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A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems

Kennedy, Christina M.; Lonsdorf, Eric; Neel, Maile C.; Williams, Neal M.; Ricketts, Taylor H.; Winfree, Rachael; Bommarco, Riccardo; Brittain, Claire; Burley, Alana L. and Cariveau, Daniel, et al. (2013) In Ecology Letters 16(5). p.584-599
Abstract
Bees provide essential pollination services that are potentially affected both by local farm management and the surrounding landscape. To better understand these different factors, we modelled the relative effects of landscape composition (nesting and floral resources within foraging distances), landscape configuration (patch shape, interpatch connectivity and habitat aggregation) and farm management (organic vs. conventional and local-scale field diversity), and their interactions, on wild bee abundance and richness for 39 crop systems globally. Bee abundance and richness were higher in diversified and organic fields and in landscapes comprising more high-quality habitats; bee richness on conventional fields with low diversity benefited... (More)
Bees provide essential pollination services that are potentially affected both by local farm management and the surrounding landscape. To better understand these different factors, we modelled the relative effects of landscape composition (nesting and floral resources within foraging distances), landscape configuration (patch shape, interpatch connectivity and habitat aggregation) and farm management (organic vs. conventional and local-scale field diversity), and their interactions, on wild bee abundance and richness for 39 crop systems globally. Bee abundance and richness were higher in diversified and organic fields and in landscapes comprising more high-quality habitats; bee richness on conventional fields with low diversity benefited most from high-quality surrounding land cover. Landscape configuration effects were weak. Bee responses varied slightly by biome. Our synthesis reveals that pollinator persistence will depend on both the maintenance of high-quality habitats around farms and on local management practices that may offset impacts of intensive monoculture agriculture. (Less)
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Agri-environment schemes, diversified farming system, ecologically, scaled landscape index, ecosystem services, farm management, habitat, fragmentation, landscape structure, organic farming, pollinators
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Wiley-Blackwell
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  abstract     = {Bees provide essential pollination services that are potentially affected both by local farm management and the surrounding landscape. To better understand these different factors, we modelled the relative effects of landscape composition (nesting and floral resources within foraging distances), landscape configuration (patch shape, interpatch connectivity and habitat aggregation) and farm management (organic vs. conventional and local-scale field diversity), and their interactions, on wild bee abundance and richness for 39 crop systems globally. Bee abundance and richness were higher in diversified and organic fields and in landscapes comprising more high-quality habitats; bee richness on conventional fields with low diversity benefited most from high-quality surrounding land cover. Landscape configuration effects were weak. Bee responses varied slightly by biome. Our synthesis reveals that pollinator persistence will depend on both the maintenance of high-quality habitats around farms and on local management practices that may offset impacts of intensive monoculture agriculture.},
  author       = {Kennedy, Christina M. and Lonsdorf, Eric and Neel, Maile C. and Williams, Neal M. and Ricketts, Taylor H. and Winfree, Rachael and Bommarco, Riccardo and Brittain, Claire and Burley, Alana L. and Cariveau, Daniel and Carvalheiro, Luisa G. and Chacoff, Natacha P. and Cunningham, Saul A. and Danforth, Bryan N. and Dudenhoeffer, Jan-Hendrik and Elle, Elizabeth and Gaines, Hannah R. and Garibaldi, Lucas A. and Gratton, Claudio and Holzschuh, Andrea and Isaacs, Rufus and Javorek, Steven K. and Jha, Shalene and Klein, Alexandra M. and Krewenka, Kristin and Mandelik, Yael and Mayfield, Margaret M. and Morandin, Lora and Neame, Lisa A. and Otieno, Mark and Park, Mia and Potts, Simon G. and Rundlöf, Maj and Saez, Agustin and Steffan-Dewenter, Ingolf and Taki, Hisatomo and Viana, Blandina Felipe and Westphal, Catrin and Wilson, Julianna K. and Greenleaf, Sarah S. and Kremen, Claire},
  issn         = {1461-023X},
  keyword      = {Agri-environment schemes,diversified farming system,ecologically,scaled landscape index,ecosystem services,farm management,habitat,fragmentation,landscape structure,organic farming,pollinators},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {584--599},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Ecology Letters},
  title        = {A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.12082},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2013},
}