Dr. Jess Vickruck

Current research and/or projects

- Beneficial insect biogeography in agri-environmental ecosystems

Research and/or project statements

Publications (Google scholar https://scholar.google.ca/citations?hl=en&user=fim9I_8AAAAJ)



Tai, H., Vickruck. J. 2022. Potato resistance against insect herbivores. Chapter 14 in Insect Pests of Potato, 2nd Edition. Elsevier

Youssef, M.B., Ouédraogo, B.C., Bastarache, P., Dumas, P., Moffat, C.E., Vickruck, J.L. and Morin, P Jr. 2022. Exposure to temperature and insecticides modulates the expression of small non-coding RNA-associated transcripts in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Journal of Insect Science 23, 1-9.

Bouafoura, R., Bastarache, P; Christelle Ouédraogo, B.; Dumas, P.; Moffat, C.; Vickruck, J.L.; Morin, P. Jr. 2022. Characterization of Insecticide Response-Associated Transcripts in the Colorado Potato Beetle: Relevance of Selected Cytochrome P450s and Clothianidin. Insects, 13 (6), 505.

Menail, H. A; Cormier, S. B.; Ben Youssef, M.; Bjerregaard Jørgensen, L.;  Vickruck, J. L.; Morin, P. Jr; Boudreau, L. H.; Pichaud, N. 2022. Frontiers in Physiology. 13 DOI=10.3389/fphys.2022.897174.

Hichem M. A.; Simon C. B.; Youssef, M. B.; Jørgensen, L. B.; Vickruck, J. L.; Morin, P.; Boudreau, L. H., Pichaud, N. 2022. Flexible Thermal Sensitivity of Mitochondrial Oxygen Consumption and Substrate Oxidation in Flying Insect Species. Frontiers in Physiology, 13 10.3389/fphys.2022.897174 



Robinson, S.V.J., Edwards, D., Vickruck, J.L., Galpern, P. 2021. Non-crop sources of beneficial arthropods vary within-season across prairie agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 107581.


Vickruck, J.L., Purvis, E., Kwafo, R., Kersteins, H., Galpern, P. 2021. Diversifying landscapes for wild bees: Strategies for North American agroecosystems. Current Landscape Ecology Reports. 1-13.


P Galpern, J Vickruck, JH Devries, MP Gavin (2020) Landscape complexity is associated with crop yields across a large temperate grassland region. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 290, 106724



2020 and earlier

Purvis, EEN, Vickruck. J, Best, LR, Devries, JH, Galpern, P. 2020. Wild bee community recovery in restored grassland-wetland complexes of prairie North America. Biological Conservation 252, 108829


Vickruck, J , Best, L.R, Gavin, M.P, Devries, J. Galpern, P. 2019. Pothole wetlands provide reservoir habitat for native bees in prairie croplands. Biological Conservation, 232: 43–50.


Vickruck, J.L. and Richards, M. H. 2017. Nesting habits influence population genetic structure of a bee living in anthropogenic disturbance. Molecular Ecology, 26: 2674–2686.


Vickruck, J.L. 2015. Development of sixteen novel microsatellite markers for the eastern carpenter bee, Xylocopa virginica (Hymenoptera: Apidae), through paired-end Illumina sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources 7: 427–429.


Vickruck, J.L. and Richards, M.H. 2012. Niche partitioning based on nest site selection in the small carpenter bees Ceratina mikmaqi and C. calcarata. Animal Behaviour 83: 1083–1089.


Vickruck, J.L., Rehan, S.M., Sheffield, C.S. and Richards, M.H. 2011. Nesting biology and barcode analysis of two cryptic species within Ceratina dupla, with comparisons to C. calcarata (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopinae). The Canadian Entomologist 143: 254–262.


Richards, M.H., Rutgers-Kelly, A., Gibbs, J., Vickruck, J.L., Rehan, S. M. and Sheffield, C.S. 2011. Bee diversity in naturalizing patches of Carolinian grasslands in southern Ontario. The Canadian Entomologist 143: 279–299.


Vickruck, J.L., Huber, J.T. and Richards, M.H. 2010. Natural enemies of the bee genus Ceratina (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in the Niagara Region, Ontario Canada. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 11–26.

Education and awards

PhD Biology (Ecology and Evolution), Brock University, 2017

MSc Biology (Ecology and Evolution), Brock University, 2010

BScH Zoology, University of Guelph, 2006

Key publications

  1. MacKinnon. L. 2021 Colorado Potato Beetle Insecticide Resistance Monitoring Results. Update from PEI Department of Agriculture, for Prince Edward Island Potato News. Jan/Feb 2022. Volume 23 Issue 1. https://peipotatoagronomy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/pnv23n1.pdf

    2022 - View publication details

  2. Bumblebee assemblages across habitat types in New Brunswick, Canada

    2021 - View publication details

  3. Purvis, E.E.N., Vickruck, J.L., Best, L.R., Devries, J.H., Galpern, P. (2020). Wild bee community recovery in restored grassland-wetland complexes of prairie North America. Biological Conservation, [online] 252 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108829

    2020 - View publication details

Research facility

95 Innovation Road
PO Box 20280
Fredericton, NB E3B 4Z7


Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution

Entomological Society of Canada

Acaidan Entomological Society