A great text, essential for any researcher working in the field of pollination biology. The first three chapters describe the botanical information required for the understanding of pollination. Chapters 4 and 5 describe zoological aspects, and how flowers advertise themselves. Chapters 6 and 7 address the interactions between plants and pollinators, pollinator behaviours and practical aspects of conservation and pollination research. Chapter 8 describes pollination by wind and water, while Chapter 9 describes microclimate and pollination. Finally there is a bibliography with 1400 citations and an index. While three editors are responsible for this book, other experts in specialist fields have contributed some of the chapters and sections, making this an extremely valuable and practical text.
2005, 590 pages