Michael C Otterstatter

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Contact networks and transmission of an intestinal pathogen in bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) colonies
    Michael C Otterstatter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3G5
    Oecologia 154:411-21. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Consumption of a nectar alkaloid reduces pathogen load in bumble bees
    Jessamyn S Manson
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Oecologia 162:81-9. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Within-host dynamics of an intestinal pathogen of bumble bees
    M C Otterstatter
    Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3G5
    Parasitology 133:749-61. 2006
  4. pmc Does pathogen spillover from commercially reared bumble bees threaten wild pollinators?
    Michael C Otterstatter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 3:e2771. 2008
  5. pmc Bumble-bee foragers infected by a gut parasite have an impaired ability to utilize floral information
    Robert J Gegear
    Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1073-8. 2006

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. ncbi request reprint Contact networks and transmission of an intestinal pathogen in bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) colonies
    Michael C Otterstatter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3G5
    Oecologia 154:411-21. 2007
    ..g., brood care, nest care, foraging), did not influence risk of infection. Our results suggest that contact networks may have an important influence on the transmission of pathogens in social insects and, possibly, other social animals...
  2. doi request reprint Consumption of a nectar alkaloid reduces pathogen load in bumble bees
    Jessamyn S Manson
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Oecologia 162:81-9. 2010
    ..If the collection of nectar secondary metabolites by pollinators is done as a means of self-medication, pollinators may selectively maintain secondary metabolites in the nectar of plants in natural populations...
  3. ncbi request reprint Within-host dynamics of an intestinal pathogen of bumble bees
    M C Otterstatter
    Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3G5
    Parasitology 133:749-61. 2006
    ..Changes in bee foraging that arise from infection may influence the probability of C. bombi transmission between bees at flowers...
  4. pmc Does pathogen spillover from commercially reared bumble bees threaten wild pollinators?
    Michael C Otterstatter
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 3:e2771. 2008
    ..Improved management of domestic bees, for example by reducing their parasite loads and their overlap with wild congeners, could diminish or even eliminate pathogen spillover...
  5. pmc Bumble-bee foragers infected by a gut parasite have an impaired ability to utilize floral information
    Robert J Gegear
    Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1073-8. 2006
    ..Parasitized animals, including invertebrates, can therefore show subtle behavioural changes that are nonetheless ecologically significant and reflect complex mechanisms...