Dr. J. Gibbs

Dr. Jason Gibbs
Ph.D. (York University)

Assistant Professor
Curator, J.B. Wallis-RE Roughley Museum of Entomology
Website: http://www.wallisroughley.ca/

Room 213 Entomology Building
Winnipeg Manitoba R3T 2N2 CANADA

Telephone: (204) 474-7485
Facsimile: (204) 474-7628
Email: Jason.gibbs@umanitoba.ca

Research Interests:

  • Diversity of wild pollinators
  • Molecular phylogenetics
  • Integrative taxonomy
  • Behaviour and social evolution
  • Pollinator ecology
  • Native bee conservation


60. McCravy, K.W., Geroff, R.K. & Gibbs, J. (in press) Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) functional traits in relation to sampling methodology in a restored tallgrass prairie. Florida Entomologist.

59. Harrison, T., Gibbs, J. & Winfree, R. (in press) Phylogenetic homogenization of bee communities across ecoregions. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

58. Semmler, S.J., Olynyk, M., Miller, R.* & Gibbs, J. (in press) First records of the resin bees Dianthidium pudicum pudicum and D. simile (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Manitoba, with a key to local species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Manitoba.

57. Winfree, R., Reilly, J., Bartomeus, I., Cariveau, D., Williams, N.M. & Gibbs, J. (2018) Species turnover makes biodiversity important to pollination services despite dominance. Science 359(6377): 791–793. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aao2117

56. Harrison, T., Gibbs, J. & Winfree, R. (2018) Anthropogenic landscapes support fewer rare bee species. Landscape Ecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-017-0592-x

55. Lettow, M.C., Brudvig, L.A., Bahlai, C.A., Gibbs, J., Jean, R. & Landis, D.A. (2018) Bee community responses to a gradient of oak savanna restoration. Restoration Ecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.12655

54.  Gibbs, J. (2018) Bees of the genus Lasioglossum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) from Greater Puerto Rico, West Indies. European Journal of Taxonomy 400:1–57. https://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.400

53. Gibbs J. (2018) DNA barcoding a nightmare taxon: Assessing barcode index numbers and barcode gaps for sweat bees. Genome 61(1): 21–31. http:/dx.doi.org/10.1139/gen-2017-0096

52. Sheffield, C.S., Heron, J., Gibbs, J., Onuferko, T.M., Oram, R., Best, L., deSilva, N., Dumesh, S., Pindar, A. & Rowe, G. (2017) Contribution of DNA barcoding to the study of the bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Canada: progress to date. The Canadian Entomologist 149 (6): 736–754. http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/tce.2017.49P

51. Harrison, T., Gibbs, J. & Winfree, R. (2017) Forest bees are replaced in agricultural and urban landscapes by native species with different phenologies and life history traits. Global Change Biology 24 (1): 287–296. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13921

50. Selfridge, J.A., Frye, C.T., Gibbs, J. & Jean, R. (2017) The bee fauna of inland sand dune communities in Worcester County, Maryland. Northeastern Naturalist 24(4): 421–445.

49. Gibbs, J., Ascher, J.S., Rightmyer M.G. & Isaacs, R. (2017) The bees of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila), with notes on distribution, taxonomy, pollination, and natural history. Zootaxa 4352(1): 1–160. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4352.1.1

48. Gibbs, J. (2017) Notes on the nests of Augochloropsis metallica fulgida and Megachile mucida in central Michigan (Hymenoptera: Halictidae, Megachilidae). The Great Lakes Entomologist 50(1): 17–24. [cover]

47. Gibbs, J. & Dathe, H.H. (2017) First records of Hylaeus (Paraprosopis) pictipes Nylander, 1852 (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) in North America. Check List 13(3): 2116. http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/13.3.2116

46. Genung, M., Fox, J., Williams N.W., Kremen, C., Ascher, J.S., Gibbs, J. & Winfree, R. (2017) The relative importance of pollinator abundance and species richness for the temporal variance of pollination services. Ecology 98(7): 1807–1816. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1876

