Collected Publications of Dr. Peter Kevan

Dr. Peter Kevan's publications are sorted by topic area according to these categories:

Publications relating to Agriculture

Kevan, Peter G., Dan Eisikowitch, Wanja Kinuthia, Peter Martin, E.C. Mussen, Uma Partap, O.R. Taylor, Vernon G. Thomas, R.W. Thorp, Carlos H. Vergara and Kimberly Winter. 2007. High quality bee products are important to agriculture: why, and what needs to be done. Journal of Apicultural Research 46(1): 59-64.

Al-mazra’awi, M.S., J.L. Shipp, A.B. Broadbent and P.G. Kevan. 2006. Biological control of Lygus lineolaris (Hempitera: Miridae) and Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) by Bombus impatiens (Hymenoptera: Apidea) vectored Beauvaria bassiana in greehouse sweet pepper. Biological Control 37: 89-87.

Kevan, P.G. and V. Imperatriz-Fonseca (Eds with assistance from G.W. Frankie, C. O’Toole, R. Jones and C.H. Vergara). 2006. Pollinating Bees: The Conservation Link between Agriculture and Nature (2nd edition). Ministry of Agriculture, Brasilia, Brazil. 336 pp.

Murphy, S.D., D.R. Clements, S. Belaoussoff, P.G. Kevan and C.J. Swanton. 2006. Promotion of weed species diversity and reduction of weed seedbanks with conservation tillage and crop rotation. Weed Science 54: 69-77.

Belaoussoff, S., P.G. Kevan, S. Murphy and C. Swanton. 2003. Assessing tillage disturbance on assemblages of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) by using a range of ecological indices. Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 851-882.

Kevan, P.G., M.S. Al-Mazra’awi, J.C. Sutton, L. Tam, G. Boland, B. Broadbent, S.V. Thomson and G.J. Brewer. 2003. Using pollinators to deliver biological control agents against crop pests. Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: Meeting the Challenges of the Current Crop Protection Industry, ASTM STP 1430. (R.A. Downer, J.C. Mueninghoff and G.C. Volgas (Eds.)). American Society for Testing and Materials International, West Conshohocken, PA. pp. 148-153.

Kevan, S.D., M.E. Nasr, P.G. Kevan and J.D. Trevino. 2003. Microencapsulated medicines for beneficial insects. Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: Meeting the Challenges of the Current Crop Protection Industry, ASTM STP 1430. (R.A. Downer, J.C. Mueninghoff and G.C. Volgas (Eds.)). American Society for Testing and Materials International, West Conshohocken, PA. pp. 154-162.

Kevan, P.G. 2003. Pollination for the 21st Century: Integrating pollinator and plant interdependencies. In: K. Strickler and J. Cane (eds.). Non-native Crops: Whence Pollinators of the Future? Thomas Say Publications in Entomology, Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD. pp. 181-204.

Richards, K.W. and P.G. Kevan. 2002. Aspects of bee diversity, crop pollination, and conservation in Canada. In: The Conservation Link Between Agric. and Nature. IBRA and U. S„o Paulo, Brazil. Ministry of the Environment, Government of Brazil, Brasilia. pp. 77-96.

Kevan, P.G., V. Imperatriz-Fonseca, G.W. Frankie, C.O'Toole, R. Jones, & C.H. Vergara. 2002. In: The Conservation Link Between Agric. and Nature. IBRA and U. S„o Paulo, Brazil. Ministry of the Environment, Government of Brazil, Brasilia. 313 pp.

Morandin, L.A., T.M. Laverty, R.J. Gegear and P.G. Kevan. 2002. Effect of greenhouse polyethylene covering on activity level and photo-response of bumble bees. The Canadian Entomologist 134: 539-549.

Morandin, L.A., Laverty, T.M., Kevan, P.G., Khoshla, S. and Shipp, L. 2001. Bumble bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) activity and loss in commercial tomato greenhouses. The Canadian Entomologist 133: 883-893.

Morandin L.A., T.M. Laverty, and P.G. Kevan. 2001. Bumble bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) activity and pollination levels in commercial tomato greenhouses. Journal of Economic Entomology 94(2) : 462-467

Morandin, L., T.M. Laverty and P.G. Kevan. 2001. Effect of bumble bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) pollination intensity on the quality of greenhouse tomatoes. Journal of Economic Entomology 94:172-179.

Kron, P., B.C. Husband, P.G. Kevan and S. Belaoussoff. 2001. Phenology, pollination neighborhood and distance affect pollen dispersal in high density apple orchards. Hort Science 36: 1039-1046.

Kron, P., B.C. Husband and P.G. Kevan. 2001. Across- and along-row pollen dispersal in high density apple orchards: Insights from allozyme markers. J. Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 76:286-294.

Kevan P.G. 1999. Pollinators as bioindicators of the state of the environment: species, activity and diversity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 74 : 373-393

Belaousoff S., D.S. Guenther, P.G. Kevan, S. Murphy, and C. Swanton. 1998. Do tillage regimes and crop types influence terrestrial isopod diversity? (With a practical key to identification of species in northeastern North America). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 129 : 39-45

Kevan P.G., C. Greco, and S. Belaoussoff. 1997. Log-normality of diversity and abundance in diagnosis and measuring of ecosystemic health: pesticide stress on pollinators in blueberry heaths. Journal of Applied Ecology 34 :1122-1136.

