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Wild Pollinators Enhance Fruit Set of Crops Regardless of Honey Bee Abundance
Honeybees Can't Do It Alone The majority of food crops require pollination to set fruit with the honeybee providing a pollination workhorse, with both feral and managed populations an integralExpand
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Creating patches of native flowers facilitates crop pollination in large agricultural fields: mango as a case study
Summary 1. As cropland increases, fields become progressively isolated from pollinators, leading to declines in pollinator-dependent crop productivity. With the rise in demand for pollinatordependentExpand
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Invasive alien plants infiltrate bird‐mediated shrub nucleation processes in arid savanna
Summary 1  The cultivation and dissemination of alien ornamental plants increases their potential to invade. More specifically, species with bird-dispersed seeds can potentially infiltrateExpand
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The impact of shrub encroachment on savanna bird diversity from local to regional scale
Aim  Evidence is accumulating of a general increase in woody cover of many savanna regions of the world. Little is known about the consequences of this widespread and fundamental ecosystem structuralExpand
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Pollination services decline with distance from natural habitat even in biodiversity‐rich areas
Summary 1. There is considerable evidence for the negative impacts of habitat alteration on pollinators in highly disturbed regions of the world. However, it remains unclear whether these findingsExpand
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Twenty years of rest returns grazing potential, but not palatable plant diversity, to Karoo rangeland, South Africa
Summary 1. Up to 73% of the world’s rangelands are degraded, and increasing demand for meat in developing countries and a growing human population are likely to exert even greater pressures onExpand
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Termite mounds as islands: woody plant assemblages relative to termitarium size and soil properties
Questions: We investigated whether soils of small mounds resembled large mound or matrix soils, whether changes in plant composition reflected changes in soils, and the sequence in which plantsExpand
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TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access.
We evaluate the extent of the trait data compiled in TRY and analyse emerging patterns of data coverage and representativeness of these continuous traits in many aspects. Expand
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Effects of heavy grazing on invertebrate assemblages in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa
Abstract Invertebrate assemblages occurring on Paulshoek, a heavily grazed communal farm in Namaqualand, South Africa, were compared to those found on adjacent, moderately grazed farms. The study wasExpand
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A 2018 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity.
This is our ninth annual horizon scan to identify emerging issues that we believe could affect global biological diversity, natural capital and ecosystem services, and conservation efforts. OurExpand
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