Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh

Buzz kill: bumblebee decline is expected to worsen at unprecedented rates due to climate change


Bumblebees play a crucial role in the pollination of multibillion-dollar crops, contributing to yearly crop yields and increasing diversity in foods available for us to consume. Bumblebees are especially valuable to agro-industry because these insects tolerate cooler temperatures than other bees. They also use a unique technique called “buzz pollination”, where they vibrate their flight muscles to gather pollen from flowers. Such abilities also make them important contributors in maintaining the diversity and abundance of wild plants, adding to the proper functioning and stability of natural ecosystems.

A new study, led by University of Ottawa researchers Catherine Sirois-Delisle and Jeremy Kerr, shows that the far more dramatic climate changes expected in the coming decades will have even greater impact on these critical pollinators, regardless of climate scenarios or assumptions about how fast bumblebees can move away from the worst affected areas.

read more: https://www.enn.com/articles/55857-buzz-kill-bumblebee-decline-is-expected-to-worsen-at-unprecedented-rates-due-to-climate-change

Posted by on Oct 28 2018. Filed under Biodiversity, News at Now, News From Roots. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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