Flower diversity and the reproduction of solitary bees

Post contributed by Jimena Dorado


A female solitary bee Megachile leucographa building a nest in one of our wooden trap-nests.

A paper evaluating whether diverse flower communities favor pollinator reproduction just came out in PeerJ. This paper came out from my PhD thesis, in which I was mentored by Diego Vázquez. We had previously found that diverse flower communities are more stable in floral resource production along the flowering season, but the question of how the diversity and stability of resources affect pollinator reproduction remained open. You will find here some unexpected, intriguing results! Check it out!

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in lab members, papers

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: