Climate is changing at accelerated rates across the globe, and under these novel environmental conditions species will need to adapt or perish. For the 3rd year of the Pollinator in Changing Climates NSF-IRES course, we have continued investigating the physiological and functional traits of plants and pollinators to better predict species responses to the rapid ongoing environmental changes. In 2023, we worked with 9 students from the USA and Colombia and 4 mentors from Penn […]
The impact of climate change on plant-pollinator interactions This International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program will provide undergraduate students with an eight-week international research experience working with mentors from Penn State and Universidad Militar Nueva Granada in Colombia. Projects will focus on studying how environmental factors impact plant-pollinator interactions in mountain ecosystems. Students will participate in interdisciplinary research guided by mentors representing entomology, ecology, engineering, and climate science. Students will receive $4,500 for their […]
Many members of the López-Uribe Lab are presetting at the upcoming 2022 Entomological Society Meeting. Here are all the details, hope to see you there. Dr. Margarita López-Uribe Recent history and future trends in entomology concerning bees. Sunday, November 13, Room 122 @ 9:50 am Adaptive processes in agricultural pollinators: The case study of the squash bee Eucera pruinosa. Tuesday, November 15, Room 203 @ 2:50 pm Grace GutierrezIntroduced mason bee species have comparable thermal tolerances […]
by Robyn Underwood     The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, is an introduced plant hopper from China that is rapidly expanding its range in the United States. Since arriving in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2014, lanternflies have spread to and become established in 13 states (CT, DE, IN, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, and VA). This invasive insect is a significant economic threat, as it feeds on and damages grapevines […]
bright yellow bumble bee on an orange and pink flower
There are around 4,000 bee species in the US and over 400 in Pennsylvania (Figure 1). With so many species it’s very difficult to know what’s going on with each species and any collection of species that co-occur at any given location. There’s growing concern that bees are declining because of a variety of stressors such as habitat loss, pesticides, invasive species, and climate change. While there is good evidence that some bumble bee species […]