Case Study 1: Invasive Species Impact to Tundra Berries

The Question:

What happens when a new plant species comes into an area, and it is more attractive to pollinators than anything else around? Does it improve pollination of the native plants that are already there? Or does it lure away pollinators, or lead to the delivery of the wrong kind of pollen? 

The Findings:

Climate warming is allowing invasive plants to take hold in Alaska and possibly luring pollinators away from native berries, according to University of Alaska Fairbanks ecologist Christa Mulder. 

Some background: Find out with the video below.

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