6. Pollinator Declines

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch6

Hymenoptera and Conservation

Hymenoptera and Conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2012) Pollinator Declines, in Hymenoptera and Conservation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch6

Author Information

  1. Department of Zoology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671801

Online ISBN: 9781118381250



  • pollinator decline, Hymenoptera and the ‘pollinator crisis’;
  • pollinating insects and their decline, a major conservation concern;
  • crop- /landscape-level measures, and pollinator diversity;
  • pollinator losses in natural ecosystems, and collapse of mutualisms;
  • pollinator conservation, two fields of need and endeavour;
  • synergistic and/or simultaneous impacts, their causes difficult to interpret;
  • pathogens, diseases, parasites, and apiary, spillover impact on other bees;
  • honeybees and CCD, and rapid, extensive population losses


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introducing the concerns

  • Threats to pollinators