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Lozier, J. D., Parsons, Z. M., Rachoki, L., Jackson, J. M., Pimsler, M. L., Oyen, K. J., Strange, J. P. & Dillon, M. E. (2021). Divergence in Body Mass, Wing Loading, and Population Structure Reveals Species-Specific and Potentially Adaptive Trait Variation Across Elevations in Montane Bumble Bees. Insect Systematics and Diversity5(5), 3.

 McGrady, C. M., Strange, J. P., López-Uribe, M. M., & Fleischer, S. J. (2021). Wild bumble bee colony abundance, scaled by field size, predicts pollination services. Ecosphere12(9), e03735.

 Oyen, K. J., Jardine, L. E., Parsons, Z. M., Herndon, J. D., Strange, J. P., Lozier, J. D., & Dillon, M. E. (2021). Body mass and sex, not local climate, drive differences in chill coma recovery times in common garden reared bumble bees. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 1-12.

Hatfield R. G., Strange J. P., Koch J. B., Jepsen S., and Stapleton I. (2021) Neonicotinoid Pesticides Cause Mass Fatalities of Native Bumble Bees: A Case Study from Wilsonville, Oregon, United States, Environmental Entomology. nvab059,

Muth, F., Tripodi, A. D., Bonilla, R., Strange, J. P., & Leonard, A. S. (2021). No sex differences in learning in wild bumblebees. Behavioral Ecology.

Kuivila, K. M., Judd, H., Hladik, M. L., & Strange, J. P. (2021). Field-Level Exposure of Bumble Bees to Fungicides Applied to a Commercial Cherry Orchard. Journal of Economic Entomology114(3), 1065-1071.

Simanonok, M. P., Otto, C. R., Cornman, R. S., Iwanowicz, D. D., Strange, J. P., & Smith, T. A. (2021). A century of pollen foraging by the endangered rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis): inferences from molecular sequencing of museum specimens. Biodiversity and Conservation, 30(1), 123-137.


Woodard, S. H., Federman, S., James, R. R., Danforth, B. N., Griswold, T. L., Inouye, D., McFrederick, Q. S., Morandin, L., Paul, D. L., Sellers, E. & J. P. Strange. (2020) Towards a US national program for monitoring native bees. Biological Conservation252, 108821. 

Pimsler, M. L., Oyen, K. J., Herndon, J. D., Jackson, J. M., Strange, J. P., Dillon, M. E., & Lozier, J. D. (2020). Biogeographic parallels in thermal tolerance and gene expression variation under temperature stress in a widespread bumble bee. Scientific reports10(1), 1-11.

Palmier, K. M., Tripodi, A. D., Cameron, A. D., Strange, J. P., & Sheffield, C. S. (2020). First record of Crithidia expoeki (Trypanosomatida: Trypanosomatidae) from native Canadian bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus). The Canadian Field-Naturalist134(1), 16-20.

Judd, H. J., Huntzinger, C., Ramirez, R., Strange, J. P. (2020). A 3D Printed Pollen Trap for Bumble Bee (Bombus) Hive Entrances. J. Vis. Exp., e61500.

Hegarty S.D., Sutton J.M., Pimsler M.L., Fierst J.L. Strange J.P., Lozier J.D. (2020). De Novo Genome Assemblies for Three North American Bumble Bee species: Bombus bifariusBombus vancouverensis, and Bombus vosnesenskii. G3: Genes Genomes Genetics.

 Graves, T. A., Janousek, W. M., Gaulke, S. M., Nicholas, A. C., Keinath, D. A., Bell, C. M., Cannings, S., Hatfield, R. G., Heron, J. M., Koch, J. B., Loffland, H. L., Richardson, L. L., Rohde, A. T., Rykken, J., Strange, J. P., Tronstad, L. M., and Sheffield, C. S.. (2020). Western bumble bee: declines in the continental United States and range‐wide information gaps. Ecosphere 11( 6):e03141. 10.1002/ecs2.3141

Jackson, J. M., Pimsler, M. L., Oyen, K. J., Strange, J. P., Dillon, M. E., & Lozier, J. D. (2020). Local adaptation across a complex bioclimatic landscape in two montane bumble bee species. Molecular Ecology.

Ghisbain, G., J.D. Lozier, S.R. Rahman, B.D. Ezray, L. Tian, J.M. Ulmer, S.D. Heraghty, J.P. Strange, P. Rasmont and H.M. Hines. (2020). Substantial genetic divergence and lack of recent gene flow support cryptic speciation in a color polymorphic bumble bee (Bombus bifarius) species complex. Systematic Entomology.

