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 Pollination General [Back to Top ↑]

BNBB Maritimes Blueberry Pollination Forum, March 2010, final report (PDF 13MB)

Status of Pollinators in North America: Available Online (link)  

International Bee Research Association (IBRA): Information leaflets (pdfs) on Bumblebees, honey bees, and solitary bees. (link)

Chagnon, M. 2008. Causes and Effects of the Worldwide Decline in Pollinators and Corrective Measures. (PDF English; PDF French)

Naess, S.K. and M. Chagnon. 2011. Honeybees are useful as pollinators of the dioecious cloudberry, a high-value northern berry. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil and Plant Science. (link)

Chifflet, R., E.K. Klein, C. Lavigne, V. Le Féon, A.E. Ricroch, J. Lecomte and B.E. Vaissière. 2011. Spatial scale of insect-mediated pollen dispersal in oilseed rape in an open agricultural landscape. Journal of Applied Ecology. (PDF)

Davis, A. 2001. Searching and breeding for structural features of flowers correlated with high nectar-carbohybrate production. Acta Horticulturae 561:107-121 (PDF)

Free, J. Insect Pollination of Crops. You can browse the book by chapter (largely organised around crop plant families), or search by the crop names included in the PIMS database. (link)

Kevan, P. G. 2009. Pollination Issues with Three Northern Berry Plants for Newfoundland & Labrador (PDF)

Kevan, P.G., J.-P. Kapongo, M. AI-mazra'awi, and L. Shipp. 2008. Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, and Biocontrol: New Alliances Between Old Friends. In: Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems. [Eds.] R. R. James and T. L. Pitts-Singer. Oxford Press (PDF)

Luo, S.X., S.-M. Chaw, D. Zhang, and S.S. Renner. 2010. Flower heating following anthesis and the evolution of gall midge pollination in Schisandraceae. American Journal of Botany (link)

MacPhail V.J., and P.G. Kevan. 2009. Review of the Breeding Systems of Wild Roses (Rosa spp.). In: Zlesak DC (Ed) Roses. Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology 3 (Special Issue 1), 1-13 (PDF)

Meléndez-Ramírez, V., V. Parra-Tabla, P. G. Kevan, I. Ramírez-Morillo, H. Harries, M. Fernández-Barrera and D. Zizumbo-Villareal. 2004. Mixed mating strategies and pollination by insects and wind in coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L. (Arecaceae)): importance in production and selection (PDF)

Osmia Journal: list of avaialble issues online. (link)

Robertson, C. 1928. Flowers and insects, lists of visitors of four hundred and fifty-three flowers. Science Press Printing Co., Lancaster, PA (link)

Robson, D.B. 2010. A comparison of flower-visiting insects to rare, Symphyotrichum sericeum and common, Solidago nemoralis (Asteraceae). Botany 88(3): 241-249 (link)

Savage, C. 2008. Plight of the bumblebee. Canadian Geographic (PDF)

Usui, M., P.G. Kevan, and M. Obbard. 2005. Pollination and breeding system of lowbush blueberries, Vaccinium angustifolium Ait. and V. myrtulloides Michx. (Ericaceae), in the Boreal forest (PDF)

Williams, N.M., E.E. Crone, T.H. Roulston, R.L. Minckley, L. Packer, S.G. Potts. 2010. Ecological and life-history traits predict bee species responses to environmental disturbances. Biological Conservation 143: 2280–2291 (PDF)

 Wild Pollinators [Back to Top ↑]

Droege, S., V.J. Tepedino, G. Lebuhn, W. Link, R. Minckley, Q. Chen, and C. Conrad. 2010. Spatial patterns of bee captures in North American bowl trapping surveys. Insect Conservation and Diversity 3, 15–23. (PDF)

Kits, J.H., Marshall, S.A., and Evenhuis, N.L. 2008. The bee flies (Diptera: Bombyliidae) of Ontario, with a key to the species of eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No. 6, 06 March 2008. (available online: link)

Packer, L., Gibbs, J., Shefflield, C. and P. Kevan. 2008. Barcoding the Bees of the World. In Anais do VIII o Encontro sobre Abelhas , Ribeirão Preto - SP, Brazil, p. 276. (PDF)

Packer, L., Genaro, J.A., and Sheffield C.S. 2007. The Bee Genera of Eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No. 3, 25 September 2007. (available online: link)

Packer, L., J. C. Grixti, R. E. Roughley, and R. Hanner. 2009. The status of taxonomy in Canada and the impact of DNA barcoding. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 87(12): 1097–1110 (link)

Xerces Society Bombus Status Review 2008. (link)


 Pollinator Health [Back to Top ↑]

Alaux, C., F. Ducloz, D. Crauser and Y Le Conte. 2010. Diet effects on honeybee immunocompetence. Biology Letters, The Royal Society. (link)

Agence Francaise de Sécurité Sanitaire des Alimants (AFSSA website) Report "Weakening, collapse and mortality of bee colonies", November 2008. (PDF)

Gregory, P. 2006. Protein Diets and their Effects on Worker Weight, Longevity, Consumption and Hemolymph Protein Levels of Apis mellifera. Proceedings of the American Bee Research Conference 447. (PDF)

Guzman-Novoa E., M. Md Hamiduzzaman, M.E. Arechavaleta-Velasco, G. Koleoglu, P. Valizadeh and A. Correa-Benítez. 2011. Nosema ceranae has parasitized Africanized honey bees in Mexico since at least 2004. Journal of Apicultural Research 50(2): 167-169 (PDF)

Kevan, P.G., E. Guzman, A. Skinner, and D. van Englesdorp. 2007. Collony Collapse Disorder in Canada: do we have a problem? Hivelights 20 (2), 14-16. (PDF)

Shafer, A.B.A., Williams, G.R., Shutler, D., Rogers, R.E.L., Stewart, D.T., 2009. Cophylogeny of Nosema (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) and bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) suggests cospeciation and a host-switch. Journal of Parasitology 95, 198-203. (PDF)

Williams, G.R., Tarpy, D.R., vanEngelsdorp, D., Chauzat, M.-P., Cox-Foster, D.L., Delaplane, K.S., Neumann, P., Pettis, J.S., Rogers, R.E.L., Shutler, D. 2010. Colony Collapse Disorder in context. BioEssays 32, 845-846. (Open Access Link)

Williams, G.R., Shutler, D., Little, C.M., Burgher-MacLellan, K.L., Rogers, R.E.L., 2010. The microsporidian Nosema ceranae, the antibiotic Fumagilin-B®, and western honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony strength. Apidologie, DOI: 10.1051/ apido/20100230. (PDF)

Burgher-MacLellan, K.L., Williams, G.R., Shutler, D., Rogers, R.E.L., MacKenzie, K., 2010. Optimization of duplex real-time PCR with melting curve analysis for detection of microsporidian parasites Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in Apis mellifera. The Canadian Entomologist 142, 271-283. (PDF)

Williams, G.R., Shutler, D., Rogers, R.E.L., 2010. Effects at Nearctic north-temperate latitudes of indoor versus outdoor overwintering on the microsporidium Nosema ceranae and western honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 104, 4-7. (PDF)

Williams, G.R., Rogers, R.E.L., Kalkstein, A.L., Taylor, B.A., Shutler, D., Ostiguy, N., 2009. Deformed wing virus in western honey bees (Apis mellifera) from Atlantic Canada and the first description of an overtly-infected emerging queen. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 101, 77-79. (PDF)

Williams, G.R., Sampson, M.A., Shutler, D., Rogers, R.E.L., 2008. Does fumagillin control the recently detected invasive parasite Nosema ceranae in western honey bees (Apis mellifera)? Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 99, 342-344. (PDF)

Williams, G.R., Shafer, A.B.A., Rogers, R.E.L., Shutler, D., Stewart, D.T., 2008. First detection of Nosema ceranae, a microsporidian parasite of European honey bees (Apis mellifera), in Canada and central U.S.A. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 97, 189-192. (PDF)


 Ecosystems [Back to Top ↑]

Agrinova (website): Essai et expérimentation sur la pollinisation et la réduction des herbicides dans la production du bleuet nain au Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, 2009. (PDF)

Crop Protection Association (CPA). 2010. Bee Safe Bee Careful When using insecticides (Booklet - PDF)

Dixon, K. 2009. Pollination and Restoration. Science 325: 571-573. (PDF)

Ontario Research Enhancement Program (OREP) Sustainable Pollination Services for Ontario's Crops, REPORT No. OREP-1999/19, March, 2001. (PDF)

Papastavrou, S. Niagara’s Natural Park: The Restoration of the Glenridge Quarry into a Naturalization Site. A brief highlighting Mariam Richards' research with Brock University (PDF)

Woodcock, T., P.G. Kevan, and A. McGraw-Alcock. 2011. Bee-ing Green. Avenues: Sustaining Ontario's Aggregate Supply, Winter/Spring (PDF)

Woodcock, T., P.G. Kevan, and A. McGraw-Alcock. 2009. Bee-ing Green: Pollinator Conservation & Ecology in Reclaimed Pits & Quarries. Rock Talk Volume 8, Issue 4 (PDF)

Annuals of Botany Special Issue: Plant-Pollinator Interactions, Volume 103, Number 9, June 2009. (link)


 Policy and Economics [Back to Top ↑]

Bryne, A. and U. Fitzpatrik. 2009. Bee conservation policy at the global, regional and national levels. Apidologie 20. (PDF)

Gallai et al 2009 Economic valuation of the vulnerability of world agriculture confronted with pollinator decline Ecological Economics 68: 810 – 821. (PDF) Available at ScienceDirect (available online: link)

International Risk Governance Council (IRGC). 2009. Concept Note: Risk governance of pollination services. (PDF)

Potts, S.G., J.C. Biesmeijer, R. Bommarco, A. Felicioli, M. Fischer, P. Jokinen, D. Kleijn, A.-M. Klein, W.E. Kunin, P. Neumann, L.D. Penev, T. Petanidou, P. Rasmont, S.P.M. Roberts, H.G. Smith, P.B. Sørensen, I. Steffan-Dewenter, B.E. Vaissière, M. Vilà, A. Vujić, M. Woyciechowski, M. Zobel, J. Settele and O. Schweiger. Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project. Journal of Apicultural Research 50(2): 152-164 (PDF)

 Other Types of Publications [Back to Top ↑]

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