Dennis vanEngelsdorp

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InstitutionUniversity of Maryland
Postal addressDepartment of Entomology
 3136 Plant Sciences Bldg
College Park
United States of America
Office phone7178842147
Mobile phone7178842147
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer,Extension Specialist,Researcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Environment
COLOSS Project(s)   BEEBOOK,Monitoring
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Varroa control,CSI Pollen
Research interestsepidemiology
Publications43. Pettis, J. S., R. Rose, E. M. Lichtenberg, P. Chantawannakul, N. Buawangpong, W. Somana, P. Sukumalanand, and D. vanEngelsdorp. 2013. A Rapid Survey Technique for Tropilaelaps Mite (Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) Detection. Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 1535-1544
42. Pettis, J. S., E. M. Lichtenberg, M. Andree, J. Stitzinger, R. Rose, and D. vanEngelsdorp. 2013. Crop Pollination Exposes Honey Bees to Pesticides Which Alters Their Susceptibility to the Gut Pathogen Nosema ceranae. PloS ONE92 8: e70182.
41. Tarpy, D. R., D. vanEngelsdorp, and J. S. Pettis. (2013). Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial honey bee colonies. Naturwissenschaften, 100: 723-728.
40. vanEngelsdorp, D., E. Lengerich, A. Spleen, B. Dainat, J. Cresswell, K. Baylis, B. K. Nguyen, V. Soroker, R. Underwood, H. Human, Y. Le Conte, and C. Saegerman. 2013. Standard epidemiological methods to understand and improve Apis mellifera health. Journal of Apicultural Research 52. 1-15
39. Spleen, A. M., E. J. Lengerich, K. Rennich, D. Caron, R. Rose, J. S. Pettis, M. Henson, J. T. Wilkes, M. Wilson, J. Stitzinger, K. Lee, M. Andree, R. Snyder, D. vanEngelsdorp, and P. Bee Informed. 2013. A national survey of managed honey bee 2011-12 winter colony losses in the United States: results from the Bee Informed Partnership. Journal of Apicultural Research 52. 44-53
38. de Graaf, D. C., A. M. Alippi, K. Antunez, K. A. Aronstein, G. Budge, D. De Koker, L. De Smet, D. W. Dingman, J. D. Evans, L. J. Foster, A. Funfhaus, E. Garcia-Gonzalez, A. Gregorc, H. Human, K. D. Murray, B. K. Nguyen, L. Poppinga, M. Spivak, D. vanEngelsdorp, S. Wilkins, and E. Genersch. 2013. Standard methods for American foulbrood research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52: 1-27.
37. Cornman, R. S., H. Boncristiani, B. Dainat, Y. P. Chen, D. vanEngelsdorp, D. Weaver, and J. D. Evans. 2013. Population-genomic variation within RNA viruses of the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, inferred from deep sequencing. Bmc Genomics 14. 154.
36. vanEngelsdorp, D., D. R. Tarpy, E. J. Lengerich, and J. S. Pettis. 2013. Idiopathic brood disease syndrome and queen events as precursors of colony mortality in migratory beekeeping operations in the eastern United States. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 108: 225-233.
35. Cornman, R. S., D. R. Tarpy, Y. Chen, L. Jeffreys, D. Lopez, J. S. Pettis, D. vanEngelsdorp, and J. D. Evans. 2012. Pathogen Webs in Collapsing Honey Bee Colonies. PloS ONE 7: e43562.
34. vanEngelsdorp, D., D. R. Tarpy, K. Baylis, M. Spivak, D. M. Caron, J. Connell, K. S. Delaplane, S. Donohue, W. Esaias, B. Gross, J. Hayes, Jr., E. J. Lengerich, J. Pettis, K. Rennich, R. Underwood, R. Rose, J. Skinner, and J. Wilkes. 2012. The Bee Informed Partnership: Using Beekeeper's Real-World Experience to Solve Beekeepers' Real-World Problems. American Entomologist 58: 116-118.
33. Boncristiani, H., R. Underwood, R. Schwarz, J. D. Evans, J. Pettis, and D. vanEngelsdorp. 2012. Direct effect of acaricides on pathogen loads and gene expression levels in honey bees Apis mellifera. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58:613-620
32. Cresswell, J. E., N. Desneux, and D. vanEngelsdorp. 2012. Dietary traces of neonicotinoid pesticides as a cause of population declines in honey bees: an evaluation by Hill's epidemiological criteria. Pest Management Science. 68:819-827
31. Aebi, A., B. E. Vaissière, D. vanEngelsdorp, K. S. Delaplane, D. W. Roubik, and P. Neumann. 2012. Back to the future: Apis versus non-Apis pollination—a response to Ollerton et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27: 142-143.
