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Britain in bloom: national-scale changes in nectar resources for pollinators 4 February 2016 The first ever Britain-wide assessment of the value of wild flowers as food for pollinators has shown that decreasing resources mirror the decline of pollinating insects, providing new evidence to support the link between plant and pollinator decline. In the study, researchers from the University of Bristol and University of Leeds worked with scientists from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Fera Science Ltd and found substantial losses to nectar resources in England and Wales between the 1930s and 1970s – a period closely linked with agricultural intensification.
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