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 Bee Hymenoptera Phylogeny Apoidea Agriculture Climate Change Pollinating Insects North America Population Monitoring Cucurbita Climate History Apidae Phenotype Domestication Pollinator Health Pathogens Color Urbanization Honey Pollen Crops

Most Recent Publications

Robyn M. Underwood, Brooke L. Lawrence, Nash E. Turley, Lizzette D. Cambron-Kopco, Parry M. Kietzman, Brenna E. Traver, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2023, Scientific Reports

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

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

Heather Hines, Shelby Kilpatrick, Istvan Miko, Daniel Snellings, M Lopez-Uribe, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Li Tian, 2022, PeerJ on p. e14555

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

News Articles Featuring Margarita Lopez-Uribe

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.

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.