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Supporting wild pollinators in a temperate agricultural landscape: Maintaining mosaics of natural features and production

Lentini, Pia; Martin, Tara; Gibbons, Philip; Fischer, Joern; Cunningham, Saul

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Pollination has received attention recently due to reported sharp declines of . Apis mellifera in several locations, and it has been proposed that diverse native bee communities may be key for continued pollination of economically important crops. However, there is some inconsistency in the literature as to how these communities should best be managed. To address this issue, we collected bees from an intensively managed agricultural region in eastern Australia using blue vane traps. Both linear...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61934
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.02.004

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