Selected Publications

Last updated: 26 Feb 2018.

Latest Publications by PI (since 2017)

Bystriakova, N, T. Griswold, J. S. Ascher, M. Kuhlmann. 2018. Key environmental determinants of the global and regional richness patterns of a wild bee subfamily. Biodiversity and Conservation 27(2): 287-309.

Drummond, F. A, A. C. Dibble, C. Stubbs, S. L. Bushmann, J. S Ascher, J. Ryan. 2017. A Natural History of Change in Native Bees Associated with Lowbush Blueberry in Maine. Northeastern Naturalist 24(m15): 49-68.

Dibble, A. C., F. A. Drummond, C. Stubbs, S. L. Bushmann, M. Veit, J. S Ascher. 2017. Bees of Maine, with a state species checklist. Northeastern Naturalist 24(m15):

Ascher, J. S., M. S. Engel. 2017. A new species of Mermiglossa from Kenya, with comments on the arrangement of Old World Panurginae (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Journal of Melittology 75: 1-11.

Gibbs, J., J. S. Ascher, M. G. Rightmyer, R. Isaacs. 2017. The bees of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila), with notes on distribution, taxonomy, pollination, and natural history. Zootaxa 4352(1): 1-160.

Hung, K.-L. J., J. S. Ascher, and D. A. Holway. 2017. Urbanization-induced habitat fragmentation erodes multiple components of temporal diversity in a Southern California native bee assemblage. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0184136. [30 Aug 2017]

Oliveira, U., B. S. Soares-Filho, A. P. Paglia, A. D. Brescovit, C. J. B. Carvalho, D. P. Silva, D. T. Rezende, F. S. F. Leite, J. A. N. Batista, J. P. P. P. Barbosa, J. R. Stehmann, J. S. Ascher, M. F. Vasconcelos, P. Marco, P. Löwenberg-Neto, V. G. Ferro, A. J. Santos. 2017. Biodiversity conservation gaps in the Brazilian protected areas. Scientific Reports 7(1): 9141: doi:10.1038/s41598-017-08707-2

Genung, M., J. Fox, N. M. Williams, C. Kremen, J. S. Ascher, J. Gibbs, R. Winfree. 2017. The relative importance of pollinator abundance and species richness for the temporal variance of pollination services. Ecology 98(7): 1807-1816.

Martins, K. T., É. Normandin, and J. S. Ascher. 2017. Hylaeus communis (Hymenoptera: Colletidae), a new exotic bee for North America with generalist foraging and habitat preferences. Canadian Entomologist 149(3): 377-390. [Jun 2017]

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Latest Online Publication

Minckley, R. L. and J. S. Ascher. 2013. Preliminary survey of bee (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) richness in the northwestern Chihuahuan Desert. Pp. 138-143 in Gottfried, G. J.; Ffolliott, P. F., Gebow, B. S., Eskew, L.G., Collins, L. C., comps. Merging science and management in a rapidly changing world: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago III; 2012 May 1-5; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings. RMRS-P-67. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

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Online Databases

Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 2018. Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist
(Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila). [Draft 50, 24 Jan 2018]
Bee species guide:
Bee species world checklist:
[Note: Cited at least 250 times according to Google Scholar]

Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 2009-2017. Discover Life/FAO World Bee Diversity:
Interactive checklists of world bees by country.

Ascher, J. S. 2006-2018. AMNH BEE specimen database.
Species list:

Ascher, J. S. 2006-2018. AMNH BEES species occurrence database.

Ascher, J. S. 2016. Collaborative databasing of North American bee collections within a
global informatics network project. iDigBio Darwin Core Archive Recordset.

Ascher, J. S., C. Eardley, T. Griswold, G. A. R. Melo, A. Polaszek, M. Ruggiero, P. Williams, K. Walker, and N. Warrit. 2008. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) World Bee Checklist:

Ascher, J. S. 2006-2018. Discover life album: John Ascher and friends.
Species list (1773 taxa):