Megachile rotundata in flight



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2024 Fowler, Alison E., Quinn S. McFrederick, and Lynn S. Adler. “Pollen diet diversity does not affect gut bacterial communities or melanization in a Social and Solitary Bee Species.” Microbial Ecology 87, no. 1 (January 2, 2024): 25.

2023 Steffan, Shawn A., Prarthana S. Dharampal, Jordan G. Kueneman, Alexander Keller, Magda P. Argueta-Guzmán, Quinn S. McFrederick, Stephen L. Buchmann, et al. “Microbes, the ‘Silent third partners’ of bee–angiosperm mutualisms.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution, November 6, 2023.

2023 Malfi, Rosemary L., Quinn S. McFrederick, Giselle Lozano, Rebecca E. Irwin, and Lynn S. Adler. “Sunflower Plantings Reduce a Common Gut Pathogen and Increase Queen Production in Common Eastern Bumblebee Colonies.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 290, no. 1996 (April 12, 2023): 20230055.

2023 Strange, James P, Amber D Tripodi, Craig Huntzinger, Joyce Knoblett, Ellen Klinger, James D Herndon, Hoang Q Vuong, et al. “Comparative Analysis of 3 Pollen Sterilization Methods for Feeding Bumble Bees.” Journal of Economic Entomology, March 17, 2023, toad036.

2023 Argueta-Guzmán, Magda, Mari West, Marilia P. Gaiarsa, Christopher W. Allen, Jacob M. Cecala, Lauren Gedlinske, Quinn S. McFrederick, Amy C. Murillo, Madison Sankovitz, and Erin E. Wilson Rankin. “Words Matter: How Ecologists Discuss Managed and Non-Managed Bees and Birds.” Scientometrics, January 22, 2023.

2023 Hammer, Tobin J., Jordan Kueneman, Magda Argueta-Guzmán, Quinn S. McFrederick, Lady Grant, William Wcislo, Stephen Buchmann, and Bryan N. Danforth. “Bee Breweries: The Unusually Fermentative, Lactobacilli-Dominated Brood Cell Microbiomes of Cellophane Bees.” Frontiers in Microbiology 14 (2023).

2022 Russell KA, McFrederick QS. Floral nectar microbial communities exhibit seasonal shifts associated with extreme heat: Potential implications for climate change and plant-pollinator interactions. Front Microbiol. 13:931291. PMID: 36090097; PMCID: PMC9453676.

2022 Maccaro JJ, Moreira Salgado JF, Klinger E, Argueta Guzmán MP, Ngor L, Stajich JE, McFrederick QS. Comparative genomics reveals that metabolism underlies evolution of entomopathogenicity in bee-loving Ascosphaera spp. fungi. J Invertebr Pathol. 194:107804. PMID: 35933037.

2022 Gaiarsa, Marilia Palumbo, Sandra Rehan, Matthew  A. Barbour, and Quinn  S. McFrederick. Individual Dietary Specialization in a Generalist Bee Varies across Populations but Has No Effect on the Richness of Associated Microbial Communities. The American Naturalist

2022 Cohen, Hamutahl, Lauren C. Ponisio, Kaleigh A. Russell, Stacy M. Philpott, and Quinn S. McFrederick. Floral Resources Shape Parasite and Pathogen Dynamics in Bees Facing Urbanization. Molecular Ecology 31, no. 7 (2022): 2157–71.

2021 Cohen, Hamutahl, Gordon P Smith, Hillary S Sardiñas, Jocelyn F Zorn, Q S McFrederick, S Hollis Woodard, and Lauren C. Ponisio. Mass-Flowering Monoculture Attracts Bees, Amplifying Parasite Prevalence Proceedings Of The Royal Society B:Biological Sciences 288 (2021): 20211369.

2021 Figueroa, Laura L., Jessica J. Maccaro, Erin Krichilsky, Douglas Yanega, and Quinn S. McFrederick. “Why Did the Bee Eat the Chicken? Symbiont Gain, Loss, and Retention in the Vulture Bee Microbiome.” MBio 12, no. 0 (2021): e02317-21.

2021 Russell, Kaleigh A.,  Quinn S. McFrederick. Elevated Temperature May Affect Nectar Microbes, Nectar Sugars, and Bumble Bee Foraging Preference, October 1, 2021, 10.

2021 Scarparo, Giulia, Paul Rugman-Jones, Marco Gebiola, Andrea Di Giulio, and Quinn S. McFrederick. First Screening of Bacterial Communities of Microdon Myrmicae and Its Ant Host: Do Microbes Facilitate the Invasion of Ant Colonies by Social Parasites? Basic and Applied Ecology 50 (February 2021): 43–56.

