01 June, 2018

Citizen scientists document geographic patterns in pollinator communities

The bee-fly Bombylius major

by Alison J. Parker and James D. Thomson

What makes a good pollinator? When plants are visited by many pollinators (most plants are) and those pollinators vary geographically and over the course of the season, it’s sometimes hard to tell which pollinators are most important for plants. In order to find out more about how different pollinators affect the reproduction of plants, it is important to first figure out which pollinators are visiting, and where.
Read the whole summary in: English!
Read the scientific publication in JPE.

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