Kevan P.G. , V.G. Thomas, and S. Belaoussoff. 1997. AgrECOLture: defining the ecology in agriculture. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 9(2/3) : 109-129

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Publications relating to Apiculture

Kevan, P.G.. 2007. Bees, Biology, and Management. Enviroquest Ltd., Cambridge. 345 pp.

Turnock, W.J., P.G. Kevan, T.M. Laverty and L. Dumouchel. 2007. Abundance and species of bumble bees (Hymenoptera; Apoidea; Bombinae) in fields of canola, Brassica rapa L., in Manitoba: an 8 year record. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 137: 2006. (In Press).

Knopp, Jennie A., Abdolreza M. Saffari, Peter G. Kevan and Jeff Boone. 2006. Measuring Brood Digitally: An easy way to measure and record brood production in your colony. Bee Culture. March 2006. pp. 19-22.

Kevan, P.G., Hannan, M.A., Ostiguy, N. and E. Guzman. 2006. A summary of the Varroa-virus disease complex in honey bees. American Bee Journal 146: 694-697.

Al-mazra’awi, M.S., J.L. Shipp, A.B. Broadbent and P.G. Kevan. 2006. Dissemination of Beauveria bassiana by honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) for control of tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) on canola. Environmental Entomology 35: 1569-1577.

Saffari, A.M., P.G. Kevan, J.L. Atkinson, E. Guzman-Novoa and H. Taki. 2005. Feedbeeģ - a nutritionally balanced diet. Honeybee Science 26: 93-97. (In Japanese)

Kevan, P.G., S.L. Buchmann and K.E. MacKenzie. 2005. Frugivory by bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 78: 80-81.

Melendez-Ramirez, V., V. Parra-Tabla, P.G. Kevan, I. Ramirez-Monillo, H. Harries, M. FernŠndez-Barrera and D. Zizumbo-Real. 2004. Mixed mating strategies and pollination by insects and wind in coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L. (Arecaceae)): Importance in production and selection. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 6: 155-163.

Mardan, M., P.G. Kevan. 2002. Critical temperatures for survival of brood and adult workers of the giant honeybee, Apis dorsata (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Adipologie 33 :295-301

Kevan P.G., L. Chittka, and A.G. Dyer. 2001. Limits to the Salience of ultraviolet: lessons from colour vision in bees and birds. The Journal of Experimental Biology 204 : 2571-2580

Kevan P.G., J.C. Sutton, L. Tam, M. Al-Mazra’awi, G. Boland, B. Broadbent, S.V. Thomson, and G.J. Brewer. 2001. Bees as vectors for biological control agents. Proceedings of the VIIth International Conference on Tropical Bees: Management and Diversity, Thailand. 303-306

Ne’eman G., and P.G. Kevan. 2001. The effect of hsape parameters on maximal detection distance of model targets by honeybee workers. Journal of Comparative Physiology 187 : 653-660

Kevan P.G. 1999. Pollinators as bioindicators of the state of the environment: species, activity and diversity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 74 : 373-393

Kevan S.D., M.E. Nasr, and P.G. Kevan. 1999. Feeding menthol to honeybees (Hymenoptera: Apidae): entry and persistence in haemolymph without causing mortality. The Canadian Entomologist 131 : 279-281

Giurfa, M., M. Vorobyev, P.G. Kevan, and R. Menzel. 1996. Detection of coloured stimuli by honey bees: minimum visual angles and receptor specific contrasts. Journal of Comparative Physiology 178 : 699-709.

Kevan, P.G., and G.M. Roberts. 1996. A Canadian evaluation of the Strainaway© honey filtration apparatus. Canadian Beekeeping 19(2) : 38-40.

Kevan, P.G. 1995. Introductory apiculture: 102 years young and more students than anywhere. American Bee Journal 135(3) : 185-187.

Kevan, P.G., and G.M. Roberts. 1995. A North American evaluation of the Strainawayģ honey filtration apparatus. American Bee Journal 135 : 494-497.

Kevan, P.G. (Ed.). 1995. The Asiatic Hive Bee: Apiculture, Biology and Role in Sustainable Development in Tropical and Subtropical Asia. Enviroquest Ltd., Cambridge. 315 pp.

Kevan, P.G. 1995. Bee botany: Pollination, foraging and floral calendars. In: Kevan, P.G. (Ed.). The Asiatic Hive Bee: Apiculture, Biology and Role in Sustainable Development in Tropical and Subtropical Asia. Enviroquest Ltd., Cambridge. pp. 113-116.

Kevan, P.G. 1995. Insect pollination of economically important plants of tropical and sub-tropical Asia. In: Kevan, P.G. (Ed.). The Asiatic Hive Bee: Apiculture, Biology and Role in Sustainable Development in Tropical and Subrropical Asia. Environquest Ltd., Cambridge. pp. 129-134.

Kevan, P.G., R.W.K. Punchihewa, and C.F. Greco. 1995. Foraging range of Apis cerana and its implications for honey production and apiary management. In: Kevan, P.G. (Ed.). The Asiatic Hive Bee: Apiculture, Biology and Role in Sustainable Development in Tropical and Subtropical Asia. Enviroquest Ltd., Cambridge. pp. 223-228.

