Cameron Lab - Systematics and Biology of Social Hymenoptera

Selected Publications

Cameron, SA, BM Sadd. 2020. Global trends in bumble bee health. Annual Review of Entomology 65:209-32. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-011118-111847.

Cameron SA, Whitfield JB. 2019. Shift in temporal and spatial expression of Hox gene explains color mimicry in bees. Proc Natl Acad of Sci USA 1116:11573-11574. (Commentary)

Cameron, SA, BM Sadd. 2019. Global trends in bumble bee health. Annual Review of Entomology. Online early (Jan. 2020 publication date). (click for pdf)

Cameron SA, Whitfield JB. 2019. Shift in temporal and spatial expression of Hox gene explains color mimicry in bees. Proc Natl Acad of Sci USA. Online early 4 June: (Commentary) (click for pdf)

Cameron SA, SA Corbet, JB Whitfield. Bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus terrestris) collecting honeydew from the giant willow aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae). 2019. J. Hymenoptera Research 68:75-83. doi: 10.3897/jhr.68.30495. (click for pdf)

Chia-Ching, Chu and SA Cameron. 2017. A scientific note on Nosema bombi infection intensity among different castes within a Bombus auricomus nest. Apidologie 48:141-143. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-016-0457-3 (click for pdf)

Duennes, MA, C Petranek, E Pineda Diez de Bonilla, J Mérida-Rivas, O Martinez-López, P Sagot, Vandame, SA Cameron. 2017. Population genetics and geometric morphometrics of the Bombus ephippiatus species complex with implications for their use as commercial pollinators. Conservation Genetics. 18:553-572. DOI 10.1007/s10592-016-0903-9 (click for pdf)

Cameron, SA, HC Lim, JD Lozier, MA Duennes, R Thorp. 2016. Test of the invasive pathogen hypothesis of bumble bee decline in North America. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 113:4386-4391. (click for pdf)

Lozier, J, SA Cameron, MA Duennes, JP Strange, PH Williams, D Goulson, MJF Brown, C Morales, S Jepsen. 2015. Relocation risky for bumble bee colonies. Science 350: 286. (Letter) (click for pdf)

Romiguier, J, SA Cameron, SH Woodard, BJ Fischman, L Keller, CJ Praz. 2015. Phylogenomics controlling for base compositional bias reveals a single origin of eusociality in corbiculate bees. Molecular Biology and Evolution (in press). (click for pdf)

Koch, JB, J Lozier, JP Strange, H Ikerd, T Griswold, N Cordes, L Solter, I Stewart, SA Cameron. 2015. USBombus, contemporary survey data of North American bumble bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus) distributed in the United States. Biodiversity Data Journal (in press). (click for pdf)

Dean, CAE, MA Duennes, C-C Chu, SA Cameron. 2015. Colony characteristics and Nosema infection of Bombus auricomus (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Entomological News (in press). (click for pdf)

Duennes, M. A., J. D. Lozier, H. M. Hines, and S. A. Cameron. 2012. Geographical patterns of genetic divergence in the widespread Mesoamerican bumble bee Bombus ephippiatus (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64:219-231. (click for pdf)

Cordes, N., W.-F. Huang, J. P. Strange, S. A. Cameron, T. L. Griswold, J. D. Lozier, and L. F. Solter. 2012. Interspecific geographic distribution and variation of the pathogens Nosema bombi and Crithidia species in United States bumble bee populations. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 109: 209-216. (click for pdf)

Lozier, J. D., J. P. Strange, I. J. Stewart, and S. A. Cameron. 2011. Patterns of range-wide variation in six North American bumble bee (Bombus) species. Molecular Ecology  20: 4870-4888. (click for pdf)

Cameron, S. A., J. D. Lozier, J. P. Strange, J. B. Koch, N. Cordes, L. F. Solter, and T. L. Griswold. 2011. Patterns of widespread decline in North American bumble bees. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 108: 662-667. (click for pdf) (Nature News and Views)

Woodard, S.H., B.J. Fischman, A. Venkat, M.E. Hudson, K. Varala, S.A. Cameron, A.G. Clark, and G.E. Robinson. 2011. Genes involved in convergent evolution of eusociality in bees. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 108: 7472-7477. (click for pdf)

O'Connor, T.K., C.K. Starr, and S.A. Cameron. 2011. The Neotropical social wasp Mischocyttarus “alfkenii” Ducke (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) is a pair of ethospecies. Systematic Entomology 36: 446-452. (click for pdf)

