Brazilian Pollinators Initiative

Pollinating Bees - The Conservation Link Between Agriculture and Nature

Peter Kevan and Vera Lucia Imperatriz Fonseca (eds) - Ministry of Environment / Brasília, 313p. 2002.


SESSION I - The Main Issues In Pollinator and Bee Conservation

SESSION II - The State of the Art in Bee Conservation for Agriculture and Nature

6. Williams, I.H. "Insect Pollination and Crop Production: a European Perspective".
7. Ruijter, A. de "Pollinator Diversity and Sustainable Agriculture in the Netherlands".
8. Berezin, M.V. and Beiko, V. B. "Problems of Conservation and Sustainable use of Native Bees in Russia".
9. Richards, K.W. & Kevan, P.G. "Aspects of Bee Diversity, Crop Pollination and Conservation in Canada"
10. Donaldson, J.S. "Pollination in Agricultural Landscapes, a South African Perspective"
11. Eardley, C. "Afrotropical Bees Now: What Next?"
12. Pinheiro-Machado, C. et al. "Brazilian Bee Surveys: State of Knowledge, Conservation and Sustainable Use".
13. Martins, C. "Diversity of the Bee Fauna of the Brazilian Caatinga".
14. Viana, B.F. and Alves dos Santos, I. "Bee Diversity of the Coastal Sand Dunes of Brazil".
15. Ruz, L. "Bee Pollinators Introduced to Chile: a Review".
16. Vergara, C.V. "Diversity and Abundance of Wild Bees in a Mixed Fruit Orchard in Central Mexico".
17. Velthuis, H.H.W. "The Historical Background of the Domestication of the Bumble-Bee Bombus terrestris and its Introduction in Agriculture"

SESSION III - Methodology for Pollinator Diversity and Abundance

SESSION IV - Neotropical Crop Pollination

SESSION V - Other Contributions By Abstract

27. Aizen, M. "Habitat fragmentation, pollinator decline, and plant pollination"
28. Ayala, R. "Bee diversity in Mexico"
29. Buchmann, S. "Estimation, conservation and sustainable uses of native bees for pollination of agricultural and wildland plants in the United States, with implications for the tropics"
30. Dafni, A. "Fire, Bombus terrestris, invasion and the threat to solitary bee diversity in a Mediterranean ecosystem"
31. Raw, A.; Boaventura, M.C. and Freitas, G.S. "The diversity of a bee fauna: the species of the cerrados of Central Brazil"


International Pollinators Initiative: The Sao Paulo Declaration (Principle Results And Proposals For Action)
[ excerpts from " Report on the recommendations of the Workshop on the conservation and sustainable use of Pollinators in Agriculture with Emphasis on bees" .Brazilian Ministry of Environment, Brasilia, December 1999.]