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#131. Carvalheiro, L.G. et al. 2014. The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness. Ecology Letters 17: 1389–1399

#127. Sheffield, C.S., M.A. Wilkes, G.C. Cutler and L. Hermanutz. 2014. An artificial nesting substrate for Osmia species that nest under stones, with focus on Osmia inermis (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Insect Conservation and Diversity DOI: 10.1111/icad.12095

#125. Penney, H.D., C. Hassall, J.H. Skevington, B. Lamborn & T.N. Sherratt. 2014. The relationship between morphological and behavioural mimicry in hover flies (Diptera: Syrphidae). The American Naturalist. 183: 281-289

#124. Jewess-Gaines, A., S.A. Marshall and T.L. Whitworth. 2012. Cluster flies (Calliphoridae: Polleniinae: Pollenia) of North America. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification. DOI: 10.3752/cjai.2012.19

#123. Gibson, J.F and J.H. Skevington. 2013. Phylogeny and taxonomic revision of all genera of Conopidae (Diptera) based on morphological data. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 167:43-81

#117. Kharouba, H. M., S. Paquette, J. T. Kerr, and M. Vellend. 2014. Predicting the sensitivity of butterfly phenology over the past century. Global Change Biology 20, 504–514

#112. Melathopoulos, A.P, P. Tyedmers and G.C. Cutler. 2014. Contextualising pollination benefits: effect of insecticide and fungicide use on fruit set and weight from bee pollination in lowbush blueberry. Annals of Applied Biology DOI: 10.1111/aab.12143

#110. Mirwan, H. and P.G. Kevan. 2014. Problem solving by worker bumble bees Bombus impatiens (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Animal Cognition DOI 10.1007/s10071-014-0737-0

#109. Liczner A.R. and C.J. Lortie. 2014. A global meta-analytic contrast of cushion-plant effects on plants and on arthropods. PeerJ 2:e265. doi.org/10.7717/peerj.265

#108. Reeh, K.W., N.K. Hillier and G.C. Cutler. 2014. Potential of bumble bees as bio-vectors of Clonostachys rosea for Botrytis blight management in lowbush blueberry. Journal of Pesticide Science DOI: 10.1007/s10340-014-0565-7

#107. Ogutcen, E., B. Hamper and J.C. Vamosi. 2014. Diversification in Monkeyflowers: An Investigation of the Effects of Elevation and Floral Color in the Genus Mimulus International Journal of Evolutionary Biology, doi:10.1155/2014/382453

#106. Straka, J.R. and B.M. Starzmoski. 2014. Humming along or buzzing off? The elusive consqueences of plant-pollinator mismatches. Journal of Pollination Ecology 13: 129-145

#104. Manning, P. and G.C. Cutler. 2013. Potential nocturnal insect pollinators of lowbush blueberry. Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society 9: 1-3

#103. MacIvor JS and A.E. Moore. 2013. Bees collect polyurethane and polyethylene plastics as novel nest materials. Ecosphere doi.org/10.1890/ES13-00308.1


#100. Sheffield, C.S., S.D. Frier and S. Dumesh. 2014. The Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) of the Prairies Ecozone, with Comparisons to other Grasslands of Canada. In Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 2. Edited by D. J. Giberson and H. A. Cárcamo. Biological Survey of Canada, pp. 427-467

#99. Mirwan, H. and P.G. Kevan. 2013. Social Learning in Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens): Worker Bumblebees Learn to Manipulate and Forage at Artificial Flowers by Observation and Communication within the Colony. Psyche DOI:10.1155/2013/768108

#95. Wray, J.C, L.A. Neame and E. Elle. 2013. Floral resources, body size, and surrounding landscape influence bee community assemblages in oak-savannah fragments. Journal of Pollination Ecology Ecological Entomology 39(1): 83-93

#93. Silva, D.P., J. Moisan-De Serres, D. R. Souza, S.B. Hilgert-Moreira, M. Z. Fernandes, P.G. Kevan and B. M. Freitas. 2013. Efficiency in pollen foraging by honey bees: Time, motion and pollen depletion on flowers of Sisyrinchium palmifolium Linnaeus (Asparagales: Iridaceae) Journal of Pollination Ecology

#92. MacIvor JS, Salehi B. 2014. Bee species-specific nesting material attracts a generalist parasitoid: Implications for co-occurring bees in nest box enhancements. Environmental Entomology DOI: 10.1603/EN13241

#91. McKechnie, I.M. and R. Sargent. 2013. Do plant traits influence a species’ response to habitat disturbance? A meta-analysis Biological Conservation 168: 69-77

