For the most up-to-date list of the lab’s publications, check Gordon’s Google Scholar profile.
Fitch G, Gonzalez J†, Oana AM†, Oliver M†, Vandermeer JH. Integrating interactions for pollination and for abiotic resources to understand neighbor effects on a mass-blooming crop in a complex agroforest. Biotropica 54 (1226-1237). †Undergraduate mentee.
Fitch G, Figueroa LL, Koch H, Stevenson PC, Adler LS. 2022. Understanding effects of floral products on bee parasites: mechanisms, synergism, and ecological complexity. International Journal for Parasitology – Parasites and Wildlife 17 (244-256).
Fitch G, Vandermeer JH. 2021. Can conflicting selection from pollinators and nectar-robbing antagonists drive adaptive pollen limitation? A conceptual model and empirical test. The American Naturalist 198:5 (576-589).
Fitch G*, Vaidya C*. 2021. Roads pose a significant barrier to bee movement, mediated by road size, traffic, and bee identity. Journal of Applied Ecology 58:6 (1177-1186). *Shared first authorship.
- Featured in Popular Science, Academic Times, the Applied Ecologist blog, and Issues in the Environment on WEMU News.
Fitch G, Vandermeer J. 2021. Changes in partner traits, more than partner densities, drive heterogeneity in interaction intensity between a flowering plant and its nectar robbers across habitats. In revisions, Basic and Applied Ecology 53 (1-11).
Fitch G, Vandermeer J. 2020. Light availability influences the intensity of nectar robbery and its effects on reproduction in a tropical understory shrub via multiple pathways. American Journal of Botany 107:11 (1-10).
Ong TW, Fitch G. 2020. How to study the ecology of food in the city: an overview of natural science methodologies. In: Urban Agroecology: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understand the Science, Practice, and Movement, Cohen H and Egerer MH, eds. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.
Fitch G*, Wilson CJ*, Glaum P, Vaidya C, Simao M-C, Jamieson MA. 2019. Does urbanization favor exotic bee species? Implications for the conservation of native bees in cities. Biology Letters 15 (20190574). *Shared first authorship.
Vandermeer JH and 30 other authors, including Fitch G. 2019. The community ecology of herbivore regulation in an agroecosystem: lessons from complex systems. BioScience 69:12 (974-995).
Fitch G*, Glaum P*, Simao M-C*, Vaidya C*, Iuliano B, Matthijs J, Perfecto I. 2019. Changes in adult sex ratio in wild bee communities are linked to urbanization. Scientific Reports 9:3767 (1-10). *Shared first authorship.
- Sci Rep Top 100 ecology article for 2019; featured in: ScienceDaily; Michigan Radio; Issues of the Environment, WEMU; Michigan News.
Fitch GM. 2017. Urbanization-mediated context dependence in the effect of floral neighborhood on pollinator visitation. Oecologia 185:4 (713-723).
Glaum, P, Simao M-C, Vaidya C, Fitch G, Iuliano B. 2017. Big city Bombus: using natural history and land-use history to find significant environmental drivers in bumble-bee declines in urban development. Royal Society Open Science 4:5 (e170156).
- Featured in: PBS NewsHour; ScienceDaily; Michigan News.