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Complementarity and synergisms among ecosystem services supporting crop yield

Garibaldi, Lucas A. ; Andersson, Georg LU ; Requier, Fabrice ; Fijen, Thijs ; Hipólito, Juliana ; Kleijn, David ; Pérez-Méndez, Néstor and Rollin, Orianne (2018) In Global Food Security 17. p.38-47
Abstract
Understanding how ecosystem services interact to support crop yield is essential for achieving food security. Here we evaluate the interactions among biotic pest regulation, pollination, and nutrient cycling. We found only 16 studies providing 20 analyses of two-way interactions. These studies show that multiple services limit crop yield simultaneously. Complementary effects (no interactions) between ecosystem services were the most common, followed by synergistic effects (positive interactions), while evidence for negative interactions was weak. Most studies evaluated two levels of service delivery, thus did not quantify the functional response of crop yield. Although this function is expected to be non-linear, most studies assume linear... (More)
Understanding how ecosystem services interact to support crop yield is essential for achieving food security. Here we evaluate the interactions among biotic pest regulation, pollination, and nutrient cycling. We found only 16 studies providing 20 analyses of two-way interactions. These studies show that multiple services limit crop yield simultaneously. Complementary effects (no interactions) between ecosystem services were the most common, followed by synergistic effects (positive interactions), while evidence for negative interactions was weak. Most studies evaluated two levels of service delivery, thus did not quantify the functional response of crop yield. Although this function is expected to be non-linear, most studies assume linear relations. We conclude that the lack of evidence for negative interactions has important implications for agricultural management. (Less)
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biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, pest control, pollination, regulatory services, soil fertility
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Global Food Security
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17
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38 - 47
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Elsevier
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2211-9124
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10.1016/j.gfs.2018.03.006
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  abstract     = {Understanding how ecosystem services interact to support crop yield is essential for achieving food security. Here we evaluate the interactions among biotic pest regulation, pollination, and nutrient cycling. We found only 16 studies providing 20 analyses of two-way interactions. These studies show that multiple services limit crop yield simultaneously. Complementary effects (no interactions) between ecosystem services were the most common, followed by synergistic effects (positive interactions), while evidence for negative interactions was weak. Most studies evaluated two levels of service delivery, thus did not quantify the functional response of crop yield. Although this function is expected to be non-linear, most studies assume linear relations. We conclude that the lack of evidence for negative interactions has important implications for agricultural management.},
  author       = {Garibaldi, Lucas A. and Andersson, Georg and Requier, Fabrice and Fijen, Thijs and Hipólito, Juliana and Kleijn, David and Pérez-Méndez, Néstor and Rollin, Orianne},
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  series       = {Global Food Security},
  title        = {Complementarity and synergisms among ecosystem services supporting crop yield},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2018.03.006},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.gfs.2018.03.006},
  volume       = {17},
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