#89. Cutler, C.G., C. Scott-Dupree and D. Drexler. 2013. Honey bees, neonicotinoids and bee incident reports: the Canadian situation. Pest Management Science DOI: 10.1002/ps.3613

#87. Bernier, M, V. Fournier and P. Giovenazzo. 2014. Pupal Development of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Thermo-Hygrometric Soil Conditions Encountered in Temperate Climates Journal of Economic Entomology 107:531-537

#86. Bobiwash, K., S.T. Schultz and D.J. Schoen. 2013. Somatic deleterious mutation rate in a woody plant: estimation from phenotypic data. Heredity 111: 338–344

#85. Woodcock, T.S., L.J. Pekkola, C. Dawson, F.L. Gadallah and P.G. Kevan. 2014. Development of a Pollination Service Measurement (PSM) method using potted plant phytometry. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s10661-014-3758-x

#84. Nunes-Silva, P, M. Hnrcir, L. Shipp, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca and P.G. Kevan. 2013. The behaviour of Bombus impatiens (Apidae, Bombini) on tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill., Solanaceae) flowers: pollination and reward perception Journal of Pollination Ecology 11:33-40

#83. Spafford, R.D. and C.J. Lortie. 2013. Sweeping Beauty: is grassland arthropod community composition effectively estimated by sweep netting? Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 3347–3358 DOI: 10.1002/ece3.688

#82. Leroux, S., M. Larrivee, V. Boucher-Lalonde, A. Hurford, J. Zuloaga, J. T. Kerr, and F. Lutscher. 2013. Mechanistic models for the spatial spread of species under climate change. Ecological Applications 23:815-828

#81.Reeh, K.W. and C.G. Cutler. 2013. Laboratory efficacy and fungicide compatibility of Clonostachys rosea against Botrytis blight on lowbush blueberry. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 93: 639 642, doi:10.4141/CJPS2012-306


#77. Chantha S.-C., A.C. Herman, A.E. Platts, X. Vekemans and D.J. 2013. Secondary Evolution of a Self-Incompatibility Locus in the Brassicaceae Genus Leavenworthia . PLoS Biology 11(5): e1001560, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001560

#76. Kevan, P.G., B.F. Viana, L. Galetto, B.M. Freitas, C. Vergara, V. Meléndez-Ramirez, A. Dafni and P. Bernhardt. 2013. Pollination Biology: Interdisciplinarity in Education from Molecules to Landscapes. Biology International 53: 35-53

#75. Woodcock TS, B. M.H. Larson, P.G. Kevan, D.W. Inouye and K. Lunau. 2014. Flies and Flowers II: Floral Attractants and Rewards.Journal of Pollination Ecology 12

#73. Boily, M., B. Sarrasin, C. DeBlois, P. Aras and M. Chagnon. 2013. Acetylcholinesterase in honey bees (Apis mellifera) exposed to neonicotinoids, atrazine and glyphosate: laboratory and field experiments. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-1568-2

#72. Spafford, R.D., C.J. Lortie, B. Butterfield. 2013. A systematic review of arthropod community diversity in association with invasive plants. Neobiota 16: 81–102, doi: 10.3897/neobiota.16.4190.

#71. Locke, M.M. and J.H. Skevington. 2013. Revision of Nearctic Dasysyrphus. Zootaxa 3660: 1–80

#70. Gibbs, J., L. Packer, S. Dumesh and B.N. Danforth. 2013. Revision and reclassification of Lasioglossum (Evylaeus), L. (Hemihalictus) and L. (Sphecodogastra) in eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Halictidae). Zootaxa 3672: 1-117

#69. Nardone, E., T. Dey and P.G. Kevan. 2013. The effect of sugar solution type, sugar concentration and viscosity on the imbibition and energy intake rate of bumblebees. Journal of Insect Physiology 59: 919–933


#68. C.S. Sheffield, Alana Pindar, L. Packer, and P.G. Kevan. 2013. The potential of cleptoparasitic bees as indicator taxa for assessing bee communities. Apidologie DOI: 10.1007/s13592-013-0200-2

#66. Miranda, F.G., A.D. Young, M.M. Locke, S.A. Marshall, J.H. Skevington and F.C. Thompson. 2013. Key to the Genera of Nearctic Syrphidae. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification doi: 10.3752/cjai.2013.23

#65. Courcelles, D.M.M., L. Button, E. Elle. 2013. Bee visit rates vary with floral morphology among highbush blueberry cultivars (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). Journal of Applied Entomology doi: 10.1111/jen.12059

