Harland Patch

Assistant Research Professor; Research Associate of Entomology

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Bees Pollen Bombus Lipids Bee Honey Proteins Apoidea Economics Ecology Foraging Pollination Population Nutrition Ecosystem Pollinating Insects Pesticides Parasites Viruses Pollinator Bombus Impatiens Nutrients Crops Eastern Africa Pollen Proteins

Most Recent Publications

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

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

Kathleen A. Dogantzis, Tanushree Tiwari, Ida M. Conflitti, Alivia Dey, Harland M. Patch, Elliud M. Muli, Lionel Garnery, Charles W. Whitfield, Eckart Stolle, Abdulaziz S. Alqarni, Michael H. Allsopp, Amro Zayed, 2021, Science advances

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

Omar Alzaabi, Mohammad Al-Khaldi, Kenneth Ayotte, Diego Penaloza, Julio Urbina, James K. Breakall, Michael Lanagan, Harland M. Patch, Christina M. Grozinger, 2021, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters on p. 5

Douglas B. Sponsler, Christina M. Grozinger, Rodney T. Richardson, Andrea Nurse, Dalton Brough, Harland M. Patch, Kimberly A. Stoner, 2020, Scientific Reports

More Than Meets the Eye? the Role of Annual Ornamental Flowers in Supporting Pollinators

E. Erickson, S. Adam, L. Russo, V. Wojcik, H. M. Patch, C. M. Grozinger, 2020, Environmental Entomology on p. 178-188

Anthony D. Vaudo, John F. Tooker, Harland M. Patch, David J. Biddinger, Michael Coccia, Makaylee K. Crone, Mark Fiely, Jacob S. Francis, Heather M. Hines, Mackenzie Hodges, Stephanie W. Jackson, Denis Michez, Junpeng Mu, Laura Russo, Maliheh Safari, Erin D. Treanore, Maryse Vanderplanck, Eric Yip, Anne S. Leonard, Christina M. Grozinger, 2020, Insects

David A. Galbraith, Zachary L. Fuller, Allyson M. Ray, Axel Brockmann, Maryann Frazier, Mary W. Gikungu, J. Francisco Iturralde Martinez, Karen M. Kapheim, Jeffrey T. Kerby, Sarah D. Kocher, Oleksiy Losyev, Elliud Muli, Harland M. Patch, Cristina Rosa, Joyce M. Sakamoto, Scott Stanley, Anthony D. Vaudo, Christina M. Grozinger, 2018, Scientific Reports

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

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

A. D. Vaudo, D. Stabler, H. M. Patch, J. F. Tooker, C. M. Grozinger, G. A. Wright, 2016, Journal of Experimental Biology on p. 3962-3970

Anthony D. Vaudo, John F. Tooker, Harland M. Patch, David J. Biddinger, Michael Coccia, Makaylee K. Crone, Mark Fiely, Jacob S. Francis, Heather M. Hines, Mackenzie Hodges, Stephanie W. Jackson, Denis Michez, Junpeng Mu, Laura Russo, Maliheh Safari, Erin D. Treanore, Maryse Vanderplanck, Eric Yip, Anne S. Leonard, Christina M. Grozinger, 2020, Insects

David A. Galbraith, Zachary L. Fuller, Allyson M. Ray, Axel Brockmann, Maryann Frazier, Mary W. Gikungu, J. Francisco Iturralde Martinez, Karen M. Kapheim, Jeffrey T. Kerby, Sarah D. Kocher, Oleksiy Losyev, Elliud Muli, Harland M. Patch, Cristina Rosa, Joyce M. Sakamoto, Scott Stanley, Anthony D. Vaudo, Christina M. Grozinger, 2018, Scientific Reports

Anthony D. Vaudo, Liam M. Farrell, Harland M. Patch, Christina M. Grozinger, John F. Tooker, 2018, Ecology and Evolution on p. 5765-5776

Bumble bees exhibit daily behavioral patterns in pollen foraging

Anthony D. Vaudo, Harland M. Patch, David A. Mortensen, Christina M. Grozinger, John F. Tooker, 2014, Arthropod-Plant Interactions on p. 273-283

Zachary L. Fuller, Elina L. Niño, Harland M. Patch, Oscar C. Bedoya-Reina, Tracey Baumgarten, Elliud Muli, Fiona Mumoki, Aakrosh Ratan, John McGraw, Maryann Frazier, Daniel Masiga, Stephen Schuster, Christina M. Grozinger, Webb Miller, 2015, BMC Genomics

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

News Articles Featuring Harland Patch

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.

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.

Pollinator project supports biodiversity at Penn State Orchard Road solar array

An innovative project is creating a buzz around Penn State’s University Park campus, especially among the many species of pollinators that call Centre County home.

Pollinator project will complement Penn State solar power initiative

A unique undertaking in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will shine a light on how solar farms can contribute to healthy ecosystems and boost pollinator populations.

This Bee-Focused Gen Ed That Could Save The World

The oft-memed slogan “save the bees” has been all the buzz for several years now, but who is actually making an effort to save one of the planet’s most important insects?

Online tool identifies best and safest places to keep bees

A new online tool, developed by entomologists from Penn State University in partnership with Purdue University, the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota and Dickinson College, helps them do just that.

Introducing Beescape: A New Online Tool and Community to Support Bees

A new online tool and community, called Beescape, enables beekeepers, or anyone interested in bees, to understand the specific stressors to which the bees in their managed hives, home gardens or farms are exposed, according to researchers at Penn State.