Pollination and Floral Ecology pays special attention to the prevalence of specialization and generalization in animal-flower interactions, and examines how a lack of distinction between casual visitors and true pollinators can produce misleading conclusions about flower evolution and animal-flower mutualism. This one-of-a-kind reference also gives insights into the vital pollination services that animals provide to crops and native flora, and sets these issues in the context of today's global pollination crisis.
- Provides the most up-to-date resource on pollination and floral ecology
- Describes flower advertising features and rewards, foraging and learning by flower-visiting animals, behaviors of generalist and specialist pollinators--and more
- Examines the ecology and evolution of animal-flower interactions, from the molecular to macroevolutionary scale
- Features hundreds of color and black-and-white illustrations