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Basset, Yves, Cizek, Lucas, Cuenoud, Philippe, Didham, Raphael K., Guilhaumon, Francois, Missa, Oivier, Novotny, Vojtech, Odegaard, Frode, Roslin, Tomas, Schmidl, Jurgen, Tishechkin, Alexey K., Winchester, Neville N., Roubik, David W., Aberlenc, Henri-Pierre, Bail, Johannes, Barrios, Hector, Bridle, Jon R., Castano-Meneses, Gabriela, Corbara, Bruno, Curletti, Gianfranco, Duarte, da Rocha, De Bakker, Domir, Delabie, Jacques H. C., Dejean, Alain, Fagan, Laura, et al. 2012. Supplementary Materials for Arthropod Diversity in a Tropical Forest. Science, 338(1481): 1-27.

Basset, Yves, Cizek, Lukas, Cuénoud, P., Didham, R. K., Guilhaumon, F., Missa, O., Novotny, Vojtech, Ødegaard, F., Roslin, T., Schmidl, J., Tishechkin, A. K., Winchester, N. N., Roubik, David W., Aberlenc, H. P., Bail, J., Barrios, Hector, Bridle, J. R., Castaño-Meneses, G., Corbara, B., Curletti, Gianfranco, Duarte, da Rocha, De Bakker, D., Delabie, J. H., Dejean, Alain, Fagan, L. L., et al. 2012. Arthropod Diversity in a Tropical Forest. Science, 338(6113): 1481-1484. doi:10.1126/science.1226727

Eckles, M. A., Roubik, David Ward and Nieh, J. C. 2012. A stingless bee can use visual odometry to estimate both height and distance. The Journal of experimental biology, 215(18): 3155-3160. doi:10.1242/jeb.070540


David W. Roubik and J. Enrique Moreno Patiño. 2009. Trigona corvina : An Ecological Study Based on Unusual Nest Structure and Pollen Analysis. Psyche. 1-7

Patricia Vit, Antonio Rodríguez-Malaver, David W Roubik, Enrique Moreno, Bruno Almeida Souza, María Teresa Sancho, Miguel Fernández-Muiño, Daniela Almeida-Anacleto, Luis Carlos Marchini, Florimar Gil, Carolina González, Greana Aguilera and Beatriz Nieves. 2009. Expanded parameters to assess the quality of honey from Venezuelan bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of ApiProduct and ApiMedical Science 1 (3): 72-81

David W. Roubik. 2009. Ecological Impact on Native Bees by the Invasive Africanized Honey Bee. Abejas cleptoparasitas, con énfasis en las abejas hospederas colectoras de aceites (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Acta biol. Colomb., Vol. 14 N.º 2, 115 - 124

David Ward Roubik;Rogel Villanueva Gutierrez. 2009. Invasive Africanized honey bee impact on native solitary bees: A pollen resource and trap nest analysis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 98(1): 152-160.

Yvonne Zimmermann;David Ward Roubik;J. Javier G. Quezada-Euan;R.J. Paxton;Thomas Eltz. 2009. Single mating in orchid bees (Euglossa, Apinae): implications for mate choice and social evolution. Insectes Sociaux 56(3): 241-249.


Victor H. Gonzalez, David W. Roubik. 2008. Especies nuevas y Filogenia de las Abejas de Fuego Oxytrigona (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Meliponini). Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n s), 24(1): 43-71


Allyn MacLean Stearman, Eugenio Stierlin, Michael E. Sigman, David W. Roubik & Derek Dorrien. 2007. Stradivarius in the Jungle: Traditional Knowledge and the Use of “Black Beeswax” Among the Yuquí of the Bolivian Amazon. Human Ecology. 36: 149–159

F. Liu, J. Chen, J. Chai, X. Zhang, X. Bai, D. He and D. W. Roubik. 2007. Adaptive functions of defensive plant phenolics and a non-linear bee response to nectar components. Functional Ecology

F Liu, DW Roubik, D He, J Li. 2007. Old comb for nesting site recognition by Apis dorsata? Insectes Sociaux.


Yvonne Zimmermann & David W. Roubik & Thomas Eltz. 2006. Species-specific attraction to pheromonal analogues in orchid bees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

David W. Roubik. 2006. Stingless bee nesting biology. Apidologie


Eltz, T., D.W. Roubik, and K. Lunau. 2005. Experience-dependent choices ensure species-specific fragrance accumulation in male orchid bees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

Roubik, D. W. Large processes with small targets: rarity and pollination in rain forests. pp 1-12 in D. W. Roubik, S. Sakai and A. A. Hamid Karim, eds. Pollination ecology and the rain forest: Sarawak studies. Ecological Studies, Vol. 174, Springer Science + Business Media, New York, U.S.A.

Robert Kajobe, David W. Roubik.2005.Honey-Making Bee Colony Abundance and Predation by Apes and Humans in a Uganda Forest Reserve.The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

Darveau, C.A., P.W. Hochachka, K.C. Welch, D.W. Roubik, and R.K. Suarez. 2005. Allometric scaling of flight energetics in Panamanian orchid bees: a comparative phylogenetic approach. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 208:3581-3591.

