Pollinators and people: social impacts on garden management and urban pollinator conservation

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Despite negative impacts of urbanisation, urban gardens and allotments can provide habitat and resources for pollinating insects.
Using an interdisciplinary approach, I assess socio-economic and environmental drivers in structuring urban pollinator communities, testing ecological and social approaches in allotment gardens along a deprivation gradient in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Surveys for plant-pollinator interactions and floral resources were conducted along linear transects and in individual plots. Social surveys of allotment holders collected information about garden management, socio-demographic features and biodiversity perception.
The study offers an overview on the relationships between socio-economic and ecological drivers and pollinator diversity and abundance in urban allotments.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2022
EventStudent Conference on Conservation Science - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Mar 202231 Mar 2022


ConferenceStudent Conference on Conservation Science
Abbreviated titleSCCS 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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