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Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops
- A. Klein, B. Vaissière, T. Tscharntke
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 February 2007
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.
Landscape perspectives on agricultural intensification and biodiversity – ecosystem service management
- T. Tscharntke, A. Klein, A. Kruess, I. Steffan‐Dewenter, Carsten Thies
- Environmental Science
- 1 August 2005
Understanding the negative and positive effects of agricultural land use for the conservation of biodiversity, and its relation to ecosystem services, needs a landscape perspective. Agriculture can…
Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes ‐ eight hypotheses
- T. Tscharntke, J. Tylianakis, C. Westphal
- Environmental ScienceBiological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 August 2012
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.
Extinction debt: a challenge for biodiversity conservation.
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.
SCALE‐DEPENDENT EFFECTS OF LANDSCAPE CONTEXT ON THREE POLLINATOR GUILDS
- I. Steffan‐Dewenter, Ute Münzenberg, Christof Bürger, Carsten Thies, T. Tscharntke
- Environmental Science
- 1 May 2002
It is concluded that local landscape destruction affects solitary wild bees more than social bees, possibly changing mutualistic plant-pollinator and competitive wild bees- honey bees interactions and that only analyses of multiple spatial scales may detect the importance of the landscape context for local pollinator communities.
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.
MEASURING BEE DIVERSITY IN DIFFERENT EUROPEAN HABITATS AND BIOGEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS
Bee pollinators are currently recorded with many different sampling methods. However, the relative performances of these methods have not been systematically evaluated and compared. In response to…
Wild Pollinators Enhance Fruit Set of Crops Regardless of Honey Bee Abundance
Overall, wild insects pollinated crops more effectively; an increase in wild insect visitation enhanced fruit set by twice as much as an equivalent increase in honey bee visitation.
A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems.
This synthesis reveals that pollinator persistence will depend on both the maintenance of high-quality habitats around farms and on local management practices that may offset impacts of intensive monoculture agriculture.