Psyche: A Journal of Entomology

Pollinators under Stress: Taxonomy, Physiology, and Behavior of Insect Pollinators


Publishing date
10 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
23 Mar 2012

Guest Editors

1Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

2Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Pollinators under Stress: Taxonomy, Physiology, and Behavior of Insect Pollinators

Description

Although the European honey bee, Apis mellifera, plays an important role in agriculture, there are many other species of pollinators worldwide. Similar to A. mellifera, these other pollinators also are impacted negatively due to habitat destruction, use of pesticides, and perhaps global weather changes. While A. mellifera has been studied widely as the most important pollinator, we consider it equally important to understand the biology of the other pollinators.

There has been a surge of interest in A. mellifera in particular, and pollinators in general, in the last 6-7 years, mainly due to the Colony Collapse Disorder in A. mellifera. However, it is time for us to pay special attention to all insect pollinators, including honey bees. This special issue is focused on data, analyses, and perspectives that may benefit future research on pollinator health. Our goal is to inspire a new generation of researchers with interest not only in honey bees, but also in other insect pollinators which play roles in not only agriculture, but also ecological services in maintaining plant diversity and the health of our ecosystem. We would like to invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles, but we welcome perspective articles that have a high stimulatory effect. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Taxonomy of insect pollinators
  • Effect of pesticide or agricultural practices on pollinator health or diversity
  • Physiology of pollinating insects
  • Behavior of pollinating insects
  • Interactions and coevolution between pollinators and plants

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 302409
  • - Editorial

Factors Affecting Pollinators and Pollination

Zachary Y. Huang | Tugrul Giray
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 951215
  • - Research Article

Forecasting the Influence of Climate Change on Agroecosystem Services: Potential Impacts on Honey Yields in a Small-Island Developing State

Diana L. Delgado | María Eglée Pérez | ... | Carla Restrepo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 429398
  • - Research Article

Wild Bumblebee (Bombus) Diversity and Nosema (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) Infection Levels Associated with Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) Production and Commercial Bumblebee Pollinators

Sara L. Bushmann | Francis A. Drummond | ... | Eleanor Groden
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 581458
  • - Research Article

Effects of Soil Quality Enhancement on Pollinator-Plant Interactions

Yasmin J. Cardoza | Gabriel K. Harris | Christina M. Grozinger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 231638
  • - Research Article

Efficiency of Buzzing Bees in Fruit Set and Seed Set of Solanum violaceum in Sri Lanka

R. W. M. U. M. Wanigasekara | W. A. I. P. Karunaratne
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 281732
  • - Research Article

Pollination Biology of Potentilla recta (Sulfur Cinquefoil) and Its Cooccurring Native Congener Potentilla gracilis in Northeastern Oregon

James McIver | Karen Erickson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 193029
  • - Research Article

Effects of Long Distance Transportation on Honey Bee Physiology

Kiheung Ahn | Xianbing Xie | ... | Zachary Y. Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 978019
  • - Research Article

Pollination Requirements and the Foraging Behavior of Potential Pollinators of Cultivated Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa Bonpl.) Trees in Central Amazon Rainforest

M. C. Cavalcante | F. F. Oliveira | ... | B. M. Freitas
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