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Biologist Berry Brosi on Obama's 'plan bee'

President Obama recently launched perhaps the most ambitious national plan ever aimed at protecting insects. The National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honeybees and Other Pollinators calls for an "all ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Bumble bees in the last frontier

There is little information about bee populations in Alaska, where native bee pollination is critical to the maintenance of subarctic ecosystems. A team from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the USDA ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Insect's wings key to azalea pollination

A researcher from North Carolina State University has found that in the case of the flame azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum), all pollinators are not created equal. In fact, due to the flower's unique reproductive ...

dateJun 09, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Conifer study illustrates twists of evolution

A new study offers not only a sweeping analysis of how pollination has evolved among conifers but also an illustration of how evolution—far from being a straight-ahead march of progress—sometimes allows ...

dateApr 27, 2015 in Evolution
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Study finds flies are key to pollination

Flies play an important role as pollinators and should no longer be neglected in pollination studies, according to a new study led by University of Bristol researchers, published in the Proceedings of th ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Fighting decline of pollinators in Europe

Pollination is crucial to providing food security with 84% of European crops benefitting, at least in part, from insect pollination and 78% of temperate wildflowers needing biotic pollination. An estimated ...

dateFeb 19, 2015 in Ecology
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