effects of sustained declines in seed production on the size and abundance of plant populations could be subtle, slow processes that are real and overlooked by short-term studies. There is little available evidence to suggest that recent pollinator declines in North America have resulted in smaller populations of wild plants, possibly because the challenges of obtaining evidence are formidable. More research is needed to assess ecological consequences of current and future pollinator declines.
The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
4 Effects of Variations in Pollinator Populations on Pollination Services ."
Status of Pollinators in North America . Washington, DC: The National Academies Press,
Please select a format: