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

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Bees Honey Bee Honey Bees Gene Expression Pesticides Apis Mellifera Parasites Nutrition Pollinator Occupational Groups Pollinating Insects Genes Viruses Pollen Pathogens Infection Insect Vegetation Structure Ecology Scattering Apiculture Pathogenicity Radar Kinship

Most Recent Papers

Numerical Modeling and Measurement of Apis Mellifera Radar Scattering Properties

Omar Alzaabi, Mohammad M. Al-Khaldi, Kenneth Ayotte, Diego Penaloza, Julio Urbina, James K. Breakall, Michael Lanagan, Harland M. Patch, Christina M. Grozinger, 2022, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters

Tissue-specific transcriptional patterns underlie seasonal phenotypes in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

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

Summer weather conditions influence winter survival of honey bees (Apis mellifera) in the northeastern United States

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

Herbaceous perennial ornamental plants can support complex pollinator communities

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

Pollinator communities vary with vegetation structure and time since management within regenerating timber harvests of the Central Appalachian Mountains

Codey L. Mathis, Darin J. McNeil, Monica R. Lee, Christina M. Grozinger, David I. King, Clint R.V. Otto, Jeffery L. Larkin, 2021, Forest Ecology and Management

Beescape

Anthony C. Robinson, Jamie L. Peeler, Tim Prestby, Sarah C. Goslee, Kate Anton, Christina M. Grozinger, 2021, Ecological Informatics

Wild bees as winners and losers

Melanie Kammerer, Sarah C. Goslee, Margaret R. Douglas, John F. Tooker, Christina M. Grozinger, 2021, Global Change Biology on p. 1250-1265

Economic dependence and vulnerability of united states agricultural sector on insect-mediated pollination service

Vikas Khanna, Alex Jordan, Harland M. Patch, Christina M. Grozinger, 2021, Environmental Science & Technology on p. 2243-2253

Tissue-specific transcription patterns support the kinship theory of intragenomic conflict in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

David A. Galbraith, Rong Ma, Christina M. Grozinger, 2021, Molecular Ecology on p. 1029-1041

Most-Cited Papers

Bee nutrition and floral resource restoration

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

Macronutrient ratios in pollen shape bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) foraging strategies and floral preferences

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

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

Effects of immunostimulation on social behavior, chemical communication and genome-wide gene expression in honey bee workers (Apis mellifera)

Freddie Jeanne Richard, Holly L. Holt, Christina M. Grozinger, 2012, BMC Genomics

Parallel Epigenomic and Transcriptomic Responses to Viral Infection in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera)

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

Evaluation of the distribution and impacts of parasites, pathogens, and pesticides on honey bee (apis mellifera) populations in east Africa

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

Chronic parasitization by Nosema microsporidia causes global expression changes in core nutritional, metabolic and behavioral pathways in honey bee workers (Apis mellifera)

Holly L. Holt, Katherine A. Aronstein, Christina M. Grozinger, 2013, BMC Genomics

Overwintering honey bees

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

Shared genes related to aggression, rather than chemical communication, are associated with reproductive dominance in paper wasps (Polistes metricus)

Amy L. Toth, John F. Tooker, Srihari Radhakrishnan, Robert Minard, Michael T. Henshaw, Christina M. Grozinger, 2014, BMC Genomics

News Articles Featuring Christina Grozinger

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.

USDA grant to support expansion of online tool for bee conservation

A Penn State-led research team has received a nearly $950,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to create the next generation of an online decision-support tool designed to help conserve pollinator populations across the United States.

USDA grant to support expansion of online tool for pollinator conservation

A Penn State-led research team has received a nearly $950,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to create the next generation of an online decision-support tool designed to help conserve pollinator populations across the United States.

Undergraduate Research Award Funds Pollinator Photo Project

Darya Alvarez completed a photography project funded by an Apes Valentes Undergraduate Research Award. Her goal is to help viewers gain a greater appreciation of the critical role that bees play in the survival of terrestrial ecosystems.

The business of bees

The economic value of insect pollination services is much higher than previously thought in the U.S., new research finds.

Penn State entomologists devise a system to control mushroom phorid flies

Working with producers, researchers develop method to give beleaguered residents relief from pest

Summer weather conditions influence winter survival of honey bees

Winter survival of honey bee colonies is strongly influenced by summer temperatures and precipitation in the prior year, according to Penn State researchers, who said their findings suggest that honey bees have a "goldilocks" preferred range of summer conditions outside of which their probability of surviving the winter falls.

Grozinger receives National Academy's Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

Christina Grozinger, Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will be honored by the National Academy of Sciences for helping the world understand how to address the crisis of global declines in pollinator populations.