Peer-reviewed publications

John Drake, Eric Marty, Kamal J.K. Gandhi, Meredith Welch-Devine, Brian Bledsoe, Marshall Shepherd, Lynne Seymour, Christine C. Fortuin, Cristian Montes. (2022).  Disasters collide at the intersection of extreme weather and infectious diseases. Submitted, in review. 


Fortuin, C.C., C. Montes, J. T. Vogt, K. J. K Gandhi. (2022).  Stand and tree characteristics influence damage severity after a catastrophic hurricane disturbance.  Submitted, in review.


McDonald, E., J. Podesta, C. C. Fortuin, and K.J.K. Gandhi (2022).  Expanded distribution range of eight orchid bee species (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini) in Costa Rica. Biodiversity Data Journal, 10.e81220.

Fortuin, CC, C. R. Montes, J. T. Vogt, K. J. K. Gandhi (2022). Predicting risks of severe windstorm damage to Southeastern U.S. forests.  Landscape Ecology, 37, 1905–1919
Fortuin, C.C. and K. J. K. Gandhi (2021). Mason bees (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) exhibit no avoidance of imidacloprid-treated soils, Environmental Entomology, 50 (6), 1438–1445.

Fortuin, C. C. and K. J. K Gandhi. (2021).  Functional traits and nesting habitats distinguish the structure of bee communities in clearcut and managed hardwood & pine forests in Southeastern U.S.A.  Forest Ecology and Management, 496 (119351).

Fortuin, C. C. et al. (2021). Acute contact with imidacloprid in soil affects the nesting and survival success of a solitary wild bee, Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Chemosphere, 264 (128572).  

Cairns, C. E. et al. (2005). Bee populations, forest disturbance, and Africanization in Mexico. Biotropica, 37(4), 686–692.  

Book Chapters


Cairns, Christine et al., 2003.  Las Fuerzas Impulsoras Detrás del Descenso de la Meliponicultura en el Estado de Quintana Roo (Driving Forces Behind the Decrease in Meliponiculture in the State of Quintana Roo).  In Bray, David B. et al. (eds) Investigaciones en Apoyo de una Economía de Conservación en la Zona Maya de Quintana Roo (Investigations in support of a conservation economy in the Mayan Zone of Quintana Roo).  The Institute of Sustainability Science, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University, Miami, Fl.  

Published Collections Data

University of Georgia Collection of Arthropods (2022). McDonald-Podesta-Fortuin-Gandhi Orchid Bee Collection. Occurrence dataset,

Recent Conference Presentations


Fortuin, C. C. and Kamal J.K. Gandhi (2022). Effects of Anthropogenic Forest Disturbances on Wild Bee Community Structure in the Southeast U.S.  The Wildlife Society annual conference, November 2022.  Invited presentation. 


Briggs, E. L., D. U. Greene, C. C. Fortuin, B. F. Barnes, K. J.K. Gandhi (2022).  Effects of Forest Herbicides on Wild Bee Communities in Working Loblolly Pine Stands.  The Wildlife Society annual conference, November 2022.  Invited presentation. 


Favorito, C., B. Barnes, E. Briggs, C. Fortuin, D. Greene, A. Larsen-Gray, J. Martin, E. McCarty, K. J.K. Gandhi (2022).  Do Stand-Level Characteristics Affect Native Bee Populations and Communities in Working Pine Forests?  The Wildlife Society annual conference, November 2022.  Invited presentation. 


Fortuin, C. C. (2022).  Examining soil as an exposure pathway in nesting female solitary bees.  The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry annual meeting, November 2022.  Invited presentation. 

Fortuin, C. C., and K.J.K.  Gandhi (2022). Wild bees in the Southeast: effects of pesticides and forest management.  Rayonier Research Meeting, January 2022.  Invited presentation.
Fortuin, C. C., and K.J.K.  Gandhi (2021).  Effects of Imidacloprid Residue in Soil on Nest Productivity and Survival of Blue Orchard Mason Bees.  Orchard Bee Association Annual Conference, December 2021.  Invited presentation.
Fortuin, C. C., C. Montes, J. T. Vogt, K. J. K. Gandhi (2021). Evaluating and predicting severe wind damage risks at multiple scales in southern U.S. forests.  The Plantation Management Research Cooperative Annual Conference, July 2021.  Invited presentation.
Gandhi, K.J.K., B.F. Barnes, C. Bishop, C. Fortuin, B. Gochnour, R. Hoyt, K.D. Klepzig, E. McCarty, C. Miller, C. Montes, T.N. Sheehan, S. Spinner, C. Villari, and J.T. Vogt (2021).  Multi-faceted forest health and socio-economic threats from catastrophic wind disturbances.  North American Forest Insect Work Conference, May 2021. Invited presentation.
Fortuin, C.C. and K.J.K. Gandhi. (2021).  Functional traits drive bee community responses to habitat variability in managed southeastern forests.  North American Forest Insect Work Conference, May 2021.