Research & Surveys
Bumblebees play an important economic and ecological role by pollinating crops and wildflowers. The UK has 25 native bumblebee species, but many of these have declined in recent years.
Many pollinating insects have declined in abundance in recent decades. We are investigated the role of pollinating insects in determining fruit set in five common hedgerow shrubs.
Every year from we sample and identify the invertebrates in approximately 100 cereal fields. The is information used to help us determine how changes in farming affect invertebrate abundance.
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