Kissinger, C.N., Cameron, S.A., Thorp, R.W., White, B., Solter, L.F. 2011. Survey of bumble bee (Bombus) pathogens and parasites in Illinois and selected areas of northern California and southern Oregon. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 107: 220-224. (click for pdf)

De Meulemeester, T., A. M. Aytekin, S.A. Cameron, and P. Rasmont. Nest architecture and species status of the bumble bee Bombus (Mendacibombus) shaposhnikovi (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombini). Apidologie 42:301-306. (click for pdf)

Rasmussen, C. and S.A. Cameron. 2010. Global stingless bee phylogeny supports ancient divergence, vicariance, and long distance dispersal. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 99: 206-232. (click for pdf)

Hines, H.M. and Cameron, S.A. 2010. The phylogenetic position of the bumble bee inquiline Bombus inexspectatus and implications for the evolution of social parasitism. Insect. Soc. 57:379-383. (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. and C. Rasmussen. 2009. Review of the book The Bees of the World 2nd ed. American Entomologist 55: 202. (click for pdf)

Lozier, J.D. and S.A. Cameron. 2009. Comparative genetic analyses of historical and contemporary collections highlight contrasting demographic histories for the bumble bees Bombus pensylvanicus and B. impatiens in Illinois. Molecular Ecology 18: 1875-1886. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04160.x.   (click for pdf)

Grixti, J.C., L.T. Wong, S.A. Cameron, and C. Favret. 2009. Decline of bumble bees (Bombus) in the North American Midwest. Biological Conservation 142: 75-84. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2008.09.027.    (click for pdf)

Williams, P.H., Y. Tang, J. Yao, and S.A. Cameron. 2008. The bumblebees of Sichuan (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombini). Systematics and Biodiversity. DOI 10.1017/S1477200008002843 .    (click for pdf)

Whitfield, J.B., S.A. Cameron, D. Huson, and M. Steel. 2008. Filtered Z-closure supernetworks for extracting and visualizing recurrent signal from incongruent gene trees. Systematic Biology 57: 939-947.    (click for pdf)

Williams, P.H., S.A. Cameron, H.M. Hines, B. Cederberg, and P. Rasmont. 2008. A simplified subgeneric classification of the bumblebees (genus Bombus). Apidologie 39: 46-74.    (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A., H.M. Hines, and P.H. Williams. 2007. A comprehensive phylogeny of the bumble bees (Bombus). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 161-188.    (click for pdf) (Aprintable version of the large Bombus tree, fig.1, formatted for easy viewing on 2 pages)

Hines, H.M., J.H. Hunt, T.K. O'Connor, J.J. Gillespie, and S.A. Cameron. 2007.Multigene phylogeny reveals eusociality evolved twice in vespid wasps. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104 : 3295-3299.    (click for pdf) (link to data file [coming])

Rasmussen, C. and S.A. Cameron. 2007. A molecular phylogeny of the Old World stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini) supports non-monophyly of the large genus Trigonsftp://Cameron%20website/usr/local/rails/cms/sites/scameron/publicationsa. Systematic Entomology 32: 26-39.    (click for pdf)

Hines, H.M., S.A. Cameron, and A.R. Deans. 2007. Nest architecture and foraging behavior in Bombus pullatus (Hymenoptera: Apidae), with comparisons to other tropical bumble bees. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 80:1-15.    (click for pdf)

Nieh,J.C., A. Levin, S.A. Cameron, and R. Vandame. 2006 Hot bumble bees at good food: thoracic temperature of feeding Bombus wilmattae foragers is tuned to sugar concentration. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 4185-4191.    (click for pdf)

Hines, H. M., S.A. Cameron, and P.H. Williams. 2006. Molecular phylogeny of the bumble bee subgenus Pyrobombus (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus) with insights into gene utility for lower-level analysis. Invertebrate Systematics 20: 289-303.    (click for pdf)

Tsuchimoto, M., S. Yasuo, M. Funada, M. Aoki, H. Sasagawa, T. Yoshimura, O.Tadauchi, S.A. Cameron, Y. Kitagawa, and T. Kadowaki. 2005. Conservation of novel Mahya genes shows the existence of neural functions common between Hymenoptera and Deuterostome. Dev Genes Evol, DOI10.1007/s00427-005-0021-z.   (click for pdf)

Michel-Salzat, A., S.A. Cameron, and M.L. Oliveira. 2004. Phylogeny of the orchid bees (Hymenoptera: Apinae: Euglossini): DNA and morphology yield equivalent patterns. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32:309-323.    (click for pdf)

