer L. "Bee diversity and distribution in Canada." STEP/CANPOLIN Joint Meeting, Italy, Pisa. 7 Mar 2012.
  • P46. Ngo HT, Gemmill-Herren B, Packer L. "Evaluating pollinator services for south east Asia: a closer look at Vietnam and the Philippines." International Symposium on Pollinator Conservation, Japan, Fukuoka. 27 Jan 2012.
  • P45. *Packer L. "DNA barcoding of bees." University of Kyushu Funded by Kyushu University's Centre of Excellence Program in Asian Conservation Ecology, Japan, Fukuoka. 1 Dec 2011.
  • P44. *Packer L. "Cladistic analytical methods." University of Kyushyu Funded by Kyushu University's Centre of Excellence Program in Asian Conservation Ecology, Japan, Fukuoka. 30 Nov 2011.
  • P43. *Packer L. "Bees: diversity and conservation." University of Kyushyu Funded by Kyushu University's Centre of Excellence Program in Asian Conservation Ecology, Japan, Fukuoka. 29 Nov 2011.
  • P42. *Packer L, Sheffield CS. "COSEWIC and insect biodiversity surveys." Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and Acadian Entomological Society, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 8 Nov 2011.
  • P41. *Packer L Sheffield CS. "Bee biodiversity." Joint Annual Meetings of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Acadian Entomological Society, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 7 Nov 2011.
  • P40. Ngo HT, Packer L. "The effect of coffee agriculture on bee diversity in Dak Lak, Vietnam." 10th International Pollinator Symposium, Mexico, Cholula. 27 Jun 2011.
  • P39. Colla S, Packer L. "Assessing declines of eastern North American bumblebees." Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution, Canada, Alberta, Banff. 14 May 2011.
  • P38. *Sheffield CS, Packer L. "Bee diversity in Canada, with a focus on Newfoundland." NL Pollinator Workshop, Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's. 27 Apr 2011.
  • P37. *Packer L. "'Barcoding' las abejas del mundo." Universidade Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile, Valparaiso. 25 Oct 2011.
  • P36. *Carpenter JM, Agosti D, Azevedo CO, Brabant CM, Brothers DJ, Dubois J, Kimsey LS, Lohrmann V, Ohl M, Packer L, Schulmeister S. "Phylogeny of the Aculeata: Results of the Hymatol Taxonomic Working Group." 7th International Conference of Hymenopterists, Hungary, Koszeg. 25 Jun 2010.
  • P35. *Packer L. "Barcoding the bees of the world." Barcoding in Brazil, Brazil, Sao Paulo. 1 Dec 2009.
  • P34. Dumesh S, Sheffield CS, Packer L. "Barcoding bees with emphasis on Canadian Megachile." Third International Barcode of Life Conference, Mexico, Mexico City. 11 Nov 2009.
  • P33. Albert JR, Packer L. "Social Organization and Nestmate Relatedness in a Primitively Eusocial Sweat Bee." The Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Acadian Entomological Society, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 7 Nov 2011.
  • P32. MacIvor JS, Packer L. "Revaluing the urban matrix with cavity-nesting bees." Entomological Society of Canada, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 7 Nov 2011.
  • P31. Dumesh S, Packer L, Sheffield CS, Marshall S. "Identification of Canada's Pollinators." Canadian Entomological Society Annual Meeting, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 6 Nov 2011.
  • P30. Albert JR Packer L. "Social Organization and Nestmate Relatedness in a Primitively Eusocial Sweat Bee." The Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Acadian Entomological Society, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 7 Nov 2011.
  • P29. MacIvor JS, Packer L. "Revaluing the urban matrix with cavity-nesting bees." Entomological Society of Canada, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 7 Nov 2011.
  • P28. Dumesh S, Packer L, Sheffield CS, Marshall S. "Identification of Canada's Pollinators." Canadian Entomological Society Annual Meeting, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 6 Nov 2011.
  • P27. *Packer L. "'Barcoding' the bees of the world: progress, problems and prognosis." Third International Barcode of Life Conference, Mexico, Mexico City. 11 Nov 2009.
  • P26. *Packer L, Sheffield CS, Gibbs J, de Silva N, Ascher J, Ayala R, Martins D, Roberts SPM, Tadauchi O, Kuhlmann M, Williams PH, Eardley C, Droege S, Levchenko T. "'Barcoding' the bees of the world: progress, problems and prognosis." VI Congreso Mesoamericano Sobre Abejas Nativas, Guatemala, Antigua. 27 Oct 2009.
