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Honeybees reduce fitness in the pioneer shrub Melastoma affine (Melastomataceae)
The agistment of managed hives of the introduced honeybee, Apis mellifera, in or adjacent to conservation areas in Australia is controversial. The effects, if any, of honeybee-foraging on native… Expand
The effect of introduced honeybees on native bee visitation and fruit-set in Dillwynia juniperina (Fabaceae) in a fragmented ecosystem
- C. Gross
- 1 November 2001
The endemic shrub Dillwynia juniperina is found in fragmented woodlands on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. The species obligatorily relies on pollinators to effect fruit-set… Expand
Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination
- R. Rader, I. Bartomeus, +49 authors M. Woyciechowski
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 30 November 2015
Significance Many of the world’s crops are pollinated by insects, and bees are often assumed to be the most important pollinators. To our knowledge, our study is the first quantitative evaluation of… Expand
The expansion of sterile Arundo donax (Poaceae) in southeastern Australia is accompanied by genotypic variation
Abstract Reproductive modes and dispersal mechanisms shape the genotypic structure of populations which in turn influences a species’ capacity for successful invasion. Understanding the limitations… Expand
Increased tomato yield through pollination by native Australian Amegilla chlorocyanea (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae).
Amegilla spp. (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae) have been suggested as potential native Australian alternative to overseas used bumblebees (Bombus spp.) for pollination of tomato in greenhouses. In this… Expand
Bombus terrestris, pollinator, invasive and pest: An assessment of problems associated with its widespread introductions for commercial purposes
Bombus terrestris L. (Apidae) is a native of temperate Eurasia and has been moved around the world since the 1800s. Dispersal of B. terrestris gained momentum in the 1980s when bees were reared… Expand
The breeding system and pollinators of Melastoma affine (Melastomataceae); a pioneer shrub in Tropical Australia
- C. Gross
- 1 December 1993
Melastoma affine D. Don. (Melastomataceae) is a pioneer species of rain forest and wet-sclerophyll habitats in the Australasian region. The breeding system and pollen vectors of Melastoma affine in… Expand
Seed selection and removal by ants in a tropical savanna woodland in northern Australia
Ant species in the genera Chelaner, Meranoplus and Pheidole were found to be seed-harvesters in a tropical savanna woodland in northern Australia. Despite the availability of other seed types (legume… Expand
Somatic mutations contribute to genotypic diversity in sterile and fertile populations of the threatened shrub, Grevillea rhizomatosa (Proteaceae).
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Grevillea rhizomatosa is a spreading shrub which exhibits multiple breeding strategies within a narrow area in the fire-prone heathlands of eastern Australia. Reproductive… Expand
Honeybees facilitate the invasion of Phyla canescens (Verbenaceae) in Australia ― no bees, no seed!
Gross CL, Gorrell L, MacDonald MJ & Fatemi M (2010). Honeybees facilitate the invasion of Phyla canescens (Verbenaceae) in Australia – no bees, no seed!Weed Research50, 364–372. Summary Several… Expand