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Generalization in Pollination Systems, and Why it Matters
One view of pollination systems is that they tend toward specialization. This view is implicit in many discussions of angiosperm evolution and plant-pollinator coevolution and in the long-standing… Expand
Crop pollination from native bees at risk from agricultural intensification
- C. Kremen, N. Williams, R. Thorp
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 16 December 2002
Ecosystem services are critical to human survival; in selected cases, maintaining these services provides a powerful argument for conserving biodiversity. Yet, the ecological and economic… Expand
Bee foraging ranges and their relationship to body size
Bees are the most important pollinator taxon; therefore, understanding the scale at which they forage has important ecological implications and conservation applications. The foraging ranges for most… Expand
Ecological and life-history traits predict bee species responses to environmental disturbances
Abstract The ability to predict the responses of ecological communities and individual species to human-induced environmental change remains a key issue for ecologists and conservation managers… Expand
Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms: a conceptual framework for the effects of land-use change.
Many ecosystem services are delivered by organisms that depend on habitats that are segregated spatially or temporally from the location where services are provided. Management of mobile organisms… Expand
The area requirements of an ecosystem service: crop pollination by native bee communities in California
Managing ecosystem services is critical to human survival, yet we do not know how large natural areas must be to support these services. We investigated how crop pollination services provided by… Expand
Native bees provide insurance against ongoing honey bee losses.
One of the values of biodiversity is that it may provide 'biological insurance' for services currently rendered by domesticated species or technology. We used crop pollination as a model system, and… Expand
A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems.
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… Expand
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 integral… Expand
Extinction order and altered community structure rapidly disrupt ecosystem functioning.
By causing extinctions and altering community structure, anthropogenic disturbances can disrupt processes that maintain ecosystem integrity. However, the relationship between community structure and… Expand