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The Science of Bee Collapse and an Emerging Knowledge for Sustainability

Coimbra, Elsa LU (2015) In Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering and Science (TJES) p.133-144
Abstract
The following text addresses the threats aecting the honey-bee, and which are manifesting through the unusual death rates of bee colonies. Focus is placed in reviewing the scientic knowledge that concerns the honey-bee by discussing its cognitive and ethical categories and its in uence in nature conservation, mainly centred in the EU. Results indicate that scientic

knowledge plays a fundamental role in dening what the problems are, as well as their degree of urgency and holds the greatest legitimacy in informing

policy-making. Further results reveal that research is dominated by STEM elds of science, and is largely conveying a dichotomized and utilitarian

viewpoint of human-nature relationships. The concluding... (More)
The following text addresses the threats aecting the honey-bee, and which are manifesting through the unusual death rates of bee colonies. Focus is placed in reviewing the scientic knowledge that concerns the honey-bee by discussing its cognitive and ethical categories and its in uence in nature conservation, mainly centred in the EU. Results indicate that scientic

knowledge plays a fundamental role in dening what the problems are, as well as their degree of urgency and holds the greatest legitimacy in informing

policy-making. Further results reveal that research is dominated by STEM elds of science, and is largely conveying a dichotomized and utilitarian

viewpoint of human-nature relationships. The concluding section argues for a transition towards transdisciplinarity and social learning. It emphasises

a science that is able to integrate a social-ecological understanding of the value of bees as the world's common good, together with a praxis that effectively promotes sustainable change. (Less)
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knowledge plays a fundamental role in dening what the problems are, as well as their degree of urgency and holds the greatest legitimacy in informing<br/><br>
policy-making. Further results reveal that research is dominated by STEM elds of science, and is largely conveying a dichotomized and utilitarian<br/><br>
viewpoint of human-nature relationships. The concluding section argues for a transition towards transdisciplinarity and social learning. It emphasises<br/><br>
a science that is able to integrate a social-ecological understanding of the value of bees as the world's common good, together with a praxis that effectively promotes sustainable change.},
  author       = {Coimbra, Elsa},
  issn         = {1949-0569},
  keyword      = {transdisciplinarity.,science,Honey-bee collapse,nature conservation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {No.6},
  pages        = {133--144},
  publisher    = {The Atlas},
  series       = {Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering and Science (TJES)},
  title        = {The Science of Bee Collapse and an Emerging Knowledge for Sustainability},
  year         = {2015},
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