  • P25. Ngo HT, Packer L. "The bee diversity of Vietnam in agricultural and natural systems." The 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Entomology, China, Beijing. 18 Oct 2009.
  • P24. *Packer L. "Bee Conservation." Society for Conservation Biology, Toronto Chapter, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 20 Mar 2009.
  • P23. *Packer L, ***Gibbs J, ***Sheffield CS. "Barcoding the bees of the world." Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, United States, Nevada, Reno. 16 Nov 2008.
  • P22. *Packer L. "Losing the buzz: the disappearance of bees and why it matters." Royal Canadian Institute, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 26 Oct 2008.
  • P21. *Bruneau A, Baillargeon G, Desmet P, Sperling F, Packer L. "A pan-Canadian collections biodiversity network.." Entomological Society of Canada Annnual Meeting, Canada, Ontario, Ottawa. 22 Oct 2008.
  • P20. *Sheffield CS, Packer L, Kevan PG, Taylor A. "Using guild structure in bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) communities for assessment of health." Entomological Society of Canada, Canada, Ontario, Ottawa. 21 Oct 2008.
  • P19. *Packer L. "A Perspective from "Small" University Collections." Entomological Society of Canada, Canada, Ontario, Ottawa. 20 Oct 2008.
  • P18. Taylor A, Packer L. "Bees as bioindicators for oak savannah restoration." Entomological Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Canada, Ontario, Ottawa. 19 Oct 2008.
  • P17. *Packer L. "Barcoding the bees of the world." Universidade Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Colima, Mexico, Colima. 10 Oct 2008.
  • P16. *Packer L, Sheffield CS, Gibbs J, de Silva N, Ascher J, Ayala R, Martins D, Roberts SPM, Tadauchi O, Kuhlmann M, Williams PH, Eardley C, Droege S, Levchenko T. "Barcoding the bees of the world." V Congreso Mesoamericano de Abejas Sin Aguijon, Mexico, Merida. 2 Oct 2008.
  • P15. Sheffield CS, Packer L, Kevan PG, Taylor A. "Cleptoparasitic bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) for monitoring the status of bee communities, and the potential of DNA barcoding in ecological studies." EurBee3: 3rd European Conference of Apidology, United Kingdom, Belfast. 10 Sep 2008.
  • P14. *Gibbs J, Packer L. "DNA Barcoding the Bees of the World: A case study from a nightmare taxon." EurBee3: The Third European Conference of Apidology, Ireland, Belfast. 10 Sep 2008.
  • P13. *Packer L, Almeida EAB. "Biogeography of the Xeromelissinae (Hymenoptera: Colletidae)." VIII Encontro sobre Abelhas, Brazil, Riberao Preto. 26 Jul 2008.
  • P12. *Packer L, Gibbs J, Sheffield CS, Kevan P. "Barcoding the Bees of the World." VIII Encontro sobre Abelhas, Brazil, Riberao Preto. 25 Jul 2008.
  • P11. *Packer L. "DNA Barcoding of bees." National Museum of Kenya, Kenya, Nairobi. 15 Jul 2008.
  • P10. *Packer L. "DNA Barcoding Bees." International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya, Nairobi. 15 Jul 2008.
  • P9. Ngo HT, Packer L. "Bee diversity in coffee agroecosystems in Costa Rica." XXIII International Congress of Entomology, South Africa, Durban. 6 Jul 2008.
  • P8. Gibbs J, Packer L. "Multiple origins of social parasitism in the bee subgenus Dialictus (Halictidae: Lasioglossum) identified using morphology and DNA barcodes." XXIII International Congress of Entomology, South Africa, Durban. 5 Jul 2008.
  • P7. *Packer L. "DNA barcoding of bees." African Pollinator Summit, South Africa, Tala. 2 Jul 2008.
  • P6. Packer L. "Bee Conservation and Diploid Males." Pollinator Summit, South Africa, Tala. 1 Jul 2008.
  • P5. *Packer L. "DNA barcoding of bees." Bee Barcoding Campaign, inaugural meeting, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 9 May 2008.
  • P4. Ngo HT, Packer L. "Coffee pollination, subsistence crop pollination and bee diversity in Vietnam." The 6th Vietnam National Conference on Entomology, Vietnam, Hanoi. 9 May 2008.
  • P3. *Packer L. "Bees of Toronto." David Suzuki Foundation Booklet Release, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 3 May 2008.
  • P2. Gibbs J, Packer L. "Dual origins of social parasitism in the bee subgenus Dialictus (Halictidae: Lasioglossum) and the usefulness of DNA barcodes for phylogenetics." Second Annual Science Symposium of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 27 Apr 2008.
  • P1. Packer L. "Barcoding and its discontents." Canadian Centre for DNA barcoding annual conference, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 26 Apr 2008.

