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Published work by the BEEc research team:

Read "opposing pressures of climate and land-use change on a native bee"
Published December 3, 2020

Read "morphological phylogeny and review of the generic classification of Colletinae (Hymenoptera: Colletidae)"
Published November 24, 2020

Read "examining the public's awareness of bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidae: Anthophila) conservation in Canada
Published October 14, 2020

Read "power of the people: a review of citizen science programs for conservation"
Published September 2020

Read "inadequate treatments of taxonomic information prevents replicability of most zoological research"
Published August 19, 2020
Read "perceptions of wild bees and farm characteristics with the uptake of pollinator-supporting land management practices among Canadian apple growers"
Published December 1, 2020

Read "next steps in dismantling discrimination: lessons from ecology and conservation science"
Published November 17, 2020

Read "pollen composition significantly impacts the development and survival of the native small carpenter bee, Ceratina calcarata"
Published October 1, 2020

Read "eusociality influences the strengths of negative selection on insect genomes"
Published August 19, 2020

Read "defense response in Brazilian honey bees (Apis mellifera scutellata x spp.) is underpinned by complex patterns of admixture"
Published August 2020
Read "effects of farmland and seasonal phenology on wild bees in blueberry orchards"
Published December 8, 2020

Read "inclusive fitness of male and facultatively social female nesting behavior in the socially polymorphic bee, Ceratina australensis (Hymenoptera: Xylocopinae)
Published September 8, 2020

Read "understanding public and stakeholder attitudes in pollinator conservation policy development"
Published September 2020

Read "diverse diets with consistent core microbiomes in wild bee pollen provisions"
Published August 4, 2020

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Select additional publications by our executive researchers (prior to BEEc establishment):

June 29, 2020 - MacPhail, V. J., Gibson, S. D., Hatfield, R., & Colla, S. R. (2020). Using Bumble Bee Watch to investigate the accuracy and perception of bumble bee (bombus spp.) identification by community scientists. PeerJ, 8, e9412. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9412

June 29, 2020 – Mathiasson, M. E., & Rehan, S. M. (2020). Wild bee declines linked to plant‐pollinator network changes and plant species introductions. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 13(6), 595–605. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12429

June 26, 2020 - Shiffman, D. S., Bittick, S. J., Cashion, M. S., Colla, S. R., Coristine, L. E., Derrick, D. H., Gow, E. A., Macdonald, C. C., More O’Ferrall, M., Orobko, M., Pollom, R. A., Provencher, J., & Dulvy, N. K. (2020). Inaccurate and biased global media coverage underlies public misunderstanding of shark conservation threats and solutions. IScience, 23(6), 101205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2020.101205

June 22, 2020 - Yagound, B., Dogantzis, K. A., Zayed, A., Lim, J., Broekhuyse, P., Remnant, E. J., Beekman, M., Allsopp, M. H., Aamidor, S. E., Dim, O., Buchmann, G., & Oldroyd, B. P. (2020). A single gene causes thelytokous parthenogenesis, the defining feature of the cape honeybee Apis mellifera capensis. Current Biology, 30(12), 2248-2259.e6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.04.033

June 16, 2020 - Kapheim, K. M., Jones, B. M., Pan, H., Li, C., Harpur, B. A., Kent, C. F., Zayed, A., Ioannidis, P., Waterhouse, R. M., Kingwell, C., Stolle, E., Avalos, A., Zhang, G., McMillan, W. O., & Wcislo, W. T. (2020). Developmental plasticity shapes social traits and selection in a facultatively eusocial bee. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(24), 13615–13625. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2000344117

June 11, 2020 - Colla, S. R. (2020). Conservation of social insects. In C. K. Starr (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Insects (pp. 1–6). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90306-4_29-1

June 4, 2020 - Attasopa, K., Packer, L., Suttiprapan, P., Thanoosing, C., & Bänziger, H. (2020). Description of the male of Lepidotrigona nitidiventris (Smith, 1857), redescription of the female holotype and additional morphological data on the workers (Hymenoptera: Apidae: meliponini). Revue Suisse de Zoologie, 127(1), 119. https://doi.org/10.35929/RSZ.0012

April/June 2020 – Ayala-Barajas, R., & Packer, L. (2020). Three new species of Lasioglossum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) from Mexico, with comments on the biogeography of Mexican species of the subgenus Lasioglossum. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 91(0), 913215. https://doi.org/10.22201/ib.20078706e.2020.91.3215

May 2020 - Ferrari, R. R., Onuferko, T. M., Monckton, S. K., & Packer, L. (2020). The evolutionary history of the cellophane bee genus Colletes Latreille (Hymenoptera: Colletidae): Molecular phylogeny, biogeography and implications for a global infrageneric classification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 146, 106750. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106750