#64. Renaut S, C.J. Grassa, S. Yeaman, B.T. Moyers, Z. Lai Z, N.C. Kane, J.E. Bowers, J.M. Burke, and L.H. Rieseberg. 2013. Genomic islands of divergence are not affected by geography of speciation in sunflowers. Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2833

#63. Renaut S., C.J. Grassa, B.T. Moyers, N.C. Kane, and L.H. Rieseberg. 2012. The population genomics of sunflowers and genomic determinants of protein evolution revealed by RNAseq. Biology 1: 575-596

#61. Hamiduzzaman, M. M., Sinia, A., Guzman-Novoa, E., and P. H. Goodwin. 2012. Entomopathogenic fungi as potential biocontrol agents of the ecto-parasitic mite, Varroa destructor, and their effect on the immune response of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 111(3): 237-243

#60. E. Nardone, P.G. Kevan, M. Stasiak and M. Dixon. 2012. Atmospheric pressure requirements of bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) as pollinators of Lunar or Martian greenhouse grown food. Gravitational and Space Biology 26(2): 13-21

#59. Miranda, G.F., S.A. Marshall and J.H. Skevington. 2014. Revision of the genus Pelecinobaccha Shannon, description of Relictanum gen. nov., and redescription of Atylobaccha flukiella (Curran, 1941) (Diptera: Syrphidae). Zootaxa 3819: 001–154

#58. Colla, S., Gadallah, F., Richardson, L., Wagner, D., and G. Lawrence. 2012. Assessing declines of North American bumble bees (Bombus spp.) using museum specimens. Biodiversity and Conservation 21(14):3585-3595

#57. Bedford, F. E., R. J. Whittaker and J. E. Kerr. 2012. Systemic range shifts lag among a pollinator species assemblage following rapid climate change. Botany 90(7): 587-597

#55. Shipp, L., Kapongo, J. P., Park, H-H. and P. G. Kevan. 2012. Effect of bee vectored Beauveria bassiana on greenhouse beneficials under greenhouse cage conditions. Biological Control 63(2): 1130-1133


#54. Daly, Z., Melhim, A. and A. Weersink. 2012. Characteristics of honey bee and non-Apis bee (Hymenoptera) farms in Canada. Journal of Economic Entomology 105(4): 1130-1133

#53. Sheffield, C.S. and. J.-M. Perron. 2014. Annotated catalogue of the bees described by Léon Provancher (Hymenoptera: Apoidea(). The Canadian Entomologist 146(02): 117-169

#52. Szabo, N. D., S. R. Colla, D. L. Wagner, L. F. Gall and J. T. Kerr. 2012. Do pathogen spillover, pesticide use, or habitat loss explain recent North American bumblebee declines? Conservation Letters 5: 232–239

#50. Timerman, D. D.F. Greene, J.D. Ackerman, P.G. Kevan and E. Nardone. 2014. Pollen aggregation in relation to pollination vectore. International Journal of Plant Science 175:681-687

#49. Ratti, V., P. G. Kevan and H. J. Eberl. A mathematical model for population dynamics in honeybee colonies infested with Varroa destructor and the Acute Bee Paralysis Virus. Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly (pre-print)

#48. Desai, S. D., Y.-J. Eu, S. Whyard and R. W. Currie. 2012. Reduction in deformed wing virus infection in larval and adult honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) by double-stranded RNA ingestion. Insect Molecular Biology 21: 446–455

#47. Penney, H. D., Hassall, C., Skevington, J. H., Abbott, K. R. and T. N. Sherratt. 2012. A comparative analysis of the evolution of imperfect mimicry. Nature 483: 461-464

#46. Hipólito, J., Viana, B. F., Selbach-Schnadelbach, A., Galetto, L. and P. G. Kevan. 2012. Pollination biology and genetic variability of a giant perfumed flower (Aristolochia gigantea Mart. and Zucc., Aristolochiaceae) visited mainly by small Diptera. Botany 90(9): 815-829

#45. Ramainadu, K. and G.C. Culter. 2012. Different toxic and hormetic responses of Bombus impatiens to Beauveria bassiana, Bacillus subtilis and spirotetramat. Pest Management Science DOI: 10.1002/ps.3456

#44. Morse, A., Kevan, P., Shipp, L., Khosla, S., and B. McGarvey. 2012. The impact of greenhouse tomato (Solanales: Solanaceae) floral volatiles on bumble bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) pollination. Environmental Entomology 41(4): 855-864

#43. Proctor, E., E. Nol, D. Burke and W. J. Crins. 2012. Responses of insect pollinators and understory plants to silviculture in northern hardwood forests. Biodiversity and Conservation 21(7):1703-1740

