In review

Hinshaw C, López-Uribe MM, Rosa C. (In review) Plant virus impacts on yield and plant-pollinator interactions are phylogenetically modulated independently of domestication in Cucurbita spp. Phytopathology

López-Uribe MM, Appert MK, Delgado AX, Herrera AF, Jimenez A, Marín RD, Riaño D, Cure JR, Ramos V, Martel C, Fuentes JD, Duque LO, Gonzalez VH (In review) Critical thermal maxima differ between groups of insect pollinators and their foraging times: Implications for their responses to climate change. Journal of Insect Science

Phan NT, Joshi NK, Rajotte EG, Zhu F, Peter KA, López-Uribe MM, Biddinger DJ. (In review) Systemic pesticides in a solitary bee pollen food store affect larval development and increase pupal mortality. Science of the Total Environment

Lawrence BL, Custer GF, Underwood RM, Dunn RR, Dini-Andreote F, López-Uribe MM. (In review) Honey bee bread is characterized by a code microbiome despite the effects of geography and miticide treatments. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Jones LJ, Miller D, Schilder RJ, López-Uribe MM. (In review) Body mass, temperature, and pathogen intensity differentially affect the critical thermal maxima and its population-level variance in a solitary bee. Ecology and Evolution

Jones LJ, Román-Echevarria GM, Jha S, Schilder RJ, López-Uribe MM. (In Prep) Parasite ecology and landscape context shape transmission dynamics in a pollinator community dominated by a diet specialist. Molecular Ecology

Gray HL, López-Uribe MM, Jha S. (In review) Floral phenological plasticity induced by early-season herbivory. American Journal of Botany

Bird SA, Pope NS, McGrady CM, Fleischer SJ, López-Uribe MM. (Submitted) Promiscuous Queen Bees: Assumptions of Monogamy are Inaccurate for the Common Eastern Bumble Bee (Bombus impatiens). Journal of Economic Entomology.


Petitta IR, López-Uribe MM, Sabo AE. (Accepted) The biology and management of Lupinus perennis (L.) (wild blue lupine). Plant Ecology

Cambron-Kopco L, Underwood RM, Given K, Harpur BA, López-Uribe MM. (Accepted) Honey bee stocks exhibit high levels of intra-colony variation in viral loads. Journal of Apicultural Research

Freitas F, Branstetter M, Franceschini-Santos V, Dorchin A, Wright K, López-Uribe MM, Griswold T, Silveira F, Almeida E. (Accepted). UCE phylogenomics, biogeography, and classification of long-horned bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euceerini), with insights on using specimens with extremely degraded DNA. Insect Systematics and Diversity.

Underwood RM, Lawrence B, Turley NE, Cambron-Kopco L, Kietzman P, Traver BE, López-Uribe MM. (2023) A longitudinal experiment demonstrates that organic beekeeping management systems support healthy and productive honey bee colonies. Scientific Reports 13(1): 6072 [link]

Pope N, Singh A, Childers A, Kapheim K, Evans J, López-Uribe MM. (2023) Expansion of agriculture drives adaptive evolution in a specialized squash pollinator. PNAS 120(15): e2208116120 [link]

Sandoval-Arango S, Branstetter M, Cardoso C, López-Uribe MM. (2023). Phylogenomics reveals within species diversification but incongruence with color phenotypes in widespread orchid bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini). Insect Systematics and Diversity 7(2):1-13  [link]

Gutierrez GM, LeCroy LA, Roulston TH, Biddinger DJ, López-Uribe MM. (2023) Osmia taurus (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): A new non-native bee species with invasiveness potential in North America. Environmental Entomology. [link]

Siviter H, Fisher A, Baer B, Brown MJ, Camargo IF, Cole J, Le Conte Y, Dorin B, Evans JD, Farina W, Fine J, Fischer LR, Garratt MPD, Giannini TC, Giray T, Li-Byarlay H, López-Uribe MM, Nieh JC, Przybyla K, Raine NE, Ray AM, Singh G, Spivak M, Traynor K, Kapheim KM, Harrison JF (2023) Protecting pollinators and our food supply: understanding and managing threats to pollinator health. Insectes Sociaux 2:1-2.


