Winfree, Rachael

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There is concern that pollinators are declining globally, yet the reasons for such declines are poorly known. Winfree is investigating how pollinators respond to human land-use change and climate change in several long-term projects.




*Smith, C, *T Harrison, J Gardner, and R Winfree. 2021. Forest-associated bees persist amid forest loss and regrowth in eastern North America.  Biological Conservation pdf

*Roswell, M E, J Dushoff, and R Winfree. 2021. Editor’s Choice / Forum: A conceptual guide to measuring species diversity.  Oikos 130: 321-338  pdf

Senapathi, D and 57 other authors including *F Benjamin, *D Cariveau, *T Harrison, and R Winfree. 2021. Wild insect diversity increases inter- annual stability in global crop pollinator communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 288: 20210212 pdf

Caradonna, P J, L A Burkle, B Schwarz, J Resasco, T M Knight, G Benadi, N Bluthgen, C F Dormann, Q Fang, J Frund, B Gauzens, C N Kaiser-Bunbury, R Winfree, and D P Vazquez. 2021. Seeing through the static: the temporal dimensions of plant-animal mutualistic interactions. Ecology Letters 24: 149-161  pdf

*Genung, M A, J Fox, and R Winfree. 2020. Species richness drives ecosystem function in experiments, but in nature its importance varies with dominance.  Global Ecology and Biogeography 29: 1531-1541  pdf

*Reilly, J R, et al. 2020. Crop production in the USA is frequently limited by a lack of pollinators. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 287: 20200922   pdf

Winfree, R. 2020. How does biodiversity relate to ecosystem functioning in natural ecosystems? Pages 338-353 in B. Holt, D. Tilman, and A.P. Dobson, eds, Unsolved Problems in Ecology. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ USA

*MacLeod, M, *J Reilly, *D Cariveau, *M Genung, *M Roswell, J Gibbs, and R Winfree. 2020. How much do rare and crop-pollinating bees overlap in identity and flower preferences?  Journal of Applied Ecology 57: 413-423   pdf

*Roswell, M, J Dushoff, J Gibbs, and R Winfree. 2019. Male and female bees show large differences in floral preference. Plos One 14(4), e0214909   pdf     Highlight in Science

*Smith, C, *L Weinman, J Gibbs, and R Winfree. 2019. Specialist foragers in forest bee communities are small, social, or emerge early. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 1158-1167 pdf

*Harrison, T, J Gibbs, R Winfree. 2019. Anthropogenic landscapes support fewer rare bee species. Landscape Ecology 34: 967-978  pdf

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