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Title Bee pollination in agricultural ecosystems / edited by Rosalind R. James and Theresa L. Pitts-Singer
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Bees in nature and on the farm / Theresa L. Pitts-Singer and Rosalind R. James -- Crop pollination services from wild bees / Claire Kremen -- Crop pollination in greenhouses / José M. Guerra-Sanz -- Pollinating bees crucial to farming wildflower seed for U.S. habitat restoration / James H. Cane -- Honey bees, bumble bees, and biocontrol: new alliances between old friends / Peter G. Kevan [and others] -- Life cycle ecophysiology of osmia mason bees used as crop pollinators / Jordi Bosch, Fabio Sgolastra, and William P. Kemp -- Past and present management of alfalfa bees / Theresa L. Pitts-Singer -- The problem of disease when domesticating bees / Rosalind R. James -- Environmental impact of exotic bees introduced for crop pollination / Carlos H. Vergara -- Invasive exotic plant-bee interactions / Karen Goodell -- Estimating the potential for bee-mediated gene flow in genetically modified crops / James E. Cresswell -- Genetically modified crops: effects on bees and pollination / Lora A. Morandin -- The future of agricultural pollination / Rosalind R. James and Theresa L. Pitts-Singer
Summary Managed and wild bees are critical for successful pollination of numerous fruit, vegetable, oilseed and legume seed crops and both 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Agricultural ecology -- United States.
Bees -- Control -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Pollination by insects.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author James, Rosalind R.
Pitts-Singer, Theresa L.
ISBN 0199717877 (electronic bk.)
9780199717873 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)