The contribution of small forest remnants in agricultural landscapes to pollination services

01 October 2014 → 30 September 2018
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Forestry sciences
applied ecology pollinators forests landscape ecology
Project description

Western European forest landscapes are highly fragmented. These fragments can, however, deliver important ecosystem services. Pollination is among the most important, as 35% of the global crop production depends on it. Wild pollinators, however, have declined the past years because of the disappearance of semi-natural habitat. This research attempts to assess the immportance of these forest fragments for wild pollinators.