Lisa Lofland Gould Lecture – Ecological pollinator conservation: How do we keep our native ecosystems humming?
Pollinators are declining at an unprecedented rate worldwide due to human-induced rapid environmental change. These declines pose a significant threat to our food supply and consequently, there has been major focus on the development and implementation of conservation strategies aimed to increase pollinator abundance in agricultural areas. The ecological needs of 98% of wild pollinator species, however, are not considered in such strategies because they do not visit crop plants. These wild pollinators play a critical role in maintaining the…Find out more »