Pollination Biology: Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Production by Dharam P. AbrolPollination Biology: Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Production by Dharam P. Abrol

Pollination Biology: Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Production

byDharam P. Abrol

Hardcover | October 5, 2011

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This book has a wider approach not strictly focused on crop production compared to other books that are strictly oriented towards bees, but has a generalist approach to pollination biology. It also highlights relationships between introduced and wild pollinators and consequences of such introductions on communities of wild pollinating insects. The chapters on biochemical basis of plant-pollination interaction, pollination energetics, climate change and pollinators and pollinators as bioindicators of ecosystem functioning provide a base for future insights into pollination biology. The role of honeybees and wild bees on crop pollination, value of bee pollination, planned honeybee pollination, non-bee pollinators, safety of pollinators, pollination in cages, pollination for hybrid seed production, the problem of diseases, genetically modified plants and bees, the role of bees in improving food security and livelihoods, capacity building and awareness for pollinators are also discussed.
Dr D P Abrol is a very energetic and dedicated scientist. He did his Ph. D from Haryana Agricultural University Hisar in 1986. After serving this university for some time he joined Division of Entomology Sher-e -Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Srinagar, India where he served in various capacities as Assistan...
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Title:Pollination Biology: Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural ProductionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:821 pagesPublished:October 5, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400719418

ISBN - 13:9789400719415

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Historical perspective.- 3. Pollination-basic concepts.- 4. Applied pollination- present scenario.- 5. Honeybees  and crop pollination.- 6. Wild bees and crop pollination.- 7. Value of bee pollination.- 8. Planned  honeybee pollination for crop production.- 9. Non bee pollinators- plant interaction.- 10. Safety of pollinators.- 11. Pollination in cages.- 12. Pollination for hybrid seed production.- 13. Biochemical basis of plant- pollination interaction.- 14. Pollination energetic.- 15. Climate change and pollinators.- 16. Pollinators as bioindicators of ecosystem functioning.- 17. Decline in Pollinators.- 18. The Problem of Diseases in Bees.- 19. Consequences of introduced honeybees upon native bee communities.- 20. Genetically modified plants and bees.- 21. Conservation of pollinators for crop plants and wildlife.- 22. The role of pollination in improving food security and livelihoods.- 23. Capacity building and awareness for pollinators.

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From the reviews:"Abrol . covers the topic encyclopedically and exhaustively, and the book's timing is important due to the increasing number of observations of declines in pollinator populations (mostly bees) locally and globally. . The author . takes a global view of these problems and provides a multitude of examples and solutions from both the developed and developing world. The book is quite current, broad and balanced in its coverage, and extensively referenced. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Students of all levels, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners." (W. Loescher, Choice, Vol. 49 (11), July, 2012)