2021 Smith, Eric A., Kirk E. Anderson, Vanessa Corby-Harris, Quinn S. McFrederick, Audrey J. Parish, Danny W. Rice, and Irene L. G.YR 2021 Newton. “Reclassification of Seven Honey Bee Symbiont Strains as Bombella Apis.” International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 71, no. 9 (September 21, 2021): 004950.

2021 Hazlehurst, J. A., D. T. Rankin, C. J. Clark, Q. S. McFrederick, and E. E. Wilson-Rankin. Macroecological Patterns of Resource Use in Resident and Migratory Hummingbirds. Basic and Applied Ecology 51 (March 1, 2021): 71–82.

2021 Rothman, Jason A., Kevin J. Loope, Quinn S. McFrederick, and Erin E. Wilson Rankin. “Microbiome of the Wasp Vespula Pensylvanica in Native and Invasive Populations, and Associations with Moku Virus.” PLOS ONE 16, no. 7 (July 29, 2021): e0255463.

2020 Floyd, Amy S., Brendon M. Mott, Patrick Maes, Duan C. Copeland, Quinn S. McFrederick, and Kirk E. Anderson. Microbial Ecology of European Foul Brood Disease in the Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera): Towards a Microbiome Understanding of Disease Susceptibility. Insects 11, no. 9 (September 2020): 555.

2020 Graystock, Peter, Wee Hao Ng, Kyle Parks, Amber D. Tripodi, Paige A. Muñiz, Ashley A. Fersch, Christopher R. Myers, Quinn S. McFrederick, and Scott H. McArt. “Dominant Bee Species and Floral Abundance Drive Parasite Temporal Dynamics in Plant-Pollinator Communities.” Nature Ecology & Evolution, July 20, 2020, 1–10.

2020 Leger, Laura, and Quinn S. McFrederick. The Gut–Brain–Microbiome Axis in Bumble Bees. Insects 11, no. 8 (August 2020): 517.

2020 Ngor, Lyna, Evan C. Palmer-Young, Rodrigo Burciaga Nevarez, Kaleigh A. Russell, Laura Leger, Sara June Giacomini, Mario S. Pinilla-Gallego, Rebecca E. Irwin, and Quinn S. McFrederick. “Cross-Infectivity of Honey and Bumble Bee-Associated Parasites across Three Bee Families.” Parasitology 147, no. 12 (2020): 1290–1304.

2020 Rothman, Jason A., Diana L. Cox-Foster, Corey Andrikopoulos, and Quinn S. McFrederick. “Diet Breadth Affects Bacterial Identity but Not Diversity in the Pollen Provisions of Closely Related Polylectic and Oligolectic Bees.” Insects 11, no. 9 (September 2020): 645.

2020 Rothman, Jason A., Kaleigh A. Russell, Laura Leger, Quinn S. McFrederick, and Peter Graystock. “The Direct and Indirect Effects of Environmental Toxicants on the Health of Bumblebees and Their Microbiomes.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287, no. 1937 (October 28, 2020): 20200980.

2020 Smith, Eric A., Hoang Q. Vuong, Delaney L. Miller, Audrey J. Parish, Quinn S. McFrederick, and Irene L. G. Newton. “Draft Genome Sequences of Four Saccharibacter Sp. Strains Isolated from Native Bees.” Microbiology Resource Announcements 9, no. 10 (March 5, 2020).

2020 Woodard, S. Hollis, Sarah Federman, Rosalind R. James, Bryan N. Danforth, Terry L. Griswold, David Inouye, Quinn S. McFrederick, et al. “Towards a U.S. National Program for Monitoring Native Bees.” Biological Conservation 252 (December 2020): 108821.

2020 Cohen, Hamutahl, Quinn S. McFrederick, and Stacy M. Philpott. “Environment Shapes the Microbiome of the Blue Orchard Bee, Osmia Lignaria.” Microbial Ecology, June 22, 2020.

2020 Dew, Rebecca M., Quinn S. McFrederick, and Sandra M. Rehan. Diverse Diets with Consistent Core Microbiome in Wild Bee Pollen Provisions. Insects 11, no. 8 (August 2020): 499.

2020 Figueroa, Laura L., Heather Grab, Wee Hao Ng, Christopher R. Myers, Peter Graystock, Quinn S. McFrederick, and Scott H. McArt. Landscape Simplification Shapes Pathogen Prevalence in Plant‐pollinator Networks.  Ecology Letters, April 28, 2020, ele.13521.

