Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems
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Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

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ISBN-13:
9780195316957
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.08.2008
Seiten:
232
Autor:
Rosalind James
Gewicht:
454 g
Format:
236x157x15 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
FOREWORD BY CHRIS OTOOLE; SECTION 1: BEES AS POLLINATORS AND MORE IN AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEMS; CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION: BEES IN NATURE AND ON THE FARM (THERESA L. PITTS-SINGER AND ROSALIND R. JAMES); CHAPTER 2 - CROP POLLINATION SERVICES FROM WILD BEES (CLAIRE KREMEN); CHAPTER 3 - CROP POLLINATION IN GREENHOUSES (JOSE M. GUERRA-SANZ); CHAPTER 4 - POLLINATING-BEES CRUCIAL TO FARMING WILDFLOWER SEED FOR U.S. HABITAT RESTORATION (JAMES H. CANE); CHAPTER 5 - HONEY BEES, BUMBLE BEES, AND BIOCONTROL: NEW ALLIANCES BETWEEN OLD FRIENDS (PETER G. KEVAN, JEAN-PIERRE KAPONGO, MOHAMMAD AL-MAZRAAWI, AND LES SHIPP); SECTION 2: MANAGING SOLITARY BEES; CHAPTER 6 - ECOPHYSIOLOGY OF THE LIFE CYCLE IN OSMIA MASON BEES USED AS CROP POLLINATORS (JORDI BOSCH, FABIO SGOLASTRA, WILLIAM P. KEMP); CHAPTER 7 - PAST AND PRESENT MANAGEMENT OF ALFALFA BEES (THERESA L. PITTS-SINGER); CHAPTER 8 - THE PROBLEM OF DISEASE WHEN DOMESTICATING BEES (ROSALIND R. JAMES); SECTION 3: ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH BEES; CHAPTER 9 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF EXOTIC BEES INTRODUCED FOR CROP POLLINATION (CARLOS H. VERGARA); CHAPTER 10 - INVASIVE EXOTIC PLANT-BEE INTERACTIONS (KAREN GOODELL); CHAPTER 11 - ESTIMATING THE POTENTIAL FOR BEE-MEDIATED GENE FLOW IN GENETICALLY-MODIFIED (GM) CROPS (JAMES E. CRESSWELL); CHAPTER 12 - GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS: EFFECTS ON BEES AND POLLINATION (LORA A. MORANDIN); CHAPTER 13 - THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURAL POLLINATION (ROSALIND JAMES AND THERESA PITTS-SINGER)
This book discusses the interplay among bees, agriculture and the environment. Both managed and wild bees are critical for successful pollination of numerous fruit, vegetable, oilseed and legume seed crops and are considered here. So is treatment of how bees also impact the agro-ecosystem in ways beyond simple pollination, such as by transporting pollen from genetically modified plants and by enhancing biological control strategies. The principles and examples areinternational. The concept is in line with current thinking of pollination as an important ecological process, and an understanding of agriculture as disturbance ecology.