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Climate change impacts on pollination

Climate change will pose diverse challenges for pollination this century. Identifying and addressing these challenges will help to mitigate impacts, and avoid a scenario whereby plants and pollinators are in the ‘wrong place at the wrong time’.

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Figure 1: Projected impacts of climate change (both gradual change and extreme weather events) on insect pollinators, and potential mitigation options2.
Figure 2: Predicted risks for European bumble-bees and butterflies under different scenarios of climate change, assuming full (left) or no (right) dispersal.

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Settele, J., Bishop, J. & Potts, S. Climate change impacts on pollination. Nature Plants 2, 16092 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2016.92

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