Margarita Lopez-Uribe

Assistant Professor of Entomology

Margarita Lopez-Uribe

Research Summary

How environmental change and human management shape bee health and long-term persistence of their populations in agricultural areas.

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Bees Bee Apoidea Phylogeny Climate Change Agriculture Hymenoptera Pollinating Insects Climate Pathogens Honey Honey Bees Biogeography Domestication Population Pollinator Crops Pollen Urbanization Food Immunity Pollination Gene Expression Feral Apidae

Most Recent Papers

Honey bee viruses are highly prevalent but at low intensities in wild pollinators of cucurbit agroecosystems

Laura J. Jones, Ryan P. Ford, Rudolf J. Schilder, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2021, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Wild bumble bee colony abundance, scaled by field size, predicts pollination services

C. M. McGrady, J. P. Strange, M. M. López-Uribe, S. J. Fleischer, 2021, Ecosphere

Polinización de pepino

Ginamaria Roman-Echevarria, Shelby Fleishcer, Margarita López-Uribe, 2021,

Cucumber pollination

Ginamaria Roman-Echevarria, Shelby Fleishcer, Margarita López-Uribe, 2021,

2021 Current Issues for PA Vegetable and Berry Crops

B Gugino, K Demchak, S Fleischer, Margarita López-Uribe, 2021, Pennsylvania State Extension (Newsletter Article)

Overlap of Ecological Niche Breadth of Euglossa cordata and Eulaema nigrita (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini) Accessed by Pollen Loads and Species Distribution Modeling

Elder Assis Miranda, Irailde do Nascimento Lima, Cíntia A. Oi, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Marco Antonio Del Lama, Breno Magalhães Freitas, Cláudia Inês Silva, 2021, Neotropical Entomology on p. 197-207

Erratum

Shelby Kerrin Kilpatrick, Jason Gibbs, Martin M. Mikulas, Sven Erik Spichiger, Nancy Ostiguy, David J. Biddinger, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2021, Journal of Hymenoptera Research on p. 181-189

The Role of Pathogen Dynamics and Immune Gene Expression in the Survival of Feral Honey Bees

Chauncy Hinshaw, Kathleen C. Evans, Cristina Rosa, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2021, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Biology of the squash bee, Eucera (Peponapis) pruinosa

Kristen Brochu, Shelby Fleishcer, Margarita López-Uribe, 2021,

Gynandromorph of the squash bee Eucera (Peponapis) pruinosa (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Eucerini) from an agricultural field in western Pennsylvania, USA

L Jones, Shelby Kilpatrick, Margarita López-Uribe, 2021, Journal of Melittology on p. 1-10

Most-Cited Papers

Physiological thermal limits predict differential responses of bees to urban heat-island effects

April L. Hamblin, Elsa Youngsteadt, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Steven D. Frank, 2017, Biology Letters on p. 20170125

The role of citizen science in addressing grand challenges in food and agriculture research

S. F. Ryan, N. L. Adamson, A. Aktipis, L. K. Andersen, R. Austin, L. Barnes, M. R. Beasley, K. D. Bedell, S. Briggs, B. Chapman, C. B. Cooper, J. O. Corn, N. G. Creamer, J. A. Delborne, P. Domenico, E. Driscoll, J. Goodwin, A. Hjarding, J. M. Hulbert, S. Isard, M. G. Just, K. Kar Gupta, M. M. López-Uribe, J. O’Sullivan, E. A. Landis, A. A. Madden, E. A. McKenney, L. M. Nichols, B. J. Reading, S. Russell, N. Sengupta, L. R. Shapiro, L. K. Shell, J. K. Sheard, D. D. Shoemaker, D. M. Sorger, C. Starling, S. Thakur, R. R. Vatsavai, M. Weinstein, P. Winfrey, R. R. Dunn, 2018, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Climate, physiological tolerance and sex-biased dispersal shape genetic structure of Neotropical orchid bees

Margarita M. López-Uribe, Kelly R. Zamudio, Carolina F. Cardoso, Bryan N. Danforth, 2014, Molecular Ecology on p. 1874-1890

