Warming temperatures affect meadow‐wide nectar resources, with implications for plant–pollinator communities

dc.contributor.authorMcCombs, Audrey L.
dc.contributor.authorDebinski, Diane M.
dc.contributor.authorReinhardt, Keith
dc.contributor.authorGermino, Matthew J.
dc.contributor.authorCaragea, Petrutza
dc.date.accessioned2022-12-13T19:11:07Z
dc.date.available2022-12-13T19:11:07Z
dc.date.issued2022-07
dc.description.abstractNectar production may be a point of sensitivity that can help link primary and secondary trophic responses to climate shifts, and is therefore important to our understanding of ecosystem responses. We evaluated the nectar response of two widespread native forbs, Balsamorhiza sagittata and Eriogonum umbellatum, to experimental warming in a high-elevation sagebrush meadow in the Teton Range, WY, USA, over two years, 2015 and 2016. Warming treatments reduced the occurrence of nighttime freezing and nectar volume but increased sugar concentration in nectar in both species in both years. Warming effects were also evident in a consistent increase in the number of flowers produced by B. sagittata. Our research suggests that warming associated with climate change has the potential to induce shifts in the nectar-feeding community by changing nectar characteristics such as volume and sugar concentration to which nectar feeders are adapted.en_US
dc.identifier.citationMcCombs, Audrey L.,Diane Debinski, Keith Reinhardt, MatthewJ. Germino, and Petrutza Caragea. 2022.“WarmingTemperatures Affect Meadow-Wide NectarResources, with Implications for Plant–PollinatorCommunities.”Ecosphere13(7): e4162.https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4162en_US
dc.identifier.issn2150-8925
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/handle/1/17521
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.rightscc-byen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectBalsamorhiza sagittataen_US
dc.subjectclimate changeen_US
dc.subjectEriogonum umbellatumen_US
dc.subjectflower productionen_US
dc.subjectmontane meadowen_US
dc.subjectnectaren_US
dc.subjectpollinator resourcesen_US
dc.titleWarming temperatures affect meadow‐wide nectar resources, with implications for plant–pollinator communitiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage1en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage9en_US
mus.citation.issue7en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleEcosphereen_US
mus.citation.volume13en_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1002/ecs2.4162en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentEcology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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