Title: Assistant Professor of Apiculture
Department of Entomology – Texas A&M University
North Carolina State University–Raleigh, NC.
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology.
Department of Entomology, January 2010-December 2012.
Cornell University–Ithaca, NY.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and SUNY Graduate Research Fellow.
Doctor of Philosophy in Neurobiology and Behavior, January 2010.
University of California San Diego (UCSD)–San Diego, CA.
Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, cum laude, March 2004.
San Diego Mesa College (SDMC)–San Diego, CA.
Associate’s Degree in Transfer Studies, May 2001.
Rangel J, Giresi M, Pinto MA, Baum KA, Rubink WL, Coulson RN, Johnston JS (2016) Africanization of a feral honey bee (Apis mellifera) population in South Texas: Does a decade make a difference? Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1974.
Rangel J, Baum K, Rubink WL, Coulson, RN, Johnston JS, Traver BE (2015) Prevalence of Nosema species in a feral honey bee population: A 20-year survey. Apidologie. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-015-0401-y.
Ma R, Rangel J, Ulrich M (2015) The role of β-ocimene in regulating foraging behavior of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Apidologie. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-015-0382-x.
Rangel J, Strauss K, Hjelmen CE, Johnston JS (2015) Endopolyploidy changes with age-related polyethism in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122208.
Rangel J, Tarpy DR (2013) The effects of miticides on the mating health of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) queens. Journal of Economic Entomology. In revision.
Rangel J, Reeve HK, Seeley TD (2013) Optimal colony fissioning in social insects: testing an inclusive fitness model with honey bees. Insectes Sociaux. In revision.
Rangel J, Traver BE, Stevens G, Howe M, Fell RD (2013) Survey for Nosema spp. in Belize Apiaries. Journal of Apicultural Research. In press.
Rangel J, Keller JJ, Tarpy DR (2012) The effects of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) queen reproductive potential on colony growth. Insectes Sociaux. 60: 65-73.
Rangel J, Seeley TD (2012) Colony fissioning in honey bees: size and significance of the swarm fraction. Insectes Sociaux. 59: 453-462.
Rangel J, Griffin SR, Seeley TD (2010) An oligarchy of nest-site scouts triggers a honey bee swarm’s departure from the hive. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 64: 979-987.
Rangel J, Griffin SR, Seeley TD (2010) Nest-site defense by competing honey bee swarms during house-hunting. Ethology. 115: 1-11.
Rangel J, Mattila HR, Seeley TD (2009) No intracolonial nepotism during colony fissioning in honey bees. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biological Sciences. 276: 3895-3900.
Rangel J, Seeley TD (2008) The signals initiating the mass exodus of a honey bee swarm from its nest. Animal Behaviour. 76: 1943-1952.
Nieh JC, Contrera FAL, Rangel J, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL (2003) Effect of food location and quality on recruitment sounds and success in two stingless bees, Melipona mandacaia and Melipona bicolor. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 55: 87-94.
Bender K, Rangel J, Feldman D (2003) Development of columnar topography in the excitatory layer 4 to layer 2/3 projection in rat barrel cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. 23: 8759-8770.