Psyche: A Journal of Entomology

Foraging Biology of Neglected Bee Pollinators


Publishing date
01 Feb 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2009

Lead Editor

1Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California-San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, CA 92093-0116, USA

2Earth and Biosphere Institute and Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

3Museo de Historia Natural, Departamento de Entomología, Avenue Arenales 1256, Apartado 14-0434, Lima, Peru


Foraging Biology of Neglected Bee Pollinators

Description

Recognition of the importance of native pollinating insects has grown with our understanding of their role in diverse ecosystems, many of which are imperiled. In addition, advances in our understanding of honey bee foraging biology have spurred general interest in other social insect pollinators in the bees and social wasps. This research has enhanced our understanding of the evolution of social insect foraging. It has also revealed how much there is to learn about the foraging biology of non-Apis social and communal pollinators such as vespid wasps, bumble bees, stingless bees, and, particularly, the halictine bees, andrenid bees, and social thrips.

We invite authors to submit original research articles as well as review articles that will contribute to our understanding of these relatively neglected social pollinators and stimulate discussion about how and why their different forms of social foraging have evolved. We are particularly interested in papers that will stretch the boundaries of the field by contributing to our understanding of foraging in nonmodel species.

Since its creation in 1874, Psyche has a distinguished history as the journal of the Cambridge Entomological Society and has a tradition of publishing on social pollinators. We believe that there is a body of high-quality international work that could benefit by appearing in a special Psyche issue devoted to neglected social pollinators.

Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Foraging communication
  • Agricultural role
  • Importance in conservation
  • Physiology of foraging
  • Sensory biology of foraging
  • Social regulation of foraging
  • Organization and division of labor in foraging
  • Learning and memory of foraging
  • Phylogeny and evolution of foraging species

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/psyche/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/, according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 134028
  • - Editorial

Foraging Biology of Neglected Bee Pollinators

C. Rasmussen | J. Nieh | J. C. Biesmeijer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 241204
  • - Research Article

Foraging Activity in Plebeia remota, a Stingless Bees Species, Is Influenced by the Reproductive State of a Colony

Patrícia Nunes-Silva | Sergio Dias Hilário | ... | Vera Lucia Imperatriz-Fonseca
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 872736
  • - Research Article

Patch Departure Behavior of Bumble Bees: Rules and Mechanisms

Dale E. Taneyhill
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 384371
  • - Research Article

Several New Aspects of the Foraging Behavior of Osmia cornifrons in an Apple Orchard

Shogo Matsumoto | Tsutomu Maejima
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 160789
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Pollen Collected by Andrena flavipes Panzer (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) in Sweet Cherry Orchards, Afyonkarahisar Province of Turkey

Yasemin Güler | Kadriye Sorkun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 851947
  • - Research Article

Floral Resources and Nesting Requirements of the Ground-Nesting Social Bee, Lasioglossum malachurum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae), in a Mediterranean Semiagricultural Landscape

Carlo Polidori | Alice Rubichi | ... | Marta Donegana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 819740
  • - Research Article

The Bumble Bees of Ukraine: Species Distribution and Floral Preferences

Irene B. Konovalova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 891906
  • - Research Article

Flower Constancy in the Generalist Pollinator Ceratina flavipes (Hymenoptera: Apidae): An Evaluation by Pollen Analysis

Midori Kobayashi-Kidokoro | Seigo Higashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 927463
  • - Review Article

Large Carpenter Bees as Agricultural Pollinators

Tamar Keasar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 354072
  • - Review Article

Abundance and Diversity of Native Bumble Bees Associated with Agricultural Crops: The Willamette Valley Experience

Sujaya Rao | W. P. Stephen
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