Refereed Publications

Refereed publications presented in reverse chronological order:

89. Grab, H., E.J. Blitzer, B.N. Danforth, G. Loeb, & K. Poveda (2017). Temporally mediated Good timing makes good neighbors: pollinator competition and facilitation with mass flowering crops affects yield in co-blooming crops. Nature Scientific Reports 7:45296 [pdf]

88. Bossert, S., E.A. Murray, B.B. Blaimer, & B.N. Danforth (2017). The impact of GC bias on phylogenetic accuracy using targeted enrichment phylogenomic data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 111: 149-157 [pdf]

87. Branstetter, M.G., B.N. Danforth, J.P. Pitts, B.C. Faircloth, P.S. Ward, M.L. Buffington, M.W. Gates, R.R. Kula. & S.G. Brady (2017). Phylogenomics and improved taxon sampling resolve relationships among ants, bees, and stinging wasps. Current Biology 27:1019-1024 [pdf]

86. López Uribe, M. J. Cane, R. Minckley, B.N. Danforth (2016). Crop domestication facilitated rapid geographic expansion of a specialist pollinator, the squash bee Peponapis pruinosa. Proc. Royal Soc. Lond. (B) Proc. R. Soc. B 283: 20160443 [pdf]

85. Litman, J.R., T. Griswold, B.N. Danforth (2016). Phylogenetic systematics and a revised generic classification of anthidiine bees (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100: 183-198. [DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.03.018] [pdf]

84. Blitzer, E.J., J. Gibbs, M.G. Park, B.N. Danforth (2016). Pollination services for apple depend on functionally diverse wild bee communities. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 221: 1-7 [pdf]

83. Park, M.G., R.A. Raguso, J.E. Losey, B.N. Danforth (2016). Per-visit pollinator performance and regional importance of wild Bombus and Andrena (Melandrena) compared to the managed honey bee in New York apple orchards. Apidologie 47:145–160 [pdf]

82. Russo, L., M.G. Park, J. Gibbs, B.N. Danforth (2015). The challenge of accurately documenting bee species richness in agroecosystems: bee diversity in eastern apple orchards. Ecology and Evolution 5(17): 3531–3540 [pdf]

81. Hedtke S.M., E.J. Blitzer, G.A. Montgomery, B.N. Danforth (2015). Introduction of non-native pollinators can lead to trans-continental movement of bee-associated fungi. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130560 [published online 23 June 2015, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130560] [pdf]

80. Kleijn, D., R. Winfree, I. Bartomeus, L. Cavalheiro, et al. (2015). Managing for pollinators or pollination: conflicts between biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service delivery. Nature Communications 6:7414 [published online 16 June, 2015, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8414] [pdf]

79. Park, M.G., E.J. Blitzer, J. Gibbs, J.E. Losey, B.N. Danforth (2015). Combined effect of pesticides and landscape simplification compromises wild pollinators. Proc. Royal Soc. Lond. (B) [published online 3 June 2015, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0299] [pdf]

78. López-Uribe,  M,M,, S.J. Morreale, C.K. Santiago, B.N. Danforth (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 [pdf]

77. López-Uribe, M.M., K.R. Zamudio, C.F. Cardoso and B.N. Danforth (2014). Climate, physiological tolerance, and sex-biased dispersal shape genetic structure of Neotropical orchid bees. Molecular Ecology 23(7): 1874-1890 [published online 7 February, 2014, DOI: 10.1111/mec.12689] [pdf]

76. Bartomeus, I., M.G. Park, J. Gibbs, B.N. Danforth, A.N. Lakso, & R. Winfree (2013). Biodiversity as insurance against plant-pollinator phenological asynchrony. Ecology Letters [published online 23 August, 2013, doi: 10.1111/ele.12170] [pdf]

75. Hedtke, S., S. Patiny, B.N. Danforth (2013). Resolving the Bee Tree of Life : bioinformatic approaches to apoid phylogeny. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:138 [pdf]

74. 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): 1-117 [pdf]

73. Litman, J.R., C.J. Praz, T.L. Griswold, B.N. Danforth, S.C. Cardinal (2013). Origins, evolution, and diversification of cleptoparasitic lineages in long-tongued bees. Evolution [published online 7 June, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/evo.12161] [pdf]

72. Cardinal, S. & B.N. Danforth (2013). Bees diversified in the age of eudicots. Proc. Royal Soc. Lond (B) 280: 1-9 [pdf]

See commentary on this paper in the 22 April issue of Current Biology

71. Kennedy, C.M., E. Lonsdorf, M.C. Neel, et al. (2013). A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on native bee pollinators in agroecosystems. Ecology Letters 16(5): 584-599 [pdf]

70. Bartomeus, I., J.S. Ascher, J. Gibbs, B.N. Danforth, D.L. Wagner, S.M. Hedtke, and R. Winfree (2013). Historical changes in northeastern United States bee pollinators related to shared ecological traits. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 110(12): 4656-4660 [pdf]

69. Danforth, B.N., S.C. Cardinal, C. Praz, E. Almeida, D. Michez (2013). Impact of molecular data on our understanding of bee phylogeny and evolution. Ann. Rev. Entomology 58: 57-78 [pdf]

68. López-Uribe, C.K. Santiago, S.M. Bogdanowicz, B.N. Danforth (2012). Discovery and characterization of microsatellites for the solitary bee Colletes inaequalis using Sanger and 454 pyrosequencing. Apidologie  44(2): 163-172.[pdf]

67.Gibbs, J., S. Brady, K. Kanda, & B.N. Danforth (2012).Phylogeny of halictine bees supports a shared origin of eusociality for Halictus and Lasioglossum (Apoidea: Anthophila: Halictidae). Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 65: 926-939. [pdf]

66. Debevec, A.H., S. Cardinal, & B.N. Danforth (2012). Identifying the sister group to the bees: a molecular phylogeny of aculeata with an emphasis on the superfamily Apoidea. Zoologica Scripta 41: 527-535 [pdf]

65. Gonzalez, V.H., T. Griswold, C.J. Praz, & B.N. Danforth (2012). Phylogeny of the bee family Megachilidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) based on adult morphology. Systematic Entomology 37: 261-286 [pdf]

64. De Meulemeester, T., D. Michez, A.M. Aytekin & B.N. Danforth (2012). Taxonomic affinity of halictid bee fossils (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) based on geometric morphometrics analyses of wing shape. J. Syst. Paleo. DOI:10.1080/14772019.2011.628701 [pdf]

63. Almeida, E.A.B., M.R. Pie, S.G. Brady, & B.N. Danforth (2011). Biogeography and diversification of colletid bees (Hymenoptera: Colletidae): emerging patterns from the southern end of the World. J. Biogeography [published ahead of print December 6, 2011, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02624.x] [pdf]

62. Bartomeus, I., J.S. Ascher, D. Wagner, B.N. Danforth, S.R. Colla, S. Kornbluth, & R. Winfree (2011). Climate-associated phenological advances in bee pollinators and bee-pollinated plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 108(51): 20645-20649 [pdf]

61. Litman, J.R., B.N. Danforth, C.D. Eardley, & C.J. Praz (2011). Why do leafcutter bees cut leaves? New insights into the early evolution of bees. Proc. Royal Society of London (B) 278: 3593-3600. [pdf]

60. Danforth, B.N. & G.O. Poinar (2011) Morphology, classification, and antiquity of Melittosphex burmensis (Apoidae: Melittosphecidae) and implications for early bee evolution . J. Paleontology 85(5): 882–891. [pdf]

59. Brady, S.G., J.R. Litman, & B.N. Danforth (2011). Rooting phylogenies using gene duplications: An empirical example from the bees (Apoidea). Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 60: 295–304. [pdf]

