Lewis J. Bartlett

Assistant Research Scientist
Joint appointment: Dept. of Entomology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Program Faculty

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P.h.D. – Biological Sciences (Evolutionary Ecology), University of Exeter, 2019

B.A. (Hons) – Natural Sciences (Zoology), Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, 2013.

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Areas of Expertise
  • Infectious Disease Ecology
  • Evolutionary ecology/ Biogeography
  • Sustainability science/ Conservation ecology
Research Interests
  • Mathematical Ecology
  • Disease Ecology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Agroecology
  • Parasite and pathogen evolution
  • Adaptive dynamics
  • Apidology
Selected Publications

Bartlett, Lewis J. Frontiers in effective control of problem parasites in beekeeping.” International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife (2022).

Bartlett, Lewis J., Carlos Martinez-Mejia, Keith S Delaplane. “Honey Bees (Apis mellifera Hymenoptera: Apidae) Preferentially Avoid Sugar Solutions Supplemented with Field-Relevant Concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide Despite High Tolerance Limits.” Journal of Insect Science (2021).

Bartlett, Lewis J., Mike Boots. “The central role of host reproduction in determining the evolution of virulence in spatially structured populations.” Journal of Theoretical Biology (2021).

Bartlett, Lewis J., Michael Boots, Berry J.Brosi, Jacobus C. de Roode, Keith S. Delaplane, Catherine A. Hernandez, Lena Wilfert. “Persistent effects of management history on honeybee colony virus abundances.” Journal of Invertebrate Pathology (2021).

Bartlett, Lewis J., et al. “Industrial bees: when apicultural intensification doesn’t impact local disease prevalence.” Journal of Applied Ecology (2019).

Bartlett, Lewis J., Lena Wilfert, and Michael Boots. “A genotypic trade‐off between constitutive resistance to viral infection and host growth rate.” Evolution (2018).

Bartlett, Lewis J., et al. “Synergistic impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation on model ecosystems.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2016).

Bartlett, Lewis J., et al. “Robustness despite uncertainty: regional climate data reveal the dominant role of humans in explaining global extinctions of Late Quaternary megafauna.” Ecography (2016).