Christina Grozinger

Director of the Center for Pollinator Research; Director of the Insect Biodiversity Center; Publius Vergilius Maro Professor and Huck Scholar of Entomology

Christina Grozinger

Research Summary

Genomics of social behavior and health in bees

Huck Graduate Students

Huck Affiliations

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Publication Tags

Bees Honey Bee Pesticides Honey Bees Ecology Apis Mellifera Pollinator Parasites Nutrition Resource Pollen Pollinating Insects Occupational Groups Phenotype Winter Viruses Climate Diapause Population Insect Pathogens Infection Gene Expression Overwintering

Most Recent Publications

Gabriela M. Quinlan, Douglas Sponsler, Hannah R. Gaines-Day, Harper B.G. McMinn-Sauder, Clint R.V. Otto, Autumn H. Smart, Théotime Colin, Claudio Gratton, Rufus Isaacs, Reed Johnson, Meghan O. Milbrath, Christina M. Grozinger, 2022, Environmental Research Letters

Makaylee K. Crone, David J. Biddinger, Christina M. Grozinger, 2022, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Insect Visitors of Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) (Rosales: Rosaceae) and Factors Affecting Viable Seed Production

Rachel McLaughlin, Joseph Keller, Elizabeth Wagner, David Biddinger, Christina Grozinger, Kelli Hoover, 2022, Environmental Entomology on p. 471-481

Can’t see the flowers for the trees: factors driving floral abundance within early-successional forests in the central Appalachian Mountains

Codey L. Mathis, Darin J. McNeil, Monica R. Lee, Christina M. Grozinger, Clint R.V. Otto, Jeffery L. Larkin, 2022, Canadian Journal of Forest Research on p. 1002-1013

Soil moisture affects plant-pollinator interactions in an annual flowering plant

Wenfei Dai, Yulian Yang, Harland M. Patch, Christina M. Grozinger, Junpeng Mu, 2022, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Sean T. Bresnahan, Mehmet A. Döke, Tugrul Giray, Christina M. Grozinger, 2022, Molecular Ecology on p. 174-184

Martina Calovi, Christina M. Grozinger, Douglas A. Miller, Sarah C. Goslee, 2021, Scientific Reports

E. Erickson, H. M. Patch, C. M. Grozinger, 2021, Scientific Reports

Microhabitats created by log landings support abundant flowers and insect pollinators within regenerating mixed-oak stands in the Central Appalachian Mountains

Monica R. Lee, Darin J. McNeil, Codey L. Mathis, Christina M. Grozinger, Jeffery L. Larkin, 2021, Forest Ecology and Management

Most-Cited Papers

Anthony D. Vaudo, John F. Tooker, Christina M. Grozinger, Harland M. Patch, 2015, Current Opinion in Insect Science on p. 133-141

Anthony D. Vaudo, Harland M. Patch, David A. Mortensen, John F. Tooker, Christina M. Grozinger, 2016, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. E4035-E4042

Genomic analysis of the interaction between pesticide exposure and nutrition in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

Daniel R. Schmehl, Peter E.A. Teal, James L. Frazier, Christina M. Grozinger, 2014, Journal of Insect Physiology on p. 177-190

Bee viruses: Ecology, pathogenicity, and impacts

Christina M. Grozinger, Michelle L. Flenniken, 2019, Annual Review of Entomology on p. 205-226

Elliud Muli, Harland Patch, Maryann Frazier, James Frazier, Baldwyn Torto, Tracey Baumgarten, Joseph Kilonzo, James Ng ang a. Kimani, Fiona Mumoki, Daniel Masiga, James Tumlinson, Christina Grozinger, 2014, PLoS One

Overwintering honey bees

Mehmet Ali Döke, Maryann Frazier, Christina M. Grozinger, 2015, Current Opinion in Insect Science on p. 185-193

David A. Galbraith, Xingyu Yang, Elina Lastro Niño, Soojin Yi, Christina Grozinger, 2015, PLoS Pathogens on p. 1-24

Douglas B. Sponsler, Christina M. Grozinger, Claudia Hitaj, Maj Rundlöf, Cristina Botías, Aimee Code, Eric V. Lonsdorf, Andony P. Melathopoulos, David J. Smith, Sainath Suryanarayanan, Wayne E. Thogmartin, Neal M. Williams, Minghua Zhang, Margaret R. Douglas, 2019, Science of the Total Environment on p. 1012-1027

News Articles Featuring Christina Grozinger

Fact check: False claim that bumblebees use acoustic levitation to move through the air

Bees affect the ecosystem through pollination, but some social media users are claiming one type of bee – the bumblebee – has a unique ability: levitation.

International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, Policy slated for 2023

Online registration and submission of abstracts now are open for the fifth International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy, which is scheduled for July 3-6, 2023, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on Penn State’s University Park campus.

How Are the Bees?

The collapse of our pollinators may no longer be headlines, but we’re still killing their buzz.

Penn State unit partner projects highlight awareness, importance of pollinators

Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research and the Insect Biodiversity Center, both at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and the Department of Graphic Design at the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture have formed a partnership, funded by the Apes Valentes Program, to develop, design and produce materials to help increase awareness of pollinator biodiversity, the importance of pollinators to food security and ecosystem health, and strategies that can be used to support pollinators in urban, agricultural and natural landscapes.

Managing habitat for flowering plants may mitigate climate effects on bee health

Warm, wet weather conditions and changing climate negatively influence the nectar intake and nutritional health of honey bees, but maintaining large tracts of grassy natural habitat with flowering plants around apiaries may help to mitigate the detrimental effects of climate, according to a new study by an international team of researchers.

Huck Students Receive Alumni Awards

Two Huck IGDP students have been recognized as part of the 2021-22 Graduate School Alumni Association faculty and student awards in the Life & Health Sciences section.

Mining for knowledge: Scientists identify bee that can aid black cherry recovery

A ground-nesting bee family — commonly known as miner bees — could play a heightened role in rebuilding black cherry populations in Pennsylvania and beyond, according to Penn State entomologists who investigated pollinators’ contributions to the valuable hardwood species.

The Secret Chemistry that Makes Honey a Scientific Wonder

It should come as no surprise that bees know a lot about honey. They aren’t only honey producers — they are also consumers and pretty sophisticated ones at that. Offer a sick bee different varieties of honey, for example, and it will choose the one that best fights off its infection.

Popular perennial flowering plants can attract diverse mix of pollinators

Popular species of perennial flowering plants vary widely in their attractiveness to pollinators, but homeowners and landscape managers who select certain perennial cultivars can support a diverse community of pollinators in their own backyards, according to a new study from a team of Penn State researchers.

Penn State centers collaborate on pollinator education project

A recently awarded USDA grant will allow CPR researchers and Center for Science and the Schools partners to partner with elementary school teachers in Pennsylvania to develop cross-disciplinary curricula that support students in understanding pollinator research in the areas of food, agriculture and natural resources.