Pollinators in natural areas: a primer on habitat management
Document Type: Report
Author(s): S. H. Black; N. Hodges; M. Vaughan; M. Shepherd
Publication Year: 2007

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • Coleoptera
  • coniferous forests
  • conservation
  • Diptera
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire injuries (animals)
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • flowering
  • forest management
  • grazing
  • herbicides
  • hymenoptera
  • insecticides
  • insects
  • Lepidoptera
  • livestock
  • low intensity burns
  • mowing
  • parasites
  • pesticides
  • plant communities
  • pollination
  • prairies
  • range management
  • season of fire
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 47141
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23029
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'Despite the recognized importance of pollination services, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests pollinators are at risk. In the United States, the National Research Council (2006) reported that both managed honey bee colonies and wild pollinators showed significant declines. The causes of decline are difficult to pinpoint, but loss of floral diversity and habitat due to increasing urbanization, expansion of intensive agriculture, invasive plants, widespread use of pesticides, climate change, and disease and parasites have all had a negative impact on pollinator populations (National Research Council 2006). As pressure on pollinators increases from human activities and other factors, undeveloped habitat and natural areas can play a substantial role as long-term refugia for these animals.' © 2007 The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Black, S. H., N. Hodges, M. Vaughan, and M. Shepherd. 2007. Pollinators in natural areas: a primer on habitat management.