Margarita Lopez-Uribe

Associate 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 Climate Change Bee Hymenoptera Phylogeny Agriculture Apoidea Pollinating Insects North America Population Climate History Domestication Phenotype Pollinator Health Cucurbita Urbanization Ecosystem Pathogens Honey Crops Apidae Biogeography Feral

Most Recent Publications

L Jones, D Miller, Rudolf J. Schilder, Margarita López-Uribe, 2024, Ecology and Evolution on p. e10945

Ngoc Phan, Neelendra Joshi, E Rajotte, F Zhu, Kari A. Peter, Margarita López-Uribe, David J. Biddinger, 2024, Science of the Total Environment on p. 170048

Isabella Petitta, Margarita López-Uribe, Autumn E. Sabo, 2023, Plant Ecology on p. 1--17

UCE phylogenomics, biogeography, and classification of long-horned bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Eucerini), with insights on using specimens with extremely degraded DNA

Felipe V. Freitas, Michael G. Branstetter, Vinícius H. Franceschini-Santos, Achik Dorchin, Karen W. Wright, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Terry Griswold, Fernando A. Silveira, Eduardo A.B. Almeida, 2023, Insect Systematics and Diversity

H. Siviter, A. Fisher, B. Baer, M. J.F. Brown, I. F. Camargo, J. Cole, Y. Le Conte, B. Dorin, J. D. Evans, W. Farina, J. Fine, L. R. Fischer, M. P.D. Garratt, T. C. Giannini, T. Giray, H. Li-Byarlay, M. M. López-Uribe, J. C. Nieh, K. Przybyla, N. E. Raine, A. M. Ray, G. Singh, M. Spivak, K. Traynor, K. M. Kapheim, J. F. Harrison, 2023, Insectes Sociaux on p. 281-282

R Underwood, Brooke Lawrence, Nash Turley, Lizzette Cambron-Kopco, Parry Kietzman, Brenna E. Traver, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2023, Scientific Reports on p. 6072

Nathaniel S. Pope, Avehi Singh, Anna K. Childers, Karen M. Kapheim, Jay D. Evans, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2023, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Grace M. Gutierrez, Kathryn A. Lecroy, T'ai H. Roulston, David J. Biddinger, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2023, Environmental Entomology on p. 149-156

Phylogenomics reveals within species diversification but incongruence with color phenotypes in widespread orchid bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini)

Stephania Sandoval-Arango, Michael G. Branstetter, Carolina F. Cardoso, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2023, Insect Systematics and Diversity

H. Siviter, A. Fisher, B. Baer, M. J.F. Brown, I. F. Camargo, J. Cole, Y. Le Conte, B. Dorin, J. D. Evans, W. Farina, J. Fine, L. R. Fischer, M. P.D. Garratt, T. C. Giannini, T. Giray, H. Li-Byarlay, M. M. López-Uribe, J. C. Nieh, K. Przybyla, N. E. Raine, A. M. Ray, G. Singh, M. Spivak, K. Traynor, K. M. Kapheim, J. F. Harrison, 2023, Insectes Sociaux on p. 5-16

Most-Cited Papers

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

Jeffrey A. Harvey, Kévin Tougeron, Rieta Gols, Robin Heinen, Mariana Abarca, Paul K. Abram, Yves Basset, Matty Berg, Carol Boggs, Jacques Brodeur, Pedro Cardoso, Jetske G. de Boer, Geert R. De Snoo, Charl Deacon, Jane E. Dell, Nicolas Desneux, Michael E. Dillon, Grant A. Duffy, Lee A. Dyer, Jacintha Ellers, Anahí Espíndola, James Fordyce, Matthew L. Forister, Caroline Fukushima, Matthew J.G. Gage, Carlos García-Robledo, Claire Gely, Mauro Gobbi, Caspar Hallmann, Thierry Hance, John Harte, Axel Hochkirch, Christian Hof, Ary A. Hoffmann, Joel G. Kingsolver, Greg P.A. Lamarre, William F. Laurance, Blas Lavandero, Simon R. Leather, Philipp Lehmann, Cécile Le Lann, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Chun Sen Ma, Gang Ma, Joffrey Moiroux, Lucie Monticelli, Chris Nice, Paul J. Ode, Sylvain Pincebourde, William J. Ripple, Melissah Rowe, Michael J. Samways, Arnaud Sentis, Alisha A. Shah, Nigel Stork, John S. Terblanche, Madhav P. Thakur, Matthew Brian Thomas, Jason M. Tylianakis, Joan Van Baaren, Martijn Van de Pol, Wim H. Van der Putten, Hans Van Dyck, Wilco C.E.P. Verberk, David L. Wagner, Wolfgang W. Weisser, William C. Wetzel, H. Arthur Woods, Kris A.G. Wyckhuys, Steven L. Chown, 2022, Ecological Monographs

