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Assessing pollinators’ use of floral resource subsidies in agri-environment schemes: An illustration using Phacelia tanacetifolia and honeybees
Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) are frequently used in agriculture for pollination services because of their abundance, generalist floral preferences, ease of management and hive transport. However, their populations are ...
Farmland, food, and bioenergy crops need not compete for land
(Solutions Journal, 2015-05)
The need to mitigate the effects of climate change has resulted in some governments setting mandates to attain targets for bioenergy production. Recently, there has been concern that the large-scale use of first-generation ...
A perspective on the consequences for insect herbivores and their natural enemies when they share plant resources
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2011)
Thousands of insect species consume both animal and plant-derived food resources. However, little recognition is given to the fact that omnivory is a general feeding strategy common to all higher trophic levels. Species ...
Significance and value of non-traded ecosystem services on farmland
(Peer J, 2015-02-17)
Background. Ecosystem services (ES) generated within agricultural landscapes, including field boundaries, are vital for the sustainable supply of food and fibre. However, the value of ES in agriculture has not been quantified ...