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Title: Deconstructing pollinator community effectiveness
Contributor(s): Willcox, Bryony  (author); Aizen, Marcelo A (author); Cunningham, Saul A (author); Mayfield, Margaret M (author); Rader, Romina  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2017.05.012Open Access Link
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Abstract: Effective pollination is a complex, context-dependent phenomenon determined by both species-level and community-level factors. While pollinator communities are constituted by interacting organisms in a shared environment, these factors are often simplified or overlooked when quantifying species-level pollinator effectiveness alone. Here, we review the recent literature on pollinator effectiveness to identify the pros and cons of existing methods and outline three important areas for future research: plant-pollinator interactions, heterospecific pollen transfer and variation in pollination outcomes. We conclude that pollinator community effectiveness needs to be acknowledged as a key property of pollination effectiveness in order to fully account for the suite of plant, pollinator and environmental factors known to influence different stages of successful pollination.
Publication Type: Review
Source of Publication: Current Opinion in Insect Science, v.21, p. 98-104
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Place of Publication: Netherlands
ISSN: 2214-5753
Field of Research (FOR): 050102 Ecosystem Function
060202 Community Ecology (excl. Invasive Species Ecology)
HERDC Category Description: D1 A Substantial Review of an Entire Field of Study
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