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 Apoidea Phylogeny Bee Agriculture Climate Pollinating Insects Population Biodiversity Domestication Cucurbita Insects Urbanization Honey Bees Crops Pathogens Feral Monitoring Biogeography Food Parasites Hymenoptera Squashes North America

Most Recent Publications

Laura J. Jones, Avehi Singh, Rudolf J. Schilder, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2022, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Nash E. Turley, David J. Biddinger, Neelendra K. Joshi, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2022, Ecology and Evolution

Pollination of blueberry crops in Pennsylvania

Margarita López-Uribe, K Demchak, S Fleischer, S Bird, I Petitta, N Turley, 2022, Penn State Extension

Crop Pollination by Bees, Volume 1: Evolution, Ecology, Conservation, and Management

Margarita López-Uribe, 2022, American Entomologist on p. 61-62

Pumpkins and Squash: What are their pollination needs?

Margarita López-Uribe, 2022, Penn State Extension

Where do bee pollinators go during the winter?

Margarita López-Uribe, 2022, Penn State Extension

Combined effects of oxalic acid sublimation and brood breaks on Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) and deformed wing virus levels in newly established honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies

Kathleen C. Evans, Robyn M. Underwood, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2022, Journal of Apicultural Research on p. 197-205

Creating a Virtual International Research Experience

Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Julio V. Urbina, Alfonso Mejia, Alfonso I. Mejía, Luis O. Duque, D Riaño, Diego Riaño-Jimenez, Diego Riaño-Jiménez, Jose Ricardo Cure, Victor Ramos, Carlos Martel, Jose Fuentes, Victor H. González, 2022, American Entomologist on p. 24-27

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

High parasite prevalence in the squash bees Eucera (Peponapis) pruinosa from the northeastern United States

L Jones, A Singh, R Schilder, Margarita López-Uribe, 2022, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology on p. 107848

Most-Cited Papers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News Articles Featuring Margarita Lopez-Uribe

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.

Squash bees are rapidly spreading around the world

A new study led by Penn State researchers has discovered that the squash bee (Eucera pruinosa) has evolved to thrive in response to the intensification of agriculture in North America. This new research, which is the first to show the role of agriculture as an evolutionary force acting on a wild insect pollinator, could have implications for food security.

Squash bees flourish in response to agricultural intensification

While pollinator populations of many species have plummeted worldwide, one bee species is blowing up the map with its rapid population expansion.

Study suggests one-third of wild bee species in Pa. have declined in abundance

Over a six-year period in southcentral Pennsylvania, measures of biodiversity among wild bee communities declined and one-third of species experienced decreases in abundance, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers.

Graduate students in entomology and ecology win prestigious fellowships

Two graduate students who work in the laboratory of an entomology faculty member in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently received prestigious fellowships to further their graduate education and research.

Undergrads to present research at public symposium on climate science, solutions

Four summer research programs that task undergraduate students with exploring pressing research related to climate science and solutions are culminating in a combined event that is open to the public.

What genetic sequencing can reveal about the secret lives of bees

Bees are, in many ways, the darlings of the insect world. Not only do they play a crucial role in thriving ecosystems, but they’re also harbingers of the worsening consequences of climate change.

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.