Targeted agri-environment schemes significantly improve the population size of common farmland bumblebee species.

  title={Targeted agri-environment schemes significantly improve the population size of common farmland bumblebee species.},
  author={Thomas James Wood and John M. Holland and William O. H. Hughes and Dave Goulson},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={24 8},
Changes in agricultural practice across Europe and North America have been associated with range contractions and local extinction of bumblebees (Bombus spp.). A number of agri-environment schemes have been implemented to halt and reverse these declines, predominantly revolving around the provision of additional forage plants. Although it has been demonstrated that these schemes can attract substantial numbers of foraging bumblebees, it remains unclear to what extent they actually increase… CONTINUE READING
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