Mullins, J., J.P. Strange and A.D. Tripodi. (2019) Why don’t queens get broody? Failed nest initiation not linked to parasites, mating status, or ovary development in two bumble bee species of Pyrobombus (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus). Journal of Economic Entomology.


Klinger, EG, A.A. Camp, J.P. Strange, D. Cox-Foster, & D.M. Lehmann. (2019) Bombus (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Microcolonies as a Tool for Biological Understanding and Pesticide Risk Assessment. Environmental Entomology.

Baur, A.*, J.P. Strange and J.B. Koch (2019) Foraging ergonomics of the Hunt bumble bee, Bombus huntii (Hymenoptera: Apidae), a viable pollinator for commercial agriculture. Environmental Entomology. 48: 799-806.

 Tian, L., S.R. Rahman, B. Ezray, L. Franzini, J.P. Strange, P. Lhomme, H.M. Hines. (2019) Tinkering outside the Hox: A homeotic shift late in development drives mimetic color variation in a bumble bee. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 116: 11857-11865.

Looney, C., J.P. Strange, M. Freeman, and D. Jennings. (2019) The expanding Pacific Northwest range of Bombus impatiens Cresson and its establishment in Washington State. Biological Invasions. 21: 299-304.

Tripodi, A.D and J.P. Strange (2019) No second chances for pollen-laden queens? Insectes Sociaux. 1-6.

 Strange, J.P. and A.D. Tripodi. (2019) Characterizing bumble bee (Bombus) communities in the United States and assessing a method for conservation monitoring. Ecology and Evolution 2019: 1-9.


Koch J.B., Rodriguez J., Pitts J.P., and J.P. Strange (2018) Phylogeny and population genetic analyses reveals cryptic speciation in the Bombus fervidus species complex (Hymenoptera: Apidae). PLoS ONE 13(11): e0207080.

Koch-Uhuad, J. B., Vandame, R., Mérida-Rivas, J., Sagot, P., and Strange, J. (2018). Quaternary climate instability is correlated with patterns of population genetic variability in Bombus huntii. Ecology and Evolution.

Boyle, N. K., Tripodi, A. D., Machtley, S. A., Strange, J. P., Pitts-Singer, T. L., and Hagler, J. R. (2018). A Nonlethal Method to Examine Non-Apis Bees for Mark-Capture Research. Journal of Insect Science, 18(3).

Tripodi, A.D. and J.P. Strange. (2018) Rarely reported, widely distributed, and unexpectedly diverse: Molecular characterization of mermithid nematodes (Nematoda: Mermithidae) infecting bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus) in the United States. Parasitology. 1-6. Doi:10.1017/S0031182018000410

Jackson J.M., Pimsler M.L., Oyen K.J., Koch-Uhuad J.B., Herndon J.D., Strange J.P., Dillon M.D., and Lozier J.D. (2018). Distance, elevation, and environment as drivers of diversity and divergence in bumble bees across latitude and altitude. Molecular Ecology.

Tripodi, A.D., A. Szalanski, and J.P. Strange. (2018) Novel multiplex PCR reveals multiple trypanosomatid species infecting North American bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 153: 147-155.


Strange, J.P., D.A. Delaney, D.R. Tarpy, and R.R. James. (2017). Novel microsatellite loci reveal high genetic diversity yet low population structure for alfalfa leafcutting bees in North America. Conservation Genetics, 1-9.

Koch, J.B., C. Looney, W.S. Sheppard, and J.P. Strange. (2017). Patterns of population genetic structure and diversity across bumble bee communities in the Pacific Northwest. Conservation Genetics, 1-14.


Koch J.B., C. Looney, W.S. Sheppard, and J.P. Strange (2016) Range extension of two bumble bee species (Hymenoptera: Apidae) into Olympic National Park. Northwest Science 90: 228-234.

Lozier J.D., J.M. Jackson, M.E. Dillon and J.P. Strange. (2016) Population genomics of divergence among extreme and intermediate color forms in a polymorphic insect. Ecology and  Evolution, 6: 1075–1091. doi:10.1002/ece3.1928

Spears L.R., C. Looney, H. Ikerd, J.B. Koch, T. Griswold, J.P. Strange, and R.A. Ramirez (2016) Pheromone lure and trap color affects bycatch in agricultural landscapes of Utah. Environmental Entomology nvw085.