Presentations by my Lab Members

These are presentations by members of my lab on which I was not a co-author.

  • O82. *MacIvor JS. "Bees as tools for interdisciplinary curriculum development in landscape architecture." 3rd Grey to Green Conference, Toronto, ON. Jun 2015.
  • O81. *MacIvor JS. "Key Questions in Biodiversity Conservation in Ontario." Ontario Biodiversity Summit, Niagara Falls, ON. May 2015.
  • O80. *MacIvor JS. "Green roof research and policy in Canada." Pushing the Envelope: Ontario Building Science Symposium, Toronto, ON. Apr 2014.
  • O79. *MacIvor JS. "A synthesis of green roof biodiversity." Environmental Biology Department, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England. Aug 2013
  • O78. *MacIvor JS. "Contributions of green roofs to urban biodiversity." International Conference for Conservation Biology, Baltimore, MD. 2013.
  • O77. *MacIvor JS. "Wild bees using green roofs in city landscapes." 5th EcoSummit, Columbus, OH. 2012.
  • O76. *MacIvor JS. "Green roofs as habitat for wild bees in city landscapes." 7th Society for Ecological Restoration Conference, Brooklyn, NY. 2012
  • O75. Miklasevskaja M. "Fluctuating asymmetry in an extreme morphological adaptation in Xeromelissa rozeni (Toro & Moldenke) (Hymenoptera: Colletidae)." Bee Con4. 12 May 2015.
  • O74. Satti S. "Assessing bee taxa corresponding to elevation gradients in the Atacama Desert." Bee-Con4, Toronto, Canada, 12 May 2015.
  • O73. MacIvor JS. "Sampling using bee hotels: a century of design and research motivation." Bee-Con4. Toronto, Canada. 12 May 2015.
  • O72. MacIvor JS. "Detection probabilities of native and exotic bees in an urban landscape." Bee- Con3. Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 29 Aug 2014.
  • O71. Monckton S. "Chilicola (Heteroediscelis): A revised group of Chilean bees." Bee-Con3. Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 29 Aug 2014.
  • O70. Postlethwaite J. "Biogeography of the bees of the Atacama Desert: the disjunction between summer and winter rainfall areas." Bee-Con3, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 29 Aug 2014.
  • O69. *MacIvor JS. "Cosmopolitan wild bees." 5th Pollination Guelph Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Guelph. 5 Apr 2014.
  • O68. Monckton S. "Describing a group of Chilean bees: Chilicola (Heterodiscelis)." OE3C 2014, Canada, Ontario, Guelph. 9 May 2014.
  • O67. *MacIvor JS. "Cosmopolitan wild bees." Ontario Horticultural Association, Canada, Ontario, Niagara Falls. 8 Feb 2013
  • O66. *MacIvor JS. "Height limits nesting of bees and wasps on green roofs." 11th Cities Alive: Green Roofs and Walls Conference, United States, California, San Francisco. 11 Nov 2013.
  • O65. ***MacIvor JS. "Modeling occupancy of solitary bees in urban landscapes." Entomological Society of Canada, Canada, Ontario, Guelph. 25 Oct 2013
  • O64. Sheffield CS, Heron J, Richardson L, Cannings S, Ngo HT, Williams PH. "Status of Bombus occidentalis Greene (Hymenoptera: Apidae) with implications for its conservation." Entomological Society of Canada - Entomological Society of Ontario Joint Annual Meeting, Canada, Ontario, Guelph. 20 Oct 2013.
  • O63. Dumesh S. "The importance of taxonomy: diversity of bees." Apimondia, Ukraine, Kiev. 28 Sep 2013
  • O62. *MacIvor JS. "A synthesis of green roof biodiversity." Environmental Biology Department, United Kingdom, Sheffield. 20 Aug 2013.
  • O61. *MacIvor JS. "Contributions of green roofs to urban biodiversity." International Conference for Conservation Biology, United States, Maryland, Baltimore. 22 Jul 2013.
  • O60. *Colla S. "The status of bumblebees in Canada." Canadian Pollinator Conservation 2013: Next Steps, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 10 Apr 2013.
  • O59. Pindar A. "The importance of fire for maintaining wild bee diversity in oak savannah habitat in southern Ontario." Canadian Pollinator Conservation 2013: next steps, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 10 Apr 2013.
  • O58. MacIvor JS. "Use of green roofs by bees and wasps." Toronto Entomological Association Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 22 Mar 2013.
  • O57. Groom SVC, Davies OK, Ngo HT, Stevens MI, Schwarz MP. "Diversity and origins of Melanesian Leaf-cutter bees (Megachilidae)." The VII Southern Connection Congress, New Zealand, Dunedin. 21 Jan 2013.
  • O56. *Colla S. "Applied Conservation of At-risk Pollinators in Canada." BeeCon 2012 - Southern Ontario Bee Researchers Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 23 Nov 2012.
  • O55. MacIvor JS. "Green roofs as habitat for wild bees." Canadian Pollinator Conservation 2013: next steps. Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 10 Apr 2013.
  • O54. *Albert JR. "Social organization in the primitively eusocial sweat bee Halictus farinosus." BeeCon 2, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 23 Nov 2012.
  • O53. *Veiga N. "Immediate responses of insects post-burn." Southern Ontario Bee Researchers Symposium (BeeCon2), Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 23 Nov 2012.
  • O52. *Dumesh S. "Taxonomic methods, identification keys and the importance of imaging." BeeCon2 Southern Ontario Bee Researchers Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 23 Nov 2012.
