Coauthors: † = graduate student, ‡ = undergraduate student, § = postdoc

Treviño Murphy, L.; Engelman, S.; Neff, J.L.; Jha, S. The Native Bees of Texas: Evaluating the Benefits of a Public Engagement Course. Insects 2021, 12, 702.

Senapathi D., Fründ J., Albrecht M., Garratt M.P.D., Kleijn D., Pickles B.J., Potts S.G., An J., Andersson G.K.S., Bäensch S., Basu P., Benjamin F., Bezerra A.D.M., Bhattacharya R., Biesmeijer J.C., Blaauw B., Blitzer E.J., Brittain C.A., Carvalheiro L.G., Cariveau D.P., Chakraborty P., Chatterjee A., Chatterjee S., Cusser S., Danforth B.N., Degani E., Freitas B.M., Garibaldi L.A., Geslin B., de Groot G.A., Harisson T., Howlett B., Isaacs R., Jha S., Klatt B.K., Krewenka K., Leigh S., Lindström S.A.M., Mandelik Y., McKerchar M., Park M., Pisanty G., Rader R., Reemer M., Rundlöf M., Smith B., Smith H.G., Nunes Silva P., Steffan-Dewenter I., Tscharntke T., Webber S., Westbury D., Westphal C., Wickens J.B., Wickens V.J., Winfree R., Zhang H. & A. Klein (2021) Wild insect diversity increases inter-annual stability in global crop pollinator communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288: 20210212. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2021.0212 [5.39] pdf

Cusser S.J., Haddad N. & S. Jha (2021) Unexpected functional complementarity from non-bee pollinators enhances cotton yield. Agriculture, Ecosystems and the Environment 314:107415. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2021.107415 [3.99]

Tong D., Grubesic T.H., Mu W., Miller J.A., Helderop E., Jha S., Brosi B.J., & E.A. Bienenstock (2021) Identifying the Spatial Footprint of Pollen Distributions Using the Geoforensic Interdiction (GOFIND) Model. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 87:101615. DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2021.101615 [4.67]

Woodard* S.H., Federman* S., James R.R., Danforth B.N., Griswold T., Inouye D.W., McFrederick Q.S., Morandin L., Paul D., Sellers E., Strange J.P., Vaughan M., Williams N.M., Branstetter M., Burns C., Cane J., Cariveau A., Cariveau D., Childers A.K., Childers C.P., Cox-Foster D.L., Evans E., Graham K., Hackett K.J., Huntzinger K., Irwin R.E. Jha S., Lawson S.P., Liang C., López-Uribe M.M., Melathopolous A., Moylett H., Otto C.R.V., Ponisio L., Richardson L.L., Rose R.I., Singh R. & W. Wehling (2020) Towards a US national program for monitoring native bees. Biological Conservation 252:108821. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108821 [4.69]

Philpott S.M., Egerer† M.H., Bichier, P., Cohen† H., Cohen R., Liere H., Jha S. & B.B Lin (2020) Gardener demographics, experience, and motivations drive differences in plant species richness and composition in urban gardens. Ecology and Society 25:8. DOI: 10.5751/ES-11666-250408 [4.14].

Ballare† K.M. and S. Jha (2020) Genetic structure across urban and agricultural landscapes reveals evidence of resource specialization and philopatry in the Eastern carpenter bee, Xylocopa virginica L. Evolutionary Applications 12:136-149. DOI: 10.1111/eva.13078 [5.04].

O’Connell† M., Jordan‡ Z., McGilvray‡ E., Cohen H., Liere H., Lin B.B., Philpott S.M. and S. Jha (2021) Reap what you sow: local plant composition mediates pollinator foraging patterns within urban garden landscapes. Urban Ecosystems 24: 391-404. DOI:10.1007/s11252-020-01043-w [2.78].

Cohen† H., Egerer† M.H., Lin B.B., Liere H., Bichier P., Philpott S.M & S. Jha (2021) The relationship between pollinator community and pollination services is mediated by floral abundance in urban landscapes. Urban Ecosystems 24: 275-290. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-020-01024-z [2.78].

