Plant-pollinator interactions in human altered landscapes

Le 30 Septembre 2022
16h00 Webinar - Broadcasted in Salle Louis Thaler, bat 22 UM



Faculty of land and food systems, University of British Columbia, Canada

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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.


Recent publications:

1 Hyjazie, B. and R.D. Sargent. Floral resources predict the local bee community: implications for conservation. Biological Conservation, in press.

2 Sargent, R.D. and A.D. McKeough. New evidence suggests no sex bias in herbivory or plant defence. American Naturalist, in press.

3 Gaudreault, E.M. and R.D. Sargent. Effects of neonicotinoid seed treatments on wild bee populations in soy and corn fields in Ontario. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, in press.


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