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- Roof, Samantha M.; DeBano, Sandra; Rowland, Mary M.; Burrows, Skyler
- Northwest science 2018 v.92 no.2 pp. 119-135
- bees; color; ecosystems; flowers; habitats; nectar; plant characteristics; plant communities; pollen; pollinators; riparian areas; species diversity; Oregon
- ... Native bees are declining worldwide, but conserving or restoring their habitat requires a better understanding of bee-flower associations. High quality bee habitat includes flowers that provide pollen and nectar preferred by bees. However, little data exist about which plants are commonly used by bees in the Pacific Northwest, or whether bees prefer certain plant characteristics over others. We ex ...
- Jones, Kristin N.; Rivers, James W.; Betts, Matthew G.
- Northwest science 2018 v.92 no.2 pp. 107-118
- air temperature; animals; biodiversity; climate change; coasts; ecosystems; forests; herbicides; intensive forestry; land cover; land use and land cover maps; microclimate; pesticide application; plants (botany); prediction; surface temperature; Oregon
- ... Ecosystem modification driven by anthropogenic land-use and land-cover change is one of the leading drivers of global biodiversity declines. Simultaneously, ongoing climate change is modifying ecosystems and will have far-reaching impacts on the structure and function of ecological communities. Rising surface temperatures are predicted to have negative effects on plants and animals, but such predi ...