« Diversity of pollinators and pest controllers, and their ecosystem services in private gardens ».
Private gardens are significant green spaces for biodiversity in urban and peri-urban environments. They provide connectivity between natural/semi-natural habitats and offer essential nesting sites and resources for these organisms. However, private gardens remain understudied due to accessibility challenges.
During my thesis, I am studying the biodiversity of pollinators and pest controllers in private gardens in and around Orsay. Specifically, I am examining the impact of local factors (garden structure/composition, gardening practices) and landscape factors (distance to wooded areas, proportion of semi-natural spaces) on these organisms. I am also analyzing the ecosystem services provided by pollinators and pest controllers in these environments.