Bumblebees: Behaviour, Ecology, and Conservation by Dave Goulson

By Dave Goulson

Bumblebees are normal and charismatic bugs, happening all through a lot of the area. they're more and more getting used as a version organism for learning a variety of ecological and behavioural ideas, comparable to social association, optimum foraging theories, host-parasite interactions, and pollination. lately they've got turn into a spotlight for conservationists as a result of mounting facts of diversity contractions and catastrophic extinctions with a few species disappearing from complete continents (e.g. in North America). in simple terms through enhancing our knowing in their ecology do we devise good plans to preserve them. The position of bumblebees as invasive species (e.g. Bombus terrestris in Japan) has additionally develop into topical with the turning out to be alternate in advertisement bumblebee nests for tomato pollination resulting in institution of non-native bumblebees in a few countries.

Since the ebook of the 1st variation of the publication, there were enormous quantities of analysis papers released on bumblebees. there's in actual fact a continuous want for a cheap, well-illustrated, and beautiful textual content that makes obtainable all the significant advances in realizing of the behaviour and ecology of bumblebees which have been made within the final 30 years.

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