Rhoades P. R., J.B. Koch, L. Waits, J.P. Strange and S.D. Eigenbrode.  (2016) Evidence for Bombus occidentalis (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Populations in the Olympic Peninsula, the Palouse Prairie, and Forests of Northern Idaho. Journal of Insect Science 16: 1-5.


Koch J.B., J.D. Lozier, J.P. Strange, H. Ikerd, T. Griswold, N. Cordes, L. Solter, I. Stewart, and S. Cameron.  (2015) USBombus, contemporary survey data of North American bumble bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus) distributed in the United States. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e6833.

Lozier J.D., S.A. Cameron, M.A. Duennes, J.P. Strange, P.H. Williams, D. Goulson, M.J.F. Brown, C. Morales and S. Jepsen (2015) Relocation risky for bumblebee colonies. Science 350:286-287.

Woodard, S.H., J.D. Lozier, D. Goulson, P.H. Williams, J.P. Strange, and S. Jha. (2015) Molecular tools and bumble bees: revealing hidden details of ecology and evolution in a model system.  Molecular Ecology. 24: 2916-2936.

Hatten T.D., J.P. Strange, and J.M. Maxwell (2015) Late season survey of bumble bees along several highways of British Columbia and Yukon Territories of Canada: An ecoregion perspective.  Western North American Naturalist. 75:170-180.

Strange, J.P. (2015) Comparing Bombus huntii, Bombus impatiens and Bombus vosnesenskii (Hymenoptera: Apidae) as pollinators of greenhouse grown tomatoes in western North America. J. Economic Entomology. 108:873-879.

Geib J.C., J.P. Strange and C. Galen. (2015) Habitat-scale relationships between bumblebee nest abundance and plant reproduction: implications for pollinator decline. Ecological Applications. 25: 768-778.


Blaker, E.A., J.P. Strange, R.R James, F.P. Monroy, and N.S. Cobb. (2014) PCR reveals high prevalence of non-sporulating Nosema bombi (Microsporidia) infections in bumble bees (Bombus) in northern Arizona.  J. Invertebrate Pathology. 123:25-33.

Strange J.P., A. Baur* and, J. Koch, (2014) A scientific note on Bombus (Psithyrus insularis invasions of bumblebee and honeybee hives in the western USA. Apidologie 45:554-556.

Koch, J., B. Love, E. G. Klinger and J.P. Strange (2014) The effect of photobleaching on bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) setae color and its implications for studying aging and behavior. J. of Melittology. 38: 1-9.


Xu J.J.P. Strange, D.L. Welker, and R.R. James (2013) Detoxification and stress response genes expressed in a western North American bumble bee, Bombus huntii (Hymenoptera: Apidae). BMC Genomics14:874  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-874

Lozier, J.D., J.P. Strange, and J.B. Koch (2013) Landscape heterogeneity predicts gene flow in a widespread polymorphic bumble bee, Bombus bifarius (Hymenoptera: Apidae).  Conservation Genetics. 10.1007/s10592-013-0498-3

Hatten, T.D., C. Looney, and J.P. Strange (2013) Bumble bee fauna of Palouse Prairie: survey of native bee pollinators in a fragmented ecosystem. Journal of Insect Science.


Rao S. and J.P. Strange (2012) Microsatellite analysis of bumble bee foraging in mass flowering agricultural fields. Environmental Entomology. 41:905-915.

Cordes N., W.-F. Huang, J.P. Strange, S.A. Cameron, T.L. Griswold, J.D. Lozier, and L.F. Solter (2012) Interspecific geographic distribution and variation of the pathogens Nosema bombi and Crithidia species in United States bumble bee populations. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 109: 209-216.

Koch, J. and J.P. Strange. (2012) The status of Bombus occidentalis and B. moderatus in Alaska with special focus on Nosema bombi incidence. Northwest Science. 86:212-220.


Cameron S.C., Lozier J.D, Strange J.P., Koch J.B., Cordes N., Solter L.F., and Griswold T.L. (2011) Recent widespread population declines of some North American bumble bees: Current status and causal factors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 108: 662-667.

Strange, J.P., J.B. Koch, V. B. Gonzalez, L. Nemelka*, and T. Griswold. (2011) Global invasion by Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): assessing potential distribution in North America and beyond.  Biological Invasions. 13:2115-2133.

Lozier, J.D., J.P. Strange, I.J. Stewart and S.A. Cameron (2011) Patterns of range-wide genetic variation in six North American bumble bee (Apidae: Bombus) species. Mol. Ecol. 20:4870-4888.

