When can plant-pollinator interactions promote plant diversity?

  title={When can plant-pollinator interactions promote plant diversity?},
  author={Gita Benadi and Nico Bl{\"u}thgen and Thomas Hovestadt and H. -J. Poethke},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  volume={182 2},
In the light of rapid losses of biodiversity worldwide, it has become more important than ever to study the factors that ensure the continued existence of diverse ecological communities. Whereas the diversity-enhancing effects of antagonistic interactions are relatively well understood, much less is known about the contribution of mutualistic interactions to biodiversity maintenance. This study assesses the influence of mutualistic interactions with pollinators on the diversity of plant… CONTINUE READING
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