Dr. Jamie Strange has studied bee health and genetics for over 20 years. The research focus of the lab is to understand how pests, parasites, and pathogens impact bee populations and how population genetic tools can be applied to study changes to bee populations. Current projects include understanding the effects of landscape on bumble bee pathogen and parasite community, the impacts of urbanization on population diversity, and conservation of the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee, a federally protected species.
Graduate Research Advisor
Iliana Moore, OSU, MS (current)
Liam Whiteman, OSU, MS (current)
Ashley Rohde, Utah State University (USU) Natural Resources, PhD projected 2022 (co-advised with Michael Branstetter and Karen Mock)
Thuy Tien Lindsay, USU, MS 2020
James D. Herndon, USU, MS 2019
Jonathan B. Koch, USU, MS 2011; PhD 2015