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DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2021.03.006
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Title (Primary) Pathways for novel epidemiology: Plant–pollinator–pathogen networks and global change
Author Proesmans, W.; Albrecht, M.; Gajda, A.; Neumann, P.; Paxton, R.J.; Pioz, M.; Polzin, C.; Schweiger, O.; Settele, J.; Szentgyörgyi, H.; Thulke, H.-H. ORCID logo ; Vanbergen, A.J.
Source Titel Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Year 2021
Department BZF; OESA; NSF; UPOL; iDiv
Volume 36
Issue 7
Page From 623
Page To 636
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords highlight; interspecific interactions; traits; emerging infectious disease; climate change; land use; invasive alien species
Abstract Multiple global change pressures, and their interplay, cause plant–pollinator extinctions and modify species assemblages and interactions. This may alter the risks of pathogen host shifts, intra- or interspecific pathogen spread, and emergence of novel population or community epidemics. Flowers are hubs for pathogen transmission. Consequently, the structure of plant–pollinator interaction networks may be pivotal in pathogen host shifts and modulating disease dynamics. Traits of plants, pollinators, and pathogens may also govern the interspecific spread of pathogens. Pathogen spillover–spillback between managed and wild pollinators risks driving the evolution of virulence and community epidemics. Understanding this interplay between host–pathogen dynamics and global change will be crucial to predicting impacts on pollinators and pollination underpinning ecosystems and human wellbeing.
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Proesmans, W., Albrecht, M., Gajda, A., Neumann, P., Paxton, R.J., Pioz, M., Polzin, C., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Szentgyörgyi, H., Thulke, H.-H., Vanbergen, A.J. (2021):
Pathways for novel epidemiology: Plant–pollinator–pathogen networks and global change
Trends Ecol. Evol. 36 (7), 623 - 636 10.1016/j.tree.2021.03.006