Saturday, May 30, 2015

New paper on Insect-Flower Interactions and Rhododendron ponticum

A new paper published by Botany researchers Erin Jo Tiedeken and Jane Stout has been published in the journal PLoS ONE.  The paper entitled: Insect-Flower Interaction Network Structure Is Resilient to a Temporary Pulse of Floral Resources from Invasive Rhododendron ponticum can be downloaded from:

Fig 5. Quantitative insect-flower interaction networks Networks represent insect-flower communities at four Irish woodland sites during (a, c, e, g) and after (b, d, f, h) R. ponticum flowering. For each web, upper bar widths represent pollinator guild abundance while lower bar widths are determined by the interaction strength with insect species. On the lower bars, the number 1 corresponds to R. ponticum and is circled in gray; remaining species codes and pollinator guild abbreviations are listed in S1 & S2 Tables. Linkage width indicates the frequency of the interaction. One network was calculated for each site during each round of sampling.

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