Kevan, P.G. 1995. Integrating science and development to successful apiculture. In: Kevan, P.G. (Ed.). The Asiatic Hive Bee: Apiculture, Biology and Role in Sustainable Development in Tropical and Subtropical Asia. Enviroquest Ltd., Cambridge. pp. 251-256.

Di-Giovanni, F., P.G. Kevan, and M.E. Nasr. 1994. Settling velocity of some pollen grains and spores and their variability. Grana.

Di-Giovanni, F., P.G. Kevan, and M.E. Nasr. 1994. Settling velocity of some pollen grains and spores and their variability. Grana. 34:39-44.

Kevan, P.G. 1994. Pollination in modern agriculture: changing practices; new and hybrid crops. pp. 398-409. In: Asian Apiculture (Conner, L.J., T. Rinderer, A. Sylvester and S. Wongsiri (Eds.)). Wicwas Press, Cheshire, CT. pp. 398-409.

Kevan, P.G. 1994. Wind or insects: Pollination of Coconut (Cocos nucifera) in the Maldive Islands. ibid. pp. 372-377. In: Asian Apiculture (Conner, L.J., T. Rinderer, A. Sylvester and S. Wongsiri (Eds.)). Wicwas Press,Cheshire, CT.

Kevan, P.G., W.A. Straver, M. Offer, and T.M. Laverty. 1992. Pollination of greenhouse tomatoes by bumble bees in Ontario. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 122:15-19.

Kevan, P.G. 1992. Honey bees (Apis mellifera: Hymenoptera: Apidae) and fonofos on sweet corn (Zea mays: Poaceae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 122:35-40.

Kevan, P.G., H. Lee, and R. Shuel. 1992. Sugar ratios in nectar of varieties of canola (Brassica napus). Journal of Apicultural Research 30:99-102.

Kevan, P.G. 1992. Bangladesh linkage programme: from grassroots to kernels of corn. Beekeeping as an example of a cottage industry with family, local, regional and national value. Institutional linkages from bottom to top and top to bottom. In: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Report of Bangladesh Academic Linkages Seminar, Ottawa, June 25-27, 1992. Appendix 3.12, 8pp.

Kevan, P.G., H. Lee, and R.W. Shuel. 1992. Why honey from canola granulates: sugar ratios in nectar and glucose to water ratios in honey. Canadian Beekeeping 17:35-38.

Kevan, P.G. 1992. Skunk cabbage: An early source of pollen. Canadian Beekeeping 16:221-222.

Kevan, P.G., T.W. Laverty, and H.A. Denmark. 1991. Association of Varroa jacobsoni with organisms other than honey bees and implications for its dispersal. Bee World 71:119-121.

Chapman, T.W., A.P. Willsie, P.G. Kevan, and D.S. Willis. 1991. Fiberglass resin for determining nest architecture of ground nesting bees. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 63:641-643.

Kevan, P.G., and T.M. Laverty. 1990. A brief survey and caution about importing alternative pollinators into Canada. Varroa can survive outside the hive and away from honey bees. Canadian Beekeeping 15:176-177.

Kevan, P.G. 1989. How honey bees forage for pollen at skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus (L.) Nutt.) (Araceae). Apidologie 20:485-490.

Mardan, M., and P.G. Kevan. 1989. Mass defecation, yellow rain, and thermoregulation by the giant honeybee Apis dorsata. Nature 341:191.

Kevan, P.G. 1989. Yellow Rain. Sunday Times (Simcoe) 1(11):6.

Kevan, P.G. 1989. Needham, G.R., R.E. Page, M. Delfinado-Baker and C.E. Bowman (eds.). 1988. African honey bees and bee mites. Ellis Horwood, Ltd., Chichester. xviii + 572 pp. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada.(Book review)

Kevan, P.G., D.L. Collins-Thompson, D. Eisikowitch, and M.A. Lachance. 1989. Milkweeds, pollinators and yeasts: a system for potential biocontrol of milkweed seed production. Highlights of Agricultural Research in Ontario 12(3):21-24.

Kevan, P.G. 1988. Plants for Beekeeping in Canada and the Northern U.S.A. By: J. Ramsay. International Bee Research Association. Canadian Beekeeping 14(2):81.

Kevan, P.G. 1988. Plants for Beekeeping in Canada and in the Northern U.S.A. By: J. Ramsay. International Bee Research Association. The Sting (Newsletter of the Ontario Beekeepers' Association) 6(1):9.

Kevan, P.G. 1987. Honeybee Ecology: A Study of Adaptation in Social Life. by: Thomas D. Seeley. 1985. Monographs in behavior and ecology. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey. Canadian Field-Naturalist 101:503-504.

Kevan, P.G. 1987. Alternative pollinators for Ontario's crops: prefatory remarks to papers presented at a workshop held at the University of Guelph, April 12, 1986. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 118:109-110.

Mohr, N.A., and P.G. Kevan. 1987. Pollinators and pollination requirements of lowbush blueberry, (Vaccinium aungustifolium Ait. and V. myrtilloides Michx.) and cranberry (V. macrocarpon with notes on highbush blueberry (V. corymbosum L.) and lignonberry (V. vitis - ideae L.). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 118:149-154.