  • O51. *MacIvor JS. "Cavity-nesting bee and wasp assemblages in cities: Landscape determinants of diversity and colonization." BeeCon 2012 - Southern Ontario Bee Researchers Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 23 Nov 2012.
  • O50. *Caswell K. "Three new Lasioglossum from Mexico, and phylogenetic analyses of Lasioglossum sensu stricto of the New World based on morphology and DNA barcoding." BeeCon2 - Southern Ontario Bee Researchers Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 23 Nov 2012.
  • O49. Colla S. "The status of eastern North American bumblebees." Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 19 Nov 2012.
  • O48. *MacIvor JS. "Wild bees using green roofs in city landscapes." 5th EcoSummit, United States, Ohio, Columbus. 5 Oct 2012.
  • O47. MacIvor JS. "Urban Ecosystem Services of Green Roofs." 5th World EcoSummit, United States, Ohio, Columbus. 30 Sep 2012.
  • O46. Albert JR. "Social organization in the primitively eusocial sweat bee Halictus farinosus." TEA Student Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 24 Mar 2012.
  • O45. Veiga N. "Wild bee diversity responses to large-scale burns in Argentina." International Biological Symposium: Sustainable management of bioresources, Malaysia, Selangor. 25 Jun 2012.
  • O44. Veiga N. "The effect of fire on wild bee diversity." Toronto Entomologists' Student Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 24 Mar 2012.
  • O43. Colla S. "Assessing the status of native bumblebees." Toronto Entomologist's Association, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 24 Mar 2012.
  • O42. MacIvor JS. "Green roofs as habitat for wild bees in city landscapes." 7th Society for Ecological Restoration Conference, United States, New York, Brooklyn. 23 Mar 2012.
  • O41. *de Silva N. "Subgenera and Species: Improving the Taxonomy of Cleptoparasitic Genus Coelioxys (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)." Entomological Society of Canada and Acadian Entomological Society, Joint Annual Meeting, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 7 Nov 2011.
  • O40. *Sheffield CS, Perron J-M. "Leon Provancher's Contributions to Canadian Melittology." Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Acadian Entomological Society, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 7 Nov 2011.
  • O39. Veiga N. "Wild bee diversity responses to large-scale burns in Argentina." Entomological Society of Canada, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 18 Nov 2011.
  • O38. Pindar A. "The effects of fire on bee communities in oak savannah habitats." Entomological Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 6 Nov 2011.
  • O37. MacIvor JS. "Green roofs as habitat for wild and managed bees in cities." Proceedings of the 9th North American Green Roof Conference, United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 11 Oct 2011.
  • O36. Veiga N. "Large-scale fire effects on wild bee diversity in Northeastern Argentina." International Commission on Plant Bee Relationships, Canada, Ontario, Guelph. 29 Jun 2011.
  • O35. Colla S. "Assessing pesticide exposure routes for wild bumblebees." International Congress for Pollination, Mexico, Cholula. 27 Jun 2011.
  • O34. Pindar A. "The effects of fire on bee communities in oak savannah habitats." 10th International Pollination Symposium, Mexico, Mexico City. 27 Jun 2011.
  • O33. de Silva N. "A Revision of the Cleptoparasitic Bee Genus Coelioxys (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Canada." 10th International ICPBR Pollination Symposium, Mexico, Puebla. 27 Jun 2011.
  • O32. *Veiga N. "Bee diversity across Northeastern Argentina, NEA National Parks, Argentina." IV Reunion Binacional de Ecologia, Argentina, Buenos Aires. 12 Oct 2010.
  • O31. Colla S. "The rapidly declining native pollinator, Bombus affinis." International Congress of the Society for Conservation Biology, Canada, Alberta, Edmonton. 6 Jul 2010.
  • O30. *Veiga N. "Bee diversity, possible long-term effects of controlled burns, and future monitoring within Mburucuya National Park." Mburucuya National Park Rangers Meeting, Argentina, Mburucuya National Park, Corrientes. 8 Jun 2010.
  • O29. Colla S, Williams P, Xie Z. "Bumblebee vulnerability: common correlates of winners and losers across three continents." Annual Association of Graduate Students in Biological Sciences (AGSBS) Symposium: The Evolution of Biology at York: Past, Present, and Future, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 13 May 2010.
  • O28. Albert JR. "Social Organization and Relatedness in a Primitively Eusocial Sweat Bee." The Southern Ontario Universities' Bee Research Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 10 Apr 2010.
  • O27. Dumesh S. "A Revision of the Rare Mesoamerican Bee Genus Mexalictus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)." Southern Ontario Universities' Bee Research Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 10 Apr 2010.
  • O26. *Gibbs J. "Dialictus: 5 years in 15 minutes." Southern Ontario Universities' Bee Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 10 Apr 2010.
