Plantation vs. natural forest: Matrix quality determines pollinator abundance in crop fields

@inproceedings{Taki2011PlantationVN,
  title={Plantation vs. natural forest: Matrix quality determines pollinator abundance in crop fields},
  author={Hisatomo Taki and Yuichi Yamaura and Kimiko Okabe and Kaoru Maet{\^o}},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2011}
}
In terrestrial ecosystems, ecological processes and patterns within focal patches frequently depend on their matrix. Crop fields (focal patches) are often surrounded by a mosaic of other land-use types (matrix), which may act as habitats for organisms and differ in terms of the immigration activities of organisms to the fields. We examined whether matrix… CONTINUE READING