David Ward Roubik
Address: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
ATT: David Ward Roubik
9100 PANAMA CITY PL
Washington DC 20521-9100
Telephone: +507 212-8109
FAX: +507 212-8148
Bee Biology, Pollination Ecology, Palynology, Entomology, Evolutionary Ecology.
Melittopalynology (bee-pollen studies), population and pollinator abundance monitoring in tropical and temperate forest preserves. Education game development (with MIT Arcade project) and STRI development. Field Research On Pollination of Native and Cultivated Tropical Plants, Bee Communication and Foraging Behavior, Biology and Systematics, and Barcoding, of Stingless bees, Euglossine bees and bees in general, in equatorial forests of the world-emphasis on French Guiana, Suriname, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Gabon and Borneo. Field work on Stingless bee keeping and pollination ecology in Quintana Roo, Mexico, Africa, S Asia, and studies on the impact of non-native Apis.
Education and Degrees
University High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1965 - 69
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; advanced Spanish 1968-69
Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota; Humanities - 1969-71
University of Washington, Seattle; Liberal Arts - 1972
BS (entomology) Oregon State University- 1975
Ph.D. (entomology) University of Kansas 1979. "Competition Studies of Colonizing Africanized Honey Bees and Native Bees in South America"
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.
2004. D. W. Roubik and P. E. Hanson. Orchid bees of tropical America: biology and field guide. InBIO Press, Heredia, Costa Rica. 370 pp.
2005 David W. Roubik, Shoko Sakai, Abang A. Hamid Karim (eds.) Ecological Studies, Vol. 174. Analysis and Synthesis “Pollination ecology and the rain forest: Sarawak studies., editors. 307 pp. 76 illustrations, 12 in full color.
Roubik, D. W. 2002. The value of bees to the coffee harvest. Nature 417:708.
Roubik, D. W. ed. 1995. Pollination of Cultivated Plants in the Tropics. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Agricultural Bulletin No. 118, Rome, Italy, 196 pp.
Gadagkar, R., Roubik, D. W., Inoue, T., and Ashton, P. S. eds.1993. Diversity and Flexibility of Biotic Communities in Fluctuating Environments. Indian Academy of Sciences (Journal of Biosciences, Special Issue) 130 pp.
Roubik, D. W., and Moreno, J. E. 1991. Pollen and Spores of Barro Colorado Island. Monographs in Systematic Botany, No. 36. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri. 268. pp.
Sakagami, S. F., Ohgushi R., and Roubik. D. W. eds. 1990. Natural History of Social Wasps and Bees in Equatorial Sumatra. Hokkaido University Press, Sapporo, Japan, 274 pp.
Roubik, D. W. 1989. Ecology and Natural History of Tropical Bees. Cambridge Univ. Press, New York, 514 pp.
Roubik, D. W. 1982. Obligate necrophagy in a social bee. Science 217:1059-1060.