45. Gibbs, J., Joshi, N., Wilson, J., Rothwell, N., Powers, K., Haas, M., Gut, L., Biddinger, D. & Isaacs, R. (2017) Does passive sampling accurately reflect the bee (Apoidea: Anthophila) communities pollinating apple and sour cherry orchards? Environmental Entomology 46(3): 579–588. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvx069

44. Buchanan, A.L., Gibbs, J., Komondy, L. & Szendrei, Z. (2017) Bee community of commercial potato fields in Michigan and Bombus impatiens visitation to neonicotinoid-treated potato plants. Insects 8(1): 30. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/insects8010030

43. Griffin, S., Bruninga-Socolar, B., Kerr, M., Gibbs, J. & Winfree, R. (2017) Wild bee community change over a 26-year chronosequence of restored tallgrass prairie. Restoration Ecology 25(4): 650–660. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.12481

42. Carson, B., Bahlai, C.A., Gibbs, J. & Landis, D.A. (2016) Flowering phenology influences bee community dynamics in old fields dominated by the invasive plant Centaurea stoebe. Basic and Applied Ecology 17(6): 497–507.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2016.04.004

41. Zarrillo, T.A., Ascher, J.S., Gibbs, J. & Stoner, K.A. (2016) New and noteworthy records of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) for Connecticut. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 89(2): 138–157.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2317/0022-8567-89.2.138

40. Gibbs, J. Elle, E., Bobiwash, K., Haapalainen, T. & Isaacs, R. (2016) Contrasting pollinators and pollination in native and non-native regions of highbush blueberry production. PLOS ONE 11(7): e0158937.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0158937

39. McCravy, K.W., Geroff, R.K. & Gibbs, J. (2016) Malaise trap sampling efficiency for bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) in a restored tallgrass prairie. Florida Entomologist 99(2): 321–323.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.099.0230

38. Cariveau, D.P., Nayak, G.K., Bartomeus, I., Zientek, J., Ascher, J.S., Gibbs, J. & Winfree, R. (2016) The allometry of bee proboscis length and its uses in ecology. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151482.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151482

37. Gibbs, J. (2016) Bees of the family Halictidae Thomson, 1869 from Dominica, Lesser Antilles (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). European Journal of Taxonomy 180: 1–50.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2016.180

36. Blitzer, E.J., Gibbs, J., Park, M.G. & Danforth, B.N. (2016) Pollination services for apple dependent on diverse wild bee communities. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 221: 1–7.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.01.004

35. Mallinger, R.E., Gibbs. J. & Gratton, C. (2016) Diverse landscapes have a higher abundance and species richness of spring wild bees by providing complementary floral resources over bees' foraging periods. Landscape Ecology 31(7): 1523–1535   http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-015-0332-z

34. Koh, I., Lonsdorf, E.V., Williams, N., Brittain, C., Isaacs, R., Gibbs, J. & Ricketts, T.H. (2016) Modeling the status, trends and impacts of wild bee abundance in the United States. Submitted to: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(1): 140–145.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1517685113

33. Russo, L., Park, M.G., Gibbs, J. & Danforth, B.N. (2015) The challenge of accurately documenting bee species richness in agroecosystems: bee diversity in eastern apple orchards. Ecology and Evolution 5(17): 3531–3540.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1582

32. Park, M.G., Blitzer, E.J., Gibbs, J., Losey, J.E. & Danforth, B.N. (2015) Combined impact of pesticides and landscape simplification threatens wild pollinators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 282: 1809.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.0299

31. Hung, K.-L.J., Ascher, J.S., Gibbs, J., Irwin, R.E. & Bolger, D.T. (2015) Effects of fragmentation on a distinctive coastal sage scrub bee fauna revealed through incidental captures by pitfall traps. Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 175–179.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10841-015-9763-8