  • O25. Taylor A. "The effects of fire on bee community composition." 4th Fire Ecology Congress, United States, Georgia, Savannah. 1 Dec 2009.
  • O24. Rightmyer M, Droege S, Sheffield CS, Brady S. "Applying DNA barcoding and morphology toward improving the taxonomy of the cleptoparasitic bee genus Nomada.." Third International Barcode of Life Conference, Mexico, Mexico City. 11 Nov 2009.
  • O23. *de Silva N. "Estimating Biodiversity: DNA Barcoding and Morphospecies." Third International Barcode of Life Conference, Mexico, Mexico City. 11 Nov 2009.
  • O22. Richards M, Vickruck J, Rehan S, Sheffield CS. "Niche partitioning based on biology in twig-nesting carpenter bees revealed by congruent variation in behavior, morphology and DNA barcodes." 3rd International Barcode of Life Conference, Mexico, Mexico City. 11 Nov 2009.
  • O21. *Gibbs J. "DNA barcoding a nightmare taxon: a case study from bees." 3rd International Barcode of Life Conference, Mexico, Mexico City. 11 Nov 2009.
  • O20. Dumesh S. "Revisión del Genero Mesoamericano Mexalictus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)." VI Congreso Mesoamericano Sobre Abejas Nativas, Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala. 27 Oct 2009.
  • O19. de Silva N. "Biodiversity with DNA Barcodes and morphology." The 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Entomology, China, Beijing. 18 Oct 2009.
  • O18. Colla S, Williams P, Xie Z. "Bumblebee vulnerability: common correlates of winners and losers across three continents." International Congress of the Society for Conservation Biology, China, Beijing. 16 Jul 2009.
  • O17. Fitzsimmons JM, Algar AC, Szabo ND, Young ER, Gibbs J, Gibbs KE, Nadeau JL, Kharouba HM, MacDonald AL & Kerr JT. "Patterns of range shifts with modern climate change: have related butterfly species responded similarly in Canada?." Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 15 May 2009.
  • O16. Colla S, Williams P, Xie Z. "Bumblebee vulnerability: common correlates of winners and losers across three continents." Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 15 May 2009.
  • O15. Gibbs J. "The evolution of social parasitism in the sweat bee subgenus Dialictus (Halictidae: Lasioglossum)." Toronto Entomologists' Association Annual Student Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 29 Mar 2009.
  • O14. Dumesh S. "Revisión del Genero Mesoamericano Mexalictus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)." VI Congreso Mesoamericano Sobre Abejas Nativas, Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala. 27 Oct 2009.
  • O13. de Silva N. "Biodiversity with DNA Barcodes and morphology." The 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Entomology, China, Beijing. 18 Oct 2009.
  • O12. Colla S, Williams P, Xie Z. "Bumblebee vulnerability: common correlates of winners and losers across three continents." International Congress of the Society for Conservation Biology, China, Beijing. 16 Jul 2009.
  • O11. Fitzsimmons JM, Algar AC, Szabo ND, Young ER, Gibbs J, Gibbs KE, Nadeau JL, Kharouba HM, MacDonald AL, Kerr JT. "Patterns of range shifts with modern climate change: have related butterfly species responded similarly in Canada?." Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 15 May 2009.
  • O10. Colla S, Williams P, Xie Z. "Bumblebee vulnerability: common correlates of winners and losers across three continents." Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. 15 May 2009.
  • O9. Gibbs J. "The evolution of social parasitism in the sweat bee subgenus Dialictus (Halictidae: Lasioglossum)." Toronto Entomologists' Association Annual Student Symposium, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 29 Mar 2009.
  • O8. Taylor A. "Importance of Bees and Introduction to Canpolin Initiative." Rouge Park Annual Meeting, Canada, Ontario, Markham. 12 Mar 2009.
  • O7. Fitzsimmons JM, Algar AC, Szabo ND, Young ER, Gibbs J, Gibbs KE, Nadeau JL, Kharouba HM, MacDonald AL, Kerr JT. "Range shifts of Canadian butterfly species: have related species responded similarly to climate change?." Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Ontario, Canada, Ontario, Ottawa. 20 Oct 2008.
  • O6. Colla S. "Assessing the causes of decline among North American bumblebees." Entomological Society of Canada, Canada, Ontario, Ottawa. 20 Oct 2008.
  • O5. Gibbs J. "Lasioglossum (Apoidea, Halictidae): an ideal group for studying the evolution of cleptoparasitism?." Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Ontario, Canada, Ontario, Ottawa. 10 Oct 2008.
  • O4. Colla S. "Sub-lethal effects of low doses of pesticides on bumblebee reproduction." Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver. May 18 2008.
  • O3. *Sheffield CS. "A regional barcode database for bees." Bee Barcoding Campaign, Inaugural Meeting, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 12 May 2008.
  • O2. *Gibbs J & Sheffield CS. "Organization of a DNA barcode database for bees." BEE-BOL Inaugural meeting, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 12 May 2008.
  • O1. Gibbs J. "Dialictus: DNA barcoding a nightmare taxon." BEE-BOL Inaugural meeting, Canada, Ontario, Toronto. 9 May 2008.

