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Jennifer Apple

Associate Professor of Biology
Biology
Integrated Science Center 258
585-245-5442
applej@geneseo.edu

Dr. Jennifer Apple has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007.

Jennifer Apple's Curriculum Vitae

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Office Hours

  • Monday 1000-1130
  • Wednesday 1230-200
  • Thursday 1130-1230

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D. in Biology, University of Utah, May 2001
  • B.S. in Biology, University of Puget Sound, 1994

Affiliations

  • Spencer J. Roemer Arboretum Advisory Board, Chair (2013 - present)

Research Interests

  • Ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions
  • Molecular ecology

Publications

  • Apple, J.L., S.L. Lewandowski,* and J.L. Levine*. 2014. Nest relocation in the slavemaking ants Formica subintegra and F. pergandei: a response to host nest availability that increases raiding success. Insectes Sociaux 61:347-356. (* undergraduate co-authors)
  • Apple, J.L., T. Grace, A. Joern, P. St. Amand, and S.A. Wisely. 2010. Comparative genome scan detects host-related divergent selection in the grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis. Molecular Ecology 19:4012-4028.
  • Bishop, J.G., N. O?Hara, J.H. Titus, J.L. Apple, R.A. Gill, and L. Wynn. 2010. N-P co-limitation of primary production and response of arthropods to N and P in early primary succession on Mount St. Helens volcano. PLoS ONE 5:e13958.
  • Apple, J.L., M. Wink, S.E. Wills, and J.G. Bishop. 2009. Successional change in phosphorus stoichiometry explains the inverse relationship between herbivory and lupin density on Mount St. Helens. PLoS ONE 4:e7087.
  • Adamski, D.A., J.L. Apple, and J.G. Bishop. 2009. A new Filatima Busck (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) associated with lupine and early herbivore colonization on Mount St. Helens. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111:293-304.
  • Grace, T., A. Joern, J.L. Apple, S.J. Brown, and S.M. Wisely. 2009. Highly polymorphic microsatellites in the North American snakeweed grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis. Journal of Orthoptera Research 18:19-21.
  • Apple, J.L., and D.A. Adamski. 2006. The biology of Chionodes hibiscella (Busck) with a description of the immature stages. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 108:575-582.
  • Gill, R.A., J.A. Boie, J.G. Bishop, L. Larsen, J.L. Apple, and R.D. Evans. 2006. Linking community and ecosystem development on Mount St. Helens. Oecologia 148:312-324.
  • Fagan, W.F., M.A. Lewis, M.G. Neubert, C. Aumann, J.L. Apple, and J.G. Bishop. 2005. When can herbivores slow or reverse the spread of an invading plant? A test case from Mount St. Helens. American Naturalist 166:669-685.
  • Apple, J.L., and D.H. Feener, Jr. 2001. Ant visitation of extrafloral nectaries of Passiflora: the effects of nectary attributes and ant behavior on patterns in facultative ant-plant mutualisms. Oecologia 127: 409-416.

More About Me

Research Interests

My research efforts have been focused on the population biology and population genetics of slavemaking ants and the host ant species that they exploit (in our own Roemer Arboretum). I am working with students to develop projects involving other organisms in the Arboretum and other local sites. Such projects include studies of the impacts of invasive shrubs and surveys of native pollinators.

More information on the Arboretum can be found on its public Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RoemerArboretum and on its website at arboretum.geneseo.edu.

My Course Syllabi

Principles of Ecology - Spring 2016

Ecology Lab - Spring 2016

Molecular Ecology - Spring 2016

Classes

  • BIOL 128: Freshman Experience in Biology

    This course is intended for students considering a major in Biology or Biochemistry. It is meant to engage students in their academic program and the college. The goals of the course are to give students a sense of community, provide help with study skills and introduce students to resources available at the college. This course is designed for freshmen. Other students may be able to enroll if space permits. Graded on S/U basis.

  • BIOL 204: Ecology Laboratory

    Selected laboratory research projects in levels of ecological organization from organisms to populations, communities, and ecosystems. Restricted to pre-biology majors, majors, and minors. Prerequisites/Corerequisite: BIOL 203.

  • BIOL 345: Biology of Insects-Lab

    A beginning and basic course dealing with the classification, morphology, physiology, exology, behavior and economic importance of insects. Prerequisites: Proficiency in Basic Requirement. One of the following courses: BIOL 203, BIOL 215, BIOL 230, BIOL 241, or BIOL 242. Offered every fall

  • BIOL 345: Biology of Insects-Lec

    A beginning and basic course dealing with the classification, morphology, physiology, exology, behavior and economic importance of insects. Prerequisites: Proficiency in Basic Requirement. One of the following courses: BIOL 203, BIOL 215, BIOL 230, BIOL 241, or BIOL 242. Offered every fall