Plant biodiversity enhances bees and other insect pollinators in agroecosystems. A review

@article{Nicholls2012PlantBE,
  title={Plant biodiversity enhances bees and other insect pollinators in agroecosystems. A review},
  author={C. Nicholls and M. Altieri},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={257-274}
}
  • C. Nicholls, M. Altieri
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Agronomy for Sustainable Development
  • Thirty-five percent of global production from crops including at least 800 cultivated plants depend on animal pollination. The transformation of agriculture in the past half-century has triggered a decline in bees and other insect pollinators. In North America, losses of bee colonies have accelerated since 2004, leaving the continent with fewer managed pollinators than at any time in the past 50 years. A number of factors linked to industrial modes of agriculture affect bee colonies and other… CONTINUE READING

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