Loss of wild flowers matches pollinator decline

The first Britain-wide assessment of the value of wild flowers as food for pollinators shows that decreasing resources mirror the decline of pollinating insects.

The study, by researchers at the University of Leeds and University of Bristol supported by theCentre for Ecology and Hydrology and Fera Science Ltd, combines vegetation surveys taken over the last 80 years with modern-day measurements of nectar to provide the most comprehensive assessment ever published.

An article published in the journal Nature today provides new evidence to support the link between plant and pollinator decline.

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