How landscape, pollen intake and pollen quality affect colony growth in Bombus terrestris

@article{Kaemper2016HowLP,
  title={How landscape, pollen intake and pollen quality affect colony growth in Bombus terrestris},
  author={Wiebke Kaemper and Patrizia K. Werner and Andrea Hilpert and Catrin Westphal and Nico Bl{\"u}thgen and Thomas Eltz and Sara D Leonhardt},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={2245-2258}
}
Abundance and diversity of bumblebees have been declining over the past decades. To successfully conserve bumblebee populations, we need to understand how landscape characteristics affect the quantity and quality of floral resources collected by colonies and subsequently colony performance. We therefore investigated how amount and composition of pollen collected by buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris colonies was affected by the surrounding landscape (i.e. the proportion of forest, urban… CONTINUE READING
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