WCS 3-Sentence Science

Corridors for Bees

CREDIT: G. ZABALA
  1. Researchers assessed the habitat value for bees of four biological corridors in the Colombian Andes by comparing bee species richness, community composition, and functional diversity.
  2. They found a higher species richness in riparian than in restored sections of corridors, which was comparable to that in forest and higher than in pasture.
  3. The results show that riparian corridors are holding forest-associated species that could not survive in pastures, and given the higher redundancy, can significantly contribute to the maintenance of pollination services in fragmented landscapes.

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