The Fayetteville Environmental Action Committee is hosting the following event...
|Clearwing moth on Bee balm on June 26, 2011, at World Peace Wetland Prairie|
Bumble Bee Genetics
ADDRESS:Department of Entomology
319 Agriculture Building
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
- M.S. Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado-Denver, 2009
- B.S. Biology, Entomology Minor, University of Arkansas, 2005
- Szalanski, A.L., A.D. Tripodi, and J.W. Austin. Multiplex PCR diagnostics of the bed bug Cimex lectularius L. (Heteroptera: Cimicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology (accepted).
- Magnus, R.M., A.D. Tripodi, and A.L. Szalanski. 2011. Mitochondrial DNA diversity of honey bees, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) from queen breeders in the United States. Journal of Apicultural Science (in press).
- Tripodi, A.D and H. Sievering. 2010. The photosynthetic response of a high-altitude spruce forest to nitrogen amendments with implications for gross primary productivity. Tellus, Series B, 62: 59-68.
- Etges, W.J. and A.D. Tripodi. 2008. Premating isolation is determined by larval rearing substrates in cactophilic Drosophila mojavensis. VIII. Mating success mediated by epicuticular hydrocarbons within and between isolated populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21 (6): 1641-1652.
- Tripodi, A.D ., J.W. Austin, A.L. Szalanski, J. McKern, M.K. Carroll, R.K. Saran, and M.T. Messenger. 2006 Phylogeography of Reticulitermes termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in California inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 99 (4): 697-706.
- Tripodi, A.D. , R. Magnus, and A.L. Szalanski. 2010. Genetic diversity of bumble bees from central United States. Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA.
- Tripodi, A ., R. Magnus, and A.L. Szalanski. 2010. Genetic diversity of bumble bees in south central United States. International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy. State College, PA.
- Tripodi, A., J. McKern, A.L. Szalanski, and J.W. Austin. 2005. Phylogeography of Reticulitermes termites from California. Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
- Tripodi, A.D. and Etges, W.J. 2005. Assessment of the Cuticular Hydrocarbons Involved in Mate-choice within and between Two Populations of Drosophila mojavensis. Annual Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Carbondale, IL. Honorable Mention, Population Biology and Ecology Poster Section.
- University of Arkansas, Doctoral Academy Fellowship, 2010-
- Research Undergraduate Experience (REU) Grant, National Science Foundation, PI: William Etges, $4,200. 2004
- Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), SILO Advisory Council,Assessment of the Cuticular Hydrocarbons Involved in Mate-choice within and between Two Populations of D. mojavensis., Mentor: William Etges, $2,900. 2004
AWARDS AND HONORS:
- Lloyd O. and Ruby P. Warren Endowed Scholarship $3,500 2002-2005
- Brandon Burlsworth Memorial Scholarship $5,000 2003-2004
- Carl F. Hoffman Award $50 2004
- John and Trannye Odum White Scholarship $700 2004-2005
- Marion A. Steele Scholarship $1,000 2004-2005
- Vol Boatwright Scholarship $1,250 2004-2005
- Biological Sciences Scholarship Award, Zoology $100 2005
- International Union for the Study of Social Insects
- Entomological Society of America
Researcher studies Arkansas bumble bee population
Ph.D. student Amber Tripodi said Monday she hopes to determine how bumble bees are distributed throughout the state by sampling bumble bees in every county as part of a new study.
Tripodi said the last time county-level data was compiled was in a 1964 survey, but that her study will have more accurate coverage of the entire state.
Tripodi said she is looking for volunteers to help provide samples from every county.
She said she began collecting samples in May and has already received 100 bees from across the state.
Tripodi said establishing baseline populations will help determine how bee populations change over time.
This article was published April 25, 2011 at 6:22 p.m.