Cameron, S. A. 2004. Phylogeny and biology of neotropical orchid bees (Euglossini). Annual Review of Entomology 49: 377-404.    (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. 2003. Data from the EF-1 alpha gene corroborates the phylogenetic pattern from other genes revealing common ancestry of bumble bees and stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). III Seminario Mesoamericano sobre Abejas sin Agijon, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico.    (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. and P. Mardulyn. 2003. The major opsin gene is useful forinferring higher level phylogenetic relationships of the corbiculate bees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 28: 610-613.    (click for pdf)

Taylor,O.M. and S.A. Cameron. 2003. Nest construction and architecture of the Amazonian bumble bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Apidologie 34: 321-331.    (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. and P.H. Williams. 2003. Phylogeny of bumble bees in the New World subgenus Fervidobombus (Hymenoptera: Apidae): congruence of molecular and morphological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 321-331.   (click for pdf)

Dornhaus, A. and S.A. Cameron. 2003. Food alert in Bombus transversalis: a scientific note. Apidologie 34: 87-88.    (click for pdf)

Ramirez, S.R. and S.A. Cameron. 2003. Army ant attacks by Ecitonhamatum and E. rapax (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) on nests of the Amazonian bumble bee, Bombus transversalis (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 76: 533-535.    (click for pdf)

Grissell, E.E. and S.A. Cameron. 2002. A new Leucospis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Leucospidae), the first reported gregarious species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 11: 271-278.    (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. and S.R. Ramirez. 2001. Nest architecture and nesting ecology of the orchid bee Eulaema meriana (Hymenoptera:Apinae: Euglossini). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 74: 142-165.    (click for pdf)

Whitfield, J.B, S.A. Cameron, S.R. Ramrez, K. Roesch, S. Messinger, O.M. Taylor,D. Cole. 2001. Review of the Apanteles species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) known from Bombus (Fervidobombus) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies in the new world, with description of a new species from tropical South America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 94: 851-857.   (click for pdf)

Lockhart, P.J. and S.A. Cameron. Trees of bees. 2001. Trends in Ecologyand Evolution 16: 84-88.   (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. and P. Mardulyn. 2001. Multiple data sets suggest independent origins of highly eusocial behavior in bees (Hymenoptera: Apinae). Systematic Biology 50: 194-214.   (click for pdf)

Mardulyn,P. and S.A. Cameron. 1999. The major opsin in bees (Insecta:Hymenoptera): A promising nuclear gene for higher level phylogenetics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 12: 168-176.   (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A., J.B. Whitfield, M. Cohen and N. Thorp. 1999. Novel use of walking trails by the Amazonian bumble bee, Bombus transversalis (Hymenoptera: Apidae). In Byers, G.W., R.H. Hagen and R.W. Brooks(eds.), Entomological Contributions in Memory of Byron A. Alexander. University of Kansas Natural History Museum Special Publication 24: 187-193.   (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. & M.C. Jost. 1998 Mediators of dominance and reproductive success among queens in a cyclicallly polygynous Neotropical bumble bee Bombus atratus Franklin. Insectes Sociaux 45: 135-149.    (click for pdf)

Whitfield, J.B. and S.A. Cameron. 1998. Hierarchical analysis of variation in the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene among Hymenoptera. Molecular Biology and Evolution 15: 1728-1743.    (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. 1997. Gender bias and sociobiology. Review of: Feminism and Evolutionary Biology , ed. P. A. Gowaty, Chapman & Hall, 1997. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 12 :409-410.

Cameron, S.A. & J.B. Whitfield. 1996. Use of walking trails by bees. Nature 379: 125.    (click for pdf)

Foster, S.A. & S.A. Cameron. 1996. Geographic variation in behavior: A framework for comparative studies. In Phylogenies and the Comparative Method in Animal Behavior. (ed., Martins, E.P.). Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford.

Whitfield, J.B. & S.A. Cameron. 1993. Comparative notes on Hymenopteran parasitoids in bumble bee and honey bee colonies (Hymenoptera: Apidae) reared adjacently. Ent. News 104: 240-248.  (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. 1993. Multiple origins of advanced eusociality in bees inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90: 8687-8691.    (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. and Robinson, G.E. 1990. Juvenile hormone does not affect division of labor in bumblee bee colonies (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 83: 626-621. (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. 1989. Temporal patterns of division of labor among workers in the primitively eusocial bumble bee, Bombus griseocollis (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Ethology 80: 137-151.    (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. 1985. Brood care by male bumble bees. Proc. Natl. Acad.Sci. 82: 6371-6373.    (click for pdf)

Cameron, S.A. 1981. Chemical signals in bumble bee foraging. Behav.Ecol. Sociobiol . 9: 257-260.   (click for pdf)


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