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Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops
It is found that fruit, vegetable or seed production from 87 of the leading global food crops is dependent upon animal pollination, while 28 crops do not rely upon animalPollination, however, global production volumes give a contrasting perspective. Expand
Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers.
The nature and extent of reported declines, and the potential drivers of pollinator loss are described, including habitat loss and fragmentation, agrochemicals, pathogens, alien species, climate change and the interactions between them are reviewed. Expand
Crop pollination from native bees at risk from agricultural intensification
It was found that diversity was essential for sustaining the service, because of year-to-year variation in community composition, and conservation and restoration of bee habitat are potentially viable economic alternatives for reducing dependence on managed honey bees. Expand
Bee foraging ranges and their relationship to body size
Whether body size predicts foraging distance is determined and the equations presented can be used to predict foraging distances for many bee species, based on a simple measurement of body size. Expand
Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes ‐ eight hypotheses
This review uses knowledge gained from human‐modified landscapes to suggest eight hypotheses, which it hopes will encourage more systematic research on the role of landscape composition and configuration in determining the structure of ecological communities, ecosystem functioning and services. Expand
Ecosystem services and dis-services to agriculture
Abstract Agricultural ecosystems are actively managed by humans to optimize the provision of food, fiber, and fuel. These ecosystem services from agriculture, classified as provisioning services byExpand
Managing ecosystem services: what do we need to know about their ecology?
  • C. Kremen
  • Business, Environmental Science
  • Ecology letters
  • 1 May 2005
This research agenda discusses critical questions and key approaches in determining the various aspects of community structure that influence function in real landscapes, especially compensatory community responses that stabilize function, or non-random extinction sequences that rapidly erode it. Expand
Landscape effects on crop pollination services: are there general patterns?
Tropical crops pollinated primarily by social bees may be most susceptible to pollination failure from habitat loss, and the general relationship between pollination services and distance from natural or semi-natural habitats is estimated. Expand
A meta-analysis of crop pest and natural enemy response to landscape complexity.
A meta-analysis of 46 landscape-level studies found that natural enemies have a strong positive response to landscape complexity, and suggests that land management strategies to enhance natural pest control should differ depending on whether the dominant enemies are generalists or specialists. Expand
Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms: a conceptual framework for the effects of land-use change.
A conceptual model for exploring how one mobile-agent-based ecosystem service (MABES), pollination, is affected by land-use change, and then generalize the model to other MABES is developed. Expand