Kevan, P.G. 1987. Pesticides and Bees: A legal case from England with relevance to Canada. Canadian Beekeeping 13(9):208.

Kevan, P.G. 1987. Alfalfa leafcutter bees and the Ontario alfalfa growers. Canadian Beekeeping 13(4):81.

Kevan, P.G. 1987. Alfalfa leafcutter bees and the Ontario alfalfa growers. The Sting (Newsletter of the Ontario Beekeepers' Association) 5(2):20.

Kevan, P.G., G.W. Otis, and R.H. Coffin. 1986. Is Sevin XLR less hazardous for honeybees than other Sevin Formulations? Experiments on blooming canola in Ontario. Canadian Beekeeping 12:225-226.

Kevan, P.G., and M.A. Lane. 1986. Floral petal microtexture is a tactile cue for bees (reprinted from Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.). Canadian Beekeeping 13(3):62-63.

Kevan, P.G., N.A. Mohr, and G. Gambles. 1985. Bees for blueberries in northern Ontario. The Sting (Newsletter of the Ontario Beekeepers' Association) 3(4):17-18.

Punchihewa, R.W.K., N. Koeniger, P.G. Kevan, and R.M. Gadawski. 1985. Observations on the dance communication and natural foraging ranges of the three honeybee species in Sri Lanka. Journal of Apicultural Research 24:168-175.

Kevan, P.G., R.A. Morse, and P. Akratanakul. 1984. Apiculture in tropical and sub-tropical Asia with special reference to Euroepan honeybees and development programmes. Expert Consultation on Beekeeping with Apis mellifera in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Asia. Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand. AGS/API/1984, API/1 March 1984. 24 pp. and Proceedings of Expert Consultation on Beekeeping with Apis mellifera in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Asia. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. pp. 10-32.

Kevan, P.G. 1984. Bee botany: pollination, foraging and floral calendars. Expert Consultation on Beekeeping with Apis mellifera in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Asia. Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand. AGS/API/1984, API/6 March 1984. 4 pp. and Proceedings of Expert Consultation on Beekeeping with Apis mellifera in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Asia.Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. pp. 51-55.

Kevan, P.G. 1984. Insect pollination of economically important plants of tropical and sub-tropical Asia. Expert Consultation on Beekeeping with Apis mellifera in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Asia. Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand.AGS/API/1984, API/7 March 1984. 8 pp and Proceedings of Expert Consultation on Beekeeping with Apis mellifera in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Asia. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. pp. 77-85.

Kevan, P.G., G.W. Otis, R.H. Coffin, M.F. Whitford, and L.A. Elder. 1984. Hazards of Carbaryl Formulations to caged Honeybees foraging on flowering canola (Brassica napus) in Ontario. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 115:49-54.

Kevan, P.G., R.A. Morse, and P. Akratanakul. 1984. Proceedings of Expert Consultation on Beekeeping with Apis mellifera in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Asia. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. 238 pp.

Kevan, P.G., S.D. St. Helens, and I. Baker. 1983. Honeybees feeding from honeydew exudate of diseased Gambel's oak in Colorado. Journal of Apicultural Research 22:53-56.

Kevan, P.G., and R. Bye. 1982. Comb honey production without foundation in Mexico. American Bee Journal 112:356-357.

Kevan, P.G. 1974. Peary Caribou and Muskoxen on Banks Island. Arctic 27:256-264.

Kevan, P.G. 1971. Oil under the Tundra in the Mackenzie Delta region. Canadian Field-Naturalist 85:99-100 & 122.

Kevan, P.G. 1970. A National Park for the Northwest Territories--continued. Canadian Field-Naturalist 84:65-66.

Kevan, P.G., and D.K. McE. Kevan. 1970. Collembola as Pollen Feeders and Flower Visitors with Observations from the High Arctic. Quaestiones entomologicae 6:311-326.

Kevan, P.G. 1970. Heat Suggestion from the North. Science (Washington) 170:1260.

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Publications relating to the Arctic/Alpine Regions

Tam, L., P.G. Kevan and J.T. Trevors. 2003. Viable bacterial biomass and functional diversity in fresh and marine waters in the Canadian Arctic. Polar Biology 26: 287-294.

Niwranski, K., P.G. Kevan and A. Fjellberg. 2002. Effect of vehicle disturbance and soil compaction on Arctic collembolan abundance and diversity on Igloolik Island, Nunavut, Canada. European Journal of Soil Biology 38: 193-196.

Tam, L., A.M. Derry, P.G. Kevan, and J.T. Trevors. 2001. Functional diversity and community structure of microorganisms in rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere Canadian arctic soils. Biodiversity and Conservation 10:1933-1947

Derry A.M., P.G. Kevan, and S.D.M. Rowley. 1999. Soil nutrients and vegetation characteristics of a Dorset/Thule site in the Canadian Arctic. Arctic 52(2):204-213

Derry A.M., W.J. Staddon, P.G. Kevan, and J.T. Trevors. 1998. Functional diversity of microorganisms in three Arctic soils as determined by sole-carbon-utilization. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 14:571-574

Kevan P.G., and D.M. Kendall. 1997. Liquid assets for fat bankers: summer nectarivory by migratory moths in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, U.S.A. Arctic and Alpine Research 29(4):478-482

Kevan, P.G., B.C. Forbes, S.M. Kevan, and V. Behan-Pelletier. 1995. Vehicle tracks on high Arctic tundra: their effects on the soils, vegetation, and soil arthropods. Journal of Applied Ecology 32:655-667.

