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Published: 09 September 2008

248 Pages | 14 BW halftone and 11 BW line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195316957

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Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Edited By Rosalind James
Theresa L. Pitts-Singer

  • The approach is toward modern ecology rather than crop-oriented, and features mainstream biodiversity and genetic components mixed with some more practical coverage of non-honey bee pollination. The book could serve as a baseline for student use in courses on pollination biology, or some courses in the applied agriculture curriculum.
  • At a time when honey bees are in crisis, the book also explores how other kinds of bees can and might be used as pollinators, some being superior to honey bees.
  • Colony Collapse Disorder--the probably virally-caused phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or Western honey bee colony abruptly disappear--is treated here. CCD is a hot topic and feature of all-day seminars at 2007 and at forthcoming 2008 entomology society meetings.
  • The book does not just review the literature, but gives new syntheses and considerations of bees in the agricultural ecosystem.

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