Gard Otis

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Professor Emeritus (College)
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BS Duke
PhD Kansas



Honey bee behaviour, ecology, and evolution; Asian honey bees; parasitic mites of bees; tropical biology; hornet biology.



For a full list of publications, refer to Gard Otis' Google Scholar Profile.

Jandricic, S.E. and G.W. Otis. 2003. The potential for using male selection in breeding honey bees resistant to Varroa destructor. Bee World 84: 155-164.

Mattila, H.R. and G.W. Otis. 2003. A comparison of the host preference of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) for milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) over dog-strangler vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 107: 193-199.

Mattila, H.R., J.L. Harris and G.W. Otis. 2001. Timing and rate of production of winter bees in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies.  Insectes Sociaux 28: 88-93.


Research Area

speciation, asian honey bees, beekeeping development, butterfly ecology and behaviour, bee behaviour, insect conservation, Vespa hornets


Area of Research

Ecosystem Science and Biodiversity