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Job alert: Post-doc position open: Modeling crop pollination services
The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics seeks a postdoctoral researcher to develop rigorous and practical models that predict crop pollination services across agricultural landscapes. The position is part of a new collab...

Article alert: Historical changes in northeastern US bee pollinators related to shared ecological traits
PNAS (2013) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1218503110Bartomeus, I, JS Ascher, J Gibbs, B Danforth, D Wagner, S H Hedke, R WinfreePollinators such as bees are essential to the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. However...

Article alert: The effects of aluminum and nickel in nectar on the foraging behavior of bumblebees
Environmental Pollution (2013) 177: 78–81. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.02.017Meindl GA, Ashman T-LMetals in soil are known to negatively affect the health of many groups of organisms, but it is unclear whethe...

Wild bees get boost from diverse, organic crops
A new research article “A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems”, with lead authors Christina M. Kennedy, from the Urban Wildlife Institute, Lincoln Park Zoo, C...

Article alert: Managing for adaptive capacity: Thinning improves food availability for wildlife and insect pollinators under climate change conditions
Canadian Journal of Forest Research (2013) doi: 10.1139/cjfr-2012-0345Andrew R. Neill, Klaus J. PuettmannA trait based approach was developed to assess impacts of management practices on the adaptive capacity...

Article alert: Plant-Pollinator Interactions over 120 Years: Loss of Species, Co-Occurrence and Function
Science (2013) doi: 10.1126/science.1232728Burkle LA, Marlin J, Knight TMUsing historic data sets, we quantified the degree to which global change over 120 years disrupted plant-pollinator interactions in a t...

The Global Plight of Pollinators
By Jason M. TylianakisWild pollinators are in decline, and managed honeybees cannot compensate for their loss.Source: Jason M. Tylianakis JM (2013) The Global Plight of Pollinators. Science DOI: 10.1126/science....

Article alert: Quantity and quality components of effectiveness in insular pollinator assemblages
Oecologia (2013) doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2606-yRodríguez-Rodríguez MC, Jordano P, Valido A.Ecologically isolated habitats (e.g., oceanic islands) favor the appearance of small assemblages of pollina...

Article alert: Modeling the Building Blocks of Biodiversity
PLoS ONE 8(2): e56277. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056277Joppa LN, Williams RNetworks of single interaction types, such as plant-pollinator mutualisms, are biodiversity’s “building blocks”. Yet, the structure o...

Article alert: Attracting pollinators and avoiding herbivores: insects influence plant traits within and across years
Oecologia (2013) doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2629-4Amanda Lynn Buchanan, Nora UnderwoodPerennial plants interact with herbivores and pollinators across multiple growing seasons, and thus may respond to herbivores...

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