58. Cardinal, S. & B.N. Danforth (2011). The antiquity and evolutionary history of social behavior in bees. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21086. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0021086. [pdf]

57. Martinson, V.G., Danforth B.N., Minckley R.L., Rueppell, O., Tingek S. and Moran N.A. (2011), A simple and distinctive microbiota associated with honey bees and bumble bees. Molecular Ecology 20: 619–628. [pdf]

56. Michez, D., C.D. Eardley, K. Timmermann & B.N. Danforth (2010). Unexpected polylecty in the bee genus Meganomia (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Melittidae). J. Kansas Entomological Society 83(3): 221–230. [pdf]

55. Cardinal, S., J. Straka, & B.N. Danforth (2010). Comprehensive phylogeny of apid bees reveals the evolutionary origins and antiquity of cleptoparasitism. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 107(37): 16207-16211. [pdf]

54. López-Uribe, M.M., A.N. Green, S. Ramírez, S.M. Bogdanowicz, and B.N. Danforth (2010). Isolation and cross-species characterization of polymorphic microsatellites for the orchid bee Eulaema meriana (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini). Conservation Genet Resources DOI 10.1007/s12686-010-9271-9 [pdf]

53. Bradley, T.J., Briscoe, A.D., Brady, S,G., Contreras, H.L., Danforth, B.N., Dudley, R., Grimaldi, D., Harrison, J.F., Kaiser, A., Merlin, C., Reppert, S.M., Vandenbrooks, J.M., and Yanoviak, S.P. (2009) Episodes in insect evolution. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: 590-606. [pdf]

52. Michez, D., S. Patiny & B.N. Danforth (2009). Phylogeny of the bee family Melittidae (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) based on combined molecular and morphological data.. Syst. Entom. 34: 574-597. [pdf]

51. Almeida, E.A.B. & B.N. Danforth (2009). Phylogeny of colletid bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Colletidae) inferred from four nuclear genes. Mol. Phylo. Evol. 50(2): 290-309. [pdf]

50. Praz, C.J., A. Muller, B.N. Danforth, T.L. Griswold, A. Widmer, & S. Dorn (2008). Phylogeny and biogeography of bees of the tribe Osmiini (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Mol. Phylo. Evol. 49(1): 185-197. [pdf]

49. Almeida, E.A.B, L. Packer & B.N. Danforth (2008). Phylogeny of the Xeromelissinae (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) based upon morphology and molecules. Apidologie 39:75-85. [pdf]

48. Danforth, B.N., C. Eardley, L. Packer, K. Walker, A. Pauly, & F. Randrianambinintsoa (2008). Phylogeny of Halictidae with an emphasis on the endemic African Halictinae. Apidologie 39:86-101. [pdf]

47. Patiny, S., D. Michez, & B.N. Danforth (2007). Phylogenetic relationships and host-plant associations within the basal clade of Halictidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). [pdf]

46. Danforth, B.N. (2007). Bees - a primer. Current Biology 17(5): R156-R161. [pdf]

45. Magnacca, K.N. & B.N. Danforth (2007) Low nuclear DNA variation supports a recent origin of Hawaiian Hylaeus bees (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 43(3): 908-915. [pdf]

44. Magnacca, K.N. & B.N. Danforth (2006). Evolution and biogeography of native Hawaiian Hylaeus bees (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Cladistics 22: 393-411. [pdf]

43. Poinar, G.O., Jr. & B.N. Danforth (2006). A fossil bee from Early Cretaceous Burmese amber. Science 314: 614. [pdf]
See news story:

42. Schwarz, M.P., M.H. Richards & B.N. Danforth (2006) Changing paradigms in insect social evolution: insights from halictine and allodapine bees. Annual Review of Entomology 52:127-150. [pdf]

41. Danforth, B.N., S.D. Sipes, J. Fang, & S.G. Brady (2006). The history of early bee diversification based on give genes plus morphology. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 103(41): 15118-15123. [pdf]

