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The Department of Entomology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL

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Land-use effects on pollinators and pollination

ym14Pollinators across the globe are decreasing due to anthropogenic disturbances. Land-use change and habitat degradation are a major threat. We study how bee communities, pollination networks and pollination services are affected by different land-uses and habitat management practices in natural, agricultural and forested ecosystems. Among the specific questions we study are:


  • How do pollinator communities change along land-use gradients at different spatial scales and landscape context?
  • What is the effect of grazing on bee communities along a climatic gradient?
  • How are bee communities and their pollination activity affected by different forest management regimes?
  • What is the effect of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) on bee diversity and pollination activity?