A systems approach reveals urban pollinator hotspots and conservation opportunities

A new study shows that pollinator populations in cities can thrive in the vicinity of allotments and gardens despite cities being perceived as having lower biodiversity levels compared to the countryside. Although many people think of brambles, dandelions, ox-eye daisies, creeping thistle and buttercups as weeds, the areas containing these plants had higher pollinator numbers and increased diversity.

To learn more about the study watch the video below or click here to read more about the results of the study in this article. Or click here for information on how urban homes can improve their gardens and communities for pollinators.

You can read the full paper published by the scientific journal Nature Ecology and Evolution here.

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