40. Danforth, B.N., J. Fang, & S.D. Sipes (2006). Analysis of familylevel relationships in bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) using 28S and two previously unexplored nuclear genes: CAD and RNA polymerase II. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 39 (2): 358-372. [pdf]

39. Brady, S.G., S.D. Sipes, A. Pearson, B.N. Danforth (2006). Recent and simultaneous origins of eusociality in halictid bees. Proc. Royal Soc. London, Series B (Biological Sciences) 273:1643-1649. [pdf]
See news story:

38. Danforth, B.N., C.-P. Lin & J. Fang (2005). How do insect nuclear ribosomal genes compare to protein-coding genes in phylogenetic utility and DNA substitution patterns? Syst. Entomol. 30:549-562. [pdf]

37. Lin, C.-P., B.N. Danforth, & T.K. Wood (2004). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of maternal care in membracine treehoppers. Syst. Biol. 53(3): 400-421. [pdf]

36. Danforth, B.N., S.G. Brady, S.D. Sipes & A. Pearson (2004). Single copy nuclear genes recover Cretaceous age divergences in bees. Syst. Biol. 53(2): 309-326. [pdf]

35. Brady, S.G. & B.N. Danforth (2004). Recent intron gain in elongation factor-1α (EF-1α) of colletid bees (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Mol. Biol. Evol. 21(4):691-696. [pdf]

34. Lin, C.P. & B.N. Danforth (2004). How do insect nuclear and mitochondrial gene substitution patterns differ? Insights from Bayesian analyses of combined data sets. Mol. Phylo. Evol. 30: 686-702. [pdf]

33. Danforth, B.N., S. Ji, & L.J. Ballard (2003). Gene flow and population structure in an oligolectic desert bee, Macrotera (Macroteropsis) portalis (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). J. Kansas Entomological Society 76(2): 221-235. [pdf]

32. Danforth, B.N., L. Conway, & S. Ji (2003). Phylogeny of eusocial Lasioglossum reveals multiple losses of eusociality within a primitively eusocial clade of bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Syst. Biol. 52(1): 23-36. [pdf]

31. Danforth, B.N. (2002). Evolution of sociality in a primitively eusocial lineage of bees. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 99(1): 286-290. [pdf]

30. Soucy, S.L. & B.N. Danforth (2002). Phylogeography of the socially polymorphic sweat bee Halictus rubicundus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Evolution 56 (2): 330-341. [pdf]

29. Ascher, J.S., B.N. Danforth, S. Ji (2001). Phylogenetic utility of the major opsin in bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea): a reassessment. Mol. Phylo. Evol. 19: 76-93. [pdf]

28. Danforth, B.N. & S. Ji. (2001). Australian Lasioglossum + Homalictus form a monophyletic group: resolving the "Australian enigma." Syst. Biol. 50(2): 268-283. [pdf]

27. Tilmon, K.J., B.N. Danforth, M.P. Hoffmann, W.H. Day (2000). Determining parasitoid species composition in a host population: a new molecular approach. Ann. Entomol. Soc. America 93(3): 640-647. [pdf]

26. Danforth, B.N. (1999). Phylogeny of the bee genus Lasioglossum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) based on mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase. Syst. Entomol. 24(4): 377-393. [pdf]

25. Danforth, B.N., H. Sauquet, L. Packer (1999). Phylogeny of the bee genus Halictus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) based on parsimony and likelihood analyses of nuclear EF-1α sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 13(3):605-618. [pdf]

24. Danforth, B.N. (1999). Emergence dynamics and bet hedging in a desert bee Perdita portalis. Proc. Royal Society of London 266:1985-1994. [pdf]

23. Danforth, B.N. & C. A. Desjardins (1999). Male dimorphism in Perdita portalis (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) has arisen from preexisting allometric patterns. Insectes Sociaux 46:18-28. [pdf]

