Margarita Lopez-Uribe

Assistant 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.

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Bees Apoidea Bee Phylogeny Climate Change Climate Population Pollinating Insects Domestication Honey Population Genetics Feral Immunocompetence Crops Pollen Genes Urbanization Body Size Habitat Genetic Structures Pathogens Immunity Orchidaceae Flight Biogeography

Most Recent Papers

A new ingestion bioassay protocol for assessing pesticide toxicity to the adult Japanese orchard bee (Osmia cornifrons)

Ngoc T. Phan, Neelendra K. Joshi, Edwin G. Rajotte, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Fang Zhu, David J. Biddinger, 2020, Scientific Reports

Introduced bees (Osmia cornifrons) collect pollen from both coevolved and novel host-plant species within their family-level phylogenetic preferences

Anthony D. Vaudo, David J. Biddinger, Wiebke Sickel, Alexander Keller, Margarita Maria Lopez-Uribe, 2020, Royal Society Open Science

Towards a U.S. national program for monitoring native bees

S. Woodard, Sarah Federman, Rosalind James, Bryan Danforth, Terry Griswold, David Inouye, Quinn McFrederick, Lora Morandin, Deborah Paul, Elizabeth Sellers, James Strange, Mace Vaughan, Neal Williams, Michael Branstetter, Casey Burns, James Cane, Alison Cariveau, Daniel Cariveau, Anna Childers, Christopher Childers, D Cox-Foster, Elaine Evans, Kelsey Graham, Kevin Hackett, Kimberly Huntzinger, Rebecca Irwin, Shalene Jha, Sarah Lawson, Christina Liang, Margarita López-Uribe, Andony Melathopoulos, Heather Moylett, Clint Otto, Lauren Ponisio, Leif Richardson, Robyn Rose, Rajwinder Singh, Wayne Wehling, 2020, Biological Conservation on p. 108821

Defining Pollinator Health: Understanding bee ecological, genetic and physiological factors at the individual, colony and population levels

Margarita López-Uribe, V. Ricigliano, M. Simone-Finstrom, 2020, Annual Review of Animal Bioscience

An updated checklist of the bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) of Pennsylvania, United States of America

S. Kilpatrick, J. Gibbs, M. Mikulas, S. Spichiger, N. Ostiguy, Margarita López-Uribe, 2020, Journal of Hymenoptera Research

Small but critical

Sarah Cusser, Carolina Grando, Maria Imaculada Zucchi, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Nathaniel S. Pope, Kimberly Ballare, Danielle Luna-Lucena, Eduardo A.B. Almeida, John L. Neff, Kenneth Young, Shalene Jha, 2019, Landscape Ecology on p. 1825-1836

Do Bee Wings Adapt for Flight in Urban Environments?

Deanna E. Beasley, Jacquelyn L. Fitzgerald, Alison Fowler, Kirsten Keleher, Margarita Maria Lopez-Uribe, Robert R. Dunn, 2019, Southeastern Naturalist on p. 183-191

A trait-based approach to predict population genetic structure in bees

Margarita Maria Lopez-Uribe, Shalene Jha, Antonella Soro, 2019, Molecular Ecology on p. 1919-1929

Beekeeping management practices are associated with operation size and beekeepers’ philosophy towards in-hive chemicals

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

A glance of the blood stage transcriptome of a Southeast Asian Plasmodium ovale isolate

Awtum M. Brashear, Wanlapa Roobsoong, Faiza A. Siddiqui, Wang Nguitragool, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Jun Miao, Liwang Cui, 2019, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Most-Cited Papers

Climate, physiological tolerance and sex-biased dispersal shape genetic structure of Neotropical orchid bees

Margarita Maria Lopez-Uribe, Kelly R. Zamudio, Carolina F. Cardoso, Bryan N. Danforth, 2014, Molecular Ecology on p. 1874-1890

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

Urbanization increases pathogen pressure on feral and managed honey bees

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

Nest suitability, fine-scale population structure and male-mediated dispersal of a solitary ground nesting bee in an urban landscape

Margarita Maria Lopez-Uribe, Stephen J. Morreale, Christine K. Santiago, Bryan N. Danforth, 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

Reduced cellular immune response in social insect lineages

Margarita Maria Lopez-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, Margarita Maria Lopez-Uribe, C. J. Praz, T. Griswold, B. N. Danforth, 2018, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution on p. 81-92

Higher immunocompetence is associated with higher genetic diversity in feral honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera)

Margarita M. López-Uribe, R. Holden Appler, Elsa Youngsteadt, Robert R. Dunn, Steven D. Frank, David R. Tarpy, 2017, Conservation Genetics on p. 659-666

Inducible versus constitutive social immunity: Examining effects of colony infection on glucose oxidase and defensin-1 production in honeybees

Margarita M. López-Uribe, Andrea Fitzgerald, Michael Simone-Finstrom, 2017, Royal Society Open Science

Seasonal cycles, phylogenetic assembly, and functional diversity of orchid bee communities

Santiago R. Ramírez, Carlos Hernández, Andres Link, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2015, Ecology and Evolution on p. 1896-1907

News Articles Featuring Margarita Lopez-Uribe

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.

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.

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.

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

The sting left by a fallen bee colony is felt by researchers, volunteers