Land-use change disrupts wild plant pollination on a global scale

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Human changes to the environment have been linked to widespread pollinator declines. New research shows that intensive land use will further decrease pollination and reproductive success of wild plants, especially of those plants that are highly specialized in their pollination.

Associated journal article: Joanne M. Bennett, Janette A. Steets, Jean H. Burns, Laura A. Burkle, Jana C. Vamosi, Marina Wolowski, Gerardo Arceo-Gómez, Martin Burd, Walter Durka, Allan G. Ellis, Leandro Freitas, Junmin Li, James G. Rodger, Valentin Ştefan, Jing Xia, Tiffany M. Knight, Tia-Lynn Ashman. Land use and pollinator dependency drives global patterns of pollen limitation in the AnthropoceneNature Communications, 2020; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17751-y

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