Plant–pollinator interactions and threats to pollination : perspectives from the flower to the landscape

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dc.contributor.author Wright, Geraldine A.
dc.contributor.upauthor Nicolson, Sue W.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-20T16:51:22Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.description.abstract Animal pollinators have driven the diversification of plants on the earth for more than 100 million years. The mutualism between plants and their pollinators rests on an exchange: food for pollinators and efficient vectoring of sexual reproduction for plants. This relationship has been shaped by many factors during the course of evolution. Competition between pollinators for access to nectar and pollen, and among flowering plants for the attention of pollinators, has influenced the shape, colour, and scent of flowers and the extent to which plants invest in the production of pollen and nectar. While many pollinators are ‘generalists’ and visit a variety of flowering plants to obtain food, close relationships between specific pollinators and plant species have developed throughout the course of evolutionary history. An important issue today, given the widespread concern about wild and managed pollinators, is determining how human activities impact the varied relationships between plants and their insect pollinators. en_ZA
dc.description.department Zoology and Entomology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2018-01-31
dc.description.librarian hb2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Royal Society and the National Research Foundation of South Africa generously funded the workshop under the SA-UK Scientific Seminars Initiative. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2435 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Nicolson, SW & Wright, GA 2017, 'Plant-pollinator interactions and threats to pollination : perspectives from the flower to the landscape', Functional Ecology, vol. 31, no.1, pp.22-25. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0269-8463 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2435 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1111/1365-2435.12810
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/60005
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Wiley en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 The Authors. Functional Ecology © 2017 British Ecological Society. The definite version is available at : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.comjournal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2435. en_ZA
dc.subject Plant-pollinator interactions en_ZA
dc.subject Threats to pollination en_ZA
dc.subject Perspectives from the flower en_ZA
dc.subject Landscape en_ZA
dc.title Plant–pollinator interactions and threats to pollination : perspectives from the flower to the landscape en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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