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Declining Flower Diversity - part of a complex picture of pollinator loss

posted Jan 23, 2016, 12:32 PM by Mike Stamper   [ updated Jan 26, 2016, 1:38 PM ]
...Recently posted on Bee Culture, "CATCH THE BUZZ – WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE: COMPLEXITY & WORLDWIDE BEE DECLINES" is maybe the best overview of the issues facing pollinators written in the past few years.  The author discusses each of the major causes implicated in pollinator declines worldwide - "For example, in a recent review in Science magazine, Goulson et al. (2015) points to several, interacting factors: availability of food and nest resources, exposure to agrochemicals, incidence of antagonists (i.e., disease, parasites and invasive species), and climate change."  Please click 'view more' below and then click here to read the full article.