Gard Otis

Head shot of Gard.
Professor Emeritus (College)
Phone number: 
(519) 824-4120 Ext.52478 Room: ECBL 2242


BS Duke
PhD Kansas




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




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, emerald ash borer, ash trees, giant asian hornets


Area of Research

Ecosystem Science and Biodiversity