As biotic communities form, pollinators swap one plant for another

September 21, 2017

This press release from the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources features BIDS Alumni Lauren Ponisio, whose recent article in Ecology Letters describes her research toward a clearer understanding of how networks of plants and pollinators form over time to create biotic communities. The results of their research could help scientists and conservationists rebuild communities when a species goes locally extinct.

As biotic communities form, pollinators swap one plant for another
Mackenzie Smith | September 18, 2017

Opportunistic attachment assembles plant–pollinator networks
Lauren Ponisio, Marilia Gaiarsa and Claire Kremen | Ecology Letters | September 17, 2017