There is tremendous interest in honey bees and wild bees in Minnesota. State and federal agencies as well as private landowners are creating habitat for wild bees. I am looking forward to working with these groups to better understand how to implement these habitats and manage for wild bee diversity. Also, there is so little known about the native bees of Minnesota. This leads to an incredible opportunity to uncover basic biology and ecology of these important insects. We are still uncertain how many species are found in Minnesota. There are numerous new discoveries to be made throughout the state.
I am eager to collaborate with the faculty in Entomology and throughout the university. It is an impressive group of scientists. This stimulating environment is perfect for developing new ideas and research questions. Finally, the new Bee Research Center presents a unique opportunity to develop a research program that addresses key questions in wild bee ecology. The interest and support for wild bee ecology is truly extraordinary in the state of Minnesota and the University. I can’t imagine a better place to build my research program.
Winfree, R, J Fox, J, N Williams, J Reilly, and DP Cariveau. 2015. Abundance of common species, not species richness, drives delivery of a real-world ecosystem service. Ecology Letters, in press.
Cariveau, DP, JE Powell, H Koch, R Winfree, N Moran. 2014. Variation in gut microbial communities and its association with pathogen infection in wild bumble bees (Bombus). The ISME Journal 8: 2369-2379. Link, Supplementary Tables, and Dryad dataset.
Cariveau, DP, A Norton. 2014. Direct effects of a biocontrol agent are greater than indirect effects through flower visitors for the alien plant Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica: Scrophulariaceae). Biological Invasions 16:1951-1960. Link
Cariveau, DP, NW Williams , F Benjamin, R Winfree. 2013. Response diversity to land use occurs but does not consistently stabilise ecosystem services provided by native pollinators. Ecology Letters 16: 903-911. Link
CM Kennedy, E Lonsdorf, MC Neel, NM Williams, TH Ricketts, R Winfree, R Bommarco, C Brittain, AL Burley, D Cariveau, and 30 others 2013 A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on native bee pollinators in agroecosystems. Ecology Letters 16: 584-599. Link
LA Garibaldi, I Steffan-Dewenter, R Winfree, MA Aizen, R Bommarco, SA Cunningham, C Kremen, LG Carvalheiro, LD Harder, O Afik, I Bartomeus, F Benjamin, V Boreux, D Cariveau, and 35 others 2013 Wild pollinators enhance fruit set of crops worldwide, regardless of honey-bee abundance. Science 339: 1608-1611. Link
Winfree, R, N Bartomeus, and D Cariveau 2011 Native Pollinators in Anthropogenic Systems. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 42:1-22. Link
Williams, NM, D Cariveau, R Winfree, and C Kremen 2011 Bees in disturbed habitats use, but do not prefer, alien plants. Basic and Applied Ecology 12: 332-341. Link
Cariveau, D and AP Norton 2009 Spatially contingent interactions between a native and invasive plant mediated through flower visitors.Oikos 118: 107-114. Link
Lauenroth WK, Wade, AA, Williamson MA, Ross BE, Kumar S, Cariveau D 2007 Uncertainty in calculations of net primary production for grasslands. Ecosystems 9: 843. Link
Cariveau D, RE Irwin, AK Brody, LS Garcia-Mayeya, A von der Ohe 2004 Direct and indirect effects of pollinators and seed predators to selection on plant and floral traits. Oikos 104:15-26. Link
Jullien, M and DP Cariveau 2001 First description of the nest of the wing-banded wren in French Guiana. Wilson Bulletin 113: 398-403. Link