30. Geroff, R.K., Gibbs, J. & McCravy, K.W. (2014) Assessing bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) diversity of an Illinois restored tall grass prairie: methodological and conservation considerations. Journal of Insect Conservation 18 (5): 951–964.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10841-014-9703-z

29. Gibbs, J., Dumesh, S. & Griswold, T. (2014) Bees of the genera Dufourea Lepeletier and Dieunomia Cockerell of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Halictidae) with a key to the Dufourea of eastern North America. Journal of Melittology 29: 1–15.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17161/jom.v0i29.4652

28. Bartomeus, I., Park, M.G., Gibbs, J., Danforth, B.N., Lakso, A.N. & Winfree, R. (2013) Biodiversity as insurance against plant-pollinator phenological asynchrony. Ecology Letters 16: 1331–1338. [cover]  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.12170

27. Gibbs, J. & Dumesh, S. (2013) A new species, Lasioglossum (Eickwortia) hienae, from Mexico (Apoidea: Halictidae). Journal of Melittology 13: 1–11. http://dx.doi.org/10.17161/jom.v0i13.4518

26. Gibbs, J., Packer, L., Dumesh, S. & Danforth, B.N. (2013) Revision and reclassification of Lasioglossum (Evylaeus), L. (Hemihalictus) and L. (Sphecodogastra) in eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Halictidae). Zootaxa 3672: 1–116.  http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3672.1.1

25. Magnacca, K.N., Gibbs, J., & Droege, S. (2013) Notes on alien and native bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) from the Hawaiian Islands. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 114: 61–65.

24. Ngo, H.T., Gibbs, J., Griswold, T. & Packer, L. (2013) Evaluating bee diversity using Malaise traps in coffee landscapes of Costa Rica. The Canadian Entomologist 145: 435–453.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/tce.2013.16

23. Bartomeus, I., Ascher, J.S., Gibbs, J., Danforth, B.N., Wagner, D.L., Hedtke, S. & Winfree, R. (2013) Historical changes in northeastern US bee pollinators related to shared ecological traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(12): 4656–4660. [cover]  http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1218503110

22. Stahlhut, J.K., Gibbs, J., Sheffield, C.S., Smith, M.A. & Packer, L. (2012) Wolbachia (Rickettsiales) infections and bee (Apoidea) barcoding: A response to Gerth et al. Systematics and Biodiversity 10(4): 395–401.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2012.753488

21. Gibbs, J. (2012) Two replacement names for North American Lasioglossum (Dialictus) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 85(3): 259–261. : http://dx.doi.org/10.2317/JKES120424.1

20. Pauly, A., Gibbs, J. & Kuhlmann, M. (2012) Capalictus, a new subgenus of Lasioglossum Curtis 1833 from South Africa (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Halictidae). European Journal of Taxonomy 28: 1–28.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2012.28

19. Gibbs, J., Brady, S., Kanda, K. & Danforth, B.N. (2012) Phylogeny of halictine bees supports a shared origin of eusociality for Halictus and Lasioglossum (Apoidea: Anthophila: Halictidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 926–939.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.08.013

18. Colla, S.R., Ascher, J.S., Arduser, M., Cane, J., Deyrup, M., Droege, S., Gibbs, J., Griswold, T., Hall, G., Henne, C., Neff, J., Jean, R.P., Rightmyer, M.G., Sheffield, C., Veit, M. & Wolf, A. (2012) Documenting persistence of most eastern North American bee species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) to 1990–2009. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 85(1): 14–22.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2317/JKES110726.1

