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Pollination by bats enhances both quality and yield of a major cash crop in Mexico.

Published online: 27 Aug 2020

Authors: Tremlett, C. J. & Moore, M. & Chapman, M. A. & Zamora-Gutierrez, V. & Peh, K. S. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Bats pollinate many plants of high socio-economic value, including the majority of columnar cacti (Cactaceae) in Mexico, which have been used by human...

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Inducing seed dispersal by generalist frugivores: a new technique to overcome dispersal limitation in restoration.

Published online: 08 Jan 2021

Authors: Silva, W. R. & Zaniratto, C. P. & Ferreira, J. O. V. & Rigacci, E. D. B. & Oliveira, J. F. & Morandi, M. E. F. & Killing, J. G. & Nemes, L. G. & Abreu, L. B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Dispersal limitation severely impairs the trajectory of restoration, mainly due to the lack of seed vectors bringing seeds from nearby habitats; a rol...

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Re-evaluating strategies for pollinator-dependent crops: how useful is parthenocarpy?

Published online: 11 Oct 2017

Authors: Knapp, J. L. & Bartlett, L. J. & Osborne, J. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Whilst most studies reviewing the reliance of global agriculture on insect pollination advocate increasing the 'supply' of pollinators (wild or manage...

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Seasonal differences in abundance and distribution of cocoa-pollinating midges in relation to flowering and fruit set between shaded and sunny habitats of the La Lola Cocoa Farm in Costa Rica.

Published online: 28 Jun 1988

Authors: Young, A. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The distribution and abundance of adults, larvae and pupae of ceratopogonid midges in shaded and sunny habitats was investigated in relation to phenol...

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Creating patches of native flowers facilitates crop pollination in large agricultural fields: mango as a case study.

Published online: 19 Dec 2012

Authors: Carvalheiro, L. G. & Seymour, C. L. & Nicolson, S. W. & Veldtman, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

As cropland increases, fields become progressively isolated from pollinators, leading to declines in pollinator-dependent crop productivity. With the ...

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Impacts of honeybee density on crop yield: a meta-analysis.

Published online: 28 Aug 2020

Authors: Rollin, O. & Garibaldi, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

There is increasing recognition that pollination deficits are limiting crop yields world-wide. However, management strategies for optimal insect polli...

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The economic cost of losing native pollinator species for orchard production.

Published online: 28 Aug 2020

Authors: Pérez-Méndez, N. & Andersson, G. K. S. & Requier, F. & Hipólito, J. & Aizen, M. A. & Morales, C. L. & García, N. & Gennari, G. P. & Garibaldi, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The alarming loss of pollinator diversity world-wide can reduce the productivity of pollinator-dependent crops, which could have economic impacts. How...

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Direct and indirect effects of landscape change on the reproduction of a temperate perennial herb.

Published online: 30 Nov 2011

Authors: Valdés, A. & García, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The harmful effects of landscape change on species reproduction may be direct when habitat loss and fragmentation affect individual performance within...

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Effects of shade cover and availability of midge breeding sites on pollinating midge populations and fruit set in two cocoa farms.

Published online: 27 Nov 1985

Authors: Young, A. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Rotten banana stems provide breeding sites for Forcipomyia spp.

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Effects of shade cover and availability of midge breeding sites on pollinating midge populations and fruit set in two cocoa farms.

Published online: 01 Jan 1982

Authors: Young, A. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The abundance of several species of Forcipomyia, known to be pollinators of cacao, increased markedly in 1 cacao farm in Costa Rica when discs of rott...

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