Pollinators in intensive grassland systems: a landscape study
The intensification of agriculture is a major contributor to the global decline of insect pollinators. To reverse this decline we need to gain a greater understanding of how pollinators use and move between different habitat components in intensive agricultural landscapes. With funding from the Scottish Government’s 2011-16 Environment Research Programme1,Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is conducting a landscape scale study that aims to determine how pollinators utilise both agricultural and semi-natural land covers within intensive grassland landscape (Cole et al., in press). A greater understanding of the ecology of pollinators within intensive agricultural systems will help formulate guidelines aimed at their promotion in such systems.
Other Titles/Title of Conference
SRUC and SEPA Biennial Conference: Agriculture and the Environment X, Delivering Multiple Benefits from our Land: Sustainable Development in Practice, Edinburgh, UK
Journal Title/Title of Proceedings
Proceedings of the SRUC and SEPA Biennial Conference