Philpott S.M., Lucatero† A., Bichier P., Egerer† M., Jha S., Lin B., and H. Liere (2020) Natural enemy-herbivore networks along local management and landscape gradients in urban agroecosystems. Ecological Applications 30:e02201. DOI: 10.1002/eap.2201 [4.31]. pdf

Vandermeer J., Armbrecht I., de la Mora† A., Ennis§ K.K., Fitch† G., Gonthier D.J., Hajian-Forooshani Z., Hsieh H., Iverson§ A., Jackson D., Jha S., Jiménez-Soto E., Lopez-Bautista G., Larsen A., Li K., Liere H., MacDonald A., Marin L., Mathis§ K.A., Monagan I., Morris J.R., Ong T., Pardee§ G.L., Rivera-Salinas I.S., Vaiyda C., Williams-Guillen K., Yitbarek† S., Uno S., Zemenick A., Philpott S.M. & I. Perfecto (2019) The Community Ecology of Herbivore Regulation in an Agroecosystem: Lessons from Complex Systems, BioScience 69: 974–996. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biz127 [6.15] pdf

Ballare† K.M., Pope† N.S., Castilla§ A.R., Cusser† S.J., Metz R.P., & S. Jha (2019) Utilizing field collected insects for next generation sequencing: effects of sampling, storage, and DNA extraction methods. Ecology and Evolution 9:13690–13705. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5756 [2.54] pdf

Cusser†, S., Neff, J. L., & S. Jha (2019) Landscape context differentially drives diet breadth for two key pollinator species. Oecologia 191: 873-886. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-019-04543-5 [3.01]

Dainese M., Martin E.A., Aizen M.A., Albrecht M., Bartomeus I., Bommarco R., Carvalheiro L.G., Chaplin-Kramer R., Gagic V., Garibaldi L.A., Ghazoul J., Grab H., Jonsson M., Karp D.S., Kennedy C.M., Kleijn D., Kremen C., Landis D.A., Letourneau D.K., Marini L., Poveda K., Rader R., Smith H.G., Tscharntke T., Andersson G.K.S, Badenhausser I., Baensch S., Bezerra A.D.M., Bianchi F.J.A.A., Boreux V., Bretagnolle V., Caballero-Lopez B., Cavigliasso P., Ćetković A., Chacoff N.P., Classen A., Cusser S., da Silva F.D., de Groot G.A., Dudenhöffer J.H., Ekroos J., Fijen T., Franck P., Freitas B.M., Garratt M.P.D., Gratton C., Hipólito J., Holzschuh A., Hunt L., Iverson A.L., Jha S., Keasar T., Kim T.N., Kishinevsky M., Klatt B.K., Klein A.M., Krewenka K.M., Krishnan S., Larsen A.E., Lavigne C., Liere H. Maas B., Mallinger R.E., Pachon E.M., Martínez-Salinas A., Meehan T.D., Mitchell M.G.E., Molina G.A.R., Nesper M., Nilsson L., O’Rourke M.E., Peters M.K., Plećaš M., Potts S.G., de L. Ramos D., Rosenheim J.A., Rundlöf M., Rusch A., Sáez A., Scheper J., Schleuning M., Schmack J., Sciligo A.R., Seymour C., Stanley D.A., Stewart R., Stout J.C., Sutter L., Takada M.B., Taki H., Tamburini G., Tschumi M., Viana B.F., Westphal C., Willcox B.K., Wratten S.D., Yoshioka A., Zaragoza-Trello C., Zhang W., Zou Y. & I. Steffan-Dewenter (2019). A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production. Science Advances  16 Oct 2019: Vol. 5, no. 10 [11.51] pdf

Cusser† S., Lopez-Uribe M., Zucchi M.I., Young K., Grando C., Pope N.S., Ballare K., Neff J., Almeida E., de Luna D.C. & S. Jha (2019) Small but critical: semi-natural habitat fragments promote bee abundance in cotton agroecosystems across both Brazil and the United States. Landscape Ecology [3.62] pdf

Ballare† K.M., Pope† N.S., Castilla§ A.R., Cusser† S.J., Metz R.P., & S. Jha. Utilizing field collected insects for next generation sequencing: effects of sampling, storage, and DNA extraction methods. Ecology and Evolution: December 2019, Vol.9(24), pp.13690-13705 [2.54] pdf

Ballare† K.M., Neff J.L. & S. Jha (2019) Multi-scalar drivers of biodiversity: local management mediates wild bee community response to regional urbanization. Ecological Applications 29: e01869. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1869 [4.31] pdf

Lopez-Uribe* M., Soro* A. & S. Jha* (2019) A trait-based approach to predict population genetic structure in bees. Molecular Ecology, April 2019, Vol.28(8), pp.1919-1929. DOI: 10.1111/mec.15028 [6.33] pdf

