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Author Willmer, Pat, 1953-

Title Pollination and floral ecology / Pat Willmer

Publ Info Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  QK926 .W55 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  QK926 .W55 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  QK926 .W55 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QK926 .W55 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 778 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [663]-750) and indexes
Contents Essentials of flower design and function -- Why pollination is interesting -- Floral design and function -- Pollination, mating, and reproduction in plants -- Evolution of flowers, pollination, and plant diversity -- Floral advertisements and floral rewards -- Advertisements 1: visual signals and floral color -- Advertisements 2: olfactory signals -- Rewards 1: the biology of pollen -- Rewards 2: the biology of nectar -- Other floral rewards -- Rewards and costs: the environmental economics of pollination -- Pollination syndromes? -- Types of flower visitors: syndromes, constancy, and effectiveness -- Generalist flowers and generalist visitors -- Pollination by flies -- Pollination by butterflies and moths -- Pollination by birds -- Pollination by bats -- Pollination by nonflying vertebrates and other oddities -- Pollination by bees -- Wind and water: abiotic pollination -- Syndromes and webs: specialists and generalists -- Floral ecology -- The timing and patterning of flowering -- Living with other flowers: competition and pollination ecology -- Cheating by flowers: cheating the visitors and cheating other flowers -- Flower visitors as cheats and the plants' responses -- The interactions of pollination and herbivory -- Pollination using florivores: from brood site mutualism to active pollination -- Pollination in different habitats -- The pollination of crops -- The global pollination crisis
LC subject Pollination
Pollination by insects
Pollination by animals
Plant ecology
ISBN 9780691128610 (cloth : alk. paper)
0691128618 (cloth : alk. paper)