30. Dainat, B., D. vanEngelsdorp, and P. Neumann. 2012. Colony collapse disorder in Europe. Environmental Microbiology Reports 4: 123-125.
29. vanEngelsdorp, D., D. Caron, J. Hayes, R. Underwood, K. R. M. Henson, A. Spleen, M. Andree, R. Snyder, K. Lee, K. Roccasecca, M. Wilson, J. Wilkes, E. Lengerich, and J. Pettis. 2012. A national survey of managed honey bee 2010-11 winter colony losses in the USA: results from the Bee Informed Partnership. Journal of Apicultural Research 51: 115-124.
28. Pettis, J., D. vanEngelsdorp, J. Johnson, and G. Dively. 2012. Pesticide exposure in honey bees results in increased levels of the gut pathogen Nosema. Naturwissenschaften 99: 153-158.
27. Nguyen, B.K., M. Ribière, D. vanEngelsdorp, C. Snoeck, C. Saegerman, A. L. Kalkstein, F. Schurr, Y. Brostaux, J. Faucon and E. Haubruge 2011. Effects of honey bee virus prevalence, Varroa destructor load and queen condition on honey bee colony survival over the winter in Belgium. Journal of Apicultural Research 50:195-202
26. vanEngelsdorp, D., J. Hayes Jr, R. M. Underwood, D. Caron and J. S. Pettis. 2011 A survey of honey bee colony losses in the United States, fall 2009 to spring 2010. Journal of Apicultural Research. 50: 1-10
25. Singh R., Kalkstein A.L., Rajotte E.G., Holmes E.C., Ostiguy N., vanEngelsdorp D., Lipkin W.I., dePamphilis C.W., Toth A.L., and Cox-Foster, D.L. 2010 RNA Viruses in Hymenopteran Pollinators: Evidence of Intertaxa Virus Transmission via Pollen and Potential Impact on Non-Apis Hymenopteran Species. PloS One. 5(12): e14357
24. vanEngelsdorp, D., N. Speybroeck, J. Evans, B. K. Nguyen, C. Mullin, M. Frazier, J. Frazier, D. Cox-Foster, Y. Chen, D. R. Tarpy, E. Haubruge, J. S. Pettis, and C. Saegerman. 2010. Weighing risk factors associated with bee Colony Collapse Disorder by classification and regression tree analysis. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103:1517-1523
23. Hunter, W., J. Ellis, D. vanEngelsdorp, J. Hayes, D. Westervelt, E. Glick, M. Williams, I. Sela, E. Maori, J. Pettis, D. Cox-Foster, N. Paldi. 2010. Large-scale field application of RNAi technology to reduce Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV) induced disease in honeybees (Apis mellifera, Hymenoptera: Apidae). PLOS Pathogens. 6(12): e1001160.
22. Nguyen, B. K., J. Mignon, D. Laget, D.C. de Graaf, F. J. Jacobs, D. vanEngelsdorp, Y. Brostaux, C. Saegerman, and E. Haubruge. 2010 Honey bee colony losses in Belgium during the 2008-2009 winter. Journal of Apicultural Research.49:337-339
21. Williams, G. R., D. R. Tarpy, D. vanEngelsdorp, M. P. Chauzat, D. L. Cox-Foster, K. S. Delaplane, P. Neumann, J. S. Pettis, R. E. L. Rogers, and D. Shutler. 2010. Colony Collapse Disorder in context. BioEssays. 32:845-846.
20. Donovall, L. R., and D. vanEngelsdorp. 2010. A Checklist of the Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Pennsylvania. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 83: 7-24.C.
19. Mullin, M. Frazier, J. Frazier, S. Ashcraft, R. Simonds, D. vanEngelsdorp, and J. Pettis. 2010. High Levels of Miticides and Agrochemicals in North American Apiaries: Implications for Honey Bee Health. PLoS ONE. 5: e9754
18. vanEngelsdorp, D., J. Hayes Jr, R. M. Underwood, and J. S. Pettis. 2010. A survey of honey bee colony losses in the United States, fall 2008 to spring 2009. Journal of Apicultural Research. 49: 7 -14.
17. vanEngelsdorp, D., and M. D. Meixner. 2010. A Historical Review of Managed Honey Bee Populations in Europe and the United States and the Factors That May Affect Them. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 103: S80-S95.
16. vanEngelsdorp, D., and L. R. Donovall. 2009. Note: New Plant Host Record and First Record of the Burrower Bug Sehirus cinetus (Palisot de Beauvois) (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) Associating with Honey Bees, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Proceedings of the Entomology Society of Washington. 111: 903-906.
