A Model to Predict the Influence of Insect Flower Constancy on Interspecific Competition between Insect Pollinated Plants

@inproceedings{Goulson1994AMT,
  title={A Model to Predict the Influence of Insect Flower Constancy on Interspecific Competition between Insect Pollinated Plants},
  author={Dave Goulson},
  year={1994}
}
Honeybees and bumblebees, among the most important pollinators in many plant communities, are known to exhibit flower constancy. When foraging, bees do not sample flowers randomly as they encounter them, but rather they exhibit a strong preference for one species of flower, and will ignore other species that they encounter. The species favoured depends on previous foraging success: if a species of flower has previously provided a high reward, it will be favoured to the exclusion of others… CONTINUE READING

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