OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Researchers assess the health of forest pollinators and their link to agriculture

“There’s been concern for some time over pollinator declines,” said Jim Rivers, lead scientist and forest ecologist in the College of Forestry. “Some people have gone so far as to call it a pollinator crisis. There’s a potential for managed forests to promote pollinator abundance and biodiversity, but we don’t know the full extent because it’s been overlooked, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.”