Economic Research Report No. (ERR-232) 47 pp

June 2017

Land Use, Land Cover, and Pollinator Health: A Review and Trend Analysis

Pollinators, including honey bees, benefit from a landscape that provides diverse forage—pollen and nectar of flowering plants. This study reviews the literature on the effects of land use on pollinator health and examines trends in pollinator forage quality as land uses and land covers have changed in the United States over the last 30 years.

Keywords: pollinators, honey bees, land use, land cover, forage, economics

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