Sunday, June 26, 2011

Amber Tripodi will present "Native bees and bee decline" at the Fayetteville Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday: Free to everyone

The Fayetteville Environmental Action Committee is hosting the following event...

Wildlife Habitat TM  Project Speaker Series Continues MONDAY NIGHT
Amber Tripodi will present "Native Bees and Bees' Decline" at the Fayetteville Public Library, Monday, June 27th from 6-7:30pm. 
She will share her work on bee conservation in Arkansas and discuss how homeowners can provide habitat for these important pollinators in our community.

Clearwing moth on Bee balm on June 26, 2011, at World Peace Wetland Prairie
Free and open to public.
Please click on image to ENLARGE view of Arkansas native clear-wing moth. Click on enlargement for even closer view.

Amber Tripodi

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Ph.D. Program with Dr. Szalanski
Bumble Bee Genetics


Department of Entomology
319 Agriculture Building
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
PHONE: 479.575.4214
FAX: 479.575.2452

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.S. Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado-Denver, 2009  
  • B.S. Biology, Entomology Minor, University of Arkansas, 2005



  • Szalanski, A.L., A.D. Tripodi, and J.W. Austin. Multiplex PCR diagnostics of the bed bug Cimex lectularius L. (Heteroptera: Cimicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology (accepted).
  • Magnus, R.M., A.D. Tripodi, and A.L. Szalanski. 2011. Mitochondrial DNA diversity of honey bees, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) from queen breeders in the United States. Journal of Apicultural Science (in press).
  • Tripodi, A.D and H. Sievering. 2010. The photosynthetic response of a high-altitude spruce forest to nitrogen amendments with implications for gross primary productivity. Tellus, Series B, 62: 59-68.
  • Etges, W.J. and A.D. Tripodi. 2008. Premating isolation is determined by larval rearing substrates in cactophilic Drosophila mojavensis. VIII. Mating success mediated by epicuticular hydrocarbons within and between isolated populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21 (6): 1641-1652.
  • Tripodi, A.D ., J.W. Austin, A.L. Szalanski, J. McKern, M.K. Carroll, R.K. Saran, and M.T. Messenger. 2006 Phylogeography of Reticulitermes termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in California inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 99 (4): 697-706.


  • Tripodi, A.D. , R. Magnus, and A.L. Szalanski. 2010. Genetic diversity of bumble bees from central United States. Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA.
  • Tripodi, A ., R. Magnus, and A.L. Szalanski. 2010.  Genetic diversity of bumble bees in south central United States. International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy. State College, PA.
  • Tripodi, A., J. McKern, A.L. Szalanski, and J.W. Austin. 2005. Phylogeography of Reticulitermes termites from California. Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Tripodi, A.D. and Etges, W.J. 2005. Assessment of the Cuticular Hydrocarbons Involved in Mate-choice within and between Two Populations of Drosophila mojavensis. Annual Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Carbondale, IL. Honorable Mention, Population Biology and Ecology Poster Section. 
  • University of Arkansas, Doctoral Academy Fellowship, 2010-
  • Research Undergraduate Experience (REU) Grant, National Science Foundation, PI: William Etges, $4,200. 2004   
  • Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF),  SILO Advisory Council,Assessment of the Cuticular Hydrocarbons Involved in Mate-choice within and between Two Populations of D. mojavensis., Mentor: William Etges, $2,900. 2004


  • Lloyd O. and Ruby P. Warren Endowed Scholarship    $3,500    2002-2005
  • Brandon Burlsworth Memorial Scholarship     $5,000    2003-2004
  • Carl F. Hoffman Award    $50    2004
  • John and Trannye Odum White Scholarship    $700    2004-2005
  • Marion A. Steele Scholarship    $1,000    2004-2005
  • Vol Boatwright Scholarship    $1,250    2004-2005        
  • Biological Sciences Scholarship Award, Zoology     $100    2005


Researcher studies Arkansas bumble bee population

The number of bumble bees is declining worldwide, and one University of Arkansas researcher says she will determine if that’s the case in the Natural State.
Ph.D. student Amber Tripodi said Monday she hopes to determine how bumble bees are distributed throughout the state by sampling bumble bees in every county as part of a new study.
Tripodi said the last time county-level data was compiled was in a 1964 survey, but that her study will have more accurate coverage of the entire state.
Tripodi said she is looking for volunteers to help provide samples from every county.
She said she began collecting samples in May and has already received 100 bees from across the state.
Tripodi said establishing baseline populations will help determine how bee populations change over time.
This article was published April 25, 2011 at 6:22 p.m.

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