2019 EC Palmer-Young, L Ngor, R Burciaga, JA Rothman, TR Raffel, QS McFrederick. Temperature dependence of parasitic infection and gut bacterial communities in bumble bees. Environmental Microbiology. In-press.

2019 JA Rothman, L Leger, J Kirkwood, QS McFrederick. Cadmium and selenate exposure affects the honey bee microbiome and metabolome, and bee-associated bacteria show potential for bioaccumulation. Applied and Environmental Microbiologydoi:10.1128/AEM.01411-19

2019 A Voulgari-Kokota, QS McFrederick, I Steffan-Dewenter, A Keller, Drivers, diversity, and functions of the solitary-bee microbiota. Trends in Microbiology10.1016/j.tim.2019.07.011

2019 HQ Vuong, QS McFrederick, Comparative genomics of wild bee and flower isolated Lactobacillus reveals potential adaptation to the bee host. Genome Biology and Evolution

2019 JA Rothman, L Leger, P Graystock, KA Russell, QS McFrederick. The bumble bee microbiome increases survival of bees exposed to selenate toxicity. Environmental Microbiology

2019  A Rubanov, KA Russell, JA Rothman, JC Nieh, QS McFrederick. Intensity of Nosema ceranae infection is associated with specific honey bee gut bacteria and weakly associated with gut microbiome structure. Scientific Reports 9 (1) 38920

2019  McFrederick, Q. S. and Rehan, S. Wild bee foraging patterns and microbial communities co-vary across landscapes. Microbial Ecology 77 (2), 513-522,

2019 JA Rothman, C Andrikopoulos, D Cox-Foster, QS McFrederick. Floral and foliar source affect the bee nest microbial community.
Microbial Ecology

2018 MJ Carroll, WG Meikle, QS McFrederick, JA Rothman, N Brown, M Weiss, Z Ruetz, & E Chang. Pre-almond supplemental forage improves colony survival and alters queen pheromone signalling in overwintering honey bee colonies. Apidologie,

2018 Palmer-Young, EC, Raffel, TR & McFrederick, QS. Temperature-mediated inhibition of a bumble bee parasite by an intestinal symbiont. Proceedings of the Royal Society B,

2018 Palmer-Young, EC, Raffel, TR & McFrederick, QS. pH-mediated inhibition of a bumble bee parasite by an intestinal symbiont. Parasitology,

2018 Meikle, W. G., Holst, N., Colin, T., Weiss, M., Carroll, M. J., McFrederick, Q. S., & Barron, A. B. Using within-day hive weight changes to measure environmental effects on honey bee colonies. PLoS ONE13(5), e0197589.

2018 McFrederick, Q. S., Vuong, H. Q., & Rothman, J. A. Lactobacillus micheneri sp. nov., Lactobacillus timberlakei sp. nov. and Lactobacillus quenuiae sp. nov., lactic acid bacteria isolated from wild bees and flowers. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology68 (6), 1879-1884.                     

2018 Pennington, M. J., Rothman, J. A., Jones, M. B., McFrederick, Q. S., Gan, J., & Trumble, J. T. Effects of contaminants of emerging concern on Myzus persicae (Sulzer, Hemiptera: Aphididae) biology and on their host plant, Capsicum annuum. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190 (3), 3347.

2018 Rothman, J. A., Carroll, M. J., Meikle, W. G., Anderson, K. E., & McFrederick, Q. S. Longitudinal effects of supplemental forage on the honey bee (Apis mellifera) microbiota and inter- and intra-colony variability. Microbial Ecology274 (80), 1–11.

2017 Pennington, M. J., Rothman, J. A., Dudley, S. L., Jones, M. B., McFrederick, Q. S., Gan, J., & Trumble, J. T. Contaminants of emerging concern affect Trichoplusia ni growth and development on artificial diets and a key host plant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114 (46), E9923–E9931.

2017 Pennington, M. J., Rothman, J. A., Jones, M. B., McFrederick, Q. S., Gan, J., & Trumble, J. T. Effects of contaminants of emerging concern on Megaselia scalaris (Lowe, Diptera: Phoridae) and its microbial community. Scientific Reports(1).

2017 Graystock, P, Rehan SM, McFrederick QS. Hunting for healthy microbiomes: Determining the core microbiome of Ceratina, Apis, and Megalopta bees and how they associate with microbes in bee collected pollen. Conservation Genetics 18, 701-711.

