Oxford SciBar Podcast June 2016: Dr Darren Jeffers - 'Where Have All The Bumblebees Gone?'

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  • Song Name: June 2016 Podcast
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  • Album: 2016 Podcasts
  • Year: 2016

Since the mid-nineteenth century, three species of bumblebee in the British Isles have gone extinct, and several other species have become so rare that they are at risk of extinction. In this talk,

Dr Darren Jeffers will discuss the causes of the decline in British bumblebees; their key role in pollination; how we might reverse the losses and the likely effects of climate change.

He will also share the results of some recent research using museum specimens of extinct species and proffers the question: Can we learn anything from these dusty depositories of ecological data to aid the conservation effort?
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