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Title (Primary) Exotic plant species receive adequate pollinator service despite variable integration into plant–pollinator networks
Author Thompson, A.H.; Knight, T.M.;
Journal Oecologia
Year 2018
Department BZF; iDiv;
Volume 187
Issue 1
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T11;
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Keywords Breeding system; Invasive species; Native species; Plant–pollinator network; Pollen limitation
UFZ wide themes RU1;
Abstract Both exotic and native plant species rely on insect pollinators for reproductive success, and yet few studies have evaluated whether and how exotic plant species receive services from native pollinators for successful reproduction in their introduced range. Plant species are expected to successfully reproduce in their exotic range if they have low reliance on animal pollinators or if they successfully integrate themselves into resident plant–pollinator networks. Here, we quantify the breeding system, network integration, and pollen limitation for ten focal exotic plant species in North America. Most exotic plant species relied on animal pollinators for reproduction, and these species varied in their network integration. However, plant reproduction was limited by pollen receipt for only one plant species. Our results demonstrate that even poorly integrated exotic plant species can still have high pollination service and high reproductive success. The comprehensive framework considered here provides a method to consider the contribution of plant breeding systems and the pollinator community to pollen limitation, and can be applied to future studies to provide a more synthetic understanding of the factors that determine reproductive success of exotic plant species.
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Thompson, A.H., Knight, T.M. (2018):
Exotic plant species receive adequate pollinator service despite variable integration into plant–pollinator networks
Oecologia 187 (1), 135 - 142