2017 Hudson, LN and 149 others, including McFrederick, QSThe database of the PREDICTS (Predicting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution7, 145-188.

2017 McFrederick, QS, Thomas, JM, Neff, JL, Vuong, HQRussell, KA, Hale, AR, & Mueller, UG. Flowers and wild megachilid bees share microbes. Microbial Ecology73, 188-200.

2016 Gordon, ERL, McFrederick, QS, & Weirauch, C. Phylogenetic evidence for ancient and persistent environmental symbiont reacquisition in Largidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Applied and Environmental Microbiology82(24), 7123–7133.

2016 De Palma, A., and 75 others, including McFrederick QS. Predicting bee community responses to land-use changes: Effects of geographic and taxonomic biases. Scientific Reports6, 31153.

2016 Meirelles LA, McFrederick, QS, Rodrigues A, Mantovani JD, de Melo Rodovalho C, Ferreira H, Bacci M, Mueller UG. Bacterial microbiomes from vertically‐transmitted fungal inocula of the leaf‐cutting ant Atta texana. Environmental Microbiology Reports.

2016 Engel P, Kwong WK, McFrederick QS, Anderson KE, Barribeau SM, Chandler JA, et al. The bee microbiome: Impact on bee health and model for evolution and ecology of host-microbe interactions. mBio7(2), e02164–15.

2016 McFrederick QS, and Rehan S. Characterization of pollen and bacterial community composition in brood provisions of a small carpenter bee. Molecular Ecologydoi:10.1111/mec.13608

2015 Graystock P, Blane EJ, McFrederick QS, Goulson D, and Hughes WH. Do managed bees drive parasite spread in wild bees? International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlifedoi:10.1016/ijppaw.2015.10.001 

2014 Corby-Harris V, Snyder LA, Schwan MR, Maes P, McFrederick QS, and Anderson KE. Origin and effect of Alpha 2.2 Acetobacteraceae in honey bee larvae and description of Parasaccharibacter apium gen. nov., sp. nov.  Applied and EnvironmentalMicrobiology. 80 : 7460-7472. PDF

2014 McFrederick QS, Wcislo WT, Hout MC, Mueller UG. Host species and developmental stage, but not host social structure, affects bacterial community structure in socially polymorphic bees.FEMS Microbiology Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12302 PDF

 2014 McFrederick QS, Mueller UG, and James RR.  Interactions between fungi and bacteria influence microbial community structure in the Megachile rotundata larval gut. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences. 281: 20132653. PDF

2013 McFrederick QS, Haselkorn T, Verocai G, and Jaenike J.  Cryptic Onchocerca species infecting North American cervids, with implications for the evolutionary history of host associations in Onchocerca.  Parasitology. 140: 1201-1210.  PDF.

2013 Engel P, James RR, Koga R, Kwong W, McFrederick Q, and Moran NA. Standard methods for research on Apis mellifera gut symbionts.  Journal of Apicultural Research. 52: 07.  PDF.

2013 McFrederick QS, Roulston, TH, and Taylor DR.  Evolution of conflict and cooperation of nematodes associated with solitary and social sweat bees.  Insectes Sociaux. 60: 309-317. PDF.

2013 McFrederick QS, Cannone, JJ, Gutell, RR, Kellner, K, Plowes, RM and Mueller, UG.  Host specificity between Hymenoptera and lactobacilli (Lactobacillales: Lactobacillaceae) is the exception rather than the rule.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79 : 1803-1812. PDF.

2013 McFrederick QS, and Taylor DR.  Evolutionary history of nematodes associated with sweat bees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 66: 847-856. PDF.

2012 McFrederick QS, Wcislo WT, Taylor DR, Ishak H, Dowd S, and Mueller UG. Environment or kin: whence do bees obtain acidophilic bacteria? Molecular Ecology 21: 1754-1768. PDF.

2011 Antonovics J, Boots M, Abbate J, Baker C, McFrederick QS and Panjeti V. Biology and evolution of sexual transmission. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1230: 12-24. PDF.

2009 McFrederick QS, Fuentes JD, Roulston TH, Kathilankal JC and Lerdau, M. Effects of Air pollution on biogenic volatiles and ecological interactions. Oecologia 160: 411-420. PDF.

2008 McFrederick QS, Kathilankal JC and  Fuentes JD. Air pollution modifies floral scent trails.Atmospheric Environment 42: 2336-2348. PDF.

2006 McFrederick, QS and LeBuhn, G. Are urban parks refuges for bumble bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae)? Biological Conservation 129: 372-382. PDF.