Assistant Professor of Entomology
How environmental change and human management shape bee health and long-term persistence of their populations in agricultural areas.
Huck Graduate Students
- Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
- Ecology Institute
- Center for Pollinator Research
- Insect Biodiversity Center
Publication TagsBees Bee Apoidea Phylogeny Pollinating Insects Climate Change Honey Bees Agriculture Hymenoptera Climate Population Honey Pathogens Domestication Biogeography Pollinator Crops Pollen Urbanization Feral Apidae Food Gene Expression Pollination Apis Mellifera
Most Recent Papers
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
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
Ginamaria Roman-Echevarria, Shelby Fleishcer, Margarita López-Uribe, 2021,
Polinización de pepino
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
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,
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
Defining Pollinator Health: A Holistic Approach Based on Ecological, Genetic, and Physiological Factors
Margarita M. Lopez-Uribe, Vincent A. Ricigliano, Michael Simone-Finstrom, 2020, Annual Review of Animal Biosciences on p. 269-294
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
News Articles Featuring Margarita Lopez-Uribe
May 23, 2022
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.
Jan 17, 2022
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.
Jun 04, 2021
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.
Apr 07, 2021
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.
Dec 09, 2020
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.
Jun 30, 2020
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.
Jun 16, 2020
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.
Jun 03, 2020
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.
Feb 26, 2020
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.
Jan 22, 2020
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