- Vanderbilt University, (Nashville, Tennessee), B.A. in European Studies an interdisciplinary major in political science and economics, December 1984
- University of Connecticut, (Storrs, Connecticut), M.S. in Botany, June 1991.
- Organization for Tropical Studies, (Costa Rica), Participant in Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach, Spring 1992
- University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph. D. in Biology, 1998
Dissertation topic: The evolutionary significance of a bimodal flowering pattern in
Appointments and Professional Experience:
- Associate Professor. Department of Biology, San Francisco State University. 9/2007-
- Visiting scientist. Stanford University 9/2007-9/2008.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University. 1/2001 to
- Post-doctoral researcher. University of California-Irvine. 8/1999-2000. Artificial
evolution for the tolerance to herbivory.
- Post-doctoral researcher, Florida State University. 8/1997-1999. Evolution of competitive
abilities in Brassica rapa. Florida State University.
- Graduate intern, NCEAS. 8/1996-1997. Complex population dynamics working group.
Five Papers Relevant to the Proposed Research: * student author
Droege, S. V. Tepedino, G. LeBuhn, W. Link, R. L. Minckley, Q. Chen, C. Conrad.
Accepted. North American Bowl Trap Evaluation 1. Spatial Patterns of Captures
of Bees. Journal of Insect Conservation and Diversity.
Winfree, R. R. Aguilar*, D. Vazquez, G. LeBuhn and M. Aizen. 2009. A meta-analysis
of bees' responses to anthropogenic disturbance. Ecology 90(8): 2068-2076.
*Hatfield, R. and G. LeBuhn. 2007. Patch and landscape factors shape community
assemblage of bumble bees, Bombus spp. (Hymenoptera: Apidae), in montane
meadows. Biological Conservation 139:150-158.
*McFrederick, Q. and G. LeBuhn. 2006. Are urban parks refuges for bumble bees
Bombus spp. (Hymenoptera: Apidae)? Biological Conservation 129: 372-382.
LeBuhn, G., S. Droege, and M. Carboni*. 2006. Monitoring methods for solitary bee
species in North America. State of the Worlds' Pollinators Report. UN-FAO.
Five Other Significant Research Publications:
*Chess, S., R. Raguso and G. LeBuhn. 2008. Divergence in floral scent and morphology
of Linanthus dichotomus. American Journal of Botany 95:1652-1659.
*Clarke, K., B. Fisher, and G. LeBuhn. 2008. The influence of urban park
characteristics on ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) communities. Urban
LeBuhn, G. and C. Fenter*. 2008. Landscape context influences bumble bee
communities in oak woodland habitats. Pages 301-306 in A. Merenlender, D.
McCreary, and K. Purcell, technical coordinators. Proceedings of the 6th
California oak symposium: today's challenges, tomorrow's opportunities. 9-12
October 2006; Rohnert Park, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR. Albany, CA:
Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of
*Chaves, J., J. Pollinger, T. B. Smith and G. LeBuhn. 2007. The role of geography and
ecology in shaping the phylogeography of the speckled hummingbird (Adelomyia
melanogenys) in Ecuador. Molecular Biology and Evolution 43:795-807.
*Colloran, B. and G. LeBuhn. In Press. The Benefits of Meadow Restoration for
Pollinators. In: T. Root and K. Hall eds. Biological Impacts of Climate Change in
Director, Great Sunflower Project
Director, Training in Ecology and Evolution Program (NSF funded S-STEM program)
Bee monitoring website (http://online.sfsu.edu/~beeplot)
Instructor, The Bee Course, American Museum of Natural History/Smithsonian
Institution course on Solitary Bee Identification.
Habitat Conservation Plan Working Group. NCEAS. 1998-9.
Workgroup on Oak Conservation, Integrated Hardwoods Range Management Program.
North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Advisory Council
North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Research Committee
California Cooperative Ecosystem Unit Strategic Planning Committee
Collaborators and Research Associates:
Stephen Buchmann (The Bee Works), James Cane (Bee Biology and Systematics
Laboratory, USDA), Jaime Chaves (University of California-Los Angeles), Brendan
Colloran (Cambridge University), Ed Conner (San Francisco State University), Sam
Droege (United States Geological Survey), Brian Fisher (California Academy of
Science), Gordon Frankie (University of California-Berkeley), Terry Griswold (Bee
Biology and Systematics Laboratory, USDA), Jen Grixti (University of York), Rich
Hatfield (University of Vermont), Claire Kremen (UC-Berkeley), Quinn McFredrick
(University of Virginia), Adina Merenlender (University of California at Berkeley), Thomas Miller (Florida State University), Robert Minckley (University of Rochester), Frank Parker (Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory, USDA), Tom Parker (San
Francisco State University), Mark Reynolds (The Nature Conservancy), Miriam
Richards (Bock University), T'ai Roulston (University of Virginia), Julia Smith (Holy
Names University), Ellen Simms (University of California at Berkeley), Thomas
Smith (University of California at Los Angeles), Vince Tepedino (Bee Biology and
Systematics Laboratory, USDA), C. Vacher (ISEM ? University Montpellier II),
Arthur Weis (University of California at Irvine), Neal Williams (UC Davis), Julliette
Winterer (Franklin and Marshall College)
Graduate and Post-Doctoral Advisors:
Dr. Susan Mazer . Graduate advisor
Dr. Thomas Miller . Postdoctoral advisor
Dr. Arthur Weis . Postdoctoral advisor
Dr. Ellen Simms . Postdoctoral advisor
Graduate students (11 completed, 4 current)
Rich Hatfield MS 2003
Jaime Chaves MS 2004
Quinn McFrederick MS 2004
Erica Swinney MS 2004
Sally Chess MS 2005
Cynthia Fenter MS 2006
Megan Keever MS 2006
Kevin Clarke MS 2007
Jennifer Krauel MS 2009
Rae Goodman, MS 2010
Amber Nordby MS 2010
Simone Whitecloud current masters student
Vasilissa Derugin current masters student
Patrick Furtado, current masters student
Joan Brennan, current masters student