The challenge of accurately documenting bee species richness in agroecosystems: bee diversity in eastern apple orchards

@inproceedings{Russo2015TheCO,
  title={The challenge of accurately documenting bee species richness in agroecosystems: bee diversity in eastern apple orchards},
  author={Laura Russo and Mia G. Park and Jason Gibbs and Bryan N. Danforth},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2015}
}
Bees are important pollinators of agricultural crops, and bee diversity has been shown to be closely associated with pollination, a valuable ecosystem service. Higher functional diversity and species richness of bees have been shown to lead to higher crop yield. Bees simultaneously represent a mega-diverse taxon that is extremely challenging to sample thoroughly and an important group to understand because of pollination services. We sampled bees visiting apple blossoms in 28 orchards over 6… CONTINUE READING
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