For the most up-to-date list of the lab’s publications, check Gordon’s Google Scholar profile.

Perfecto I, Chaves LF, Fitch G, Hajian-Forooshani Z, Iuliano B, Li K, Medina N, Morris J, Jiménez BO, Rivera-Salinas IS, Su C,  Vandermeer J, White A. 2023. Looking beyond land-use and land-cover change: Zoonoses emerge in the agricultural matrix. One Earth 6:9 (1131-1142).

Vaidya C*, Fitch G*, Mártinez GHD, Oana AM†,  Vandermeer JH. 2023. Management practices and seasonality affect stingless bee colony growth, foraging activity, and pollen diet in coffee agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 353 (108552). †Undergraduate mentee. *Shared first authorship.

Fitch G, Gonzalez J†, Oana AM†, Oliver M†, Vandermeer JH. 2022. 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.

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).