Niche Overlap and Network Specialization of Flower-Visiting Bees in an Agricultural System

@article{Carvalho2014NicheOA,
  title={Niche Overlap and Network Specialization of Flower-Visiting Bees in an Agricultural System},
  author={Desiree Maldonado Carvalho and Steven J Presley and Gilberto M. de Mendonça Santos},
  journal={Neotropical Entomology},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={489-499}
}
Different resource use strategies manifest as differences in the realized niches of species. Niche segregation may involve several dimensions of the niche, such as diet, space, and time. We measured the level of redundancy and complementarity of a bee–plant interaction network in an agricultural system. Because flower resource diversity is high and resource abundance associated with flowering phenology varies throughout the year, we hypothesized that trophic overlap in the community would be… CONTINUE READING

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