New PDF release: Bumblebees: Behaviour, Ecology, and Conservation

By Dave Goulson

Bumblebees are time-honored and charismatic bugs, happening all through a lot of the realm. they're more and more getting used as a version organism for learning quite a lot of ecological and behavioural recommendations, similar to social association, optimum foraging theories, host-parasite interactions, and pollination. lately they've got turn into a spotlight for conservationists because of mounting facts of variety contractions and catastrophic extinctions with a few species disappearing from whole continents (e.g. in North America). in basic terms by way of enhancing our realizing in their ecology will we devise brilliant plans to preserve them. The function of bumblebees as invasive species (e.g. Bombus terrestris in Japan) has additionally turn into topical with the starting to be alternate in advertisement bumblebee nests for tomato pollination resulting in institution of non-native bumblebees in a couple of countries.

Since the ebook of the 1st variation of the publication, there were 1000's of analysis papers released on bumblebees. there's truly a continual want for an inexpensive, well-illustrated, and beautiful textual content that makes available the entire significant advances in knowing of the behaviour and ecology of bumblebees which have been made within the final 30 years.

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