Pollination

Pollinators are currently under pressure from a variety of global change drivers. Thus it is imperative that we understand how they respond to land-use changes, silvicultural practices, and other factors. It is also important to consider how such factors affect pollination services.

The lab is currently investigating land-use changes affiliated with bioenergy crops on pollinator diversity, and is launching new work on effects of small-scale silvicultural practices on pollinators and resultant pollination effectiveness in forest openings in western North Carolina.