Economic Dependence and Vulnerability of United States Agricultural Sector on Insect-Mediated Pollination Service.

  title={Economic Dependence and Vulnerability of United States Agricultural Sector on Insect-Mediated Pollination Service.},
  author={Alex T. Jordan and Harland M. Patch and Christina M. Grozinger and Vikas Khanna},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
Deficits in insect-mediated pollination service undermine ecosystem biodiversity and function, human nutrition, and economic welfare. Global pollinator supply continues to decline, while production of pollination-dependent crops increases. Using publicly available price and production data and existing pollination field studies, we quantify economic dependence of United States crops on insect-mediated pollination service at the county level and update existing coefficients of insect dependence… Expand
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