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Title: Letters: Bee conservation: Key role of managed bees
Contributor(s): Saunders, Manu  (author)orcid ; Smith, Tobias J  (author); Rader, Romina  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat1535
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Abstract: In their Perspective "Conserving honey bees does not help wildlife" (26 January, p. 392), J. Geldmann and J. P. González-Varo argue that because managed honey bees are an agricultural animal, their crop pollination does not fit the definition of an ecosystem service. This distinction, the authors suggest, is a key step to wild pollinator conservation. This argument highlights a fundamental misinterpretation of the ecology of ecosystem services: Services are delivered to beneficiaries through ecological processes and interactions, not by organisms alone.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/DE170101349
Source of Publication: Science, 360(6387), p. 389-389
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1095-9203
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 050205 Environmental Management
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
060202 Community Ecology (excl. Invasive Species Ecology)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 410404 Environmental management
410401 Conservation and biodiversity
310302 Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 960904 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
960804 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 180603 Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
180607 Terrestrial erosion
180606 Terrestrial biodiversity
HERDC Category Description: C4 Letter of Note
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