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., Cariveau, Daniel, Carvalheiro, Luisa G., Chacoff, Natacha P., Cunningham, Saul A., Danforth, Bryan N., Dudenhoeffer, Jan-Hendrik, Elle, Elizabeth, Gaines, Hannah R., Garibaldi, Lucas A., Gratton, Claudio, Holzschuh, Andrea, Isaacs, Rufus, Javorek, Steven K., Jha, Shalene, Klein, Alexandra M., Krewenka, Kristin, Mandelik, Yael, Mayfield, Margaret M., Morandin, Lora, Neame, Lisa A., Otieno, Mark, Park, Mia, Potts, Simon G., Rundlof, Maj, Saez, Agustin, Steffan-Dewenter, Ingolf, Taki, Hisatomo, Viana, Blandina Felipe, Westphal, Catrin, Wilson, Julianna K., Greenleaf, Sarah S. and Kremen, Claire (2013) A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems. Ecology Letters, 16 5: 584-599. doi:10.1111/ele.12082

Author Kennedy, Christina M.
Lonsdorf, Eric
Neel, Maile C.
Williams, Neal M.
Ricketts, Taylor H.
Winfree, Rachael
Bommarco, Riccardo
Brittain, Claire
Burley, Alana L.
Cariveau, Daniel
Carvalheiro, Luisa G.
Chacoff, Natacha P.
Cunningham, Saul A.
Danforth, Bryan N.
Dudenhoeffer, Jan-Hendrik
Elle, Elizabeth
Gaines, Hannah R.
Garibaldi, Lucas A.
Gratton, Claudio
Holzschuh, Andrea
Isaacs, Rufus
Javorek, Steven K.
Jha, Shalene
Klein, Alexandra M.
Krewenka, Kristin
Mandelik, Yael
Mayfield, Margaret M.
Morandin, Lora
Neame, Lisa A.
Otieno, Mark
Park, Mia
Potts, Simon G.
Rundlof, Maj
Saez, Agustin
Steffan-Dewenter, Ingolf
Taki, Hisatomo
Viana, Blandina Felipe
Westphal, Catrin
Wilson, Julianna K.
Greenleaf, Sarah S.
Kremen, Claire
Title A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems
Journal name Ecology Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1461-023X
Publication date 2013-05-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ele.12082
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 16
Issue 5
Start page 584
End page 599
Total pages 16
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
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.
Keyword Agri-environment schemes
Diversified farming system
Ecologically scaled landscape index
Ecosystem services
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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