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DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2010.01.007
Title (Primary) Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers
Author Potts, S.G.; Biesmeijer, J.C.; Kremen, C.; Neumann, P.; Schweiger, O.; Kunin, W.E.
Source Titel Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Year 2010
Department BZF
Volume 25
Issue 6
Page From 345
Page To 353
Language englisch
Abstract 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.
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Potts, S.G., Biesmeijer, J.C., Kremen, C., Neumann, P., Schweiger, O., Kunin, W.E. (2010):
Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers
Trends Ecol. Evol. 25 (6), 345 - 353 10.1016/j.tree.2010.01.007