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Pollen removal and deposition by honeybee and bumblebee visitors to apple and almond flowers.

Published online: 03 Jan 2002

Authors: Thomson, J. D. & Goodell, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

To help evaluate the worth of alternative pollinators in agriculture, we present a theoretical framework for comparing the effectiveness of two or mor...

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Identification and distribution of cross-pollinating honey-bees on almonds.

Published online: 20 Apr 1994

Authors: DeGrandi-Hoffman, G. & Thorp, R. & Loper, G. & Eisikowitch, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Foraging by honey bees was studied in 1988 and 1989 in an orchard containing 5 cross-pollinating varieties of almond (Prunus dulcis). Every foraging h...

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Wild pollination services to California almond rely on semi-natural habitat.

Published online: 20 Jun 2012

Authors: Klein, A. M. & Brittain, C. & Hendrix, S. D. & Thorp, R. & Williams, N. & Kremen, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Global declines in honeybees have led to concerns about negative impacts on food production because of low levels of pollination. This is exemplified ...

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Describing the progression of almond bloom using accumulated heat units.

Published online: 02 May 1997

Authors: Degrandi-Hoffman, G. & Thorp, R. & Loper, G. & Eisikowitch, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The duration of the flowering period and the fraction of open flowers over time were defined as functions of growing degree-days for 5 almond cultivar...

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Natural habitat does not mediate vertebrate seed predation as an ecosystem dis-service to agriculture.

Published online: 01 Apr 2015

Authors: Schäckermann, J. & Mandelik, Y. & Weiss, N. & Wehrden, H. von & Klein, A. & Kleijn, D. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Spillover of beneficial organisms from natural habitats to croplands can improve agro-ecosystem services, but wildlife can also negatively influence a...

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Improving spatial arrangement of honeybee colonies to avoid pollination shortfall and depressed fruit set.

Published online: 09 Mar 2016

Authors: Cunningham, S. A. & Fournier, A. & Neave, M. J. & Feuvre, D. le

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pollination shortfalls affect yield of many crops, and the use of managed honeybee colonies is a common practice for addressing the problem. However, ...

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