The whereabouts of flower visitors: contrasting land-use preferences revealed by a country-wide survey based on citizen science.
OPEN PloS one | 2 Oct 2012
N Deguines, R Julliard, M de Flores and C Fontaine
In the past decade, accumulating evidence of pollinator decline has raised concerns regarding the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems and the sustainability of crop production. Although land-use changes have been advanced as the major causes, the affinities of most wild pollinators with the main land-use types remain unknown. Filling this gap in our knowledge is a prerequisite to improving conservation and management programmes.
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