Bee diversity and abundance along an elevational gradient in Northern Arizona

R. Smith David, Jacob Higgins, Jacob Burton, Neil S Cobb

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Abstract

There is increasing evidence that native pollinators are declining, which has prompted a greater need to understand the potential impacts of climate change on bee communities. Elevation gradients are natural laboratories for the study of climate change because elevation zones can serve as proxies for climate zones. Thus, studying changes in species-tocommunity responses across an elevation gradient can help researchers predict species and community level responses to various potential climate change scenarios. The Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona provides a wide elevation gradient that covers numerous vegetation communities. These communitiesare predicted to experience increasing temperature and increased intensities of summer precipitation caused by climate change. Therefore it is critical to obtain current baseline information on bee species distribution and community composition to better predict future climate change impacts. The entiretyof species in these communities is currently unknown as are population dynamics for even the most common of species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Colorado Plateau VI: Science and Management at the Landscape Scale
PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press
Pages159-189
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9780816502356, 9780816531592
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Climate Change
Bees
bee
Apoidea
climate change
community
Population Dynamics
Proxy
Climate
pollinator
population development
vegetation cover
pollinators
community composition
population dynamics
plateaus
biogeography
researchers
Research Personnel
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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David, R. S., Higgins, J., Burton, J., & Cobb, N. S. (2015). Bee diversity and abundance along an elevational gradient in Northern Arizona. In The Colorado Plateau VI: Science and Management at the Landscape Scale (pp. 159-189). University of Arizona Press.

Bee diversity and abundance along an elevational gradient in Northern Arizona. / David, R. Smith; Higgins, Jacob; Burton, Jacob; Cobb, Neil S.

The Colorado Plateau VI: Science and Management at the Landscape Scale. University of Arizona Press, 2015. p. 159-189.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

David, RS, Higgins, J, Burton, J & Cobb, NS 2015, Bee diversity and abundance along an elevational gradient in Northern Arizona. in The Colorado Plateau VI: Science and Management at the Landscape Scale. University of Arizona Press, pp. 159-189.
David RS, Higgins J, Burton J, Cobb NS. Bee diversity and abundance along an elevational gradient in Northern Arizona. In The Colorado Plateau VI: Science and Management at the Landscape Scale. University of Arizona Press. 2015. p. 159-189
David, R. Smith ; Higgins, Jacob ; Burton, Jacob ; Cobb, Neil S. / Bee diversity and abundance along an elevational gradient in Northern Arizona. The Colorado Plateau VI: Science and Management at the Landscape Scale. University of Arizona Press, 2015. pp. 159-189
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