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Department of Biological Sciences

Dodge Hall Rm 375
118 Library Dr
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3550
fax: (248) 370-4225

Mary Jamieson

A head shot of Mary Jamieson

Mary A. Jamieson

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
327 DH
(248) 370 3684
Lab location: 329 DH, 335 DH
Lab phone: (248) 370-3584

Jamieson Lab Website


BIO 4970 Scientific Inquiry and Communication
BIO 4900/5900 Conservation Biology


Dr. Jamieson’s research is aimed at understanding and predicting the effects of global environmental change on species interactions and biological diversity. She focuses on understanding plant and insect response to global change drivers, including nitrogen deposition, biological invasions, climate change, and land-use change. She investigates plant-herbivore, plant-pollinator, and multi-species interactions within the context of anthropogenic environmental change. Dr. Jamieson's research examines the role of genetic, ontogenetic, and environmental factors in shaping plant performance and defense traits. She also studies how plant traits affect insect herbivores and pollinators. Professor Jamieson’s work spans a range of biological fields, including chemical, physiological, community, and evolutionary ecology. Her research involves a combination of greenhouse, field, and laboratory studies that examine a variety of species, such as native and invasive plants as well as beneficial and pest insects in managed and natural ecosystems, including grassland, forest, and agricultural habitats. The aim of Dr. Jamieson’s research program is to inform and advance efforts in biological conservation, natural resource management, and agroecology.

Selected Publications:

Mary Jamieson publication list

Wilson*, C.J. and Jamieson, M.A. (2019). The effects of urbanization on bee communities depends on floral resource availability and bee functional traits. PLOS ONE 14(12): e0225852. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225852.

Fitch, G., Wilson*, C.J., Glaum, P., Vaidya, C., Simao and Jamieson, M.A. (2019). Does urbanization favour exotic bee species? Implications for the conservation of native bees in cities. Biology Letters 15:20190574. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0574.

Jamieson, M.A., A.L.Carper, C.J. Wilson*, V.L. Scott and J. Gibbs. (2019). Geographic biases in bee research limits understanding of species distribution and response to anthropogenic disturbance. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution: DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00194.

Carper, A.L., C.J. Schwantes and M.A. Jamieson. (2019). A new state record of the rare bee, Cemolobus ipomoeae (Hymenoptera, Apidae), from Colorado, USA. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 91: 171-175. DOI: 10.2317/0022-8567-91.2.171.

Jamieson, M.A., L.A. Burkle, J.S. Manson, J.B. Runyon, A.M. Trowbridge and J. Zientek. (2017). Global change effects on Plano-insect interations: the role of phytochemistry. Current Opinion in Insect Science 23:70-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2017.07.009.

Jamieson, M.A., E.G. Schwartzberg, K.F. Raffa, P.B Reich and R.L Lindroth. (2015). Experimental climate warming alters aspen and birch phytochemistry and performance traits for an outbreak insect herbivore. Global Change Biology DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12842.

Schwartzberg, E.G., M.A. Jamieson, K.F. Raffa, P.B. Reich, R.A. Montgomergy and R.L. Lindroth. (2014). Simulated climate warming alters phenological synchrony between an outbreak insect herbivore and host trees. Oecologia 175(3): 1041-1049. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-014-2960-4.

Jamieson, M.A., C. Quintero and D. Blumenthal. (2013). Interactive effects of simulated nitrogen deposition and altered precipitation patterns on plant allelochemical concentrations. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39(9): 1204-1208. DOI: 10.1007/s10886-013-0340-x.

*OU student