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 Climate Change Apoidea Phylogeny Bee Agriculture Climate Pollinating Insects Population Biodiversity Domestication Cucurbita Insects Urbanization Honey Bees Crops Pathogens Monitoring Biogeography Food Parasites Hymenoptera Squashes Feral North America

Most Recent Publications

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

Pollination of blueberry crops in Pennsylvania

Margarita López-Uribe, K Demchak, S Fleischer, S Bird, I Petitta, N Turley, 2022, Penn State Extension

Crop Pollination by Bees, Volume 1: Evolution, Ecology, Conservation, and Management

Margarita López-Uribe, 2022, American Entomologist on p. 61-62

Pumpkins and Squash: What are their pollination needs?

Margarita López-Uribe, 2022, Penn State Extension

Where do bee pollinators go during the winter?

Margarita López-Uribe, 2022, Penn State Extension

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

Creating a Virtual International Research Experience

Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Julio V. Urbina, Alfonso Mejia, Alfonso I. Mejía, Luis O. Duque, D Riaño, Diego Riaño-Jimenez, Diego Riaño-Jiménez, Jose Ricardo Cure, Victor Ramos, Carlos Martel, Jose Fuentes, Victor H. González, 2022, American Entomologist on p. 24-27

Jeffrey A. Harvey, Kévin Tougeron, Rieta Gols, Robin Heinen, Mariana Abarca, Paul K. Abram, Yves Basset, Matty Berg, Carol Boggs, Jacques Brodeur, Pedro Cardoso, Jetske G. de Boer, Geert R. De Snoo, Charl Deacon, Jane E. Dell, Nicolas Desneux, Michael E. Dillon, Grant A. Duffy, Lee A. Dyer, Jacintha Ellers, Anahí Espíndola, James Fordyce, Matthew L. Forister, Caroline Fukushima, Matthew J.G. Gage, Carlos García-Robledo, Claire Gely, Mauro Gobbi, Caspar Hallmann, Thierry Hance, John Harte, Axel Hochkirch, Christian Hof, Ary A. Hoffmann, Joel G. Kingsolver, Greg P.A. Lamarre, William F. Laurance, Blas Lavandero, Simon R. Leather, Philipp Lehmann, Cécile Le Lann, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Chun Sen Ma, Gang Ma, Joffrey Moiroux, Lucie Monticelli, Chris Nice, Paul J. Ode, Sylvain Pincebourde, William J. Ripple, Melissah Rowe, Michael J. Samways, Arnaud Sentis, Alisha A. Shah, Nigel Stork, John S. Terblanche, Madhav P. Thakur, Matthew Brian Thomas, Jason M. Tylianakis, Joan Van Baaren, Martijn Van de Pol, Wim H. Van der Putten, Hans Van Dyck, Wilco C.E.P. Verberk, David L. Wagner, Wolfgang W. Weisser, William C. Wetzel, H. Arthur Woods, Kris A.G. Wyckhuys, Steven L. Chown, 2022, Ecological Monographs

High parasite prevalence in the squash bees Eucera (Peponapis) pruinosa from the northeastern United States

L Jones, A Singh, R Schilder, Margarita López-Uribe, 2022, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology on p. 107848

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

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

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

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

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

Phylogeny, new generic-level classification, and historical biogeography of the Eucera complex (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

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, Warren B. Sconiers, Steven D. Frank, Robert R. Dunn, David R. Tarpy, 2016, Biology Letters on p. 20150984

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

News Articles Featuring Margarita Lopez-Uribe

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.