In fire-prone West, plants need their pollinators — and vice versa — ScienceDaily

2020 is the worst fire year on record in the United States, with nearly 13 million acres burned, 14,000 structures destroyed and an estimated $3 billion spent on fire suppression — and counting. At the same time, certain land managers have invested huge amounts of time and resources toward restoring fire through “controlled burn” approaches. […]

In fire-prone West, plants need their pollinators — and vice versa

IMAGE: Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) blooms in Yellowstone National Park, Montana. New research highlights the importance of plant-pollinator interactions in restoring ecosystems in which natural wildfire regimes have been altered or suppressed… view more  Credit: Jonathan Myers, Washington University in St. Louis 2020 is the worst fire year on record in the United States, with nearly 13 […]