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The diversity and abundance of wild insect pollinators have declined in many agricultural landscapes. Whether such declines reduce crop yields, or are mitigated by managed pollinators such as honey bees, is unclear. We found universally positive associations of fruit set with flower visitation by wild insects in 41 crop systems worldwide. In contrast, fruit(More)
Bees provide essential pollination services that are potentially affected both by local farm management and the surrounding landscape. To better understand these different factors, we modelled the relative effects of landscape composition (nesting and floral resources within foraging distances), landscape configuration (patch shape, interpatch connectivity(More)
Pollinators face many challenges within agricultural systems due to landscape changes and intensification which can affect resource availability that can impact pollination services. This paper examines pigeon pea pollination and considers how landscape context and agricultural intensification in terms of pesticide use affects the abundance of bees(More)
Agricultural intensification is a leading cause of global biodiversity loss, which can reduce the provisioning of ecosystem services in managed ecosystems. Organic farming and plant diversification are farm management schemes that may mitigate potential ecological harm by increasing species richness and boosting related ecosystem services to agroecosystems.(More)
Christina M. Kennedy, Eric Lonsdorf, Maile C. Neel, Neal M. Williams, Taylor H. Ricketts, Rachael Winfree, Riccardo Bommarco, Claire Brittain, Alana L. Burley, Daniel Cariveau, Lu ısa G. Carvalheiro, Natacha P. Chacoff, Saul A. Cunningham, Bryan N. Danforth, Jan-Hendrik Dudenh€ offer, Elizabeth Elle, Hannah R. Gaines, Lucas A. Garibaldi, Claudio Gratton,(More)
Landscapes of farms and adjacent areas are known to influence abundance of various arthropods such as pollinators in commercial agricultural ecosystems. In this context, we examined the effect of heterogeneous landscapes surrounding and including commercial apple orchards on pollinator visitation and foraging distance during bloom period from 2011 to 2013(More)
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