Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Economics of bee pollination as ecosystem service

when 11 August 2014 - 14 August 2014
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 400

This follow-up course will focus on a selected problem concerning the pollination of a specific crop in a particular area. Pollination requirements of the crop and the foraging behavior of potential pollinators will be studied to analyze the claims concerning the role of identifiable pollinators. Through the scientific reading of primary literature and the simultaneous integration of the course instructions students may be challenged to formulate conclusions. The resulting recommendations can lead to a better understanding and conceivably to adoption of bee pollination as an important category of ecosystem services.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Marinus J. Sommeijer

Target group

This course is only open to students who have completed the course "Why we need bees?". MSc-students and PhD-students. Also open for advanced BSc-students.This course may be attractive to students of Science, Biology, Agronomy, Economy and Environmental studies.

Course aim

This is a follow-up of the basic course "Why we need bees" and may serve as a bridge to the course “Behavioural ecology of native bees in the tropics” in Costa Rica.

Fee info

EUR 400: • € 400 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 200 - Course + course materials



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