PUBLICATIONS AND MANUSCRIPTS (peer reviewed)

Danforth, B.N., R.L. Minckley & J.L. Neff (2019) The Solitary Bees: Biology, Evolution, Conservation. Princeton University Press.  ISBN: 9780691189321

Buchmann, S.L. & R.L. Minckley (2019) The large carpenter bees. In, Encyclopedia of Social Insects. Starr, C.K. (ed.), Springer.

Minckley, R.L. & B.N. Danforth (2019) Sources and frequency of brood loss in solitary bees. Apidologie. 50(4): 515-525.

Howell, A.D., R. Alarcon & R.L. Minckley (2017) Effects of habitat fragmentation on the nesting success of desert bees. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 110:233-243.

Lopez-Uribe, L.H., J.H. Cane, R.L. Minckley & B.N. Danforth (2016) Crop domestication facilitated rapid geographic expansion of a specialist pollinator, the squash bee. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. 283:20160443

LaPort, R.G., R.L. Minckley & J. Ramsey (2016) Ecological distributions, phenological isolation, and genetic structure in sympatric and parapatric populations of the Larrea tridentata polyploid complex. American Journal of Botany 103:1358-1374.

Lebuhn, G. S. Droege, E.F. Connor, B. Gemmill‐Herren, S.G. Potts, R.L. Minckley, R.P. Jean, E. Kula, D.W. Roubik, K.W. Wright, G. Frankie & F. Parker (2015) Evidence based conservation: reply to Tepedino et al. Conservation Biology 29:283-285.

Shapiro, L.H., V.J. Tepedino & R.L Minckley (2014) Bowling for bees: Optimal sample number for “bee bowl” sampling transects. Journal of Insect Conservation 18:1105-1113.

Norman, L., M. Villarreal, H.R. Pulliam, R. Minckley, L. Gass, C. Tolle, M. Coe (2014) Remote sensing analysis of riparian vegetation response to desert marsh restoration in the Mexican Highlands. Ecological Engineering 70:241-254.

Minckley, R.L. (2014) Maintenance of richness despite reduced abundance of desert bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) to persistent grazing. Insect Conservation & Diversity 7:263-273.

Minckley, R.L., T.H. Roulston & N.M. Williams (2013) Resource assurance predicts specialist and generalist bee activity in drought. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. 280:1-7.

Laport, R.G., L. Hatem, R.L. Minckley & J. Ramsey (2013) Ecological niche modeling implicates climatic adaptation, competitive exclusion, and niche conservatism among Larrea tridentata cytotypes in North American deserts. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Garden 140:349-363.

Cane, J.H., L. Kervin & R.L. Minckley (2013) Sensitivity of systematic net sampling for detecting shifting patterns in incidence and abundance in a floral guild of bees at Larrea tridentata. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 86:171-180.

Minckley, R.L. (2013) Trajectory and rate of vegetation response after cattle removal. pp 316-321. In, Gottfried, G. J., Ffolliott, P. F., Gebow, B. S., & Eskew, L. G., compilers. 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.

Minckley, R.L., & J.S. Ascher (2013) Preliminary survey of bee (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) richness in the northwestern Chihuahuan Desert. In, Gottfried, G. J., Ffolliott, P. F., Gebow, B. S., & Eskew, L. G., compilers. 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.

LaPort, R. G., & R.L. Minckley (2013) Cytogeography of Larrea tridentata at the Chihuahuan-Sonoran Desert ecotone. In, Gottfried, G. J., Ffolliott, P. F., Gebow, B. S., & Eskew, L. G., compilers. 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.

LeBuhn, G., S. Droege, E.F. Connor, B. Gemmill-Herren S.G. Potts, R.L. Minckley and 8 others (2012) Detecting insect pollinator declines on regional and global scales. Conservation Biology 27:113-120.

LaPort, R. G., & R.L. Minckley (2012) Occupation of active Xylocopa virginica nests by the recently invasive Megachile sculpturalis in upstate New York. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 85: 384-386.

LaPort, R.G., R.L. Minckley & J.R. Ramsey (2012) Phylogeny and cytogeography of the North American creosote bush (Larrea tridentata, Zygophyllaceae). Systematic Botany, 37:153-164.

Martinson, V. G., B.N. Danforth, R.L. Minckley, O. Rueppell, S. Tingiek & N. A. Moran (2011). A simple and distinctive microbiota associated with honey bees and bumble bees. Molecular Ecology, 20: 619–628.

Williams, N.M., E.E. Crone, T.H. Roulston, R.L. Minckley, L. Packer & S.G. Potts (2010) Ecological and life history traits predict bee species responses to environmental disturbances. Biological Conservation, 143:2280-2291.

Bordenstein, S.R., C. Brothers, G. Wolfe, M. Bahr, R.L. Minckley, M.E. Clark, J.J. Wernegreen, W.S. Reznikoff, & J.H. Werren (2010) Using the Wolbachia bacterial symbiont to teach inquiry-based science: A high school laboratory series. American Biology Teacher 72:478-483.

Droege, S.V. Tepedino, T. Griswold, G. LeBuhn, W. Link, R.L. Minckley, and 3 others (2010) Spatial patterns of bee captures in North American bowl trapping surveys. Insect Conservation and Diversity 3: 15-23.

Minckley, R.L. (2008) Faunal composition and species richness differences of bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) from two North American regions. Apidologie 39: 176-188.  

