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Steffler, Nathaniel [1], Haas, Alexis [1], Krakos, Kyra [1].

Impact of Temperature on Visitation Patterns .

Variation in pollinator patterns can be seen across habitats and can be partially due to fluctuating temperature. This study analyzes how visitation rates vary by temperature of 8 species of MO native flowering plants in glade, wetland, prairie and forest populations. From 2014-2016, visitation rates and temperatures were recorded at all study sites. The highest visitor rates were at 15-18°C and 29-31°C, with lowest visitation rates at 9°C and 32-33°C. The habitat with the highest visitation rate was the prairie at 29-31°C. A habitat effect was seen for the Apis mellifera. The pollinator group Halictid had the highest visitation rates across all temperatures and habitats. Bombus species showed peak visitation rates at 32-33°C. Further studies on specific pollinators in a specific habitat could yield a better understanding on how change in temperature affects flowering plants at the individual level.

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1 - Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, Missouri, 63141, United States

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Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Ecology
Location: Exhibit Hall/Omni Hotel
Date: Monday, June 26th, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PEC007
Abstract ID:189
Candidate for Awards:Ecological Section Best Undergraduate Presentation Award

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