Peng W., J. Li, H. Boncristiani, J.P. Strange, M. Hamilton, and Y. Chen. (2011) Host Range Expansion of Black Queen Cell Virus in the Bumble Bee, Bombus huntiiApidologie. 42:650-658.

Li J., W. Peng, J.P. Strange, H. Boncristiani, Y. Chen (2011) Cross-species infection of deformed wing virus poses a new threat to pollinator conservation. Journal of Economic Entomology 104:732-739.


Strange J.P. (2010) Nest initiation in three North American bumble bees (Bombus): Gyne number and presence of honey bee workers influence establishment success and colony size. Journal of Insect Science 10:130 available


Strange J.P., J. Knoblett and T. Griswold. (2009) DNA amplification from pin-mounted bumble bees (Bombus) in a museum collection:  effects of fragment size and specimen age on successful PCR. Apidologie  40: 134-139.

Strange J.P. and N.W. Calderone. (2009) Evaluation of apicultural characteristics of first year colonies initiated from packaged honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). J. of Econ. Entomol. 102: 485-492.

Koch J.B. and J.P. Strange. (2009) Constructing a species database and historic range maps for North American bumble bees (Bombus sensu stricto Latreille) to inform conservation decisions. U. Bee J. 9:97- 108.


Strange J.P., L. Garnery, and W.S. Sheppard.  (2008) Morphological and molecular characterization of the Landes honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) ecotype for genetic characterization. Journal of Insect Conservation. 12: 527-537.

Strange J.P., R.P. Cicciarelli, and N.W. Calderone. (2008) What’s in that package? An evaluation of quality of package honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) shipments in the United States. Journal of Economic Entomology 101: 668-673.


Strange J.P., L. Garnery, and W.S. Sheppard.  (2007) Persistence of the Landes ecotype of Apis mellifera mellifera in southwest France: Confirmation of a locally adaptive annual brood cycle trait. Apidologie 38: 259-267.


Kamel, S., J.P. Strange, and W.S. Sheppard.  (2003) A scientific note on hygienic behavior in Apis mellifera lamarckii and A. m. carnica in Egypt.  Apidologie 34: 189-190.

Perrier C., J.P. Strange, O. Langella, W.S. Sheppard, and L. Garnery. (2003) Diversité génétique, introgressions mitochondriales et nucléar dans une population d’abeilles des Landes de Gascogne. Les Actes du BRG 4: 79-100.

Sheppard W.S., M. Gardner, S. Hasher, B. Kahkonen, M.D. Meixner, and J.P Strange. (2003) Use of sucrose octanoate esters to control the parasitic honey bee mite Varroa destructorAmerican Bee Journal 12: 982-985.


Strange J.P. and W.S. Sheppard. (2001) Optimum treatment timing of fluvalinate for the control of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in Apis mellifera in Washington State. Journal of Economic Entomology 94: 1324-1331.

Strange J.P. (2001) “A severe stinging and much fatigue”– Frank Benton and his 1881 search for Apis dorsataAmerican Entomologist 47: 112-116.


Zack R.C., C.N. Looney, M.L. Hitchcox and J.P. Strange. (2000) First record of Leptopodidae in Washington State.  Pan-Pacific Entomologist 77: 47-50.

Other Publications:

Messner R., J.P. Strange and R. Brain (2013) Backyard Beekeeping. Utah State University Extension bulletin.

Koch J., J. Strange and P. Williams.  (2012) Guide to the Bumble Bees of Western United States. A publication of the U.S. Forest Service. Washington D.C. *Selected as a Notable Government Document of 2012 by the American Library Association

Cameron, S., S. Jepsen, E. Spevak, J. Strange, M. Vaughan, J. Engler, and O. Byers (Eds.). (2011) North American Bumble Bee Species Conservation Planning Final Report.  IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group: apple Valley, MN.

Lozier, J., S. Jha, K. Goka, J. Quezada-Euan, and J.P. Strange. (2011). Genetic and Demographic Issues in Conservation Strategies. In: North American Bumble Bee Species Conservation Planning Workshop Final Report. Cameron, S., S. Jepsen, E. Spevak, J. Strange, M. Vaughan, J. Engler, and O. Byers (eds.). IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group: Apple Valley, MN.

Strange J.P.  (2009) Bee (Book Review). American Entomologist. 55: 58-59.

Strange J.P.  (2003) The bournacq hive of southwest France.  Bee Culture.

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