Rodolfo Jaffé

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InstitutionDepartment of Ecology, University of São Paulo.
Postal addressRua do Matão 321
São Paulo
São Paulo
Office phone1130917533
Mobile phone1149620915
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Diversity & Conservation,Environment
COLOSS Project(s)   BEEBOOK,Beekeeping
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Sustainable bee breeding
Research interestsConservation
 landscape genetics
 population genetics
PublicationsJaffé R, Pope N, Carvalho AT, Maia UM, Blochtein B, Carvalho CAL, Carvalho-Zilse GA, Freitas BM, Menezes C, Ribeiro MF, Venturieri GC, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL (2015) Bees for development: Brazilian survey reveals how to optimize stingless beekeeping. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0121157.
Koffler S, Menezes C, Menezes P, Menezes P, Kleinert AMP, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL, Pope N, Jaffé R (2015) Temporal variation in honey production by the stingless bee Melipona subnitida (Hymenoptera: Apidae): Long term management reveals its potential as a commercial species in northeastern Brazil. Journal of Economic Entomology, in press. Doi: 10.1093/jee/tov055.
Jaffé R (2015) Love Buzz. BioScience, in press. Doi: 10.1093/biosci/biv037.
Meneses HM, Koffler S, Freitas BM, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL, Jaffé R (2014) Assessing sperm quality in stingless bees. Sociobiology 61(4): 517-522.
Perichon S, Jaffé R, Geuster C (2014). Stingless bees in urban areas: a new leisure activity or a honey trade - the example of Chapeco, an average town of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Cahiers Agricultures 23(6): 366-373.
Jaffe K, Flórez A, Manzanares M, Jaffe R, Gomes C, Rodríguez D, Achury C (2014) On the bioeconomics of shame and guilt. J Bioecon:1-13.
Jaffé, R. (2014). An Updated Guide to the Study of Polyandry in Social Insects. Sociobiology 61(1): 1-8.
Jaffé, R., F. Pioker-Hara, C. Santos, L. Santiago, D. Alves, A. M. P. Kleinert, T. Francoy, M. Arias and V. Imperatriz-Fonseca (2014). Monogamy in large bee societies: a stingless paradox. Naturwissenschaften 101(3): 261-264.
Human H., Brodschneider R., Dietemann V., Dively G., Ellis J.D., Forsgren E., Fries I., Hatjina F., Hu F.L., Jaffé R., et al. (2013) Miscellaneous standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4), 1-56.
De la Rúa P, Jaffé R, Muñoz I, Serrano J, Moritz RFA, Kraus FB (2013) Conserving genetic diversity in the honey bee. Comments on Harpur et al. (2012). Molecular Ecology, 22: 3208-3210.
Jaffé R, Garcia-Gonzalez F, Den Boer SPA, Simmons LW, Baer B (2012) Patterns of paternity skew among polyandrous social insects: What can they tell us about the potential for sexual selection? Evolution, 66 (12): 3778-3788.
Yañez O, Jaffé R, Jarosch A, Fries I, Moritz RFA, Paxton R and De Miranda J (2012) Deformed wing virus and drone mating flights in the honey bee (Apis mellifera): implications for sexual transmission of a major honey bee virus. Apidologie 43(1): 17-30.
Jaffé R, Dietemann V, Allsopp MH, Costa C, Crewe RM, Dall’Olio R, De la Rúa P, El-Niweiri MAA, Fries I, Kezic N, Meusel MS, Paxton RJ, Shaibi T, Stolle E and Moritz RFA (2010) Estimating the density of honeybee colonies across their natural range to fill the gap in pollinator decline censuses. Conservation Biology, 24(2): 583-593.
Jaffé R, Moritz RFA (2010) Mating flights select for symmetry in honeybee drones (Apis mellifera). Naturwissenschaften, 97 (3): 337-343.
De la Rúa P, Jaffé R, Dall ’Olio R, Muñoz I and Serrano J (2009) Biodiversity, conservation and current threats to European honeybees. Apidologie, 40: 263-284.
Jaffé R, Dietemann V, Crewe RM, Moritz RFA (2009) Temporal variation in the genetic structure of a drone congregation area: An insight into the population dynamics of wild African honeybees (Apis mellifera scutellata). Molecular Ecology, 18 (7): 1511-1522.
Jaffé R, Moritz RFA, Kraus FB (2009) Gene flow is maintained by polyandry and male dispersal in the army ant Eciton burchellii. Population Ecology, 51: 227-236.
Jaffé R, Peñaloza C, Barreto G (2008) Monitoring an endangered fresh water turtle management program: Effects of nest relocation on growth and locomotive performance of the Giant South American Turtle (Podocnemis expansa: Podocnemididae). Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 7 (2): 213-222.
Barrantes G, Sánchez C, Hilje B, Jaffé R (2008) Male song variation of Green Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) in the Talamanca Mountain Range, Costa Rica. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 120 (3): 519-524.
Gianoli E, Sendoya S, Vargas F, Mejía P, Jaffé R, Rodríguez M, Gutiérrez A (2008) Patterns of Azteca ants’ defence of Cecropia trees in a tropical rainforest: support for optimal defence theory. Ecological Research, 23 (5): 905-908.
Jaffé R, Kronauer DJC, Kraus FB, Boomsma JJ, Moritz RFA (2007) Worker caste determination in the army ant Eciton burchellii. Biology Letters, 3(5): 513-516.
Jaffé K, Horchler P, Verhaagh M, Gomez C, Sievert R, Jaffé R, Morawetz W (2007) Comparing the ant fauna in a tropical and a temperate forest canopy. Ecotropicos, 20(2): 74-81.
Jaffé R, Eberhard W, De Angelo C, Eusse D, Gutierrez A, Quijas S, Rodríguez A, Rodríguez M (2006) Caution webs in the way! Possible functions of silk stabilimenta in Gasteracantha cancriformis (Araneae: Araneidae). Journal of Arachnology, 34(2): 448-455.