#42. Molenda, O., Reid, A. and C. J. Lortie. 2012. The alpine cushion plant Silene acaulis as foundation species: a bug's eye view to facilitation and microclimate. PloS ONE 7(5): e37223. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037223

#41. Cutler, G. C., K. W. Reeh, J. M. Sproule and K. Ramanaidu. 2012. Berry unexpected: Nocturnal pollination of lowbush blueberry. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 92(4): 707-711

#40. Kevan, P. G. and R. Menzel. 2012. The plight of pollination and the interface of neurobiology, ecology and food security. The Environmentalist 32(3): 300-310

#39. Elle, E., S. Elwell and G. A. Gielens. 2012. The use of pollination networks in conservation. Botany 90(7): 525-534

#38. Stephens, D., D. E. Levesque and A. R. Davis. 2012. Pollen-ovule ratios in seven species of Vaccinium (Ericaceae) and stamen structure in Vaccinium myrtilloides and Vaccinium vitis-idaea. Botany 90(7):599-614

#37: Thomas, V. and P. Kevan. 2012. Insect pollination: commodity values, trade and policy considerations using coffee as an example. Journal of Pollination Ecology 7(2):5-15

#36: Davila, Y. C., E. Elle, J. C. Vamosi, L. Hermanutz, J. T. Kerr, C. J. Lortie, A. R. Westwood, T. S. Woodcock and A. C. Worley. 2012. Ecosystem services of pollinator diversity: a review of the relationship with pollen limitation of plant reproduction. Botany 90(7): 535-543

#35: Sudarsan, R, C. Thompson, P.G. Kevan and H.J. Eberl. 2011. Flow currents and ventilation in Langstroth beehives due to brood thermoregulation efforts of honeybees. Journal of Theoretical Biology 295: 168-193

#34: Lortie, C.J., A.E. Budden, and A.M. Reid. 2011. From birds to bees: applying video observation techniques to invertebrate pollinators. Journal of Pollination Ecology 6: 125-128

#33: Lortie, C. J. and A. M. Reid. 2012. Reciprocal gender effects of a keystone alpine plant species on other plants, pollinators, and arthropods. Botany 90: 273-282

#32: Sheffield, C.S., Dumesh, S., and Cheryomina, M. 2011. Hylaeus punctatus (Hymenoptera: Colletidae), a bee species new to Canada, with notes on other non-native species. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 142:29-43

#31: Nicholls, E. I. E. and M. E. Dorken. 2012. Sex-ratio variation and the function of staminodes in Aralia nudicaulis. Botany 90(7): 575-585

#30: Sheffield, C.S., and Williams, P.H. 2011. Discovery of Bombus distinguendus (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in continental North America. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 142:53-56

#29: Rae, J. M. and J. C. Vamosi. 2012. Ultraviolet reflectance mediates pollinator visitation in Mimulus guttatus. Plant Species Biology doi: 10.1111/j.1442-1984.2012.00375.x

#28: Herman, A. C., Busch, J. W. and D. J. Schoen. 2012. Phylogeny of Leavenworthia S-alleles suggests unidirectional mating system evolution and enhanced positive selection following an ancient population bottleneck. Evolution 66(6): 1849-1861

#27: Nunes-Silva, P., Cordeiro, G. D., Obregon, D., Neto, J. F. L., Thompson, F. C., Viana, B. F., Freitas, B. M., and P. G. Kevan. 2010. Pollenivory in larval and adult flower flies: pollen availability and visitation rate by Toxomerus politus Say (Diptera: Syrphidae) on sorghum Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench (Poaceae). Studia Dipterologica 17:177-185

#26: Reid, A., R. Hooper, O. Molenda and C.J. Lortie. 2014. Ecological implications of reduced pollen deposition in alpine plants: a case study using a dominant cushion plant species. F1000Research 2014 3:130 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.4382.1)

#25: Reid, A. and C.J. Lortie. 2012. Cushion plants are foundation species with positive effects extending to higher trophic levels. Ecospheres 3(11): article 96

#24: Dombroskie, J.J. 2011. A Matrix Key to Families, Subfamilies and Tribes of Lepidoptera of Canada. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification doi:10.3752/cjai.2011.17

#23: Gibson, Joel F., Kelso, Scott, Jackson, Morgan D., Kits, Joel H., Miranda, Gil F.G., and Skevington, Jeffrey H. 2011. Diptera-specific polymerase chain reaction amplification primers of use in molecular phylogenetic research. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104(5):976-997

#22: Skevington, J. H. and F. C. Thompson. 2012. Review of New World Sericomyia (Diptera, Syrphidae), including description of a new species. The Canadian Entomologist 144:216-247