Kevan, P.G., and O. Kukal. 1993. Corrigendum: A balanced life table for Gynaephora groenlandica (Lepidoptera: Lymanitriidae), a long-lived high arctic insect, and implications for the stability of its populations. Canadian Journal of Zoology 65:156-163.

Kevan, P.G., and E.A. Tikhmenev. 1992. Opit kompanii "INCO Limited" v rekul'tivatsii khvostokhranilishch. Kolima (Magadan). February, 1992. pp. 27-28.

Kevan, P.G. 1990. Sexual differences in temperatures of blossoms on a dioecious plant, Salix arctica (Salicaceae): significance for life in the Arctic. Arctic and Alpine Research 22:283-289.

Kevan, P.G. 1989. Thermoregulation in arctic insects and flowers: Adaptation had co-adaptation in behaviour, anatomy, and physiology. In: J.B. Mercer (Ed.). Thermal Physiology 1989. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Thermal Physiology, TromsÝ, Norway, 16-21 July 1989. Excerpta Medica, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. The Netherlands. pp. 747-754.

Kevan, P.G. (Umingmak). 1989. Insect terms. Minutes of 12th Annual Inuktitut Terminology Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, November 27-30, 1989. Inuit Cultural Institute, Arviat, N.W.T. pp. 11-12.

Kukal, O., and P.G. Kevan. 1987. The influence of parasitism on the life history of a high arctic insect Gynaephora groenlandica (Wocke) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 65:156-163.

Kevan, P.G., and H.V. Danks. 1986. Arctic insects. In: B. Sage (Ed.). The Arctic and Its Wildlife. Croom-Helm Ltd., England. pp. 72-77.

Kevan, P.G., and H.V. Danks. 1986. Adaptations of Arctic insects. In: Ch. 6, Adaptations of Animals and Plants to the Arctic Environment. In: B. Sage. The Arctic and Its Wildlife. Croom-Helm Ltd., England. pp. 55-57.

Kevan, P.G., J.G.H. Cant, and D.K. McE. Kevan. 1983. Predator avoidance posturing of grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from the Colorado Alpine and Plains. Canadian Entomologist 115:115-122.

Galen, C., and P.G. Kevan. 1983. Bumblebee foraging and floral scent dimorphism: Bombus kirbyellus Curtis (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and Polemonium viscosum Nutt. (Polemoniaceae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 61:1207-1213.

Kevan, P.G. 1983. Arctic Arthropods: A Review of Systematics and Ecology with Particular Reference to the North American Fauna, by H.V. Danks. Journal of Arctic and Alpine Research 14:379.

Kevan, P.G., T.S. Jensen, and J.D. Shorthouse. 1981. Body temperatures and behavioral thermoregulation of high Arctic woolly-bear caterpillars and pupae (Gynaephora rossii, Lymantriidae: Lepidoptera) and the importance of sunshine. Arctic and Alpine Research 14:125-136.

Kendall, D.M., P.G. Kevan, and J.D. Lafontaine. 1981. Nocturnal flight activity of moths (Lepidoptera) in alpine tundra. Canadian Entomologist 113:607-614.

Galen, C., and P.G. Kevan. 1980. Scent and color polymorphisms and pollination ecology in Polemonium viscosum Nutt. American Midland Naturalist 104:281-289.

Kevan, P.G. 1979. The spectral efficiency of phototaxis for some high Arctic Diptera. Arctic and Alpine Research 11:349-352.

Kevan, P.G. 1979. Book review of Truelove Lowland, Devon Island, Canada: A High Arctic Ecosystem. Edited by L.C. Bliss. Edmonton, University of Alberta Press, 1977. xxi + 714 pp. and map Arctic and Alpine Research 11:122-124.

Kevan, P.G. 1976. Book review of Ecological Sites in Northern Canada. Edited by D.N. Nettleship and P.A. Smith. Ottawa. 1975. Arctic and Alpine Research 8:412-413.

Kevan, P.G. 1975. Sun-tracking solar furnaces in high arctic flowers: significance for pollination and insects. Science (Washington) 189:723-726.

Kevan, P.G. 1974. Natural History, Natural Historians, and Snowmobiling. The Osprey (Newfoundland Natural History Society Newsletter) 4:134-139.

Kevan, P.G. 1973. Parasitoid Wasps as Flower-Visitors in the Canadian High Arctic. Anzieger fŁr Schadlingskunde und Pflanzenschutz 46:3-8.

Kevan, P.G. 1973. Flowers, Insects, and Pollination Ecology in the Canadian High Arctic. Polar Record 22:667-674.

Kevan, P.G. 1972. Heliotropism in some Arctic Flowers. Canadian Field-Naturalist 86:41-44.

Kevan, P.G. 1972. Insect Pollination of High Arctic Flowers. Journal of Ecology 60:813-847.

Kevan, P.G. 1972. Floral Colours in the High Arctic with Reference to Insect-Flower Relations and Pollination. Canadian Journal of Botany 50:2289-2316.

Kevan, P.G. 1972. Good Ruts, Bad Ruts. Blue Jay 30:207-203.

