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Key Papers
Dicks LV, Viana B, Bommarco R, Brosi BJ, del Coro Arizmendi M, Cunningham SA, Galetto L, Hill R, Lopes AR, Pires C, Taki H, Cooper D, Potts SG. Ten policies to protect pollinators. Science, 2016. 354, 975–976.
Bell KL, Fowler J, Burgess KS, Dobbs EK, Gruenewald D, Lawley B, Morozumi C, Brosi BJ. Applying pollen DNA metabarcoding to the study of plant-pollinator interactions. Applications in Plant Sciences, 2017. 5(6): 1600124

This work shows the integration between our DNA metabarcoding work and our network studies—demonstrating for the first time that highly-resolved pollination networks can be constructed by metabarcoding pollen carried by flower visitors. We highlight a number of suggestions for using this technique for network studies.

Brosi, BJ, Niezgoda K, Briggs HM.. Experimental species removals impact the architecture of pollination networks. Biology Letters, 13: 20170243

Most network simulation studies exploring the consequences of species losses assume that network structure stays fixed after species losses. In these replicated field experiments we show that network structure is altered, in ways that can be predicted from basic ecological theory.

Brosi BJ, Delaplane KS, Boots M, De Roode JC. Ecological and evolutionary approaches to managing honey bee disease.. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2017. 1, 1250–1262

This review lays out why we need to incorporate ecological and evolutionary considerations into the management of honey bee disease, including developing the idea that current management techniques may actually be selecting for more-virulent parasites and pathogens.

Bell, K.L., K.S. Burgess, N. De Vere, A. Gousse, A. Keller, R. Richardson, B.J. Brosi. DNA metabarcoding of pollen: progress and prospects. Genome, 2016. 59(9): 629-640

This review lays out the current status of pollen metabarcoding, including its promise as a technique, its limitations, and key areas for future research.

B.J. Brosi. Pollinator Specialization: from the Individual to the Community. New Phytologist, 2016. 210: 1190–1194. DOI: 10.1111/nph.13951

This review lays out why foraging choices in pollinators, at multiple scales, can drive important system properties including diversity-functioning relationships.

Valdovinos, F.S., B.J. Brosi, H.M. Briggs, P. Moisset de Espanés, R. Ramos-Jiliberto, N.D. Martinez.. Adaptive foraging interacts with network structure to stabilize mutualistic networks. Ecology Letters, 2016. 19: 1277–1286.

This paper integrates modeling and our field data from Colorado, and shows that “adaptive foraging”—behavioral plasticity in foraging intensity on different resources—is key for stabilizing pollination networks, but has different effects in networks with different structures.

Brosi BJ, Briggs HM (2013). Single pollinator species losses reduce floral fidelity and plant reproductive function. PNAS, 110(32): 13044-13048

Most biodiversity-functioning relationships predict relatively rapid saturation of functioning with diversity. In this work we showed that removing even a single species can have negative functional consequences, driven by behavioral plasticity in the remaining species.

