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Bumblebees : behaviour, ecology, and conservation /

Bumblebees are undergoing a widespread decline, but this has not yet caught the attention of the general public to the same extent as, for example, the plight of rare butterflies or birds. This title attempts to draw attention to the importance of conserving dwindling bumblebee populations.

Main Author: Goulson, Dave.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford biology.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Thermoregulation; Chapter 3: Social Organization and Conflict; Chapter 4: Finding a Mate; Chapter 5: Natural Enemies; Chapter 6: Foraging Economics; Chapter 7: Exploitation of Patchy Resources; Chapter 8: Choice of Flower Species; Chapter 9: Intraspecific Floral Choices; Chapter 10: Foraging Cues Gained from Other Bees; Chapter 11: Competition and Niche Differentiation in Bumblebee Communities; Chapter 12: Bumblebees as Pollinators; Chapter 13: Conservation; Chapter 14: Bumblebees Abroad: Effects of Introduced Bees.