Kevan, P.G. 1971. Vehicle tracks on High Arctic Tundra. An 11-year case History around Hazen Camp, Ellesmere Island, N.W.T. Defence Research Board, Ottawa: Operation Hazen, No. 41. 17 pp.

Kevan, P.G., and J.D. Shorthouse. 1970. Behavioural Thermoregulation by High Arctic Butterflies. Arctic 23:268-279.

Fuller, W.A., and P.G. Kevan (Editors). 1970. Proceedings of the Conference on Productivity and Conservation in Northern Circumpolar Lands, Edmonton, Alberta. 15-17 October 1969. International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Morges, Switzerland. Publication in the New Series No. 16. 344 pp.

Kevan, P.G. (Editor). 1970. Insect Life in Arctic Lands. Boreal Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton. (Translation by S. Nimmo of Insektlifvet i Arktiska Lander by C. Aurivillius, 1883 in A.E. Nordenskiold (Editor) Studier och forskningas foranledda af mina resor i hoga norden. F. & B. Biejer Forlag, Stockholm. pp. 403-409.

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Publications relating to Behaviour and Perception

Ne'eman, G. and P.G. Kevan. 2001. The effect of floral shape parameters on detection distance of floral model targets by honeybee workers. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 187: 653-660.

Kevan, P.G., L. Chittka, and A.G. Dyer. 2001. Limits to the Salience of ultraviolet: lessons from colour vision in bees and birds. The Journal of Experimental Biology 204:2571-2580

Kevan, P.G., and C.F. Greco. 2001. Contrasting patch choice behaviour by immature ambush predators, a spider (Misumena vatia) and an insect (Phymata americana). Ecological Entomology 26:1-6

Ne’eman, G., and P.G. Kevan. 2001. The effect of shape parameters on maximal detection distance of model targets by honeybee workers. Journal of Comparative Physiology 187:653-660

Greco, C.F., and P.G. Kevan. 1999. Polyethism in foraging in a polymorphic predator, Enoplognatha ovata (Araneae: Theridiidae): a case for balance. The Canadian Entomologist 131:259-268

Kevan, P.G. 1999. Pollinators as bioindicators of the state of the environment: species, activity and diversity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 74:373-393

Dafni, A., M. Lehrer, and P.G. Kevan. 1997. Spatial flower parameters and insect spatial vision. Biological Research 72:239-282

Giurfa, M., M. Vorobyev, P.G. Kevan, and R. Menzel. 1996. Detection of coloured stimuli by honey bees: minimum visual angles and receptor specific contrasts. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 178:699-709.

Dafni, A., and P.G. Kevan. 1995. Hypothesis on adaptive features of the compound eye of bees: flower-specific specializations. Evolutionary Ecology 9:236-241.

Greco, C.F., and P.G. Kevan . 1995. Patch choice in the anthophilous ambush predator Phymata americana: improvement by switching hunting sites as part of an initial choice. Canadian Journal of Zoology 73:1912-1917.

Greco, C.F., P. Weeks, and P.G. Kevan. 1995. Patch choice in ambush predators: Plant height selection by Misumena vatia (Araneae: Thomisidae) and Phymata americana (Heteroptera: Phymatidae). Ecoscience 2:203-205.

Greco, C., and P.G. Kevan. 1994. Contrasting patch choosing by anthophilous ambush predators: vegetation and floral cues for decisions by a crab spider (Misumena vatia) and males and females of an ambush bug (Phymata americana). Canadian Journal of Zoology 72:1583-1588.

Kevan, P.G. 1990. How large bees, Bombus and Xylocopa (Apoidea: Hynmenoptera) forage on trees. Ethology, Ecology and Evolution 2:233-242.

Kevan, P.G. 1989. Thermoregulation in arctic insects and flowers: Adaptation had co-adaptation in behaviour, anatomy, and physiology. In: J.B. Mercer (Ed.). Thermal Physiology 1989. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Thermal Physiology, TromsÝ, Norway, 16-21 July 1989. Excerpta Medica, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. The Netherlands. pp. 747-754.

Mardan, M., and P.G. Kevan. 1989. Mass defecation, yellow rain, and thermoregulation by the giant honeybee Apis dorsata. Nature 341:191.

Kevan, P.G. 1987. Texture sensitivity in the life of honeybees. In: R. Menzel and A. Mercer (Eds.). Neurobiology and Behavior of Honeybees. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, London, Paris, Tokyo. pp. 96-101.

Kukal, O., and P.G. Kevan. 1987. The influence of parasitism on the life history of a high arctic insect Gynaephora groenlandica (Wocke) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 65:156-163.

Kevan, P.G., and M.A. Lane. 1986. Bees can distinguish plant species by microscopic textural features on petals. Honeybee Science 7(4):145-150.

Kevan, P.G., and M.A. Lane . 1985. Flower petal microtexture is a tactile cue for bees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 82:4750-4752.

Punchihewa, R.W.K., N. Koeniger, P.G. Kevan, and R.M. Gadawski. 1985. Observations on the dance communication and natural foraging ranges of the three honeybee species in Sri Lanka. Journal of Apicultural Research 24:168-175.

Galen, C., and P.G. Kevan. 1983. Bumblebee foraging and floral scent dimorphism: Bombus kirbyellus Curtis (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and Polemonium viscosum Nutt. (Polemoniaceae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 61:1207-1213.

