07 July, 2016

Delving deeper: Questioning the decline of long-tongued bumble bees, long-tubed flowers and their mutualisms with climate change

by de Keyzer et al.

An alpine bumble bee  on a daisy
Media coverage and science outreach have brought research on bee declines and climate change to the masses. Given the increased attention to these fields and associated policy implications, we feel it is crucial that the best available science is accurately represented. We critique a recent paper by Miller-Struttmann et al. (2015) that finds striking evidence of tongue length shortening in two North American alpine bumble bee species.

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Read the scientific publication in JPE.


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