The importance of interannual variation and bottom up nitrogen enrichment for plant pollinator networks

  title={The importance of interannual variation and bottom up nitrogen enrichment for plant pollinator networks},
  author={Laura A. Burkle and Rebecca E Irwin},
Striking changes in food web structure occur with alterations in resource supply. Like predator prey interactions, many mutualisms are also consumer resource interactions. However, no studies have explored how the structure of plant pollinator networks may be affected by nutrient enrichment. For three years, we enriched plots of subalpine plant communities with nitrogen and observed subsequent effects on plant pollinator network structure. Although nitrogen enrichment affects floral abundance… CONTINUE READING
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