The plight of the bees

Marla Spivak, Eric Mader, Mace Vaughan, Ned H. Euliss

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The loss of biodiversity is a trend that is garnering much concern. As organisms have evolved mutualistic and synergistic relationships, the loss of one or a few species can have a much wider environmental impact. Since much pollination is facilitated by bees, the reported colony collapse disorder has many worried of widespread agricultural fallout and thus deleterious impact on human foodstocks. In this Feature, Spivak et al. review what is known of the present state of bee populations and provide information on how to mitigate and reverse the trend.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


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