Dr. Jess Vickruck
Current research and/or projects
- Beneficial insect biogeography in agri-environmental ecosystems
Research and/or project statements
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
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
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.pdf2022 - View publication details
Bumblebee assemblages across habitat types in New Brunswick, Canada2021 - View publication details
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.2020.1088292020 - View publication details
Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution
Entomological Society of Canada
Acaidan Entomological Society