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Plant-pollinator dynamics

Plants and pollinators share a fascinating and complicated mutually beneficial relationship. Pollinators contribute to the reproductive efforts of plants, by collecting pollen from one plant and depositing it in another same-species plant. For this effort, they are reimbursed with food, shelter, heat or possible encounters with mates. Pollination is crucial for the survival of many plant species, and has a major effect on plant diversity. We employ theoretical models as well as experiments to explore the various interactions of plants and pollinators.

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