Hines HM, Kilpatrick SK, Mikó I, Snellings D, López-Uribe MM, Tian L. (2022) The diversity, evolution, and development of setal morphologies in bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus spp.). PeerJ 10: e14555 [link]

Jones LJ, Singh A, Schilder RJ, López-Uribe MM. (2022) Squash bees host high diversity and prevalence of parasites in the northeastern United States. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 195: 107848 [link]

Andrade TO, Ramos KS, López-Uribe MM, Branstetter MG, Brandão CRF. (2022) Different but the same: Integrative approach resolves the taxonomy of Eulaema cingulata (Apidae, Euglossini), an important pollinator in the Neotropics. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 94: 247–269 [link]

Harvey J, Tougeron K, Gols R, Heinen R, Abarca M, Abram PK, Basset Y, Berg M, Boggs C, Brodeur J, Cardoso P, de Boer JG, De Snoo G, Deacon C, Dell JE, Desneux N, Dillon M, Duffy GA, Dyer L, Jacintha E, Espíndola A, Fordyce J, Forister M, Fukushima C, García-Robledo C, Gely C, Gobbi M, Hallmann C, Hance T, Harte J, Hochkirch A, Hof C, Kingsolver J, Lamarre GPA, Laurance W, Lavandero B, Le Lann C, Ma C-S; Ma G, Moiroux J, Monticelli L, Shah AA, Thakur MP, Thomas M, Van de Pol M, Verberk WCEP, Lehmann P, López-Uribe MM, Nice C, Ode P, Pincebourde S, Ripple W, Rowe M, Samways M, Sentis A, Stork N, Terblanche J, Tylianakis J, van Baaren J, van der Putten W, Wagner D, Van Dyck H, Chown S, Wyckhuys K, Woods HA, Wetzel W, Weisser W. (2022) Scientists’ warning on climate change and insects. Ecological Monographs e1553 [link]

Turley NE, Biddinger DJ, Joshi NK, López-Uribe MM. (2022) Dynamics of bee biodiversity within and among years. Ecology and Evolution 12(8), p.e9190 [link]

López-Uribe MM, Urbina J, Mejia A, Duque LO, Riaño D, Cure JR, Ramos V, Martel C, Fuentes JD, Gonzalez VH (2022) Creating a Virtual International Research Experience. American Entomologist, 68(1):24-27 [link]


Jones LJ, Ford RP, Schilder RJ, López-Uribe MM. (2021) Honey bee viruses are highly prevalent but at low intensities in wild pollinators of cucurbit agroecosystems. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 185: 107667 [link]

Evans KCUnderwood RM, López-Uribe MM. (2021) 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. Journal of Apicultural Research. [link]

McGrady CM, Strange JP, López-Uribe MM, Fleischer SJ. (2021) Wild bumble bee colony abundance, scaled by field size, predicts pollination services. Ecosphere 12: e03735 [link]

Miranda EA, Lima IN, Oi CA, López-Uribe MM, Del Lama MA, Freitas BM, Silva CI. (2021) Overlap of ecological niche breadth of Euglossa cordata and Eulaema nigrita (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini) accessed by pollen loads and species distribution modeling. Neotropical Entomology [link]

Jones LJ, Kilpatrick SKLópez-Uribe MM. (2021) Gynandromorph of the squash bee Eucera (Peponapis) pruinosa from an agricultural field in central Pennsylvania, United States of America. Journal of Melittology 100: 1-10 [pdf]. 

Hinshaw C, Evans KCRosa C, López-Uribe MM. (2021) The role of pathogen dynamics and immune gene expression in the survival of feral honey bees. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8: 505 [link]

López-Uribe MM. (2021). Wild Bees: Diversity, Ecology, and Stressors of Non-Apis Bees. Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner, (eds T.R. Kane and C.M. Faux). Chapter 7: 81-91. [link]


Woodard SH, Federman S,  James RR, Danforth BN, Griswold TL, Inouye D, McFrederick QS, Morandin L, Paul DL, Sellers E, Strange  JP, Vaughan M, Williams NM, Branstetter MG, Burns C, Cane J, Cariveau AB, Cariveau DP, Childers A, Childers C, Cox-Foster DL, Evans EC, Graham KK, Hackett K, Huntzinger KT, Irwin RE, Jha S, Lawson SP, Liang C, López-Uribe MM, Melathopoulos A, Moylett HMC, Otto C, Ponisio LC, Richardson LL, Rose R, Singh R, Wehling W. (2020) Toward a U.S. national program for monitoring native bees. Biological Conservation 252: 1088 [link]

López-Uribe MM. (2020) Diversity Statements in Entomology: What, Why, and How. American Entomologist, 66(3): 60-63. [link]

Vaudo AD, Biddinger DJ, Sickel W, Keller A, López-Uribe MM. (2020) Phylogenetic pollen preferences facilitate naturalization and pollination services of introduced bees in new habitats. Royal Society Open Science 7(7): 200225 [link]

