Dave Shutler

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InstitutionAcadia University
Postal addressBiology
Nova Scotia
Office phone19025851354
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens
Research interestsparasites
PublicationsPirk CWW et al., 2013. Statistical guidelines for Apis mellifera research. In: Dietemann V, Ellis JD, Neumann P (eds), The COLOSS BEEBOOK Vol 1: Standard methods for Apis mellifera research.
Frost EH, Hillier K, Shutler D, 2013. Effects of fluvalinate on honey bee learning, memory, responsiveness to sucrose, and survival. J Exper Biol 216:2931-2938.
Hillier K, Frost EH, Shutler D, 2013. Fate of dermally applied miticides fluvalinate and amitraz within honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) bodies. J Econ Entomol 106:558-565.
Williams GR et al., 2013. Standard methods for maintaining adult Apis mellifera workers in cages under in vitro laboratory conditions. In: Dietemann V, Ellis JD, Neumann P (eds), The COLOSS BEEBOOK Vol 1: Standard methods for Apis mellifera research.
Frost EH, Shutler D, Hillier NK, 2012. The proboscis extension reflex to evaluate learning and memory in honeybees (Apis mellifera): Some caveats. Naturwissenschaften 99:677-686.
Frost EH, Shutler D, Hillier NK, 2011. Effects of cold immobilization and recovery period on honeybee learning, memory, and responsiveness to sucrose. J Insect Physiol 57:1385-1390.
Williams GR, Shutler D, Little CM, Burger-MacLellan K, Rogers REL, 2010. The microsporidian Nosema ceranae, the antibiotic Fumagilin-B®, and western honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony strength. Apidologie 42:15-22.
Williams GR,Tarpy DR, vanEngelsdorp D, Chauzat M-P, Cox-Foster DL, Delaplane KS, Neumann P, Pettis JS, Rogers REL, Shutler D, 2010. Colony Collapse Disorder in context. BioEssays 32:845-846.
Burgher-MacLellan KL, Williams GR, Shutler D, MacKenzie K, Rogers REL, 2010. Optimization of duplex real-time PCR with melting curve analysis for detecting the microsporidian parasites Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in Apis mellifera. Can Ent 142:271-283.
Williams GR, Shutler D, Rogers REL, 2010. Effects at Nearctic north-temperate latitudes of indoor versus outdoor overwintering on the microsporidium Nosema ceranae and western honey bees (Apis mellifera). J Invertebr Pathol 104:4-7.
Williams GR, Rogers REL, Kalkstein AL, Taylor BA, Shutler D, Ostiguy N, 2009. Deformed wing virus in western honey bees (Apis mellifera) from Atlantic Canada and the first description of an overtly-infected emerging queen. J Invertebr Pathol 101:77-79. *
Shafer ABA, Williams GR, Shutler D, Rogers REL, Stewart DT, 2009. Cophylogeny of Nosema (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) and bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) suggests both cospeciation and a host-switch. J Parasitol 95:198-203.
Williams GR, Sampson MA, Shutler D, Rogers REL, 2008. Does fumagillin control the recently-detected invasive parasite, Nosema ceranae, in Western honey bees (Apis mellifera)? J Invertebr Pathol 99:342-344. *
Williams GR, Shafer ABA, Rogers REL, Shutler D, Stewart DT, 2008. First detection of Nosema ceranae, a microsporidian parasite of European honey bees (Apis mellifera), in Canada and central USA. J Invertebr Pathol 97:189-192. *