Kevan, P.G., J.G.H. Cant, and D.K. McE. Kevan. 1983. Predator avoidance posturing of grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from the Colorado Alpine and Plains. Canadian Entomologist 115:115-122.

Kevan, P.G., S.D. St. Helens, and I. Baker. 1983. Honeybees feeding from honeydew exudate of diseased Gambel's oak in Colorado. Journal of Apicultural Research 22: 53-56.

Kevan, P.G., S.D. St. Helens, and I. Baker. 1983. Hummingbirds feeding from exudates on diseases scrub oak. Condor 85:251-252.

Kendall, D.M., P.G. Kevan, and J.D. Lafontaine. 1981. Nocturnal flight activity of moths (Lepidoptera) in alpine tundra. Canadian Entomologist 113:607-614.

Kevan, P.G., T.S. Jensen, and J.D. Shorthouse. 1981. Body temperatures and behavioral thermoregulation of high Arctic woolly-bear caterpillars and pupae (Gynaephora rossii, Lymantriidae: Lepidoptera) and the importance of sunshine. Arctic and Alpine Research 14:125-136.

Galen, C., and P.G. Kevan. 1980. Scent and color polymorphisms and pollination ecology in Polemonium viscosum Nutt. American Midland Naturalist 104:281-289.

Kevan, P.G. 1979. The spectral efficiency of phototaxis for some high Arctic Diptera. Arctic and Alpine Research 11:349-352.

Kevan, P.G. 1976. Sir Thomas More on imprinting: observations from the Sixteenth Century. Animal Behaviour 24:16-17.

Kevan, P.G., and J.D. Shorthouse. 1970. Behavioural Thermoregulation by High Arctic Butterflies. Arctic 23:268-279.

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Publications relating to Biodiversity

Taki, H. and P.G. Kevan. 2007. Does habitat loss affect the communities of plants and insects equally in plant-pollinator interactions? Preliminary findings. Biodiversity and Conservation. (In Press) National Academy of Sciences of the USA & US National Research Council. 2007. Status of pollinators in North America. (In Press, available on-line)

Tang, J., J. Wice, V.G. Thomas and P.G. Kevan. 2007. Assessment of Canadian federal and provincial legislation to conserve native and managed pollinators. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management 3: . (In Press)

Taki, H., B.F. Viana, P.G. Kevan, F.O. Silva and M. Buck. 2007. Does forest loss affect the communities of trap-nesting wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) in forests? Landscape vs. local habitat conditions. Journal of Insect Conservation. (In Press)

Kevan, Peter. 2006. Entomology: A Celebration of Little Wonders. Gold Medal Address. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 38(1): 4-7.

Kevan, P.G., F. DiGiovanni, R. Ho, H. Taki, K.A. Ferguson and A. Pawloski. 2006. A simple method for collecting airborne pollen for classroom exercise. Journal of Biological Education 40: 181-183.

Kevan, P.G. and V. Imperatriz-Fonseca (Eds with assistance from G.W. Frankie, C. O’Toole, R. Jones and C.H. Vergara). 2006. Pollinating Bees: The Conservation Link between Agriculture and Nature (2nd edition). Ministry of Agriculture, Brasilia, Brazil. 336 pp.

Trevors, J.T., Kevan P.G., Saier, M.H. 2006. Biosphere quality index (BQI). Water, Air and Soil Pollution 173: 1-3.

Usui, M., P.G. Kevan and M. Obbard. 2005. Pollination and breeding system of lowbush blueberries, Vaccinium angustifolium Ait. and V. myrtilloides Michx. (Ericaceae), in the boreal forest. Canadian Field-Naturalist 119: 48–57.

Taki, H., J.W. Boone, B.F. Viana, F.O. Silva, P.G. Kevan and C.S. Sheffield. 2004. Effect of shading on trap nest utilization by hole-nesting aculeate Hymenoptera. Canadian Entomologist 136: 889-891.

Burgess, K., J. Singfield, V. Melendez-Ramirez and P.G. Kevan. 2004. Pollination biology of Aristolochia grandiflora (Aristolochiaceae) in Veracruz, Mexico. Annals of the Missouri Botanic Garden 91: 346-356.

Melendez-Ramirez, V., V. Parra-Tabla, P.G. Kevan, I. Ramirez-Monillo, H. Harries, M. FernŠndez-Barrera and D. Zizumbo-Real. 2004. Mixed mating strategies and pollination by insects and wind in coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L. (Arecaceae)): Importance in production and selection. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 6: 155-163.

Belaoussoff, S. and P.G. Kevan. 2003. Are there ecological foundations for ecosystem health? The Environmentalist 23: 255-263.

Kevan, P.G. 2003. The modern science of ambrosiology: in honour of Herbert and Irene Baker. Plant Systematics and Evolution 238: 1-5.

Kevan, P.G. and B. Viana. 2003. The global decline in pollination services. Biodiversity 4(4): 3-8.

Kevan, P.G. 2002. Flowers, pollination and the associated diversity of flies. In: J.H. Skevington and P.T. Dang (eds.). Exploring the Biological and Ecological Diversity of Flies (Diptera). Biodiversity 3(4): 16-18.

