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Alston, J. M., Dillon, M. E., Keinath, D. A., Abernethy, I. M., & Goheen, J. R. 2022. Daily torpor reduces the energetic consequences of microhabitat selection for a widespread bat. Ecology. View Publication

Keaveny, E.C., Waybright, S.A., Rusch, T.W. and M.E. Dillon. In press. Supercooling points of freeze-avoiding bumble bees vary with caste and queen life stage. Journal of Thermal Biology. View Publication


Lozier, J.D., Parsons, Z.M., Rachoki, L., Jackson, J.M., Pimsler, M.L., Oyen, K.J., Strange, J., and M.E. Dillon. 2021. Divergence in Body Mass, Wing Loading, and Population Structure Reveals Species-Specific and Potentially Adaptive Trait Variation Across Elevations in Montane Bumble Bees. Insect Systematics and Diversity. View Publication

Walter, R.M., Rinehart, J.P., Dillon, M.E., and K.J. Greenlee. 2021. Size constrains oxygen delivery capacity within but not between bumble bee castes. Journal of Insect Physiology. View Publication

Oyen, K.J., Jardine, L.E., Parsons, Z.M., Herndon, J.D., Strange, J.P., Lozier, J.D. and M.E. Dillon. 2021. Body mass and sex, not local climate, drive differences in chill coma recovery times in common garden reared bumble bees. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. View Publication

Pincebourde, S., Dillon, M.E., and H.A. Woods. 2021. Body size determines the thermal coupling between insects and plant surfaces. Functional Ecology. View Publication

Woods, H.A., Pincebourde, S., Dillon, M.E. and J.S. Terblanche. 2021. Extended phenotypes: buffers or amplifiers of climate change? Trends in Ecology & Evolution. View Publication

Hotaling, S., Shah, A.A., Dillon, M.E., Giersch, J.J., Tronstad, L.M., Finn, D.S., Woods, H.A. and J.L. Kelley. 2021. Cold tolerance of mountain stoneflies (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) from the high Rocky Mountains. Western North American Naturalist. View Publication


Pimsler, M.L., Oyen, K.J., Herndon, J.D., Jackson, J.M., Strange, J.P., Dillon, M.E. and J.D. Lozier. 2020. Biogeographic parallels in thermal tolerance and gene expression variation under temperature stress in a widespread bumble bee. Scientific reports. View Publication

Shah, A.A., Dillon, M.E., Hotaling, S. and H.A. Woods. 2020. High elevation insect communities face shifting ecological and evolutionary landscapes. Current opinion in insect scienceView Publication

Hotaling, S., Shah, A.A., McGowan, K.L., Tronstad, L.M., Giersch, J.J., Finn, D.S., Woods, H.A., Dillon, M.E. and J.L. Kelley. 2020. Mountain stoneflies may tolerate warming streams: evidence from organismal physiology and gene expression. Global Change Biology. View Publication

Jackson, J.M., Pimsler, M.L., Oyen, K.J., Strange, J.P., Dillon, M.E. and J.D. Lozier. 2020. Local adaptation across a complex bioclimatic landscape in two montane bumble bee species. Molecular ecology. View Publication

Combes, S.A., Gagliardi, S.F., Switzer, C.M. and M.E. Dillon. 2020. Kinematic flexibility allows bumblebees to increase energetic efficiency when carrying heavy loads. Science advances. View Publication


Dillon, M.E. and J.D. Lozier. 2019. Adaptation to the abiotic environment in insects: the influence of variability on ecophysiology and evolutionary genomics. Current Opinion in Insect ScienceView Publication

Reade, A. J., Dillon, M., and D. Naug. 2019. Spare to share? How does interindividual variation in metabolic rate influence food sharing in the honeybee? Journal of Insect Physiology. View Publication

Giri, S., Giri, B., and M.E. Dillon. 2019. An optimized approach for extraction and quantification of energy reserves in differentially fed bumble bees (Bombus). Journal of Apiculture Research. View Publication


Jackson, J.M., Pimsler, M.L., Oyen, K.J., Koch-Uhuad, J.B., Herndon, J.D., Strange, J.P., Dillon M.E. and J.D. Lozier. 2018. Distance, elevation, and environment as drivers of diversity and divergence in bumble bees across latitude and altitude. Molecular Ecology. View Publication

Oyen, K.J and M.E. Dillon. 2018. Critical thermal limits of bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) are marked by stereotypical behaviors and are unchanged by acclimation, age or feeding status. Journal of Experimental Biology. View Publication

Giri, S., Rule, D.C. and M.E. Dillon. 2018.  Fatty acid composition in native bees: Associations with thermal and feeding ecology. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. View Publication


Gunderson, A.R., Dillon, M.E. and J.H. Stillman. 2017. Estimating the benefits of plasticity in ectotherm heat tolerance under natural thermal variability. Functional Ecology. View Publication

Rader, J.A., Newsome, S.D., Sabat, P., Chesser, R.T., Dillon, M.E., and C. Martinez del Rio. 2017. Isotopic niches support the research breadth hypothesis. Journal of Animal Ecology. View Publication

