Why have endemic pollinators declined on the Ogasawara Islands?

@article{Abe2008WhyHE,
  title={Why have endemic pollinators declined on the Ogasawara Islands?},
  author={Tetsuto Abe and Shun’ichi Makino and Isamu Okochi},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={1465-1473}
}
Flower visitors recently decreased in the Ogasawara Islands which are subtropical Pacific oceanic islands located 1,000 km south from Japan mainland. The aim of this study was to determine the main cause of this pollinator decline. We assumed four hypothesis, (i) honeybee competition hypothesis, (ii) forest decline hypothesis, (iii) agricultural insecticides hypothesis, and (iv) anole predation hypothesis. They were tested by distribution survey in the field, historical survey using literature… CONTINUE READING
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