22. Danforth, B.N. & W.T. Wcislo (1999). Two new and highly apomorphic species of the Lasioglossum subgenus Evylaeus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) from Central America. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 92:624-630. [pdf]

21. Danforth, B.N, P. Mitchell & L. Packer (1998). Mitochondrial DNA differentiation between two cryptic Halictus species. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 91:387-391. [pdf]

20. Danforth, B.N. & S. Ji. (1998). Elongation factor-1α occurs as two copies in bees: Implications for phylogenetic analysis of EF-1α sequences in insects. Mol. Biol. Evol. 15(3):225-235. [pdf]

19. Wcislo, W.T. & B.N. Danforth (1997). Secondarily solitary: the evolutionary loss of social behavior. Trends Ecol. Evol. 12:468-474. [pdf]

18. Danforth, B.N. (1996). Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of the Perdita subgenera Macrotera, Macroteropsis, Macroterella and Cockerellula (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Kansas Science Bulletin 55(16):635-692. [pdf]
17. Danforth, B.N. & C.R. Freeman-Gallant (1996). DNA fingerprinting and the problem of non-independence among pairwise comparisons. Mol. Ecol. 5:221-227. [pdf]

16. Danforth, B.N., J.L. Neff, P. Barretto-Ko (1996). Nestmate relatedness in a communal bee, Perdita texana (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae), based on DNA fingerprinting. Evolution 50(1):276-284. [pdf]

15. Danforth, B.N. (1994). Taxonomic review of Calliopsis subgenus Hypomacrotera (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) with special emphasis on the distributions and host plant associations. Pan-Pacific Entomol. 70:283-300. [pdf]

14. Danforth, B.N. & P.K. Vissher (1993). Dynamics of a host-cleptoparasitic relationship: Holcopasites ruthae as a parasite of Calliopsis pugionis (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae, Andrenidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am.86:833-840. [pdf]

13. Visscher, P.K. & B.N. Danforth (1993). Nesting, foraging and investment sex ratio in Calliopsis pugionis (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am.86:822-832. [pdf]

12. Danforth, B.N. & J.L. Neff (1992). Male polymorphism and polyethism in Perdita texana (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 85:616-626. [pdf]

11. Neff, J.L. & B.N. Danforth (1991). The nesting and foraging behavior of Perdita texana Cresson (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 64:394-405. [pdf]

10. Norden, B.B., K.V. Krombein & B.N. Danforth (1992). Taxonomic and bionomic notes on Perdita (Hexaperdita) graenicheri. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 1:107-118. [pdf]

9. Snelling, R.R. & B.N. Danforth (1992). A review of the Perdita subgenus Macrotera (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 436:1-12. [pdf]

8. Danforth, B.N. (1991). Female foraging and intranest behavior of a communal bee, Perdita portalis Timberlake (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 84:537-548. [pdf]

7. Danforth, B.N. (1991). The morphology and behavior of dimorphic males in Perdita portalis (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 29:235-247. [pdf]

6. Danforth, B.N. (1990). Provisioning behavior and the estimation of investment ratios in a solitary bee, Calliopsis (Hypomacrotera) persimilis (Cockerell) (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 27:159-168. [pdf]

5. Danforth, B.N. (1989). The evolution of hymenopteran wings: the importance of size. J. Zool., London 218:247-276. [pdf]

4. Danforth, B.N. (1989). Nesting behavior of four species of Perdita (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 62:59-79. [pdf]

3. Danforth, B.N. & C.D. Michener. 1988. Wing folding in the Hymenoptera. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 81:342-349. [pdf]

2. Schaaper, R., B. Danforth & B. Glickman (1986). Mechanisms of spontaneous mutagenesis: an analysis of the spectrum of spontaneous mutations in the E. coli lac I gene. J. Mol. Biol. 189:273-284. [pdf]

1. Schaaper, R., B. Danforth & B. Glickman (1985). Rapid repeated cloning of mutant lac repressor genes. Gene 39:181-189.[pdf]