Kremen, C., N.M. Williams, M.A. Aizen, B. Gemmill-Herren, G. LeBuhn, R.L. Minckley, and 13 other authors. (2007) Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms: A conceptual framework for the effects of land-use change. Ecology Letters 10:299-314.

Minckley, R.L., & T.H. Roulston (2006) Incidental mutualisms and pollen specialization among bees, pp. 69-98. In, Plant-Pollinator Interactions: From Specialization to Generalization.  Waser, N.M. and J. Ollerton (eds.), Univ. of Chicago Press

Cane, J.H., R.L. Minckley, T.H. Roulston & L. Kervin (2006) Complex responses within a desert bee guild (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) to urban habitat fragmentation.  Ecological Applications 16: 632-634.

Cane, J.H., R.L. Minckley, L.  Kervin & T.H. Roulston (2005) Temporally persistent patterns of incidence and abundance in a pollinator guild at annual and decadal scales: the bees of Larrea tridentata. Biological Journal of the Linnaen Society 85: 319-329.

LeBuhn G., T. Griswold, R. Minckley, S. Droege, T. Roulston, J. Cane, F. Parker, S. Buchmann, V. Tepedino, N. Williams, C. Kremen & O. Messenger (2003) A standardized method for monitoring bee populations–the bee inventory (BI) plot. http://online.sfsu.edu/beeplot/pdfs/Bee%20Plot%202003.pdf

Minckley, R.L., J.H. Cane, L. Kervin & D. Yanega (2002) Biological impediments to measures of competition among introduced honey bees and desert bees. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 76: 306-319.

Williams, N., R.L.  Minckley & F.A. Silveira (2001) Variation in bee faunas and its implications for future studies. Conservation Ecology 5: 7. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol5/iss1/art7.

Cane, J.H., R.L. Minckley & L. Kervin (2000). Sampling bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) for pollinator community studies: Pitfalls of pan-trapping. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 73:225-231.

Minckley, R.L., J. H. Cane & L. Kervin (2000) Origins and ecological consequences of pollen specialization among desert bees. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B.  267: 1-7.

Minckley, R.L., J. H. Cane,L. Kervin & T. Roulston (1999) Spatial predictability and resource specialization of bees at a superabundant, widespread host plant. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 67:119-147.

Minckley, R.L. (1998) A cladistic analysis and classification of the subgenera and genera of the Large Carpenter Bees, tribe Xylocopini (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Scientific Papers of the University of Kansas Natural History Museum 9:1-47.

Minckley, R.L. & S.G. Reyes (1996) Capture of the orchid bee, Eulaema polychroma, (Friese) (Apidae: Euglossini) in Arizona, with notes on northern distributions of other Mesoamerican bees. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 62:102-104.

Minckley, R.L. & M. D. Greenfield (1995) Psychoacoustics of female phonotaxis and the evolution of male signal interactions. Ethology, Ecology & Evolution 7:235-243.

Minckley, R.L., M.D. Greenfield & M.K. Tourtellot (1995) Chorus structure in tarbush grasshoppers: inhibition, selective phonoresponse, and signal competition. Animal Behaviour 50:579-594.

Wcislo, W.T., R.L. Minckley, R.A.B. Leschen & S.G. Reyes (1994) Rates of parasitism by natural enemies of a solitary bee, Dieunomia triangulifera (Vachal) (Hymenoptera, Coleoptera and Diptera) in relation to phenologies. Sociobiology 23: 265-273.

Minckley, R.L., W.T. Wcislo, D.A. Yanega & S.L. Buchmann (1994) Behavior and phenology of a specialist bee (Dieunomia) and sunflower (Helianthus) pollen availability. Ecology 75:1406-1419.

Minckley, R.L. (1994) Comparative morphology of the mesosomal “gland” in male Large Carpenter Bees (Apidae: Xylocopini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 53:291-308.

Alexander, B.A., R.L. Minckley, & D. Yanega (1993) Nesting biology of Glenostichtia pictifrons (F. Smith) (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae, Bembecini). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 66:108-120.

Greenfield, M.D. & R.L. Minckley (1993) Acoustic dueling in tarbush grasshoppers: settlement of territorial contests via alternation of reliable signals. Ethology 95:309-326.

Wcislo, W.T., R.L. Minckley & H.G. Spangler (1992) Pre-copulatory courtship behavior in a solitary bee, Nomia triangulifera (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Apidologie 23: 431-442.

Minckley, R.L., S.L. Buchmann & W.T. Wcislo (1991) Bioassay evidence for a sex attractant pheromone in the large carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta (Anthophoridae, Hymenoptera). Journal of Zoology 224:285-291.

Minckley, R.L. & S.L. Buchmann (1990) Territory site selection of male Xylocopa (Neoxylocopa) varipunctaPatton (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 63:329-339.

Minckley, R.L. (1989) Host records and biological notes for two Anthrax species in Arizona (Diptera: Bombyliidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 62:274-278.

Andersen, J.F., S.L. Buchmann, D. Weisleder, R.D. Plattner, & R.L. Minckley (1988) Identification of thoracic gland constituents from male Xylocopa spp. Latreille (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae) from Arizona. Journal of Chemical Ecology 14:1153-1162.

Minckley, R.L. 1987. Aspects of the reproductive biology of two carpenter bees (genus Xylocopa) in southern Arizona. M.Sc. thesis, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona