Search for dissertations about: "Bumblebees"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the word Bumblebees.

  1. 1. Ecology of bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apidae) in a subalpine/alpine area with special reference to food plant and habitat utilization

    Author : Hans Lundberg; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; bumblebees; Hymenoptera; Apidae; Humlor;

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  2. 2. The visual ecology of bees - Tales of diverse eyes and behaviours

    Author : Pierre Tichit; Funktionell zoologi; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Animal behaviour; Arthropods; Bumblebees; Compound Eyes; Crystalline cones; Flight control; Image analysis; Landing; Sensory ecology; Stingless bees; Vision; X-ray microtomography;

    Abstract : The buzzing flight of bees is a popular summer hit. Yet, outside of a few familiar species of honeybees and bumblebees, these fantastic little creatures are still mostly unknown. With about twenty-five thousand species, bees are a very diverse group. They can be found in drastically different habitats. READ MORE

  3. 3. Spatial Vision in Bees : Behavioural investigation of spatial resolution and contrast sensitivity

    Author : Aravin Chakravarthi; Funktionell zoologi; []
    Keywords : Insect vision; Honeybees; Bumblebees; Spatial resolution; Contrast sensitivity; Motion detection; Object discrimination;

    Abstract : Bees use multiple sensory modalities to perform day-to-day tasks. Light allows them to perceive objects and the general features of their surroundings, enabling them to find food and to navigate safely across the landscape. READ MORE

  4. 4. Small biotopes: Landscape and management effects on pollinators

    Author : Annika Söderman; Biodiversitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Agri-environmnetal scheme; management; agriculture; landscape complexity; heterogeneity; landscape scale; mall biotopes; field boundaries; pollinating insects; pollination; bumblebees; solitary bees; hoverflies;

    Abstract : The intensification of agriculture during the second half of the twentieth century, has caused sever declines of farmland biodiversity, where loss of semi-natural habitats is one of the major drivers. To halt further loss of habitat and biodiversity, agri-environmental schemes (AES) are used to compensate farmers to use methods less harmful to the environment. READ MORE

  5. 5. Effects of landscape context on populations of bumblebees

    Author : Anna Persson; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Apoidea; Bombus; Campanula; agriculture; land-use intensity; complexity; garden; grassland; field border; MFC; pollination; Factor Analysis;

    Abstract : To investigate recent declines in bumblebee populations, I carried out landscape analyses, made field studies of bumblebees, flowering plants and pollination in an agricultural region in southernmost Sweden. Studies were carried out in landscapes of contrasting agricultural intensity and land-cover configuration; "simple" landscapes highly dominated by large crop fields, and "complex" with mixed farming, grasslands and smaller fields. READ MORE