Brosi BJ, Biber, EGN (2012). Citizen Involvement in the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Science, 37(6096): 802-803
All Papers
Dicks LV, Viana B, Bommarco R, Brosi BJ, del Coro Arizmendi M, Cunningham SA, Galetto L, Hill R, Lopes AR, Pires C, Taki H, Cooper D, Potts SG. Ten policies to protect pollinators. Science, 2016. 354, 975–976.
Bell KL, Fowler J, Burgess KS, Dobbs EK, Gruenewald D, Lawley B, Morozumi C, Brosi BJ. Applying pollen DNA metabarcoding to the study of plant-pollinator interactions. Applications in Plant Sciences, 2017. 5(6): 1600124
Brosi, BJ, Niezgoda K, Briggs HM.. Experimental species removals impact the architecture of pollination networks. Biology Letters, 13: 20170243
Dynes, T.L., J.C. De Roode, J.I. Lyons, J.A. Berry, K.S. Delaplane, B.J. Brosi. Fine scale population genetic structure of Varroa destructor, an ectoparasitic mite of the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Apidologie, 2017. 48(1): 93-101
Brosi BJ, Delaplane KS, Boots M, De Roode JC. Ecological and evolutionary approaches to managing honey bee disease.. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2017. 1, 1250–1262
Strauss SH, Jones KN, Lu H, Petit JH, Klocko AH, Brosi BJ, Betts MG, Needham MD, Fletcher RJ. Impacts of Flowering Modification on Biodiversity in Forest Plantations. New Phytologist, 2017. 213: 1000–1021
Bell, K.L., K.S. Burgess, N. De Vere, A. Gousse, A. Keller, R. Richardson, B.J. Brosi. DNA metabarcoding of pollen: progress and prospects. Genome, 2016. 59(9): 629-640
B.J. Brosi. Pollinator Specialization: from the Individual to the Community. New Phytologist, 2016. 210: 1190–1194. DOI: 10.1111/nph.13951
Valdovinos, F.S., B.J. Brosi, H.M. Briggs, P. Moisset de Espanés, R. Ramos-Jiliberto, N.D. Martinez.. Adaptive foraging interacts with network structure to stabilize mutualistic networks. Ecology Letters, 2016. 19: 1277–1286.
Ayers, C.A., P.R. Armsworth, B.J. Brosi. Determinism as a statistical metric for trapline foraging and other recurrent behaviors. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2015. 69:1395–1404
Suni SS, Brosi, BJ (2012). Population genetics of orchid bees in a fragmented tropical landscape. Conservation Genetics, 13: 323-332
Anderson, LM, TM Dynes, JA Berry, KS Delaplane, LLMcCormick, and BJ Brosi. 2014. Distinguishing feral and managed honeybees (Apis mellifera) using stable carbon isotopes. Apidologie, 45(6): 653-663
Tallis, H, J Lubchenco, … BJ Brosi.2014.. Working together: A call for inclusive conservation. Nature, 515(7525): 27–28.
Bewick, S, BJ Brosi, and PR Armsworth. Competition causes secondary extinctions in plant-pollinator networks.. Oikos, 2013. 122: 1710–1719
Gould, RK, L Pejchar, SG Bothwell, BJ Brosi, S Wolny, CD Mendenhall, GC Daily. 2013.. If you build it, they will come: Forest restoration and parasitic wasp communities in montane Hawaii.. PLoS ONE, 8, e59356
Lichtenberg, E, and BJ Brosi. 2012. Expanded Ranges of Two Stingless Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Species: Aparatrigona isopterophila and Ptilotrigona occidentalis. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 85(4): 374-377
Brosi BJ, Biber, EGN (2012). Citizen Involvement in the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Science, 37(6096): 802-803
Biber E, Brosi B (2010). Officious Intermeddlers or Citizen Experts? Petitions and Public Production of Information in Environmental Law. UCLA Law Review; UC Berkely Public Law Research Paper No, 1432652: 321-397
Souza RO, Del Lama MA, Cervini M, Mortari N, Eltz T, Zimmermann Y, Bach C, Brosi BJ, Suni S, Quezada-Euán, Paxton RJ (2010). Conservation genetics of neotropical pollinators revisited: Microsatellite analysis suggests that diploid males are rare in orchid bees. Evolution, 64: 3318-3326
Brosi BJ, Daily GC, Chamberlain CP, Mills M (2009). Detecting changes in habitat-scale bee foraging in a tropical fragmented landscape using stable isotopes. Frontiers in Ecology and Management, 258: 1846-1855
Brosi, B.J. The effects of forest fragmentation on euglossine bee communities. Biological Conservation, 2009. 142:414-423
Brosi BJ, Biber EG (2009). Statistical inference, Type II error, and decision making under the US Endangered Species Act. Frontiers in Ecology and Management, 7(9): 487-494
Fischer J, Brosi BJ, Daily GC, Ehrlich PR, Goldman R, Goldsein J, Lindenmayer DB, Manning AD, Mooney HA, Pejchar L, Ranganathan J, Tallis H (2008). Should agricultural policies encourage land sparing or wildlife-friendly farming?. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 6(7): 380-385
Brosi BJ, Daily GC, Shih TM, Oviedo F, Durán G (2008). Optimal design of agricultural landscapes for pollination services. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45(3): 773-783.
Brosi BJ, Balick MJ, Wolkow R, Lee R, Kostka M, Raynor W, Gallen R, Raynor A, Raynor P, Ling DL (2007). Cultural Erosion and Biodiversity: Canoe-Making Knowledge in Pohnpei, Micronesia. Conservation Biology, 21(3): 875-879
Brosi BJ, Daily GC, Ehrlic PR (2007). Bee community shifts with landscape context in a tropical countryside. Ecological Applications, 17: 418-430
Peters CM, Purata SE, Chibnik M, Brosi BJ, Lopez AM, Ambrosio M (2003). The life and times of Bursera glabrifolia (HBK) Engl. in Mexico: A parable for ethnobotany. Economic Botany, 57(4): 431-441
Bletter N, Janovec J, Brosi B, Daly D (2004). A digital base map for studying the Neotropical flora. Taxon, 53(2): 469-477
Lee RA, Balick MJ, Ling DL, Sohl F, Brosi BJ, Raynor W (2001). Cultural Dynamism and Change: An Example from the Federated States of Micronesia. Economic Botany, 55(1): 9-13
Sultan SE, Wilczek AM, Hann SD, Brosi BJ (1998). Contrasting ecological breadth of co-occurring annual Polygonum species. Journal of Ecology, 89: 363-383