Bees are critically important for ecosystem function and biodiversity maintenance through their pollinating activity. This book provides a collection of computational methods to those primarily interested in the study of the ecology, ethology, and ecotoxicology of bees. It presents numerous case studies to enable readers to understand the appropriateness but also the limitations of models in theoretical and applied bee research. Written by an international team of experts, this book covers the main types of modeling approaches that can be used in terrestrial ecology and applied ecotoxicology.

chapter 1|25 pages

Automatic Systems for Capturing the Normal and Abnormal Behaviors of Honey Bees

ByJames Devillers, Hugo Devillers
Size: 3.82 MB

chapter 2|17 pages

Computational Modeling of Organization in Honey Bee Societies Based on Adaptive Role Allocation

ByMark Hoogendoorn, Martijn C. Schut, Jan Treur
Size: 0.83 MB

chapter 4|20 pages

Models for the Recruitment and Allocation of Honey Bee Foragers

ByMary R. Myerscough, James R. Edwards, Timothy M. Schaerf
Size: 1.71 MB

chapter 5|22 pages

Infectious Disease Modeling for Honey Bee Colonies

ByHermann J. Eberl, Peter G. Kevan, Vardayani Ratti
Size: 1.53 MB

chapter 6|26 pages

Honey Bee Ecology from an Urban Landscape Perspective

The Spatial Ecology of Feral Honey Bees
ByKristen A. Baum, Maria D. Tchakerian, Andrew G. Birt, Robert N. Coulson
Size: 8.51 MB

chapter 7|18 pages

QSAR Modeling of Pesticide Toxicity to Bees

ByJames Devillers
Size: 0.42 MB

chapter 8|26 pages

Mathematical Models for the Comprehension of Chemical Contamination into the Hive

ByPaolo Tremolada, Marco Vighi
Size: 0.47 MB

chapter 9|30 pages

Agent-Based Modeling of the Long-Term Effects of Pyriproxyfen on Honey Bee Population

ByJames Devillers, Hugo Devillers, Axel Decourtye, Julie Fourrier, Pierrick Aupinel, Dominique Fortini
Size: 5.86 MB

chapter 10|60 pages

Simulation of Solitary (Non-Apis) Bees Competing for Pollen

ByJeroen Everaars, Carsten F. Dormann
Size: 2.89 MB

chapter 11|19 pages

Estimating the Potential Range Expansion and Environmental Impact of the Invasive Bee-Hawking Hornet, Vespa velutina nigrithorax

ByClaire Villemant, Franck Muller, Quentin Rome, Adrien Perrard, Morgane Barbet-Massin, Frédéric Jiguet
Size: 2.25 MB