Elzay, S.D.P., Tronstad, L. and M.E. Dillon. 2017. Chapter 5: Terrestrial Invertebrates. In: Wildlife and Wind Farms: Conflicts and Solutions, Volume 1: Onshore Potential Effects. Pelagic Publishing, London, UK. 220 pp. ISBN:9781784271190. View Publication

Martinez del Rio, C. and M.E. Dillon. 2017. Sweet relief for pollinators. Science. View Publication


Oyen, K.J., Giri, S. and M.E. Dillon. 2016. Altitudinal variation in bumbe bee (Bombus) critical thermal limits. Journal of Thermal Biology. View Publication

Dillon, M.E. and H.A. Woods. 2016. Introduction to the Symposium: Beyond the Mean: Biological Impacts of Changing Patterns of Temperature Variation, Integrative and Comparative Biology. View Publication

Dillon, M.E., Woods, H.A., Wang, G., Fey, S.B., Vasseur, D.A., Telemeco, R.S., Marshall, K. and S. Pincebourde. 2016. Life in the Frequency Domain: the Biological Impacts of Changes in Climate Variability at Multiple Time Scales, Integrative and Comparative Biology. View Publication

Sheldon, K.S. and M.E. Dillon. 2016. Beyond the Mean: Biological Impacts of Cryptic Temperature Change, Integrative and Comparative Biology. View Publication

Lozier, J.D., Jackson, J.M., Dillon M.E. and J.P. Strange. 2016. Population genomics of divergence among extreme and intermediate color forms in a polymorphic insect. Ecology and Evolution. View Publication


Woods, H.A., Dillon, M.E., and S. Pincebourde. 2015. The roles of microclimate diversity and behavior in mediating the respones of ectotherms to climate change. Journal of Thermal BiologyView Publication

McDonald, D.B. and M.E. Dillon. 2015. Temporal changes in dominance networks and other behavior sequences. In: Animal Social Networks: Perspectives and Challenges. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. View Publication

Rader, J.A., Dillon, M.E., Chesser, T., Sabat, P., and Carlos Martinez del Rio. 2015. Morphological divergence in a continental adaptive radiation: South American ovenbirds of the genus CinclodesThe AukView Publication


Wang, G., and M.E. Dillon. 2014. Recent convergence in diurnal and annual temperature cycling flattens global thermal profiles. Nature Climate ChangeView publication

Vogt, J.R., Dillon, M.K., and M.E. Dillon. 2014. Tracheole investment does not vary with body size among bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) sisters. Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry A 174:56-61. View publication

Dillon, M.E. and R. Dudley. 2014. Surpassing Mt. Everest: extreme flight performance fo alpine bumble-bees. Biology Letters 10(2):20130922. View publication


Dillon, M.E. and M.R. Frazier. 2013. Thermodynamics constrains allometric scaling of optimal development time in insects. PLoS ONE 8(12):e84308. View publication

Vogt, J.R. and M.E. Dillon. 2013. Allometric scaling of tracheal morphology among bumblebee sisters (Apidae: Bombus): compensation for oxygen limitation at large body sizes? Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86(5): 576-587. View publication

Shaha, R.K., Vogt, J.R., Han, C.S., and M.E. Dillon. 2013. A micro-CT approach for determination of insect respiratory volume. Arthropod Structure and Development 42:437-442. View publication

1999 – 2012

Dillon, M.E., R. Liu, G. Wang, and R.B. Huey. 2012. Disentangling thermal preference and the thermal dependence of motion in ectotherms. Journal of Thermal Biology 37: 631-639. View publication

Dillon, M. E., Wang, G., and R. B. Huey. 2010. Global metabolic impacts of recent climate warming. Nature 467:704-706. View publication

Dillon, M. E., Wang, G., Garrity, P. A., and R. B. Huey. 2009. Thermal preference in DrosophilaJournal of Thermal Biology 34(3):109-119. View publication

Dillon, M. E., Cahn, L. R. Y. and R. B. Huey. 2007. Life history consequences of temperature transients in Drosophila melanogasterJournal of Experimental Biology 210:2897-2904. View publication

Dillon, M. E. and M. R. Frazier. 2006. Drosophila locomotion in cold, thin air. Journal of Experimental Biology 209:364-371. View publication

Dillon, M. E., Frazier, M. R. and R. Dudley. 2006. Into thin air: physiology and evolution of alpine insects. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46:49-61. View publication

Dillon, M. E. and R. Dudley. 2004. Allometry of maximum vertical force production during hovering flight of neotropical orchid bees (Apidae: Euglossini). Journal of Experimental Biology 207:417-425. View publication

Huey, R. B., X. Eguskitza, and M. E. Dillon. 2001. Mountaineering in thin air. R. C. Roach, P. D. Wagner, and P. H. Hackett, eds., Hypoxia 2001. pp. 225-236. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, N.Y. View publication

Dillon, M. E. and Fiano, J. 2000. Oviposition site selection by the tungara frog (Physalaemus pustulosus). Copeia 2000:883-885. View publication

Chai, P., Altshuler, D. L., Stephens, D. B. and M. E. Dillon. 1999. Maximal horizontal flight performance of hummingbirds: Effects of body mass and molt. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 72:145-155.