Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals
James Devillers, Minh-Ha Pham-Delegue
Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals is an updated
account of the different strategies for assessing the ecotoxicity of xenobiotics against these
social insects, which play a key role in both ecology and agriculture. In addition to the
classical acute laboratory test, semi-field cage tests and full field funnel tests, new tests
based mainly on behavioral responses are for the first time clearly described. Information
on the direct and indirect effects on honey bees of radionuclides, heavy metals, pesticides,
semi-volatile organic compounds and genetically modified plants is also presented.
Hardback 352pp ISBN 9780415275187
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