Kevan, P.G. 2001. Pollination: a Plinth, Pedestal, and Pillar for Terrestrial Productivity. The Why, How, and Where of Pollination Protection, Conservation, and Promotion. In: C.S. Stubbs and F.A. Drummond (eds.). Bees and Crop Pollination - Crisis, Crossroads, Conservation. Thomas Say Publications in Entomology, Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD. Chapter 1, pp. 7-68.

Larson, B., P.G. Kevan and D. Inouye. 2001. Flies and Flowers: Taxonomic diversity of anthophiles and pollinators. Canadian Entomologist 113: 439-465.

Kevan, P.G. and C.F. Greco. 2001. Contrasting patch choice behaviour by immature ambush predators, a spider (Misumena vatia) and an insect (Phymata americana). Ecological Entomology 26: 148-153.

Kevan, P.G. and T.P. Phillips. 2001. The economic impact of pollinator declines: An approach to assessing the consequences. Conservation Ecology 5(1) article 8. [On-line] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol5/iss1/art8. 19 pp.

Roussy, A.-M. and P.G. Kevan. 2000. How accessible are receptive megastrobili to pollen? The example of jack pine (Pinus banksiana). American Journal of Botany 87: 215-230.

Kevan, P.G. 2001. Pollinators as sensitive bio-indicators of environmental conditions: Ecological and practical concerns. In: K.N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaunker, K.S. Baura (eds.). Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity and Human Welfare. Oxford and IBM Publ. New Delhi. pp. 198-199.

Kevan, P.G. 2000. In: Proc. VI Internat. Conf. on Apiculture in Tropical Climates, Costa Rica, 13-19 August 1996. IBRA, Cardiff, UK. pp. 60-64; 77-82.

Kevan, P.G. 1999. Pollinators as bioindicators of the state of the environment: species, activity and diversity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 74:373-393

Derry, A.M., W.J. Staddon, P.G. Kevan, and J.T. Trevors. 1998. Functional diversity of microorganisms in three Arctic soils as determined by sole-carbon-utilization. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 14:571-574

Belaousoff, S., D.S. Guenther, P.G. Kevan, S. Murphy, and C. Swanton. 1998. Do tillage regimes and crop types influence terrestrial isopod diversity? (With a practical key to identification of species in northeastern North America). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 129:39-45

Kevan, P.G., C. Greco, and S. Belaoussoff. 1997. Log-normality of diversity and abundance in diagnosis and measuring of ecosystemic health: pesticide stress on pollinators in blueberry heaths. Journal of Applied Ecology 34:1122-1136.

Kevan, P.G., M. Giurfa, and L. Chittka. 1996. Why are there so many and so few white flowers? Trends Plant Science 1:280-284.

Kevan, D.K. McE., and P.G. Kevan. 1995. A Preliminary record of orthopteroid insects of the Maldive Islands. Journal of Orthoptera Research 4:223-236.

Boutin, C., M. Evenden, K. Freemark, P.G. Kevan, G. McLeod, and A. Tomlin. 1994. Chapter 5. Effects of agriculture on biodiversity in Canada. pp. 59-113, Biodiversity in Canada: A science assessment for Environment Canada. (A. Kieth, Team Leader).

Dafni, A., and P.G. Kevan. 1994. An hypothesis on complementary amino acids in nectar. Evolutionary Theory 10:259-260.

Kevan, P.G. 1988. Wasp Farm. By: H.E. Evans. Harvard Univ. Press. Canadian Field-Naturalist 102:598-599.

Kevan, P.G., and H.G. Baker. 1983. Insects as flower visitors and pollinators. Annual Review of Entomology 28:407-453.

Kevan, P.G. 1983. Arctic Arthropods: A Review of Systematics and Ecology with Particular Reference to the North American Fauna, by H.V. Danks. Journal of Arctic and Alpine Research 14:379.

Kevan, P.G. 1979. Vegetation and floral colors revealed by ultraviolet light: interpretational difficulties for functional significance. American Journal of Botany 66:749-751.

Miller, D., and P.G. Kevan. 1979. Insecticides and non-target arthropods on Artemisia filifolia (Compositae). Southwestern Naturalist 24:439-446.

Kevan, P.G. 1978. Anthophilous springtails (Collembola) from the Alaskan North Slope, from Signy Island, Antarctica, and from near Ottawa, Ontario. Revue d'Ecologie et Biologie du Sol 15:373-378.

Kevan, P.G. 1975. Forest application of the insecticide Fenitrothion and its effect on wild bee pollinators (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Lowbush Blueberries (Vaccinium spp.) in southern New Brunswick, Canada. Biological Conservation 7:301-309.

Kevan, P.G. 1975. Pollination and environmental conservation. Environmental Conservation 2:222-227.

Mulligan, G.A., and P.G. Kevan. 1973. Colour, brightness, and other floral characteristics attracting pollinating insects to Canadian weeds. Canadian Journal of Botany 51:1939-1952.

Kevan, P.G. 1972. Collembola on Flowers on Banks Island, N.W.T. Quaestiones entomologicae 8:121.

Kevan, P.G., and D.K. McE. Kevan. 1970. Collembola as Pollen Feeders and Flower Visitors with Observations from the High Arctic. Quaestiones entomologicae 6:311-326.

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