May 29, 2020 - Kapheim, K. M., Jones, B. M., Pan, H., Li, C., Harpur, B. A., Kent, C. F., Zayed, A., Ioannidis, P., Waterhouse, R. M., Kingwell, C., Stolle, E., Avalos, A., Zhang, G., McMillan, W. O., & Wcislo, W. T. (2020). Developmental plasticity shapes social traits and selection in a facultatively eusocial bee. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(24), 13615–13625. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2000344117

May 12, 2020 - MacPhail, V. J., Gibson, S. D., & Colla, S. R. (2020). Community science participants gain environmental awareness and contribute high quality data but improvements are needed: Insights from Bumble Bee Watch. PeerJ, 8, e9141. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9141

May 6, 2020 - Liczner, A. R., & Colla, S. R. (2020). One‐size does not fit all: At‐risk bumble bee habitat management requires species‐specific local and landscape considerations. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 13(6), 558–570. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12419

April 23, 2020 - Odanaka, K. A., & Rehan, S. M. (2020). Wild bee distribution near forested landscapes is dependent on successional state. Forest Ecosystems7(1), 26. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40663-020-00241-4

March 27, 2020 – Smith, N. M. A., Yagound, B., Remnant, E. J., Foster, C. S. P., Buchmann, G., Allsopp, M. H., Kent, C. F., Zayed, A., Rose, S. A., Lo, K., Ashe, A., Harpur, B. A., Beekman, M., & Oldroyd, B. P. (2020). Paternally‐biased gene expression follows kin‐selected predictions in female honey bee embryos. Molecular Ecology, 29(8), 1523–1533. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15419

March 17, 2020 - Packer, L., & Graham, L. (2020). Four new species of Isepeolini (Hymenoptera; apidae) from northern Chile. BMC Zoology, 5(1), 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40850-020-00052-8

March 4, 2020 - Didham, R. K., Barbero, F., Collins, C. M., Forister, M. L., Hassall, C., Leather, S. R., Packer, L., Saunders, M. E., & Stewart, A. J. A. (2020). Spotlight on insects: Trends, threats and conservation challenges. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 13(2), 99–102. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12409

March 4, 2020 - Didham, R. K., Basset, Y., Collins, C. M., Leather, S. R., Littlewood, N. A., Menz, M. H. M., Müller, J., Packer, L., Saunders, M. E., Schönrogge, K., Stewart, A. J. A., Yanoviak, S. P., & Hassall, C. (2020). Interpreting insect declines: Seven challenges and a way forward. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 13(2), 103–114. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12408

February 17, 2020 - Nooten, S. S., Odanaka, K., & Rehan, S. M. (2020). Characterization of wild bee communities in apple and blueberry orchards. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 22(2), 157–168. https://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12370

February 25, 2020 - Grozinger, C. M., & Zayed, A. (2020). Improving bee health through genomics. Nature Reviews Genetics, 21(5), 277–291. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41576-020-0216-1

February 20, 2020: New paper on evolutionary history of the genus Colletes (R. Ferrari, L. Packer, T. Onuferko, S. Monckton). https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790320300221?dgcid=coauthor

January 21, 2020 – Bixby, M., Hoover, S. E., McCallum, R., Ibrahim, A., Ovinge, L., Olmstead, S., Pernal, S. F., Zayed, A., Foster, L. J., & Guarna, M. M. (2020). Honey bee queen production: Canadian costing case study and profitability analysis [Preprint]. Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.01.14.906461

October 31, 2019 - Nooten, S. S., & Rehan, S. M. (2020). Historical changes in bumble bee body size and range shift of declining species. Biodiversity and Conservation, 29(2), 451–467. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-019-01893-7

September 1, 2019: New paper on the effects of changes in land use management on the phylogenetic diversity of wild bees (K. Odanaka & S. Rehan) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880919302798?via%3Dihub

August 10, 2019: New paper on the nesting and overwintering habitat of bumble bees (A. Liczner; Colla lab)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10841-019-00173-7

July 22, 2019: New paper describing 15 new species of Liphanthus (N. Sharifi, L. Graham, L. Packer) https://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4645.1.1

July 2, 2019: New paper studying brain gene expression and formation of social hierarchies in the social bee, Ceratina australensis (M. A. Steffen & S. Rehan) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gbb.12597

May 10, 2019: New study on how group size affects learning and memory in honey bees (N. Tsvetkov, C. N. Cook, A. Zayed) https://jeb.biologists.org/content/222/9/jeb193888.article-info

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