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Christina  Mogren

Name :

Christina Mogren

Title :

Assistant Researcher

Unit :

Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Address :

3050 Maile Way
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Gilmore Hall 608

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Professional Prep/Appointments :

PhD Entomology UC Riverside, Riverside, CA 2013
B.S. Biology Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 2007

Projects :

Current projects include understanding pollen nutrient differences between plant species, and how this shapes honey bee worker health. This is useful for understanding how differences in pollen quality and their relative abundance within a region affect bee products, like royal jelly, and the ultimate success of honey bee queens. Ultimately, this information benefits land managers, beekeepers, and home owners by identifying the most nutritious species to encourage in the landscape for honey bees, particularly native Hawaiian plants.


PEPS 690 - Graduate Seminar in Entomology (Spring 2018)

Professional Interests :

My research program is designed to be both integrated and applied. I am broadly interested in how the landscape can be designed and enhanced to promote pollinator health, particularly by adding flowering plants that meet the nutritional needs of honey bees and other pollinators. I am also working on building an extension program at UH that will provide information to farmers, beekeepers, and the general public on the best management practices for pollinator conservation and agricultural sustainability.

Recent Publications :

Mogren CL, Benítez M-S, McCarter K, Boyer F, Lundgren JG (In Revision) The influence of landscape on diet and physiology in Melissodes desponsa and Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Conservation Physiology.

Ing K*, Mogren CL (2020) Evidence of competition between honey bees and Hylaeus anthracinus (Hymenoptera: Colletidae), an endangered Hawaiian yellow-faced bee. Pacific Science, 74 (1).
*Indicates undergraduate coauthor

Corby-Harris V, Bowsher JH, Carr-Markell M, Centrella M, Cook SC, Couvillon M, Dolezal A, Jones J, Mogren CL, Otto CRV, Lau P, Rangel J, Schürch R, St. Clair A (2019) Emerging themes from the ESA symposium entitled “Pollinator Nutrition: Lessons from Bees at Individual to Landscape Levels.” Bee World, 96: 3-9.

Mogren CL, Danka R, Healy K (2019) Larval pollen stress increases adult susceptibility to clothianidin in honey bees. Insects, 10: 21.

Mogren CL, Margotta J, Danka R, Healy, K (2018) Supplemental carbohydrates influence abiotic stress resistance in honey bees. The Journal of Apicultural Research, 57: 682-689.

Mogren CL, Lundgren JG (2017) In silico identification of off-target pesticidal dsRNA binding in honey bees. PeerJ 5:e4131.

Mogren, CL, Lundgren JG (2016) Neonicotinoid-contaminated pollinator strips adjacent to cropland reduce honey bee health. Scientific Reports 6: 29608.

Mogren CL, Rand TA, Fausti SW, Lundgren JG (2016) The effects of crop intensification on the diversity of native pollinator communities. Environmental Entomology 45(4): 865-872.