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How and why do nectar-foraging bumblebees initiate movements between inflorescences of wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa (Lamiaceae)?

dc.contributor.authorCresswell, James E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-11T19:23:20Z
dc.date.available2006-09-11T19:23:20Z
dc.date.issued1990-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationCresswell, James E.; (1990). "How and why do nectar-foraging bumblebees initiate movements between inflorescences of wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa (Lamiaceae)?." Oecologia 82(4): 450-460. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/47784>en_US
dc.identifier.issn1432-1939en_US
dc.identifier.issn0029-8549en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/47784
dc.description.abstractBy experimental manipulation of the nectar in flowers, I characterized the decision-making process used by nectar-gathering bumblebees for initiating movements between inflorescences of wild bergamot. The decision-making process has these characteristics: departure from an inflorescence is less likely as nectar rewards increase; departure decisions are based on the amount of nectar in the last flower probed and are not influenced by the nectar rewards in either the previously probed flower or the previously visited inflorescence; the number of flowers already probed at an inflorescence influences departure decisions weakly; a bees' response (to stay or to depart) to a given size of nectar reward is variable. Since previously proposed foraging rules do not accord with this description, I propose a new rule. I show by experiment that the movements made by bumblebees enhance foraging success.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlagen_US
dc.subject.otherOptimal Foraging Theoryen_US
dc.subject.otherBergamoten_US
dc.subject.otherBumblebeesen_US
dc.subject.otherPlant Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.otherLife Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.otherForagingen_US
dc.subject.otherNectaren_US
dc.subject.otherEcologyen_US
dc.titleHow and why do nectar-foraging bumblebees initiate movements between inflorescences of wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa (Lamiaceae)?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resources and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelMolecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologyen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelHealth Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Revieweden_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumDepartment of Biology, University of Michigan, 48109, Ann Arbor, MI, USAen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/47784/1/442_2004_Article_BF00319785.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00319785en_US
dc.identifier.sourceOecologiaen_US
dc.owningcollnameInterdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed


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