Journal article

Effects of fire on pollinators and pollination

Julian Brown, Alan York, Fiona Christie, Michael McCarthy

Journal of Applied Ecology | Wiley | Published : 2017

Abstract

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..

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