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Article Addendum: Pollinator shortage and global crop yield: Looking at the whole spectrum of pollinator dependency

Garibaldi, Lucas A.; Aizen, Marcelo A.; Cunningham, Saul; Klein, Alexandra M.


There is evidence that pollinators are declining as a result of local and global environmental degradation 1, 2, 3 and 4. Because a sizable proportion of the human diet depends directly or indirectly on animal pollination [5], the issue of how decreases in pollinator stocks could affect global crop production is of paramount importance 6, 7 and 8. Using the extensive FAO data set [9], we compared 45 year series (1961–2006) in yield, and total production and cultivated area of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Communicative & Integrative Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.08.066


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