Effects of fire on pollinators and pollination
Julian Brown, Alan York, Fiona Christie, Michael McCarthy
Journal of Applied Ecology | Wiley | Published : 2017
Summary 1. Increased incidence of landscape fire and pollinator declines with co‐extinctions of dependent plant species are both globally significant. Fire can alter species distributions, but its effects on plant–pollinator interactions are poorly understood so its present and future role in coupled plant–pollinator declines cannot be assessed. 2. We develop a conceptual model of fire effects on plant–pollinator interactions. We review the empirical literature in the context of this model to identify important knowledge gaps regarding the processes underlying these effects and the phenotypic traits of flowering plants and pollinators mediating these effects. Fire generates, and plant–pollin..View full abstract
We would like to thank referees for helpful comments and acknowledge the Victoria Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for funding.