Urbanization increases pathogen pressure on feral and managed honey bees

Elsa Youngsteadt, R. Holden Appler, Margarita M. López-Uribe, David R. Tarpy, Steven D. Frank, 2015, PLoS One

Crop domestication facilitated rapid geographical expansion of a specialist pollinator, the squash bee Peponapis pruinosa

Margarita M. López-Uribe, James H. Cane, Robert L. Minckley, Bryan N. Danforth, 2016, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 20160443

Nest suitability, fine-scale population structure and male-mediated dispersal of a solitary ground nesting bee in an urban landscape

Margarita M. López-Uribe, Stephen J. Morreale, Christine K. Santiago, Bryan N. Danforth, 2015, PLoS One

Reduced cellular immune response in social insect lineages

Margarita M. López-Uribe, Warren B. Sconiers, Steven D. Frank, Robert R. Dunn, David R. Tarpy, 2016, Biology Letters on p. 20150984

Phylogeny, new generic-level classification, and historical biogeography of the Eucera complex (Hymenoptera

A. Dorchin, M. M. López-Uribe, C. J. Praz, T. Griswold, B. N. Danforth, 2018, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution on p. 81-92

Beekeeping management practices are associated with operation size and beekeepers’ philosophy towards in-hive chemicals

Robyn M. Underwood, Brenna E. Traver, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2019, Insects

Inducible versus constitutive social immunity: Examining effects of colony infection on glucose oxidase and defensin-1 production in honeybees

Margarita M. López-Uribe, Andrea Fitzgerald, Michael Simone-Finstrom, 2017, Royal Society Open Science

News Articles Featuring Margarita Lopez-Uribe

Entomologists to study how climate change may influence pollinator stressors

A Penn State-led team of researchers will use a newly awarded $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to examine how climate change may influence and interact with various stressors that affect the health of pollinators.

Scientists evolve a fungus to battle deadly honey bee parasite

The biggest scourge to bees is tiny—a mite the size of a pinhead that feeds on them and spreads deadly viruses. Getting rid of the parasite, Varroa destructor, is tough: Chemicals can kill it, but the mite has started to evolve resistance to the usual pesticides; moreover, these and other treatments can harm the bees themselves. Now, researchers have toughened up a mite-killing fungus so it can slay the bee slayers inside a hot beehive. If the new strain passes further tests, it could help honey bees around the world avoid a gruesome fate, and reduce the use of chemical pesticides.

Entomologist to examine how plant domestication influences pollinator evolution

A grant of nearly $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation will support a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences in a study examining the influence of plant domestication on the ecology and evolution of wild pollinator species in agricultural landscapes.

Menaced by Murder Hornets, Bees Decorate Their Hives With Feces

Asian honeybees have exhibited what scientists call a form of tool use to deter attacks by giant predatory wasps.

Checklist of Pa. bees documents 49 new species and some that may be endangered

A study documenting bees that are reported to occur in Pennsylvania has found the presence of 437 species, including 49 never before recorded in the state. Researchers said the resulting checklist of bees in the commonwealth also identifies species not native to North America and several native species that may be of conservation concern.

Penn State Extension webinars focus on bee biology, ecology and management

An eight-part webinar series developed by Penn State Extension aims to teach people all about bees, discussing topics as diverse as colony survival, queen bee rearing and transforming one’s garden into a pollinator-friendly habitat.

Huck graduate students among NSF award recipients

Five graduate students in Huck programs or involved with Huck centers, advised by faculty members in the College of Agricultural Sciences, were recipients or honorable mentions of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

New Faculty Profile: Margarita Lopez-Uribe

This profile is part of a series of New Faculty Profiles that highlight and introduce up-and-coming PIs in SSE. We invite highlighted faculty to discuss their research, describe how SSE has impacted their career, and share any tips or stories they may have for other researchers.

Collectors find plenty of bees but far fewer species than in the 1950s

A look at global insect collections suggests bee diversity has dropped sharply since the 1990s

The sting left by a fallen bee colony is felt by researchers, volunteers