Is Climate Change the Plight of the Bumblebee?
Climate change has caused bumblebee ranges to shrink by as much as 190 miles in some areas, according to a new study in Science. Jeremy Kerr, a biologist and lead author on the study, says that the pollinators are not migrating northward like most animals. Kerr discusses why the bumblebees are so susceptible to climate change and if assisting the insects in their migration might be an option.
Jeremy Kerr is a biology professor and the University Research Chair of Macroecology and Conservation at the University of Ottawa in Ontario.