Vol 10 Num 4




Bees, ecosystem services and the Brazilian Forest Code

Vera Lucia Imperatriz Fonseca

Universidade de São Paulo
Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Ecologia Geral. Rua do Matão, travessa 14, 321 - Butantã - 05508-900 - Sao Paulo, SP - Brasil
email: vlifonse@ib.usp.br

Patrícia Nunes-Silva

Universidade de São Paulo
Pós-graduação em Entomologia – FFCLRP

keywords
bees, ecosystem services, Brazilian Forest Code

publication date: 15-10-2010





Abstract
Bees are considered the main pollinators in natural and agricultural environments. This ecosystem service is essential to the maintenance of wild plant populations and to food production on agricultural environments and it's threatened in many regions of the world. Deforestation is pointed out as one of the main causes because it affects bee populations. Conservation of forests is necessary for the maintenance of bee populations and pollination services on agricultural landscapes.

how to quote this paper
Fonseca, V.L.I. and Nunes-Silva, P. Bees, ecosystem services and the Brazilian Forest Code. Biota Neotrop.  Oct/Dec 2010 vol. 10, no. 4 https://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v10n4/en/abstract?article+bn00910042010. ISSN 1676-0603.



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