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Wildfires pose threat to important night-time pollinators

Source: york.ac.uk

Researchers have shown how wildfires have a detrimental impact on moths and the plants they pollinate at night.

The study, by an international team of experts including researchers at the universities of York and Newcastle, studied the impact of a large wildfire in Portugal on moths and flowering plants.

The results of the study showed that moths dropped significantly in numbers and were transporting five times less pollen at burned sites, making it harder for the ecosystem to recover. MORE

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