Interactions between landscape structure and combined agri-environmental measures on the diversity, population development and health status of wild and honey bee - subproject B (ComBee)
Project code: 2819OE156
Contract period: 15.03.2021 - 29.02.2024
Budget: 276,662 Euro
Purpose of research: Applied research
Keywords: bees, landscape/landscape preservation, prevention, animal welfare, wild plants, organic farming
The scientific objective of ComBee is to investigate the direct and indirect interactions of the main causes of pollinator insect losses identified in the literature (i.e. land use change, bee diseases). In particular, the focus is on the interactions between different agri-environmental measures and landscape structure, as well as their effects on pollinator species communities, population development of wild and managed bees, prevalence of pathogens and natural counterparts, resource use and trophic interactions between plants, pollinators, pathogens and counterparts.