Public Presentations and Media Events

Television

2014/07/27Business News Network: Bees 'GO Commodities'
2010/05/16CBC: 'The National' - A new bee species named after a professor.

Radio

2015/05/27Radio Regent: Dum Dums S01E29
2014/06/26NPR: 'Fresh Air'
2010/06/26CBC: 'Quirks and Quarks' Keeping the bees
2010/05/28CBC: 13 different afternoon programs across the country, Keeping the bees

Print

Numerous print media interviews, reports etc., in magazines ranging from a children's nature magazine to "the walrus".

Please note that the Science paper A129 above received over 500 media reports within the first two weeks of publication and I believe over 850 within the first two months.

Web

2014/07/27Planet Experts LLC

http://www.planetexperts.com/dr-laurence-packer-keeping-bees/

Public Speaking

I give numerous oral presentations to the general public, these include the Royal Canadian Institute, alumni associations of University of Toronto and York University, numerous naturalist and gardening clubs and general intellectual organizations. The most interesting of the latter was an evening at the Bootmaker's Society of Toronto - alias the Sherlock Holmes Society of Canada, in December 2013. Some of these organisations provide remuneration, which I donate (along with all authorial income from sales of my book) to a research grant that only my students have access to. A few of these presentations are listed among Seminars and Papers Presented.

Administrative and Professional Work

Committee Work

University Committees

2016-President's Sustainability Council - Social Justice and Human Rights Working Group
2015-President's Sustainability Council
2014-2017York University Senate
2010-2012Teaching Committee
2005-2008Senate Executive
2005-2008Biology Department Executive Committee
2005-2006Chair, Departmental T&P Committee
2005-2006Search Committee, two animal physiology positions
2004-2008Senator
2004-2008FGS Council
2002-2006Member, International Strategic Research Planning Group, York University
2002-2003Search Committee for Population Geneticist, Department of Biology
2001-2003Graduate Committee
2000-2001Teaching Committee
1999-2000Chair of the Teaching Committee, Department of Biology; Tenure and Promotion Committee, Department of Biology; Executive Committee, Department of Biology
1999-2000Search for Departmental Chair Committee, Department of Biology; Women's Faculty Award position in Molecular Evolution Search Committee
1996-1999PhD Committee, Faculty of Environmental Studies
1995-1998Science Library Committee, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science representative, York University
1995-1997Seminar Committee, Department of Biology
1995-1996Graduate Curriculum Committee, FES
1994-1996Bethune College Curriculum Committee
1993-1994Tenure and Promotion Committee, Department of Biology
1993-1994Search Committee for Master of Bethune College
1993-1994Science in the Bachelor of Environmental Studies Curriculum Committee
1992-1994Senate Library Committee, Faculty of Graduate Studies representative, York University
1991-1993Applied Ecology Curriculum Development Committee
1989-1994Science Library Committee, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science representative, York University
1989-1991Graduate Committee, Department of Biology, York University
1988-1989Seminar Committee, Department of Biology, York University
1986-1990Canadian Representative on the International Steering Committee of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects.

