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Title Pollination services to agriculture : sustaining and enhancing a key ecosystem service / edited by Barbara Gemmill-Herren
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations with Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Earthscan from Routledge
Earthscan book.
Contents pt. 1. Building the knowledge base on pollination -- pt. 2. Adaptive management of pollination services -- pt. 3. Mainstreaming pollination services
Summary "It is only recently that the immense economic value of pollination to agriculture has been appreciated. At the same time, the alarming collapse in populations of bees and other pollinators has highlighted the urgency of addressing this issue. This book focuses on the specific measures and practices that the emerging science of pollination ecology is identifying to conserve and promote animal pollinators in agroecosystems. It reviews the expanding knowledge base on pollination services, providing evidence to document the status, trends and importance of pollinators to sustainable agricultural production. It provides practical and specific measures that land managers can undertake to ensure that agroecosystems are supportive and friendly to pollinators. It draws on the Global Pollination Project, supported by UNEP/GEF and implemented by FAO and seven partner countries (Brazil, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa), which serve to provide 'lessons from the field'."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (Taylor & Francis Group platform, viewed December 1, 2017)
Subject Pollination.
Pollination by bees.
Agricultural ecology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Anatomy & Physiology.
Agricultural ecology.
Pollination by bees.
Form Electronic book
Author Gemmill-Herren, Barbara, editor
ISBN 9781315696355