Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits

Show simple item record Garibaldi, Lucas A. Steffan-Dewenter, Ingolf Kremen, Claire Morales, Juan M. Bommarco, Riccardo Cunningham, Saul A. Carvalheiro, Luísa G. Chacoff, Natacha P. Ducenhoffer, Jan H. Greenleaf, Sarah S. Holzschuh, Andrea Isaacs, Rufus Krewenka, Kristin Mandelik, Yael Mayfield, Margaret M. Morandin, Lora A. Potts, Simon G. Ricketts, Taylor H. Szentgyorgyi, Hajnalka Viana, Blandina Felipe Wetsphal, Catrin Winfree, Rachael Klein, Alexandra M. 2012-06-06T09:42:46Z 2012-10-31T00:20:03Z 2011-10
dc.description.abstract Sustainable agricultural landscapes by definition provide high magnitude and stability of ecosystem services, biodiversity and crop productivity. However, few studies have considered landscape effects on the stability of ecosystem services. We tested whether isolation from florally diverse natural and semi-natural areas reduces the spatial and temporal stability of flower-visitor richness and pollination services in crop fields. We synthesised data from 29 studies with contrasting biomes, crop species and pollinator communities. Stability of flowervisitor richness, visitation rate (all insects except honey bees) and fruit set all decreased with distance from natural areas. At 1 km from adjacent natural areas, spatial stability decreased by 25, 16 and 9% for richness, visitation and fruit set, respectively, while temporal stability decreased by 39% for richness and 13% for visitation. Mean richness, visitation and fruit set also decreased with isolation, by 34, 27 and 16% at 1 km respectively. In contrast, honey bee visitation did not change with isolation and represented > 25% of crop visits in 21 studies. Therefore, wild pollinators are relevant for crop productivity and stability even when honey bees are abundant. Policies to preserve and restore natural areas in agricultural landscapes should enhance levels and reliability of pollination services. en
dc.description.librarian ab2012 en
dc.description.sponsorship LAG was supported by the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD) and AMK by the German Science Foundation (KL 1849 ⁄ 4-1). This work is part of the working group Restoring Pollination Services led by CK and NM Williams at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS NSF grant no. DEB-00- 72909). The study is part of the STEP- (Status and Trends of European Pollinators, grant no. 244090 – STEP – CP – FP) and ALARM-projects (Assessing Large scale Risks for biodiversity with tested Methods, grant no. GOCE-CT-2003-506675) funded by the European Commission in the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development. en
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dc.identifier.citation Garibaldi, LA, Steffan-Dewenter, I, Kremen, C, Morales, JM, Bommarco, R, Cunningham, SA, Carvalheiro, LG, Chacoff, NP, Dudenhoffer, JH, Greenleaf, SS, Holzschuh, A, Issaacs, R, Krewenka, K, Mandelik, Y, Mayfield, MM, Morandin, LA, Potts, SG, Ricketts, TR, Szentgyorgyi, H, Viana, BF, Westphal, C, Winfree, R & Klein, AM 2011, 'Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits', Ecology Letters, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 1062-1072. en
dc.identifier.issn 1461-023X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1461-0248 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01669.x
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en
dc.rights © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/CNRS. The definite version is available at en
dc.subject Bombus spp en
dc.subject Ecosystem services en
dc.subject Flower visitors en
dc.subject Landscape management en
dc.subject Pollinator services en
dc.subject Spatial stability en
dc.subject Sustainable agricultural landscapes, en
dc.subject Temporal stability en
dc.subject.lcsh Honeybee (Apis mellifera) en
dc.subject.lcsh Pollination by bees en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable agriculture en
dc.subject.lcsh Biotic communities en
dc.title Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits en
dc.type Postprint Article en

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