Kilpatrick SK, Gibbs J, Mikulas MM, Spichiger S, Ostiguy N, Biddinger DJ, López-Uribe MM. (2020) An updated checklist of the bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) of Pennsylvania, United States of America. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 77:1-86. [link]

Phan N, Joshi N, Rajotte E, López-Uribe MM, Zhu F, Biddinger DJ. (2020) A new ingestion bioassay protocol for assessing pesticide toxicity to the adult Japanese orchard bee (Osmia cornifrons). Scientific Reports 10(1): 1-9[link]

McAfee A, Chapman A, Higo H, Underwood R, Milone J, Foster LJ, Guarna MM, Tarpy DR, Pettis J. (2020) Vulnerability of honey bee queens to heat-induced loss of fertility. Nature Sustainability.

López-Uribe MM, Ricigliano VA, Simone-Finstrom MD (2020) Defining Pollinator Health: Understanding bee ecological, genetic and physiological factors at the individual, colony and population levels. Annual Review of Animal Bioscience 8:269-294. [link]


Cusser S, Grando C, Zucchi MI, López-Uribe MM, Pope NS, Ballare K, de Luna DC, Almeida EAB, Neff JL, Young K, Jha S. (2019) Small but critical: semi-natural habitat fragments promote bee abundance in cotton agroecosystems across both Brazil and the United States. Landscape Ecology. [link]

Beasley DE, Fitzgerald JL, Fowler A, Keleher K, López-Uribe MM, Dunn RR. (2019) Do bee wings adapt for flight in urban environments?. Southeastern Naturalist 18(2):183-191.

Youngsteadt E, López-Uribe MM, Sorenson CE. (2019) Ecology in the sixth mass extinction: Detecting and understanding rare biotic interactions. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 112(3):119-121. DOI: [link]

López-Uribe MM, Jha S, Soro A. (2019) A trait-based approach to predict population genetic structure in bees. Molecular Ecology 28, 1919-1929. DOI: [link]

Underwood RM, Traver BE, López-Uribe MM. (2019) Beekeeping management practices are associated with operation size and beekeepers’ philosophy towards in-hive chemicals. Insects 2019, 10, 10. [link]

López-Uribe MM, Simone-Finstrom (2019) Special Issue: Honey bee research in the US: Current state and solutions to beekeeping problems. Insects 10, 22. DOI: [link]


Ryan SF, Adamson NL, Aktipis A, Andersen LK, Austin R, Barnes L, Beasley MR, Bedell KD, Bidell K, Briggs S, Chapman B, Cooper C, Corn J, Creamer NG, Delborne JA, Domenico P, Driscoll E, Goodwin J, Hjarding A, Hulbert JM, Isard S, Just MG, Kar Gupta K, López-Uribe MM, O’Sullivan J, Landin J, Landis EA, McKenney EA, Madden AA, Nichols LM, Ramaswamy S, Reading B, Russell S, Sengupta N, Shell L, Sheard JK, Shoemaker DD, Sorger DM, Starling C, Thakur S, Vatsavai R, Weinstein M, Wimfrey P, Dunn RR (Accepted). The role of citizen science in addressing grand challenges in food and agriculture research. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 285(1891):20181977 [link]

Vaudo AD, Fritz ML, López-Uribe MM. (2018) Opening the door to the past: what new genetic information can be accessed from museum curated bees. Insects Systematics and Diversity 2(5): 1-14 DOI: [link]

Grando C, Amon ND, Clough S, Guo N, Wei W, Azevedo P, López-Uribe MM, Zucchi MI (2018) Two Colors, One Species: The case of Melissodes nigroaenea (Apidae: Eucerini), an important pollinator of cotton fields in Brazil. Sociobiology 65(4): 645-653 DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v65i4.3464 [link]

Penick CA, Halawani O, Pearson B, Mathews S, López-Uribe MM, Dunn RR, Smith AA (2018) External immunity in ant societies: sociality and colony size do not predict investment in antimicrobials. Royal Society Open Access. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171332 [link].

Dorchin A, López-Uribe MM, Praz CJ, Griswold T, Danforth BN (2018) Phylogeny, new generic-level classification, and historical biogeography of the Eucera complex (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 119: 81-92 DOI: [link][pdf].


Hamblin AL, Youngsteadt E, López-Uribe MM, Frank SD (2017) Physiological thermal limits predict bee community response to urban warming. Biology Letters. [link] [pdf].

López-Uribe MM, Fitzgerald AM, Simone-Finstrom M (2017) Inducible versus constitutive social immunity: Examining effects of colony infection on glucose oxidase and Defensin-1 production in honey bees. Royal Society Open Access DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170224 [link] [pdf].

