Driven by mutualists: how declines in pollinators impact plant communities and ecosystem functioning

Using a landscape-scale experimental approach combined with observational gradients, mesocosm experiments and modelling, this research programme opens up to empirical investigation the impact of pollinator declines on plant community composition and the plant-mediated impact on ecosystem functioning in real landscapes.


Solitary bee sitting on a yellow flower. Photo.
Solitary bee foraging

contact DrivenByPollinators

Project leader

Yann Clough –
Centrum för miljö- och klimatvetenskap (CEC)
Lunds universitet
Ekologihuset, Sölvegatan 37, Lund
yann [dot] clough [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 68 31
+46 76 226 80 70

Links to participating researchers and institutions

Veronica Hederström (Postdoc)
Theresia Widhalm (PhD cand)
Yuanyuan Quan (PhD cand)
Lund Biological Museum
Anna Persson
Björn Klatt –
Henrik Smith –
Jadranka Rota –
Johan Ekroos –
Magne Friberg –
Ola Olsson –

Funded by

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 819374). 

Logotype of the European Research Council.