Plant Sciences Research Seminar - Dr James Cresswell

20 October


Large Lecture Theatre

Dr James Cresswell, Exeter

'Evaluating the resilience of insect-pollinated crops to bee declines; it's the botany, stupid'

To set fruit, meliferous crops (with nectar-bearing flowers) need pollination, not bees. But how much?  Using examples from cranberries, pumpkins and oilseed rape, I explore the accountancy of pollen, ovules and fruit.   Based on new data from an EU-wide study, I evaluate the sustainability of European crops in changing landscapes.