Government and Other Committees

2011-2014NSERC Evaluation Group 1503 - Ecology and Evolution.
2009-2014Science Advisory Board member for iBOL; Pollinators working group co-chair.
2009Chair of search committee for Marine Fishes SSC co-chair for COSEWIC (replacement for Paul Bentzen)
2008Chair of search committee for Marine Fishes SSC co-chair for COSEWIC (replacement for Howard Powles)
2008-2014Scientific Advisory Committee, NSERC-CANPOLIN
2008-2014Board of Directors, NSERC-CANPOLIN
2007-2014COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) Co- Chair Arthropods Specialist Subcommittee.
2005-2014Member of the Board for the Canadian Music Centre
2005-2011Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding
2000-2002Member of Steering Committee for NSERC GSC18 Reallocation Exercise.
1996-1998Member of Biological Survey of Canada, Terrestrial Arthropods
1998Member of Collections and Cultures Subcommittee for NSERC MFA awards
1995Chair of Collections and Cultures Subcommittee for NSERC MFA awards
1994-1997Member of NSERC GSC18 - Evolution and Ecology
1992-presentKarner Blue Recovery Team Member. Led by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Workshops

Workshop Participation

1992Environment Canada Workshop on Environmental Monitoring, Toronto. May 16-19.
1992Agriculture Canada, Canadian Museum of Nature and Forestry Canada Workshop on the Future of Systematics in Canada, Ottawa, June 16-17.

Workshop Organization

2005Interdisciplinary approaches to the problems caused by invasive species. York University
2008Inaugural meeting of the Global Bee Barcoding Campaign, York University.
2010First Southern Ontario Bee Research Symposium (with 2 HQP)
2012Second Southern Ontario Bee Research Symposium (with 1 colleague & 2 HQP)
2014Third Southern Ontario Bee Research Symposium (with 1 colleage & 1 HQP)

National and International Initiatives

2008-presentChair of Campaign to Barcode the Bees of the World
2003-presentCanadian Pollinator Initiative (with Peter Kevan)
2001-presentMember of North American Pollinator Protection Campaign

Editorial Duties

2010-presentEditorial Board for Insect Biodiversity and Conservation
2005-2008Editor for Apoidea, Zootaxa,
2000-presentEditorial board Canadian Journal of Zoology,
2000-presentEditorial board Acta Entomologica Chilena (journal currently inactive)

Administrative Reviewing

In addition to the items listed in section D, I have adjudicated tenure and promotion, or continued service excellence files for researchers in Canada, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the USA and was one of two external appraisers of the graduate program in the Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba (2014).

