Plant-pollinator networks in agroecosystems across space and time

Collection site in Harsleben
Collection site in Harsleben - mustard and wheat field. Picture: A. Thompson

Scientific investigators from our group:

Amibeth Thompson, Esther Sossai, Till Groth, Tiffany Knight

Other collaborators:

Mark Frenzel, Martin Musche, Oliver Schweiger (UFZ Halle)

About the project:

Bombus terrestris-complex pollinating Cirsium arvense Bombus terrestris-complex pollinating Cirsium arvense near a wheat field in Wanzleben. Photo: A. Thompson We are constructing plant-pollinator networks in semi-natural fields that differ in species composition across space and time to determine which target natural plant species are critical for pollinator service to agricultural plants.

We are collecting at six different sites throughout Sachsen-Anhalt that are associated with the TERENO Harz/Central German Lowland Observatory, so we can compare our data to the current and historical data collected by the observatory.

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