Foraging strategies of insects for gathering nectar and pollen, and implications for plant ecology and evolution

@inproceedings{Goulson1999ForagingSO,
  title={Foraging strategies of insects for gathering nectar and pollen, and implications for plant ecology and evolution},
  author={Dave Goulson},
  year={1999}
}
The majority of species of flowering plants rely on pollination by insects, so that their reproductive success and in part their population structure are determined by insect behaviour. The foraging behaviour of insect pollinators is flexible and complex, because efficient collection of nectar or pollen is no simple matter. Each flower provides a variable but generally small reward that is often hidden, flowers are patchily distributed in time and space, and are erratically depleted of rewards… CONTINUE READING

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