Commercial bumblebee hives to assess an anthropogenic environment for pollinator support: a case study in the region of Ghent (Belgium)

@article{Parmentier2013CommercialBH,
  title={Commercial bumblebee hives to assess an anthropogenic environment for pollinator support: a case study in the region of Ghent (Belgium)},
  author={L. Parmentier and I. Meeus and Lore Cheroutre and V. Mommaerts and S. Louwye and G. Smagghe},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
  year={2013},
  volume={186},
  pages={2357-2367}
}
Anthropogenic changes of the environment influence the distribution and abundance of pollinators such as bumblebees and have been proposed as one of the main causes in their worldwide decline. In order to evaluate the impact of expanding anthropogenic landscapes on supporting pollinator potential, reliable tools are needed. Bombus terrestris is one of the most abundant bumblebee species in Europe, and these bumblebees are known as generalist pollinators of not only wild flowers in nature but… Expand
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