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

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

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

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

S. Hollis Woodard, Sarah Federman, Rosalind R. James, Bryan N. Danforth, Terry L. Griswold, David Inouye, Quinn S. McFrederick, Lora Morandin, Deborah L. Paul, Elizabeth Sellers, James P. Strange, Mace Vaughan, Neal M. Williams, Michael G. Branstetter, Casey T. Burns, James Cane, Alison B. Cariveau, Daniel P. Cariveau, Anna Childers, Christopher Childers, Diana L. Cox-Foster, Elaine C. Evans, Kelsey K. Graham, Kevin Hackett, Kimberly T. Huntzinger, Rebecca E. Irwin, Shalene Jha, Sarah Lawson, Christina Liang, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Andony Melathopoulos, Heather M.C. Moylett, Clint R.V. Otto, Lauren C. Ponisio, Leif L. Richardson, Robyn Rose, Rajwinder Singh, Wayne Wehling, 2020, Biological Conservation

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

Margarita M. Lopez-Uribe, Vincent A. Ricigliano, Michael Simone-Finstrom, 2020, Annual Review of Animal Biosciences on p. 269-294

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

News Articles Featuring Margarita Lopez-Uribe

Inside WA’s struggling honeybee industry

Pollinators are a cornerstone to the world around us and they’re threatened from virtually every angle, threats best seen through the niche beekeeping industry responsible for an estimated third of the national food supply.

Bee body mass, pathogens and climate influence heat tolerance

How well bees tolerate temperature extremes could determine their ability to persist in a changing climate. But heat tolerance varies between and within populations, so a research team led by Penn State entomologists examined bee physical traits — such as sex differences in body mass — to understand how these traits interact with environmental conditions, pathogens and other factors.

Edge habitats along roads and power lines may be key to conserving rare plants

Edge habitats created by natural or human-caused disturbances provide prime opportunities for encouraging the establishment and reproduction of rare native plants, the researchers reported in a new study published in Plant Ecology

Penn State entomologists appointed to national committee on pollinator research

Two entomologists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have been appointed to serve on a new U.S. Department of Agriculture subcommittee on pollinators

College of Ag Sciences recognizes faculty, staff for research achievements

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences lauded outstanding accomplishments in research during the 2023 Research Awards Ceremony, held Nov. 1 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus.

Penn State announces faculty recipients of 2023-24 U.S. Fulbright Scholar awards

Eleven Penn State faculty have received Fulbright Scholar Awards for the 2023-24 academic year, according to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Penn State Master Gardeners honored internationally for bee monitoring work

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners triumphed at the International Master Gardener Conference held June 18-22 in Overland Park, Kansas, earning first place in the research category of the David Gibby Search for Excellence Awards for their exceptional volunteer work and dedication to bee monitoring.

Penn State Master Gardeners help home gardeners blossom

Valerie Sesler has worked with countless volunteers over the years, but there’s something special about the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners.

Organic beekeeping rivals conventional methods for bee health, productivity

Honey bee colonies managed using organic methods were as healthy and productive as those managed in conventional systems, while avoiding the use of synthetic pesticides to control pests and pathogens inside the hive, according to newly published research led by Penn State entomologists.

Two ecology doctoral students receive Alumni Association Dissertation Awards

Laura Jones and Caylon Yates, doctoral students in Penn State’s intercollegiate graduate degree program in ecology, were recognized as recipients of 2022-23 Alumni Association Dissertation Awards.