Integrative Profiling of Bee Communities from Habitats of Tropical Southern Yunnan (China)

  title={Integrative Profiling of Bee Communities from Habitats of Tropical Southern Yunnan (China)},
  author={X. Liu and D. Chesters and Q. Dai and Z. Niu and P. Becksch{\"a}fer and K. Martin and C. Zhu},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Understanding and managing pollination service is hindered by taxonomic impediments and paucity of data, particularly in the tropics. Herein we apply integrative species delineation and taxonomy to test impacts of land use on the diversity of bee communities within Xishuangbanna (Yunnan, south China), a highly biodiverse tropical region which has undergone extensive land conversion to rubber plantation. 128 Operational Taxonomic Units (OTU) were inferred by an iterative and integrative approach… Expand
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