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Title: Mean body size predicts colony performance in the common eastern bumble bee ( Bombus impatiens ): Mean bumble bee size predicts colony performance

Abstract

Not provided.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle Washington U.S.A.; Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan U.S.A.
  2. Kellogg Biological Station and Department of Integrative Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan U.S.A.
  3. Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation, Alexandria Virginia U.S.A.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDA Forest Service, Savannah River, New Ellenton, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1541583
DOE Contract Number:  
AI09-00SR22188
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Ecological Entomology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0307-6946
Publisher:
Wiley - The Royal Entomological Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Entomology

Citation Formats

Herrmann, John D., Haddad, Nick M., and Levey, Douglas J. Mean body size predicts colony performance in the common eastern bumble bee ( Bombus impatiens ): Mean bumble bee size predicts colony performance. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1111/een.12517.
Herrmann, John D., Haddad, Nick M., & Levey, Douglas J. Mean body size predicts colony performance in the common eastern bumble bee ( Bombus impatiens ): Mean bumble bee size predicts colony performance. United States. doi:10.1111/een.12517.
Herrmann, John D., Haddad, Nick M., and Levey, Douglas J. Wed . "Mean body size predicts colony performance in the common eastern bumble bee ( Bombus impatiens ): Mean bumble bee size predicts colony performance". United States. doi:10.1111/een.12517.
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author = {Herrmann, John D. and Haddad, Nick M. and Levey, Douglas J.},
abstractNote = {Not provided.},
doi = {10.1111/een.12517},
journal = {Ecological Entomology},
issn = {0307-6946},
number = 4,
volume = 43,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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