Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers

Potts, Simon G.; Biesmeijer, Jacobus C.; Kremen, Claire; Neumann, Peter; Schweiger, Oliver; Kunin, William E. (2010). Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers. Trends in ecology & evolution, 25(6), pp. 345-353. Amsterdam: Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tree.2010.01.007

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Pollinators are a key component of global biodiversity, providing vital ecosystem services to crops and wild plants. There is clear evidence of recent declines in both wild and domesticated pollinators, and parallel declines in the plants that rely upon them. Here we describe the nature and extent of reported declines, and review the potential drivers of pollinator loss, including habitat loss and fragmentation, agrochemicals, pathogens, alien species, climate change and the interactions between them. Pollinator declines can result in loss of pollination services which have important negative ecological and economic impacts that could significantly affect the maintenance of wild plant diversity, wider ecosystem stability, crop production, food security and human welfare.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)

UniBE Contributor:

Neumann, Peter

ISSN:

0169-5347

ISBN:

0169-5347

Publisher:

Elsevier Current Trends

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:17

Last Modified:

29 Nov 2016 15:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.tree.2010.01.007

Web of Science ID:

000278682500005

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/5240 (FactScience: 209970)

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