The Summer School: Flowers and Pollinators will take place form 13 to 16 September 2016 in Naples. The course is organised by the Phenology and Life Strategies Group of the Italian Botanical Society and is hosted by the Department of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II.
The main aim of this course is to acquaint the participants with functional aspects of plantpollinator interactions to be applied when management decisions are to be made for biodiversity conservation.
The main objective is to make all participants familiar with the key aspects of functional flowerpollinators interactions in practical and applied manner. This course will provide participants with scientific knowledge and practical methods for the measurement of insect-mediated pollination.
Most flowering plants depend to some degree on the pollination service provided by animals to produce fruits and seeds. Nowadays the need for active conservation of pollination interactions is increasingly solicited. Plant-pollinator systems are affected by anthropogenic sources, including fragmentation of habitat, changes in land use, modern agricultural practices, use of pesticides and herbicides, and invasions of non-native species.
For more information and to apply, see the official event's flyer.