#21: McEwen, J. R., J. C. Vamosi, and S. M. Rogers. 2011. Rapid isolation and cross-amplification of microsatellite markers in Plectritis congesta (Valerianaceae) with 454 sequencing. American Journal of Botany 98(12):e369-e371

#20: Joly, S., and D.J. Schoen. 2011. Migration rates, frequency-dependent selection and the self-incompatibility locus in Leavenworthia (Brassicaceae). Evolution 65(8):2357–2369

#19: Busch, J. W., S. Joly and D.J. Schoen. 2010. Demographic signatures accompanying the evolution of selfing and its genetic basis in Leavenworthia alabamica. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28(5):1717–1729

#18: Whitney, K.D., R.A. Randell, and L.H. Rieseberg. 2010. Adaptive introgression of abiotic tolerance traits in the weedy sunflower Helianthus annuus. New Phytologist 187(1):230–239

#17: Semmler, S.J. and A.R. Westwood. 2013. Wallengrenia egeremet (Hesperiidae): a new population for western Canada. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 67: 59–62.

#16: Gradish, A. E., C. D. Scott-Dupree, A. J. Frewin and G. C. Cutler. 2012. Lethal and sublethal effects of some insecticides recommended for wild blueberry on the pollinator Bombus impatiens. The Canadian Entomologist 144: 478-486

#15: Mayer, C., L. Adler, W.S. Armbruster, A. Dafni, C. Eardley, S.-Q. Huang, J. Ollerton, L. Packer, A. Ssymank, J.C. Stout and S.G. Potts. 2011. Pollination Ecology in the 21st century: key questions for future research. Journal of Pollination Ecology 3: 8-23

#14: Gradish, A.E., C. D. Scott-Dupree and G. C. Cutler. 2011. Susceptibility of Megachile rotundata to some insecticides used in wild blueberry production in Atlantic Canada. Journal of Pest Science 85(1):133-140

#13: Dumesh, S. and C. Sheffield. 2012. Bees of the Genus Dufourea Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Rophitinae) of Canada. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification doi:10.3752/cjai.2012.20

#12: Sheffield, C.S., C. Ratti, L. Packer and T. Griswold. 2011. Leafcutter and Mason Bees of the Genus Megachile Latreille (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Canada and Alaska. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification doi:10.3752/cjai.2011.18

#11: Rehan S.M., and C.S. Sheffield. 2011. Morphological and molecular delineation of a new species in the Ceratina dupla species-group (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopinae) of eastern North America. Zootaxa 2873:35-50

#10: Richards, M.H., A. Rutgers-Kelly, J. Gibbs, J.L. Vickruck, SM Rehan and C Sheffield. 2011. Bee diversity in naturalizing patches of Carolinian grasslands in southern Ontario. The Canadian Entomologist 143(3):279-299

#09: Scascitelli, M., K.D. Whitney, RA Randell, M. King, CA Buerkle and L.H. Rieseberg. 2010. Genome scan of hybridizing sunflowers from Texas (Helianthus annuus and H. debilis) reveals asymmetric patterns of introgression and small islands of genomic differentiation. Molecular Ecology 19(3):521-541

#08: Colla, S. C. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The Bumble Bees of Southern Ontario: Notes on Natural History and Distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68

#07: Saffari, A., P.G. Kevan and J. Atkinson. 2010. Palatability and consumption of patty-formulated pollen and pollen substitutes and their effects on honeybee colony performance. Journal of Apicultural Science 54(1):13-20

#06: Melhim, A., A. Weersink, Z. Daly and Nicholas Bennett. 2010. Beekeeping in Canada: Honey and Pollination Outlook. General Information Report.

#05: Hamiduzzaman, M. Md., E. Guzman-Novoa and P. H. Goodwin. 2010. A multiplex PCR assay to diagnose and quantify Nosema infections in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 105(2):151-155

#04: Kevan, P.G., T.S. Woodcock and S.L. Bates. 2010. A Canadian Approach to Sustainable Pollination. Bee World 87(2):18-21

#03: Eberl, H.J., M.R. Frederick and P.G. Kevan. 2010. Importance of brood maintenance terms in simple models of the honeybee - Varroa destructor - acute bee paralysis virus complex. Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, Conf. 19, pp. 85-98

#02: Viana, B.F., B.M. Freitas, F.O. da Silva, F.F. de Oliveira, L. Galetto and P.G. Kevan. 2010. Cursos de campo sombr polinizacao: uma proposta pedagógica.Oecologia Australis 14(1):299-306

#01: Currie, R., S. Pernal, and E. Guzman. 2010. Honey bee colony losses in Canada. Journal of Apicultural Research 49(1): 104-106


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