Ph.D. (2016) Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
Advisors: Dr. Christina Grozinger and Dr. John Tooker
Dissertation topic: Pollen Nutrition, the Foundation of Bumble Bee Foraging
M.S. (2010) Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Advisor: Dr. James Ellis
Thesis topic: The effects of land use on Cape honey bee Apis mellifera capensis Escholtz) nesting dynamics in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
B.S. (2003) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Conservation ecology; behavioral ecology; pollination ecology; sociobiology; biodiversity; physiology; sensory processes; evolutionary ecology
I am currently researching how to efficiently extract DNA from bees in museum collections, with minimal damage, to access a wealth of historical data on bee populations. Secondly, I am researching how honey bee management effects local solitary bee populations through resource competition and disease spillover, utilizing next-gen genetic analyses.
Vaudo, A.D., L.M. Farrell, H.M. Patch, C.M. Grozinger, and J.F. Tooker (in preparation) Consistent species-specific pollen nutritional intake drives bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) colony growth and reproduction across different landscapes.
Vaudo, A.D., D. Stabler, H.M. Patch, J.F. Tooker, C.M. Grozinger, and G.A. Wright. (2016) Bumble bees regulate their intake of essential protein and lipid pollen macronutrients. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219: 3962-3970
Vaudo, A.D., H.M. Patch, D.A. Mortensen, J.F. Tooker, and C.M. Grozinger (2016) Macronutrient ratios in pollen shape bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) foraging strategies and floral preferences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1606101113
Bohnenblust, E.W., A.D. Vaudo, J.F. Egan, D.A. Mortensen, and J.F. Tooker (2015) Effects of the herbicide dicamba on non-target plants and pollinator visitation. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. DOI: 10.1002/etc.3169
Vaudo, A.D., J.F. Tooker, C.M. Grozinger, and H.M. Patch (2015) Bee nutrition and floral resource restoration. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 10: 133-141.
Vaudo, A.D., H.M. Patch, D.A. Mortensen, C.M. Grozinger, and J.F. Tooker (2014) Bumble bees exhibit daily behavioral patterns in pollen foraging. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 8: 273-283
Human, H., R. Brodschneider, V. Dietemann, G. Dively, J.D. Ellis, E. Forsgren, I. Fries, F. Hatjina, F. Hu, R. Jaffé, A.B. Jensen, A. Köhler, J.P. Magyar, A. Özkýrým, C.W.W. Pirk, R. Rose, U. Strauss, G. Tanner, D.R. Tarpy, J.J.M. van der Steen, A. Vaudo, F. Vejsnæs, J. Wilde, G.R. Williams, and H. Zheng (2013) Miscellaneous standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(4): DOI 10.3896/IBRA.126.96.36.199
Vaudo, A.D., J.D. Ellis, G.A. Cambray, and M. Hill (2012) Honey bee (Apis mellifera capensis/A. m. scutellata hybrid) nesting behavior in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Insectes Sociaux. 59: 323-331.
Vaudo, A.D., J.D. Ellis, G.A. Cambray, and M. Hill (2012)The effects of land use on honey bee (Apis mellifera) population density and colony strength parameters in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Insect Conservation. 16: 601-611.
Vaudo, AD. (2010) Bee Hunting in South Africa. Florida Melitto Files. Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and University of Florida/Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences. 4(4).
Vaudo, AD. (2009) The Cape Honey Bee. Florida Melitto Files. Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and University of Florida/Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences. 3(2).
Vaudo, A.D. (2009) Waggling Wonder. Florida Mellito Files. Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and University of Florida/Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences. 3(1).