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Adam G. Dolezal

Assistant Professor

PhD, 2012, Arizona State University

Email: adolezal@illinois.edu

Adam Dolezal

Dolezal is a broadly trained insect physiologist with interest in how environmental stressors interact to affect bee health. Pollinators, particularly honey bees and wild bees, are a critical element of healthy ecosystems and key players in agriculture.  Dolezal’s research interests revolve around studying how ecological stressors, like nutrition, landscape composition/ecology, viral pathogens, and sublethal pesticide exposure interact to affect these pollinators.  Working mostly in Midwestern agroecosystems dominated by row crop agriculture, his lab uses of a variety of approaches, including landscape ecology, ethology, physiology, and genomics to study these interactions and better understand how field-relevant stressors contribute to bee declines.

Recent/Relevant Publications

Dolezal, A. G., Hendrix, S. D., Scavo, N. A., Carrillo-Tripp, J., Harris, M. A., Wheelock, M. J., O’Neal, M. E., Toth, A. L. Honey bee viruses in wild bees: Viral prevalence, loads, and experimental inoculation. 2016. Plos One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166190

Dolezal, A. G., Carrillo-Tripp, J., Miller, W. A., Bonning, B.C., Toth, A.L. Intensively cultivated landscape and Varroa mite infestation are associated with reduced honey bee nutritional state. 2016 Plos One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153531

Carrillo-Tripp, J., Dolezal, A. G., Goblirsch, M. J., Miller, W. A., Toth, A.L., Bonning, B.C., 2016. In vivo and in vitro infection dynamics of honey bee viruses. Scientific Reports. 6:22265, DOI: 10.1038/srep22265

Dolezal, A. G., Carrillo-Tripp, J., Miller, W. A., Bonning, B.C., Toth, A.L. 2016. Honey bees preferentially reject pollen contaminated with field-relevant levels of an insecticide., J. of Economic Entomology. 109(1):41-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/025189

Dolezal, A.G., Toth, A.L., 2014. Honey bee sociogenomics: a genome-scale perspective on bee social behavior and health. Apidologie 45, 375-395