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Main Title PC BEEPOP (Personal Computer Honey Bee Population Dynamics Model) for Ecological Assessments. User's Guide.
Author Bromenshenk, J. J. ;
CORP Author Montana Univ., Missoula. Div. of Biological Sciences.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Apr 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/3-91/032;
Stock Number PB91-182477
Additional Subjects User manuals(Computer programs) ; Computerized simulation ; Biological indicators ; Bees ; Environmental surveys ; Risk assessment ; Population dynamics ; Exposure ; Pollution ; Toxicity ; Probability theory ; Waste disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Ecology ; Mortality ; Dose-response relationship ; Pesticides ; PC BEEPOP model ; BEEKILL data base ; BEETOX data base
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NTIS  PB91-182477 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/04/1991
Collation 68p
Abstract
PC BEEPOP is a computer model that simulates honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colony population dynamics. The model consists of a system of interdependent elements, including colony condition, environmental variability, colony energetics, and contaminant exposure. It includes a mortality module (BEEKILL) and a chemical-toxicity data base (BEETOX). PC BEEPOP builds upon BEEPOP, a mainframe-based colony dynamics model. PC BEEPOP is a research and assessment tool for assessing the responses of honey bees as ecological indicators of environmental condition. The combination of BEETOX, BEEKILL, and BEEPOP provides a means of examining the influence of xenobiotics on colony population dynamics, including energetics, and not just adult or brood mortality. The authors simulations indicate that PC BEEPOP is capable of making plausible predictions of colony structure, size, and energetics. In addition, the model can help identify probable causes of colony growth and decline.