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Jerome G. Rozen

Jerome-Rozen

Curator Emeritus, Apoidea Collection
Professor Emeritus, Richard Gilder Graduate School

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212-769-5466
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Curriculum Vitae (short version)

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 1955
  • University of Kansas, B.A., 1950

Research Interests

Through Dr. Rozen’s worldwide research on the biology, immature stages, and evolutionary relationships of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea), the AMNH houses what is believed to be the most complete collection of bee eggs, larvae, and pupae worldwide. Since 1949, Dr. Rozen has conducted fieldwork in the United States, Europe, Trinidad, Republic of South Africa, Namibia, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Israel, Pakistan, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, the former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Costa Rica, and China. Dr. Rozen has focused on the comparative biology and systematics of solitary and cleptoparasitic taxa. He is currently working on research projects pertaining to the structure and adaptive function of bee cocoons, particularly with respect to those of leaf-cutter bees (Megachilidae). The results of his research through the years have been reported in more than 150 papers.

Please contact Dr. Rozen if you are interested in borrowing apoid Hymenoptera or visiting this part of the collection.

Publications

Rozen, Jr., J.G., H. G. Hall. 2014.Nest site selection and nesting behavior of the bee Lithurgus (Lithurgopsis) apicalis (Megachilidae: Lithurginae). American Museum Novitates 3796: 1–24. 

Rozen, Jr., J.G. 2013. Mature larvae of calliopsine bees: Spinoliella, Callonychium, and Arhysosage, including notes on nesting biology and a preliminary larval key to calliopsine genera(Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Andrenidae). American Museum Novitates 3782: 1–27.

Rozen, Jr., J.G. 2013. Larval development and nesting biology of the adventive wood-nesting bee Lithurgus (L.) chrysurus Fonscolombe (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Lithurgini) American. Museum Novitates 3774: 1–20.  

Rozen, Jr., J.G., and H.G. Hall. 2012. Nesting biology and immatures of the oligolectic bee Trachusa larreae (Apoidea: Megachilidae: Anthidiini). American Museum Novitates 3765; 1–24.

Straka, J., and J.G. Rozen, Jr. 2012. First observations on nesting and immatures of the bee genus Ancyla (Apoidea: Apidae: Apinae: Ancylaini). American Museum Novitates 3749: 1–24.

Rozen, Jr., J.G., and L. Ding. 2012. Cleptoparasitic behavior and immatures of the bee Melecta duodecimmaculata (Apoidea: Apidae: Melectini). Appendix: Tribal descriptions of the Anthophorini and Melectini based on their mature larvae. American Museum Novitates 3746: 1–24.

Rozen, Jr., J.G. 2011. Descriptions of mature larvae of the bee tribe Emphorini and its subtribes (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Apinae). ZooKeys 148: 279–291, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.1481839

Rozen, Jr., J.G. 2011. Immatures of exomalopsine bees with notes on nesting biology and a tribal key to mature larvae of noncorbiculate, nonparasitic Apinae. American Museum Novitates 3726: 1–52. 

Rozen, Jr., J.G., J.R. Rozen, and H.G. Hall. 2011. Gas diffusion rates through cocoon walls of two bee species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104: 1349–1354.

Rozen, Jr., J.G., S.B. Vinson, R. Coville, and G. Frankie. 2011. Biology of the cleptoparasitic bee Mesoplia sapphirina (Ericrocidini) and its host Centris flavofasciata (Centridini) (Apidae: Apinae). American Museum Novitates 3723: 1–36. 

Rozen, Jr., J.G., and H.G. Hall. 2011. Nesting and developmental biology of the cleptoparasitic bee Stelis ater (Anthidiini) and its host, Osmia chalybea (Osmiini) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). American Museum Novitates 3707: 1–38.

Rozen, Jr., J.G. 2010. Anatomy of the labiomaxillary region of mature larval xylocopine bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopinae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological SSSocieXylocopinae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological 83:Society 83: 332–339.

Rozen, Jr., J.G. 2010 Immatures of the Old World oil-collecting bee Ctenoplectra cornuta (Apoidea: Apidae: Apinae: Ctenoplectrini). American Museum Novitates 3699: 1–14.

Rozen, M.A., and J.G. Rozen, Jr. 2010. The pupa of the bee Protoxea gloriosa (Andrenidae: Oxaeinae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 83: 76–79.

Rozen, Jr., J.G., H. Özbek, J.S. Ascher, C. Sedivy, C. Praz, A. Monfared, and A. Müller. 2010. Nests, petal usage, floral preferences, and immatures of Osmia (Ozbekosmia) avosetta (Megachilidae: Megachilinae: Osmiini), including biological comparisons with other osmiine bees. American Museum Novitates 3680: 1–22.

Rozen, Jr., J.G., H. Özbek, J.S. Ascher, C. Sedivy, C. Praz, A. Monfared, and A. Müller. 2010. Nests, petal usage, floral preferences, and immatures of Osmia (Ozbekosmia) avosetta (Megachilidae: Megachilinae: Osmiini), including biological comparisons with other osmiine bees. American Museum Novitates 3680: 1–22.

Rozen, Jr., J.G., J. Straka, and K. Rezkova. 2009. Oocytes, larvae, and cleptoparasitic behavior of Biastes emarginatus (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Nomadinae: Biastini). American Museum Novitates 3667: 1–15.

Rozen, Jr., J.G., and S.M. Kamel. 2009. Last larval instar and mature oocyte of the old world cleptoparasitic bee Stelis murina, including a review of Stelis biology. (Apoidea: Megachilidae: Megachilinae: Anthidiini). American Museum Novitates 3666: 1–Biology of Hoplitis (Hoplitis) monstrabilis Tkalců and descriptions of its egg and larva (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Megachilinae: Osmiini). American Museum Novitates 3645: 1–12.

Rozen, Jr., J.G., and S.M. Kamel. 2009. Hospicidal behavior of the cleptoparasitic wasp Sapyga luteomaculata including investigations of ontogenetic changes in larval anatomy (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea: Sapygidae). American Museum Novitates 3644: 1–24.

Rozen, J.G. Jr. 2009. Immatures of the solitary bee Camptopoeum friesei (Andrenidae: Panurginae: Panurgini) and of its cleptoparasite Parammobatodes minutus (Apidae: Nomadinae: Ammobatini). American Museum Novitates 3641: 1–14.

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Teaching Experience

Faculty Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, 1958-1960

Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate and graduate courses on systematic zoology; immature insects; general entomology, and biological control, Ohio State University, 1958-1960

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