Woodard† S.H., Duennes M.A., Watrous K. & S. Jha. Diet and nutritional status during early adult life have immediate and persistent effects on queen bumble bees. Conservation Physiology, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2019 [3.46] pdf

Lin B.B., Egerer† M.H., Liere H., Jha S., Bichier P. & S.M. Philpott. Soil management is key to maintaining soil moisture in urban gardens facing changing climatic conditions. Scientific Reports 2018; 8(1):1-9. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-35731-7 [4.12] pdf

O’Connell† M., Castilla§ A.R., & S. Jha (2018) Bee movement across heterogeneous tropical forests: multi-paternal genetic analyses reveal the importance of neighborhood composition for pollen-mediated gene flow. Biotropica 50(6): 908-918. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12603 [2.35] pdf

Cusser† S., Neff J.L. & S. Jha (2018) Land-use history drives contemporary pollinator community similarity. Landscape Ecology 33:1335-1352. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-018-0668-2 [3.62] pdf

Egerer† M.H., Liere H., Lin B.B., Jha S, Bichier P. & S.M. Philpott (2018) Herbivore regulation in urban agroecosystems: Direct and indirect effects. Basic and Applied Ecology 29: 44-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2018.02.006 [2.14] pdf

Egerer† M.H., Philpott S.M., Bichier, P., Jha S., Liere H. & B.B Lin (2018) Gardener well-being along social and biophysical landscape gradients. Sustainability 10: 96. DOI: 10.3390/su10010096 [2.18] pdf

Egerer† M.H., Philpott S.M., Liere H., Jha S, Bichier P. & B.B Lin. People or place? Neighborhood opportunity influences community garden soil properties and soil-based ecosystem services. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 14:32-44. DOI: 10.1080/21513732.2017.1412355 [2.23] pdf

Lin B.B., Egerer† M.H., Liere§ H., Jha S., Bichier P. & S.M. Philpott (2018) Local-and landscape-scale land cover affects microclimate and water use in urban gardens. Science of The Total Environment. pdf

Pope N. & S. Jha. (2018) Seasonal food scarcity prompts long-distance foraging by a wild social bee. The American Naturalist. Vol. 191, No. 1: pp. 000–000. © 2017 by The University of Chicago Press. pdf

Castilla§ A.R., Pope N., O’Connell M., Rodriguez M.F., Treviño L., Santos A. & S. Jha (2017) Adding landscape genetic & individual traits to the ecosystem function paradigm reveals the importance of species functional breadth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. pdf

Woodard S.H. & S. Jha (2017) Editorial overview: Behavioural ecology. Current Opinion in Insect Science. pdf

Woodard S.H. & S. Jha (2017) Wild bee nutritional ecology: predicting pollinator population dynamics, movement, and services from floral resources. Current Opinion in Insect Science 21: 83-90. pdf

Liere§ H., Jha S. & S. Philpott (2017) Intersection between biodiversity conservation, agroecology, and ecosystem services. Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. pdf

Ballare† K.M., Stevens‡ L. & S. Jha (2017) Reproductive biology of three wildflower species: Implications of floral compatibility system and pollen limitation for prairie restoration. Rhodora. pdf

Lichtenberg E., Kennedy C.M., Kremen C, Batary P., Berendse F., Bommarco R., Bosque-Pérez N.A., Carvalheiro L.G., Snyder W.E., Williams N.M., Winfree R., Åström S., Benjamin F., Brittain C., Chaplin-Kramer R., Clough Y., Connelly H., Danforth B., Diekötter T., Eigenbrode S.D., Ekroos J., Elle E., Freitas B.M., Fukuda Y., Gaines-Day H.R., Gratton C., Holzschuh A., Isaacs R., Isaia M., Jha S., Jonason D., Jones V.P., Klatt B., Klein A.M., Krauss J., Letourneau D.K., Macfadyen S., Mallinger R.E., Martin E.A., Martinez E.A., Memmott J., Morandin L., Neame L., Otieno M., Park M.G., Pfiffner L., Pocock M., Ponce C., Potts S.G., Poveda K., Ramos M., Rosenheim J.A., Rundlöf M., Sardiñas H., Saunders M.E., Schon N.L., Sciligo A.R., Sidhu C.S., Steffan-Dewenter I., Tscharntke T., Veselý M., Weisser W.W., Wilson J.K. & D.W. Crowder (2017) A global synthesis of the effects of diversified farming systems on arthropod diversity within fields and across agricultural landscapes. Global Change Biology 16: 584-599. pdf

