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Parallel Declines in Pollinators and Insect-Pollinated Plants in Britain and the Netherlands
TLDR
Evidence of declines (pre-versus post-1980) in local bee diversity in Britain and the Netherlands is found and a causal connection between local extinctions of functionally linked plant and pollinator species is strongly suggested.
Landscape effects on crop pollination services: are there general patterns?
TLDR
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.
Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms: a conceptual framework for the effects of land-use change.
TLDR
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.
Declines of managed honey bees and beekeepers in Europe
TLDR
The data support the view that honey bees are in decline at least in some regions, which is probably closely linked to the decreasing number of beekeepers.
LINKING BEES AND FLOWERS: HOW DO FLORAL COMMUNITIES STRUCTURE POLLINATOR COMMUNITIES?
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It is concluded that floral resources act in specific and previously unexplored ways to modulate the diversity of the local geographic species pool, with specific disturbance factors, superimposed upon these patterns, mainly affecting the dominant species.
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
TLDR
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.
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