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Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents

Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents
29 Oct 2015

Bumblebee species seem to fail to move to the north of Europe and North America in response to global warming whereas they lose habitats at the southern range limits of these continents. Climate change appears to contribute distinctively, and consistently, to accumulating range compression among bumblebee species across continents. Experimental relocation of bumblebee colonies into new areas could mitigate these range losses.

 

Source: Kerr et al., 2015. Science 349 (6244): 177-180. 

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