Master of Arts (MA)
Anthropology and Ethnic Studies
First Committee Member
George L. Urioste
Number of Pages
Environmental anthropology seeks to identify issues and propose resolutions when humans are directly affected by environmental consequences or indirectly by policies that may marginalize the concerns of certain populations. Africanized Honey Bees created both environmental and policy consequences in southern Nevada. Identification of the issues was accomplished with literature review, participant observation, informal interview, and conferencing with academic and agency officials related to the human/bee problem. The controversy in risk assessment has implications for urban residents in southern Nevada. Both agricultural and urban environments may be economically and politically impacted by the colonization of feral Africanized Honey Bees. Urban populations affected by bee colonization should maintain a proactive, perceived risk posture to protect residents and tourism in southern Nevada.
Africanized; Anthropology; Bee; Colonization; Domain; Environmental; Honey; Human; Issues; Nevada; Southern
Ethnology; Ecology; Public health
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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LeBas, Daniel Edward, "Africanized honey bee colonization in the human domain: Issues of environmental anthropology in southern Nevada" (2000). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1165.