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Native Bee Status and Vulnerability to Climate Change in National Parks

North American Bird Phenology Program



Larson, D. L., P. A. Rabie, S. Droege, J. L. Larson, and M. Haar. 2016. Exotic plant infestation is associated with decreased modularity and increased numbers of connectors in mixed-grass prairie pollination networks. PLoS ONE 11(5):e0155068. Abstract


Droege, S. and L. Packer. 2015. Bees: An Up-Close Look at Pollinators Around the World. . Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, MN. 160 pp. Abstract

Lebuhn, G., S. Droege, E. F. Connor, B. Gemmill-Herren, S. G. Potts, R. L. Minckley, R. P. Jean, E. Kula, D. W. Roubik, K. W. Wright, G. Frankie, and F. Parker. 2015. Evidence-based conservation: Reply to Tepedino et al. Conservation Biology 29(1):283-285. Abstract


Rykken, J., A. Rodman, S. Droege, and R. Grundel . 2014. Pollinators in peril? A multipark approach to evaluating bee communities in habitats vulnerable to effects from climate change. Park Science 31(1):84-90. Abstract , PDF


Lebuhn, G., S. Droege, E. F. Connor, B. Gemmill-Herren, S. G. Potts, R. L. Minckley, T. Griswold, R. Jean, E. Kula, D. W. Roubik, J. Cane, K. W. Wright, G. Frankie, and F. Parker. 2013. Detecting insect pollinator declines on regional and global scales. Conservation Biology 27(1):113-120. Abstract


Colla, S. R., J. S. Ascher, M. Arduser, J. Cane, M. Deyrup, S. Droege, J. Gibbs, T. Griswold, H. G. Hall, C. Henne, J. Neff, R. P. Jean, M. G. Rightmyer, C. Sheffield, M. Veit, and A. Wolf. 2012. Documenting persistence of most eastern North American bee species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) to 1990-2009. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 85(1):14-22. Abstract

Zelt, J., J. Courter, A. Arab, R. Johnson, and S. Droege. 2012. Reviving a legacy citizen science project to illuminate shifts in bird phenology. International Journal of Zoology 2012(Article ID 710710):1-6. Abstract


Droege, S. W. and L. H. Shapiro. 2011. An August survey of wild bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) in the northeastern port areas of Baltimore, Maryland and the second North American record of Pseudoanthidium nanum (Mocsáry) . Maryland Entomologist 5(3):45-65.

Shapiro, L. H. and S. W. Droege. 2011. Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of the Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas Facility and vicinity, Calvert County, Maryland . Maryland Entomologist 5(3):45-65.


Droege, S., M. G. Rightmyer, C. S. Sheffield, and S. G. Brady. 2010. New synonymies in the bee genus Nomada from North America (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Zootaxa No. 2661:1-32. Abstract

Droege, S., V. J. Tepedino, G. Lebuhn, W. A. Link, R. L. Minckley, Q. Chen, and C. Conrad. 2010. Spatial patterns of bee captures in North American bowl trapping surveys. Insect Conservation and Diversity 3(1):15-23. Abstract


Droege, S. 2009. [Obituary] Remembering Kathy Klimkiewicz. North American Bird Bander 34(2):64.

Droege, S., C. A. Davis, W. E. Steiner, Jr., and Mawdsley, J. 2009. The lost micro-deserts of the Patuxent River using landscape history, insect and plant specimens, and field work to detect and define a unique community. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111(1):132-144. Abstract

Franklin, M., S. Droege, D. Dawson, and J. A. Royle. 2009. Nightly and seasonal patterns of calling in common true katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Pterophylla camellifolia). Journal of Orthoptera Research 18(1):15-18. Abstract

Packer, L., C. S. Sheffield, J. Gibbs, N. de Silva, L. R. Best, J. Ascher, R. Ayala, D. Martins, S. P. M. Roberts, O. Tadauchi, M. Kuhlmann, P. H. Williams, C. Eardley, S. Droege, and T. V. Levchenko. 2009. The campaign to barcode the bees of the world: Progress, problems, prognosis. Pages 178-180 in C. L. Yurrita, editor. Memorias: VI Congreso Mesoamericano Sobre Abejas Nativas. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala – Centro de Estudios Conservacionistas, 368 pp. Abstract

Steury, B. W., S. W. Droege, and E. T. Oberg. 2009. Bees (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) of a riverside outcrop prairie in Fairfax County, Virginia . Banisteria No. 34:17-24. PDF


Frampton, M., S. Droege, T. Conrad, S. Prager, and M. H. Richards. 2008. Evaluation of specimen preservatives for DNA analyses of bees. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 17(2):195-200.

Greenberg, R., P. Blancher, D. Niven, and S. Droege. 2008. Long-term decline and short-term crash of the once abundant Rusty Blackbird. Pages 47 (abstract) in . Tundra to Tropics: Connecting Birds, Habitats and People: 4th International Partners in Flight Conference, 13-16 February 2008, McAllen, Texas: Abstracts. 138 pp. PDF

McNulty, S. A., S. Droege, and R. D. Masters. 2008. Long-term trends in breeding birds in an old-growth Adirondack forest and the surrounding region. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(1):153-158. Abstract

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