Jeff Pettis

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InstitutionUSDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory
Postal addressBldg 306 BARC-E
 10300 Baltimore Ave
United States of America
Office phone301 504-7299
Fax301 504-8736
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens
COLOSS Project(s)   Monitoring
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Varroa control
Research interestsparasite host interactions
 effects of pesticides
 queen health
PublicationsPettis, J. S., Wilson, W. T. and Eischen, F. A. Nocturnal dispersal by female Acarapis woodi in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Exp. App. Acarol. 15(2):99-108. 1992.

Pettis, J. S., Higo, H., Winston, M. L., and Pankiw, T. Queen rearing suppression in the
honey bee - evidence for a fecundity signal. Insectes Soc. 44:311-322. 1997.

Pettis, J. S., Shimanuki, H and Feldlaufer, M. F. An assay to detect fluvalinate
resistance in Varroa mites. American Bee J. 138:538-541. 1998.

Pettis, J. S. and Pankiw, T. Grooming behavior by Apis mellifera L. in the presence of Acarapis woodi (Rennie) (Acari: Tarsonemidae). Apidologie 29:241-253. 1998.

Pettis, J. S., Westcott, L. C., and Winston, M. L. Balling behaviour in the honey bee in response to exogenous queen mandibular gland pheromone. J. of Apic. Res. 37:125-131. 1998.

Pettis, J. S. A scientific note on Varroa destructor resistance to coumaphos in the
United States. Apidologie 35: 91-92. 2004

Pettis, J.S., Collins, A.M., R. Wilbanks and M. F. Feldlaufer. Effects of coumaphos on queen
rearing in the honey bee Apis mellifera L. Apidologie 35: 605-610. 2004.

Cox-Foster, D., Conlan, S., Holmes, E.C., Palacios, G., Evans, J.D., Moran, N.A.,
Quan, P., Briese, T., Hornig, M., Geiser, D.M., Martinson, V., vanEngelsdorp, D.,
Kalkstein, A.L., Drysdale, A., Hui, J., Zhai, J., Cui, L., Hutchinson, S.K., Simons,
J.K., Pettis, J.S., Lipkin, W.A. A survey of microbes in honey bee colony collapse
disorder. Science 318: 283-287. 2007.

vanEngelsdorp, D., Evans, J. D., Saegerman, C., Mullin, C., Haubruge, E., Nguyen, B. K., Frazier, M., Frazier, J., Cox-Foster, D., Chen, Y. P., Underwood, R., Tarpy, D. R., and Pettis, J. S. Colony Collapse Disorder: A Descriptive Study. PLoS ONE 4(8):e6481. 2009.

Pettis, J.S. D. vanEngelsdorp, J. Johnson and G. Dively. Pesticide exposure in honey bees
results in increased level of the gut pathogen Nosema. Naturwissenschaften. 99: 153-158, 2012