Intensification of Ethiopian coffee agroforestry drives impoverishment of the Arabica coffee flower visiting bee and fly communities

@article{Geeraert2018IntensificationOE,
  title={Intensification of Ethiopian coffee agroforestry drives impoverishment of the Arabica coffee flower visiting bee and fly communities},
  author={Lore Geeraert and Raf Aerts and Kurt Jordaens and I. Dox and Siel Wellens and M{\'a}rcia Souto Couri and Gezahegn Berecha and Olivier Honnay},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2018},
  pages={1-11}
}
Intensively managed shade coffee plantations are expanding in SW Ethiopia, at the cost of the more natural coffee agroforestry systems. Here, we investigated consequences for the potential pollinator community of Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) in its natural range. We surveyed coffee flower visitors at six different sites in the Jimma region in SW Ethiopia, and compared species richness and abundance between semi-natural coffee forests and shaded coffee plantations. Overall, we found six… CONTINUE READING
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