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A bee or not a bee, that is the conservation biologist’s question

In this video by the University of Leeds, you will develop your knowledge of ecosystems through the exploration of the pollination network.

In this video, you will develop your knowledge of ecosystems through the exploration of the pollination network.

You will be introduced to the following four methods used to monitor pollinating insects:

  1. Focal floral observations, or flower insect timed counts (FIT Count)
  2. Pan traps
  3. Metabarcoding
  4. Bioacoustics

Have your say:

Consider the pollination network discussed in the video, and answer the following questions:
  • What do you think is the most significant threat to pollinators?
  • What is it about the biology of different pollinators that makes them sensitive to that threat?
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