Etiqueta: pollination

News

Promoting borders between crops is vital to pollinator survival

19 de February 2018Anna Ramon Revilla

Two CREAF researchers have taken part in the study, which shows that small, irregularly shaped fields on farmland boost the number and abundance of species. This is because pollinators use crop borders as highways or corridors for movement and protection. The trend of ever larger crop fields is endangering insect pollinator populations and their ability to pollinate crops

Knowledge

About flowers, insects and networks

7 de February 2018Francisco Lloret

Nature establishes relationships between species and organisms, forming a very complex network where often great-interconnected nodes appear. They are called 'hubs'. But humans also create this kind of networks, such as airports as nodes and flights as connections.

News

Bee decline is a fact

4 de July 2017Verónica Couto Antelo

Experts at CREAF say that bee populations are on the decline and that pesticides such as neonicotinoids are one of the main causes. It is important to promote organic, sustainable agriculture and move forward on the prohibition of these compounds. 

News

What’s happening to the bees?

3 de March 2016CREAF

CREAF collaborates in the edition of an animation video to explain simply the drop that lots of bee species are suffering over the world. 

News

Flowers pollinized by insects are more fragrant than those pollinized by the wind

1 de July 2015Marina Torres Gibert

A study published in the journal Biochemical Systematics and Ecologyand carried out by a team of CREAF researchers has shown that pollination by insects increases emissions of the molecules that give flowers their odors. Flower fragrances are needed to attract insects and guarantee the exchange of pollen with other flowers.  

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