Suarez, R.K., C.A. Darveau, K.C. Welch, D.M. O'Brien, D.W. Roubik, and P.W. Hochachka. 2005. Energy metabolism in orchid bee flight muscles: carbohydrate fuels all. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 208:3573-3579.

Darveau, C.A., P.W. Hochachka, D.W. Roubik, and R.K. Suarez. 2005. Allometric scaling of flight energetics in orchid bees: evolution of flux capacities and flux rates. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 208:3593-3602.

JoÃo M. F. Camargo & David W. Roubik.2005.Neotropical Meliponini: Paratrigonoides mayri new genus and species from western Colombia (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Apinae) and phylogeny of related genera.

Villanueva-G, R., D.W. Roubik and W. Colli-Ucán. 2005. Extinction of Melipona beecheii and traditional beekeeping in the Yukatán peninsula. Bee World. 86(2):35-41.


Oliveira, R. de C., Nunes, F. de M. F., Campos, A. P. S., Vasconcelos, S. M. de, Roubik, D., Goulart, L. R., Kerr, W. E. 2004. Genetic divergence in Tetragonisca angustula Latreille, 1811 (Hymenoptera, Meliponinae, Trigonini) based on rapd markers. Genetics and Molecular Biology. 27: 181-186.

Villanueva, R., and Roubik, D. W.2004. Why are African honey bees and not European bees invasive Pollen diet diversity in community experiments. 35:481-491

Degen, B., and D.W. Roubik. 2004. Effects of animal pollination on pollen dispersal, self-pollination and effective reproductive population size of tropical trees: a simulation study. Biotropica 36:165-179.

Dick, C. W., Roubik, D. W., Gruber, K. F., Bermingham, E. 2004. Long-distance gene flow and cross-Andean dispersal of lowland rainforest bees (Apidae: Euglossini) revealed by comparative mitochondrial DNA phylogeography. Molecular Ecology. 13:3775-3785.

Kawakita A., Sota T., M. Ito., J.S. Ascher, H. Tanaka, M. Kato, and D.W. Roubik. 2004. Philogeny, historical biogeography, and character evolution in bumble bees (Bombus: Apidae) based on simultaneous analysis of three nuclear gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 31: 799-804.


Zayed A., D.W. Roubik, and L. Packer. 2003. Use of diploid male frequency data as an indicator of pollinator decline. The Royal Society. Biology letters.

Schiestl F.P., and D.W. Roubik, 2003. Odor compound detection in male euglossine bees. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 19 (1), 253-257.

Eltz T., D.W. Roubik, and M.W. Whitten. 2003. Fragrances, male display and mating behaviour of Euglossa hemichlora: a flight cage experiment. Physiological Entomology. 28, 251-260.


Roubik, D. 2002. The value of bees to the coffee harvest. Nature. 417, 708.

Roubik D.W. 2002. Feral African bees augment neotropical coffee yield. Ministry of Environment/Brasilia. P.255-266.


David W. Roubik. 2000. A Framework for Melittology. Science 20 October 2000: Vol. 290. no. 5491, p. 461.


Peters, J.M., D.C. Queller, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, D.W. Roubik, and J.E. Strassmann. 1999. Mate number, kin selection and social conflicts in stingless bees and honeybees. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. 266:379-384.


David W. Roubik, Jorge Arturo Lobo Segura and João Maria Franco de Camargo. 1997. New stingless bee genus endemic to Central American cloudforests: phylogenetic and biogeographic implications (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini).Systematic Entomology 22, 67-80. © Blackwell Science Ltd.


Roubik D.W.,L.A. Weight and A. Bonilla. 1996. Population genetics, diploid males, and limits to social evolution of Euglossine bees. Evolution. 50(2), 931-935.


David W. Roubik. J. Biosci.1993. Direct costs of forest reproduction, bee-cycling and the efficiency of pollination modes. Vol 18, Number 4, , pp 537-552. © Printed in India.


Wolda H., and D.W Roubik., 1986. Nocturnal bee abundance and seasonal bee activity in a Panamanian forest. Ecology. 67 (2), 426-433.


Roubik D.W., 1982.Obligate necrophagy in a social bee. Science. 217(4564), 1059-1060.

Roubik D.W., J.D. Ackerman, C. Copenhaver, and B.H. Smith. 1982.Stratum, tree, and flower selection by tropical bees: implications for the reproductive biology of outcrossing Cochlopermum vitifolium in Panama. Ecology.63 (3), 712-720.

Roubik D.W., 1982. The ecological impact of nectar-robbing bees and pollinating hummingbirds on a tropical shrub. Ecology. 63 (2), 354-360.


Roubik D.W., 1980.Foraging behavior of competing Africanized honeybees and stingless bees. Ecology. 61 (4), 836-845.


Roubik D.W., 1978. Competitive interactions between neotropical pollinators and Africanized honey bees. Science. 201(4360), 1030-1032.

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