López-Uribe MM, Soro A, Jha S (2017) Conservation genetics of bees: Advances in the application of molecular tools to guide bee pollinator conservation. Conservation Genetics. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-017-0975-1 [link] [pdf].

Schapheer C, López-Uribe MM, Vera A, Villagra CA (2017) Distribution, habitat use and plant associations of Moluchia brevipennis (Saussure, 1864) (Blattodea: Ectobiidae): an endemic cockroach from Chilean Mediterranean Matorral biome. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia DOI: [link] [pdf].

López-Uribe MM, Appler RH, Youngsteadt E, Dunn RR,  Frank SD, Tarpy DR (2017) Higher immunocompetence is associated with higher genetic diversity in feral honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera). Conservation Genetics. DOI 10.1007/s10592-017-0942-x [link] [pdf].

Kamvar ZN, López-Uribe MM, Coughan S, Grünwald NJ, Lapp H, Manel S (2017) Developing educational tools for population genetics in R: a shared and interactive approach. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12558 [link]


López-Uribe MM, Minckley RL, Cane J, Danforth BN (2016) Crop domestication facilitated rapid geographical expansion of a specialist pollinator, the squash bee Peponapis pruinosa. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 283: 20160443. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0443 [link]

Youngsteadt E, Moylett H, López-Uribe MM, Hamblin AL (2016) T.B. Mitchell: The man behind ‘The Bees of the Eastern United States’. American Entomologist. doi: 10.1093/ae/tmw023 [link]

López-Uribe MM, Sconiers WB, Frank SD, Dunn RR, Tarpy DR (2016) Reduced cellular immune response in social insect lineages. Biology Letters 12: 20150984. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0984 [link]


Youngsteadt E, Appler RH, López-Uribe MM, Tarpy DR, Frank SD (2015) Urbanization increases pathogen pressure on feral and managed honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). PLoS One 10: e0142031. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142031. [link]

López-Uribe MM, Morreale SJ, Santiago CK, Danforth BN (2015) Nest suitability, fine-scale population structure and male-mediated dispersal of a solitary ground nesting bee in an urban landscape. PLoS One 10(5):e0125719. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125719. [link] [pdf].

Ramírez SR, Hernández C, Link A, López-Uribe MM (2015) Seasonal cycles, phylogenetic assembly, and functional diversity of orchid bee communities. Ecology and Evolution 5: 1896-1907. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1466 [link]


López-Uribe MM, Cardoso CF, Zamudio KR, Danforth BN (2014) Climate, physiological tolerance, and sex-biased dispersal shape genetic structure of Neotropical orchid bees. Molecular Ecology 23:1874–1890 [link] [pdf]


Oi CA, López-Uribe MM, Cervini M, Del Lama MA (2013). Non-lethal method of DNA sampling in euglossine bees supported by mark-recapture experiments and microsatellite genotyping. Journal of Insect Conservation 17:1071-1079 [link]

López-Uribe MM, Santiago CK, Bogdanowicz SM, Danforth BN (2013) Discovery and characterization of microsatellite primers for the solitary ground nesting bee Colletes inaequalis using enriched libraries and 454 sequencing. Apidologie 44:163-172 [link]


López-Uribe MM, Green AN, Ramírez SR, Bogdanowicz SM, Danforth BN (2011) Isolation and cross-species characterization of polymorphic microsatellites for the orchid bee Eulaema meriana (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini). Conservation Genetics Resources 3:21-23 [link]


Wikelski M, Moxley J, Eaton-Mordas A, López-Uribe MM, Holland R, Moskowitz D, Roubik DW, Kays R (2010) Large-range movements of Neotropical orchid bees observed via radio telemetry. PLoS One 5(5): e10738. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010738 [link


López-Uribe MM, Oi CA, Del Lama MA (2008) Nectar-foraging behavior of euglossine bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in urban areas. Apidologie 39:410-418 [link]


López-Uribe MM, Del Lama MA (2007) Molecular identification of urban species of euglossine bees by PCR-RFLP and sequencing. Neotropical Entomology 36:712-720 [link]

López-Uribe MM, Almanza MT, Ordoñez M (2007) Diploid male frequencies in Colombian populations of euglossine bees. Biotropica 39:660-662 [link]

Gaspar JCW, López-Uribe MM, Del Lama MA (2007) Allozyme variation and sociogenetic structure of Polistes satan Bequaert 1940 colonies (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Genetics and Molecular Biology 30:470-474 [link In review