Functional mismatch in a bumble bee pollination mutualism under climate change

@article{MillerStruttmann2015FunctionalMI,
  title={Functional mismatch in a bumble bee pollination mutualism under climate change},
  author={Nicole E Miller-Struttmann and Jennifer C. Geib and James D. Franklin and Peter G. Kevan and Ricardo M. Holdo and Diane Ebert-May and Austin Lynn and Jessica A. Kettenbach and Elizabeth Hedrick and Candace Galen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={349},
  pages={1541 - 1544}
}
Climate change decoupling mutualism Many coevolved species have precisely matched traits. For example, long-tongued bumblebees are well adapted for obtaining nectar from flowers with long petal tubes. Working at high altitude in Colorado, Miller-Struttmann et al. found that long-tongued bumblebees have decreased in number significantly over the past 40 years. Short-tongued species, which are able to feed on many types of flowers, are replacing them. This shift seems to be a direct result of… Expand
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