Habitat and Forage Associations of a Naturally Colonising Insect Pollinator, the Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum

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Liam P Crowther; Pierre-Louis Hein; Andrew F G Bourke;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 9, issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC4178030, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107568
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology and Life Sciences | Agroecology | Urban Ecology | Ecological Niches | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Medicine | Agriculture | Q | R | Ecology | Science | Entomology | Spatial and Landscape Ecology | Conservation Science | Zoology

Bumblebees (Bombus species) are major pollinators of commercial crops and wildflowers but factors affecting their abundance, including causes of recent population declines, remain unclear. Investigating the ecology of species with expanding ranges provides a potentially... View more
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