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Author Ollerton, Jeff, author.

Title Pollinators & pollination : nature and society / Jeff Ollerton
Published Exeter : Pelagic Publishing, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (ix, 286 pages) : colour illustrations, charts
Contents 1. The importance of pollinators and pollination -- 2. More than just bees: the diversity of pollinators -- 3. To be a flower -- 4. Fidelity and promiscuity in Darwin's entangled bank -- 5. The evolution of pollination strategies -- 6. A matter of time: from daily cycles to climate change -- 7. Agricultural perspectives -- 8. Urban environments -- 9. The significance of gardens -- 10. The shifting fates of pollinators -- 11. New bees on the block -- 12. Managing, restoring and connecting habitats -- 13. The politics of pollination -- 14. Studying pollinators and pollination
Summary A unique and personal insight into the ecology and evolution of pollinators, their relationships with flowers, and their conversation in a rapidly changing world. The pollination of flowers by insects, birds and other animals is a crucial interaction that supports both the natural world and human society. Without pollinators to facilitate the sexual reproduction of plants, the world would be a biologically poorer place in which to live, there would be an impact on food security, and human health would suffer. Written by one of the world's leading pollination ecologists, this book provides an introduction to what pollinators are, how their interactions with flowers have evolved, and the fundamental ecology of these relationships. It explores the pollination of wild and agricultural plants in a variety of habitats and contexts, including urban, rural and agricultural environments. The author also offers practical advice on how individuals and organisations can study, and support, pollinators
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-275) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 03, 2021)
Subject Pollinators.
Plant-pollinator relationships.
Plant-pollinator relationships
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781784272302
Other Titles Pollinators and pollination