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How many flowering plants are pollinated by animals
It is clear that the majority of fl owering plants are pollinated by insects and other animals, with a minority utilising abiotic pollen vectors, mainly wind. However there is no accurate published… 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
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
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
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
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
Effect of human disturbance on bee communities in a forested ecosystem.
- R. Winfree, T. Griswold, C. Kremen
- Geography, Medicine
- Conservation biology : the journal of the Society…
- 1 February 2007
It is important for conservation biologists to understand how well species persist in human-dominated ecosystems because protected areas constitute a small fraction of the Earth's surface and because… Expand
A meta-analysis of bees' responses to anthropogenic disturbance.
Pollinators may be declining globally, a matter of concern because animal pollination is required by most of the world's plant species, including many crop plants. Human land use and the loss of… Expand
Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits.
- L. Garibaldi, I. Steffan-Dewenter, +20 authors A. Klein
- Biology, Medicine
- Ecology letters
- 1 October 2011
Sustainable agricultural landscapes by definition provide high magnitude and stability of ecosystem services, biodiversity and crop productivity. However, few studies have considered landscape… Expand
Historical changes in northeastern US bee pollinators related to shared ecological traits
- I. Bartomeus, J. Ascher, +4 authors R. Winfree
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 4 March 2013
Pollinators such as bees are essential to the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. However, despite concerns about a global pollinator crisis, long-term data on the status of bee species are… Expand