Plant-pollinator Interaction Networks of Boston Harbor Islands
Department of Biology
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Delivered at 2008 Boston Harbor Islands Science Symposium.
Little is known about the effect of temporal and spatial dynamics on the topology and structure of pollination networks. The project seeks to investigate the pollination networks at mainland and island sites within Boston Harbor Islands. The research will produce a detailed pollination network, which will provide reliable estimates of the strength of specific pairwise interactions between flowering plants and pollinators. The main objectives will be to:
Did You Know?
Constructed in 1716, Boston Light on Little Brewster Island is the oldest lighthouse site in the country. British forces burned down the original lighthouse when they fled Boston in 1776. It was rebuilt in 1783 and is now open for visitors to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. More...