Air pollution modifies floral scent trails

  title={Air pollution modifies floral scent trails},
  author={Quinn S McFrederick and James C. Kathilankal and Jos{\'e} D. Fuentes},
Floral hydrocarbons provide essential signals to attract pollinators. As soon as they are emitted to the atmosphere, however, hydrocarbons are destroyed by chemical reactions involving pollutants such as ozone. It is therefore likely that increased air pollution interferes with pollinator attracting hydrocarbon signals. To test this hypothesis, a Lagrangian diffusion model was used to determine the position of air parcels away from hydrocarbon sources and to estimate the rate of chemical… CONTINUE READING


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