López-Uribe M.M., Soro A. & S. Jha (2017) Conservation genetics of bees: advances in the application of molecular tools to guide bee pollinator conservation. Conservation Genetics 18: 501-506. pdf

Pope N. & S. Jha (2017) Inferring the foraging ranges of social bees from sibling genotypes sampled across discrete locations. Conservation Genetics 18: 645-658. pdf

Schenau E. & S. Jha (2017) High levels of diploidy but low levels of genetic structure, characterize male Bombus vosnesenskii populations across the Western US. Conservation Genetics 18: 597-605. pdf

Castilla§ A., Pope N. & S. Jha (2016) Positive density-dependent reproduction regulated by local kinship and size. Annals of Botany 117: 319-329. pdf

Castilla§ A., Pope N., Jaffé§ R. & S. Jha (2016) Elevation, not deforestation, promotes genetic differentiation in a pioneer tropical tree. PLoS ONE 11: e0156694. pdf

Cusser S., Neff J.L. & S. Jha (2016) Natural land cover drives pollinator abundance and richness, leading to reductions in pollen limitation in cotton agroecosystems. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 226: 33–42. pdf

Jaffé§ R., Castilla§ A., Pope N., Imperatriz-Fonseca V.L., Metzger J.P., Arias M.C. & S. Jha (2016) Landscape genetics of a tropical rescue pollinator. Conservation Genetics 12: 267-278. pdf

Jaffé§ R., Pope N., Acosta A.L., Alves D.A., Arias M.C., De la Rúa P., Francisco F.O., Giannini T.C., González-Chaves A., Imperatriz-Fonseca V.L., Jha S. & L.G. Carvalheiro (2016) Beekeeping practices and geographic distance, not land use, drive gene flow across tropical bees. Molecular Ecology 25:5345-5358. pdf

Livingston G., Waring B., Pacheco L.F., Gilbert L., Buchori D., Jiang Y. & S. Jha (2016) Perspectives on the Global Disparity in Ecological Science. Bioscience 66: 147-155. pdf

Ritchie A.D., Ruppel R. & S. Jha (2016) Generalist behavior describes pollen foraging for perceived oligolectic and polylectic bees. Environmental Entomology 45: 909-919. pdf

Cusser S., Neff J.L. & S. Jha (2015) Land use change and pollinator extinction debt in exurban landscapes. Insect Conservation and Diversity 8: 562-572. pdf

Jha S. (2015) Contemporary human-altered landscapes and oceanic barriers reduce bumble bee gene flow. Molecular Ecology 24: 993-1006. pdf

Kleijn D., Winfree R., Bartomeus I., Carvalheiro L.G., Henry M., Isaacs R., Klein A.-M., Kremen C., M’Gonigle L.K., Rader R., Ricketts T., Williams N.M., Adamson N.L., Ascher J.S., Báldi A., Batáry P., Benjamin F., Biesmeijer J.C., Blitzer E.J., Bommarco R., Brand M.R., Bretagnolle V., Button L., Cariveau D.P., Chifflet R., Colville J.F., Danforth B.N., Elle E., Garratt M.P., Herzog F., Holzschuh A., Howlett B.G., Jauker F., Jha S., Knop E., Krewenka K.M., Le Féon V., Mandelik Y., May E.A., Park M.G., Pisanty G., Reemer M., Riedinger V., Rollin O., Rundlöf M., Sardińas H.S., Scheper J., Sciligo A.R., Smith H.G., Steffan-Dewenter I., Thorp R., Tscharntke T., Verhulst J., Viana B.F., Vaissičre B.E., Veldtman R., Westphal C. & S.G. Potts (2015) Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation. Nature Communications 6: 7414. pdf

Lin B.B., Philpott S.M. & S. Jha (2015) The future of urban agriculture and biodiversity-ecosystem services: challenges and next steps. Basic and Applied Ecology 16: 189-201. pdf

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

Jha S., Bacon C., Philpott S.M., Rice R.A., Mendez V.E. & P. Läderach (2014) Shade coffee: update on a disappearing refuge for biodiversity. Bioscience 64: 416-428. pdf

Saifuddin M. & S. Jha (2014) Colony-level variation in pollen collection and foraging preferences among wild-caught bumble bees. Environmental Entomology 43: 393-401. pdf

Jha S. & C. Kremen (2013) Urban land use limits regional bumble bee gene flow.  Molecular Ecology 22: 2483–2495. pdf

