By Dave Goulson
Bumblebees are usual and charismatic bugs, taking place 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 techniques, similar 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 proof of diversity contractions and catastrophic extinctions with a few species disappearing from complete continents (e.g. in North America). in basic terms by means of enhancing our figuring out in their ecology will we devise brilliant plans to preserve them. The position of bumblebees as invasive species (e.g. Bombus terrestris in Japan) has additionally turn into topical with the transforming into exchange in advertisement bumblebee nests for tomato pollination resulting in institution of non-native bumblebees in a couple of nations. because the e-book of the 1st variation of the ebook, there were countless numbers of study papers released on bumblebees. there's truly a continual want for a reasonable, well-illustrated, and beautiful textual content that makes obtainable all the significant advances in figuring out of the behaviour and ecology of bumblebees which have been made within the final 30 years.
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