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Amy Toth

Dr. Amy L Toth

  • Professor
  • Chair - Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Amy Toth is a Professor at Iowa State University in the Departments of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology and Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology. She has expertise in the biology of social bees and wasps, foraging and social behavior, insect nutrition, and genetics and genomics of bees and wasps.

Current research projects include the following: understanding causes of decline of endangered bumble bee species in North and South America, habitat influence on forage, nutrition, and health of honey bees and bumble bees, comparative genomics of bees and wasps, and the evolution of social behavior in insects.

Contact Info

343 Bessey
2200 Osborn Dr.


  • B.A., Biology, Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York), 2000
  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 2006

More Information


BIOL354 Animal Behavior

EEOB 507 Advanced Animal Behavior (Genes and Behavior)

ENT/BIOL358X Bee biology, management, and beekeeping