Parallel Declines in Pollinators and Insect-Pollinated Plants in Britain and the Netherlands

  title={Parallel Declines in Pollinators and Insect-Pollinated Plants in Britain and the Netherlands},
  author={J. Biesmeijer and S. Roberts and M. Reemer and R. Ohlem{\"u}ller and M. Edwards and T. Peeters and A. P. Schaffers and S. Potts and R. Kleukers and C. Thomas and J. Settele and W. Kunin},
  pages={351 - 354}
  • J. Biesmeijer, S. Roberts, +9 authors W. Kunin
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • Despite widespread concern about declines in pollination services, little is known about the patterns of change in most pollinator assemblages. By studying bee and hoverfly assemblages in Britain and the Netherlands, we found evidence of declines (pre-versus post-1980) in local bee diversity in both countries; however, divergent trends were observed in hoverflies. Depending on the assemblage and location, pollinator declines were most frequent in habitat and flower specialists, in univoltine… CONTINUE READING

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