Plant-pollinator interactions in human altered landscapes
Faculty of land and food systems, University of British Columbia, Canada
Link to webinar: https://umontpellier-fr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UDjFFly3R-Ktoo-PyQ5iRQ
The majority of plant species rely on animals for pollination – an intricate relationship that has fascinated biologists for centuries. Evidence is mounting that these critical relationships are at risk due to host of human-driven disturbances, including climate change, intensification of land use through agriculture and urbanization, and species invasions. What do we know about the drivers of plant-pollinator interactions and their vulnerabilities? In this talk I will describe research going on in our lab to uncover the connections between human disturbance and plant-pollinator interactions and the potential for management schemes and policies to mitigate their decline.
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