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 Bee Phylogeny Apoidea Climate Change Pollen Hymenoptera Honey Agriculture Climate Pollinating Insects Population Domestication Pathogens Biogeography Feral Immunocompetence Crops Honey Bees Urbanization Host Plants Food Immunity North America Osmia

Most Recent Papers

Overlap of Ecological Niche Breadth of Euglossa cordata and Eulaema nigrita (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini) Accessed by Pollen Loads and Species Distribution Modeling

Elder Assis Miranda, Irailde do Nascimento Lima, Cíntia A. Oi, Margarita M. López-Uribe, Marco Antonio Del Lama, Breno Magalhães Freitas, Cláudia Inês Silva, 2021, Neotropical Entomology on p. 197-207

The Role of Pathogen Dynamics and Immune Gene Expression in the Survival of Feral Honey Bees

Chauncy Hinshaw, Kathleen C. Evans, Cristina Rosa, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2021, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Wild Bees

Margarita López-Uribe, 2021, on p. 81-91

Gynandromorph of the squash bee Eucera (Peponapis) pruinosa (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Eucerini) from an agricultural field in western Pennsylvania, USA

L Jones, Shelby Kilpatrick, Margarita López-Uribe, 2021, Journal of Melittology on p. 1--10

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

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

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

Diversity Statements in Entomology

Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2020, American Entomologist on p. 60-63


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

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 M. López-Uribe, 2020, Royal Society Open Science

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

Shelby Kerrin Kilpatrick, Jason Gibbs, Martin M. Mikulas, Sven Erik Spichiger, Nancy Ostiguy, David J. Biddinger, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2020, Journal of Hymenoptera Research on p. 1-86

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

The role of citizen science in addressing grand challenges in food and agriculture research

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

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

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

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

News Articles Featuring Margarita Lopez-Uribe

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.

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