17. Smith, M.A., Bertrand, C., Crosby, K., Eveleigh, E.S., Fernandez-Triana, J., Fisher, B.L., Gibbs, J., Hajibabaei, M., Hallwachs, W., Hind, K., Hrcek, J., Huang, D.W., Janda, M., Janzen, D.H., Li, Y., Miller, S., Packer, L., Quicke, D., Ratnasingham, S., Rodriguez, J., Rougerie, R., Shaw, M.R., Sheffield, C., Stahlhut, J.K., Steinke, D., Whitfield, J., Wood, M. & Zhou, X. (2012) Wolbachia and DNA barcoding insects: patterns, potential, and problems. PLoS One 7(5): e36514, 1–12.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0036514

16. Gibbs, J., Albert, J. & Packer, L. (2012) Dual origins of social parasitism in North American Dialictus  (Hymenenoptera: Halictidae) confirmed using a phylogenetic approach. Cladistics 28(2): 195–207.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00373.x

15. Gibbs, J. (2012) A new species of Habralictus Moure from Dominica, Lesser Antilles (Hymenoptera, Halictidae). Zookeys 168: 1–12.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.168.2524

14. Grundel, R., Jean, R.P., Frohnapple, K.J., Gibbs, J., Glowacki, G.A. & Pavlovic, N.B. (2011) A survey of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of the Indiana dunes and northwest Indiana, USA. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 84: 105–138.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2317/JKES101027.1

13. Gibbs, J. (2011) Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of eastern North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictini). Zootaxa 3073: 1–216.

12. Richards, M.H., Rutgers-Kelly, A., Gibbs, J., Vickruck, J.L., Rehan, S.M. & Sheffield, C.S. (2011) Bee diversity in naturalizing patches of Carolinian grasslands in southern Ontario. The Canadian Entomologist 143: 279–299. http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/n11-010

11. Gibbs, J. (2010) Atypical wing venation in Dialictus and Hemihalictus and its implications for subgeneric classification of Lasioglossum. Psyche 2010 (605390): 1–6.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/605390

10. Gibbs, J. (2010) Revision of the metallic Lasioglossum (Dialictus) of Canada (Hymenoptera, Halictidae, Halictini). Zootaxa 2591: 1–382.  http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/%25x

9. Gibbs, J. (2010) An aberrant bee of the species Lasioglossum (Dialictus) disparile (Cresson) with brief taxonomic notes on the species. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 83(1): 92–96.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2317/JKES0806.16.1

8. Gardiner, M., Tuell, J., Isaacs, R., Gibbs, J., Ascher, J.S. & Landis, D. (2010) Implications of three model biofuel crops for beneficial arthropods in agricultural landscapes. BioEnergy Research 3: 6–19.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12155-009-9065-7

7. Gibbs, J. (2009) New species in the Lasioglossum petrellum species group identified through an integrative taxonomic approach. The Canadian Entomologist 141: 371–396.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/n09-020

6. Gibbs, J., Ascher, J.S. & Packer, L. (2009) Dialictus Robertson, 1902 and Evylaeus Robertson, 1902 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): proposed precedence over Hemihalictus Cockerell, 1897, Sudila Cameron, 1898 and Sphecodogastra, Ashmead, 1899. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 66(2): 147–158.

5. Gibbs, J. (2009) A new cleptoparasitic Lasioglossum (Hymenoptera, Halictidae) from Africa. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 18: 74–79.

4. Packer, L., Gibbs, J., Sheffield, C. & Hanner, R. (2009) DNA barcoding and the mediocrity of morphology. Molecular Ecology Resources 9(S1): 42–50.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02631.x

3. Gibbs, J. & Sheffield, C.S. (2009) Rapid range expansion of the Wool-Carder Bee, Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), in North America. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 82(1): 21–29.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2317/JKES805.27.1

2. Gibbs, J. (2009) Integrative taxonomy identifies new (and old) species in the Lasioglossum (Dialictus) tegulare (Robertson) (Hymenoptera, Halictidae) species group. Zootaxa 2032: 1–38.

1. Gibbs, J. & Packer, L. (2006) Revision and phylogenetic analysis of Chilicola sensu stricto (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 1355: 1–37.



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