Jha S. & C. Kremen (2013) Resource diversity and landscape-level homogeneity drive native bee foraging. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 8:555-558. pdf

Jha S., Stefanovich L. & C. Kremen (2013) Bumble bee pollen use and preference across spatial scales in human-altered landscapes. Ecological Entomology 38: 570-579. pdf

Kennedy C.M., Lonsdorf E., Neel C.M., Williams N.M., Ricketts T.H., Winfree R., Bommarco R., Brittain C., Burley A.L., Cariveau D., Carvalheiro L.G., Chacoff N.P., Cunningham S.A., Danforth B.N., Dudenhöffer J., Elle E., Gaines H.R., Gratton C., Greenleaf S.S., Holzschuh A., Isaacs R., Javorek S.K., Jha S., Klein A.M., Krewenka K., Mandelik Y., Mayfield M.M., Morandin L., Neame L.A., Otieno M., Park M., Potts S.G., Rundlöf M., Saez A., Steffan-Dewenter I., Taki H., Tuell J.K., Felipe B., Veldtman R., Westphal C., & C. Kremen (2013) A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on native bee pollinators in agroecosystems. Ecology Letters 16: 584-599. pdf

Livingston G., Jha S., Vega A. & L. Gilbert (2013) Conservation value and permeability of Neotropical oil palm landscapes for orchid bees. PloS ONE 8: e78523pdf

Jha S., Allen D.A., Liere H., Perfecto I. & J.H. Vandermeer (2012) Mutualisms and population regulation: mechanism matters. PLoS ONE 7: e43510. pdf

Jha S. & C.W. Dick (2010) Native bees mediate long-distance pollen dispersal in a shade coffee landscape mosaic. Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences 107:13760-13764. pdf

Jha S. & J.H. Vandermeer (2010) Impacts of coffee agroforestry management on tropical bee communities. Biological Conservation 143: 1423-1431. pdf

Jha S. & C.W. Dick (2009) Isolation and characterization of nine microsatellite loci for the tropical understory tree Miconia affinis Wurdack (Melastomataceae). Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 344-345. pdf

Jha S. & J.H. Vandermeer (2009) Contrasting foraging patterns for Africanized honeybees and native bees and wasps in a tropical agroforestry landscape. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25: 13-23. pdf

Jha S. & J. H. Vandermeer (2009) Contrasting bee foraging in response to resource scale and local habitat management. Oikos 118: 1174-1180. pdf

Jha S., Vandermeer J.H. & I. Perfecto (2009) Population dynamics of Coccus viridis, a ubiquitous ant-tended agricultural pest, assessed by a new photographic method. Bulletin of Insectology 62: 183-189. pdf

Jha S. & C.W. Dick (2008) Shade coffee farms promote genetic diversity of native trees. Current Biology 18: 1126-1128. pdf 

Philpott S.M., Lin B.B., Jha S. & S.J. Brines (2008) A multi-scale assessment of hurricane impacts on agricultural landscapes based on land-use and topographic features. Agriculture, Ecosystems and the Environment 128: 12-20. pdf

Jha S., Casey-Ford R.G., Platt T., Queller D.C. & J.E. Strassmann (2006) The queen is not the pacemaker in colonies of the small-colony wasps Polistes instabilis and P. dominulus. Animal Behavior 71: 1197-1203. pdf

Jha S., Harcombe P.A. & I.S. Elsik (2004) Potential Causes of a Decline in American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) in Wier Woods. Texas Journal of Science 21: 328-339. pdf

Book Chapters

Lin B.B., Philpott S.M., Jha S., and H. Liere (2017) Urban agriculture as a productive green infrastructure for environmental and social well-being, in Greening Cities: A Growing Imperative for Liveability and Sustainability (eds. Yok T.P. and C.Y. Jim). Springer. pp 155-179. external / internal link

Jha S., Burkle L. & C. Kremen (2012) Vulnerability of pollination ecosystem services to global climate change.  Ecosystem Services and Climate Change. Timothy Seastedt and Kathryn Suding.  Netherlands, Springer. pp 118-128. pdf

Jha S., Bacon C., Philpott S.M., Rice R.A., Mendez V.E. & P. Läderach (2011) Shade coffee at a crossroads again: A review of ecosystem services, farmer livelihoods, and value chains in shade coffee agroecosystems. In: Campbell, W. B. and Lopez Ortiz, Silvia, Integrating Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism: Examples from the Field. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp.141-208. pdf

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