15. vanEngelsdorp, D., J. D. Evans, C. Saegerman, C. Mullin, E. Haubruge, B. K. Nguyen, M. Frazier, J. Frazier, D. Cox-Foster, Y. Chen, R. Underwood, D. R. Tarpy, and J. S. Pettis. 2009. Colony Collapse Disorder: A Descriptive Study. PLoS ONE. 4: e6481.
14. vanEngelsdorp, D., J. D. Evans, L. Donovall, C. Mullin, M. Frazier, J. Frazier, D. R. Tarpy, J. Hayes Jr, and J. S. Pettis. 2009. "Entombed Pollen": A new condition in honey bee colonies associated with increased risk of colony mortality. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 101: 147-149.
13. vanEngelsdorp, D., S. Gebauer, R. Underwood. 2009. A Modified Two-queen System: “Tower” Colonies Allowing for Easy Drone Brood Removal for Varroa Mite Control. Science of Bee Culture. 1: 1-4.
12. vanEngelsdorp, D., J. Hayes, Jr., R. M. Underwood, and J. Pettis. 2008. A Survey of Honey Bee Colony Losses in the U.S., Fall 2007 to Spring 2008. PLoS ONE. 3: e4071.
11. Palacios, G., J. Hui, P.L. Quan, A. Kalkstein, K.S. Honkavuori, A.V. Bussetti, S. Conlan, J. Evans, Y.P. Chen, D. vanEngelsdorp, H. Efrat, J. Pettis, D. Cox-Foster, E.C. Holmes, T. Briese, W.I. Lipkin. 2008. Genetic analysis of Israel Acute Paralysis Virus: distinct clusters are circulating in the United States. Journal of Virology. 75: 7862-7865
10. vanEngelsdorp D. R. Underwood, and D. Cox Foster. 2008. Flash fumigation of honey bee Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies with formic and acetic acids for the control of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae). Journal of Economic Entomology.101: 256-264
9. Torto, B, R. T. Arbogast, H. Alborn, A. Suazo, D. vanEngelsodorp, D. Boucias, J. T. Tumlinson, P. E. A. Teal. 2007. Composition of volatiles from fermenting pollen dough and attractiveness to small hive beetle Aethina tumida a parasite of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Apidologie .38: 380-389.
8. Cox-Foster D.L., Conlan S., Holmes E.C, Palacios G., Evans J.D., Moran N.A, Quan P-L., Briese T., Geiser D.M., V. Martinson, D. vanEngelsdorp, A.L. Kalkstein, A. Drysdale, J. Hui, J. Zhai, L. Cui, S. Hutchinson, J.F. Simons, M. Egholm, J.S. Pettis, W.I. Lipkin. 2007. A metagenomic survey of microbes in honey bee colony collapse disorder. Science 318: 283-286.
7. Torto, B., T. Richard, T. Arbogast, D. vanEngelsdorp, S. Williams, D. Purcell, D. Boucias, J. H. Tumlinson, P. E. A. Teal. 2007. Trapping of Aethina tumida Murry (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) from Apis mellifera L. (hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies with an In-Hive Baited Trap. Chemical Ecology . 36:1018-1024.
6. Arbogast, R., B. Torto, D. vanEngelsdorp, P. E. A. Teal. 2007 An Effective Trap and Bait combination for monitoring the Small Hive Beetle Aethina Tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Florida Entomologist. 90: 404-406
5. vanEngelsdorp, D., R. Underwood, D. Caron, J. Hayes, Jr. 2007. An Estimate of Managed Colony Losses in the Winter of 2006 - 2007: A Report Commissioned by the Apiary Inspectors of America. American Bee Journal. 147: 599-603.
4. vanEngelsdorp, D., G .W. Otis. 2001. Field Evaluation of Nine Families of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) for Resistance to Tracheal Mites (Acarapis woodi (Rennie)). Canadian Journal of Entomology. 133:793-803.
3. vanEngelsdorp, D., G .W. Otis. 2001. The Role of Cuticular Compounds in the Resistance of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) to Tracheal Mites (Acarapis woodi (Rennie)). Experimental and Applied Acarology, 25: 593-603.
2. vanEngelsdorp, D., G .W. Otis. 2000. Application of a Modified Selection Index for Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidea). Journal of Economic Entomology. 93: 1606 –1612.
1. vanEngelsdorp, D., G .W. Otis. 2000.Comparison of Spring Pollen Collection by Honey (Apis mellifera) Colonies of Buckfast and "Canadian" Stocks. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario, 131: 133-138