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

1988WNATS 1690 6.0Evolution
1989SBIOL 3000Field Course General Entomology
1989/90FBIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
1989/90FWBIOL3100 2.0Current topics
1990/91WBIOL 4170E 3.0Biology of Hymenoptera
1991/92WBIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
1991/92FWBIOL 3100 2.0Current topics
1992FBIOL 4170P 3.0Applied Entomology
1992/93FWBIOL 3100 2.0Current topics
1992/93FWBIOL 4800 6.0L. Rosenmeier Research Honours Thesis
1993/94FWBIOL 4800 6.0D. Clarke Research Honours Thesis
1993/94WENVS 4180Biodiversity
1994SENVS 3900 6.0Individual directed study Biology of Rabies x 2
1994/95FWBIOL 4800 8.0A. Dzinas Research Honours Thesis
1994SBIOL 3000 2.0Field Course - Urban Insect Biodiversity
1994/95FBIOL 4170N 3.0Biodiversity
1994/95FWBIOL 4800 8.0G. Carman Research Honours Thesis
1995/96FENVS 4180Biodiversity
1995/96WBIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
1996/97FWENVS 4000Honours Project x2
1996/97FWBIOL 3100 2.0Current topics
1996/97FBIOL 4111 4.0Biodiversity
1996/97FWBIOL4800 8.0M. Dunn and A. Sugar Honours Theses
1996/97FWBIOL4800 4.0M.Nikousefat-Rad Honours Thesis
1998FBIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
1998/99FWBIOL 4800 8.0J. Janjic Honours Thesis
1999 FBIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
1999 FBIOL 4255 4.0Biodiversity
2000BIOL 4800 8.0J.Grixti, A. Zayed, M. Sommers, Honours Theses
2001BIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
2001BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2001BIOL 3000 2.0Field Course (bees and wasps)
2002BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2002BIOL 1010 6.0Introductory Biology (Ecology and Evolution Section)
2003BIOL 4800 8.0L. Mac Honours Thesis
2003BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2003BIOL 1010 6.0Introductory Biology (Ecology and Evolution Section)
2004BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2004BIOL 4260 3.0Field course (bees and wasps)
2005BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2005BIOL 4260 3.0Systematics
2006BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2006BIOL 4260 3.0Systematics
2006BIOL 3000 3.0Field course (bees)
2006BIOL 4800 4.0C. Tsiopanas Honours Thesis
2007BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2007BIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
2007BIOL 4800 8.0A. Constantin, A. Gindin Honours Theses
2008BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2008BIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
2008BIOL 4800 8.0S. Dumesh, M.Milic and K. Faria Honours Theses
2009BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2011BIOL 4255 4.0Biodiversity
2011BIOL 3000 3.0Urban Pollinators
2011BIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
2012BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2012BIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
2013BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2013BIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
2014BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity
2014BIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology
2015BIOL 4255 3.0Biodiversity (both winter and fall terms - i.e. X2)
2015BIOL 4230 4.0General Entomology

Graduate Teaching

1989FBIOL 5000Biology of Bees
1991/92WBIOL 5221B 1.0Principles and Practices of Phylogenetic Systematics
1993/94WBIOL 5221B 1.0Phylogenetic Systematics
1993FENVS 5101Introduction to Environmental Studies
1993FENVS 5112Ecology in Environmental Studies
1993SENVS 7599Individual Directed Study x 2 Ecology and Evolution - 1 cu
1994FENVS 5112Ecology in Environmental Studies
1995FENVS 5112Ecology in Environmental Studies
1995SENVS 7599Individual Directed Study - Urban Ecology - 2 cu's
1995SENVS 7599Individual Directed Study - Biodiversity - 1 cu
1996WBIOL 5221B 1.0Phylogenetics
1996WBIOL 5092 3.0Entomology
1996WENVS 6599Individual Directed Study - Ecology - 1 cu
1996WENVS 6599Individual Directed Study - Sociobiology - 3 cu's
1996FENVS 5112Ecology in Environmental Studies
1996FENVS 6599Individual Directed Study - Conservation - 1cu
1996FENVS 6599Individual Directed Study - Ecological Forestry -1cu
1998FBIOL 5086Phylogenetic Systematics
1999FBIOL 5086Phylogenetic Systematics
2000SBIOL 5334Social Evolution of Insects
2000WBIOL 5221Phylogenetics
2001WBIOL 5221Phylogenetics
2002WBIOL 5XXXPollination Biology
2003WBIOL 5221Phylogenetics
2006SBIOL 5XXXPollination Biology
2008/9BIOL 5221Systematics
2010/11BIOL 5221Systematics
2012/13BIOL 5221Systematics
2015BIOL 5XXXCritical Skills in Ecology and Evolution

Collaboration with Artists

Whenever possible my students and I try to get issues related to bees and pollination, or insects in general, to an entirely different audience through collaboration with artists.

  1. Collaborator with Sarah Peebles, Rob King and Robert Cruikshank for various activities associated with their numerous projects including a joint symposium presentation at Subtletechnologies Festival 2010: Pollination Ecology: The Collaborative Creation of "Resonating Bodies - Bumble Domicile" Integrated Media Installation. June 5th 2010.
  2. Consultant for the "Out of the Box" production of Dobie & Mackwood's. "Bugzzz - a cautionary tale", theatre production at Wychwood Barns 2012.
  3. Two of my students (J.S. MacIvor and A. Ruttan) won the Jury Prize for their art installation: "Pollen Party" at the Grow Op, Glastone Hotel, April 24-27, 2014
[Laurence in a good mood]
Dr. Laurence Packer
Ph.D. (Toronto)
Professor of Biology
xeromelissa@gmail.com
416-736-2100 ext. 22663
[Packer Collection @ York University]
[Biology Department @ York University]
Lumbers Building 345
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3J1P3, Canada