Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination.

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Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination. / Rader, Romina; Bartomeus, Ignasi; Garibaldi, Lucas A; Garratt, Michael P D; Howlett, Brad G; Winfree, Rachael; Cunningham, Saul A; Mayfield, Margaret M; Arthur, Anthony D; Andersson, Georg K.S.; Bommarco, Riccardo; Brittain, Claire; Carvalheiro, Luísa G; Chacoff, Natacha P; Entling, Martin H; Foully, Benjamin; Freitas, Breno M; Gemmill-Herren, Barbara; Ghazoul, Jaboury; Griffin, Sean R; Gross, Caroline L; Herbertsson, Lina; Herzog, Felix; Hipólito, Juliana; Jaggar, Sue; Jauker, Frank; Klein, Alexandra-Maria; Kleijn, David; Krishnan, Smitha; Lemos, Camila Q; Lindström, Sandra A M; Mandelik, Yael; Monteiro, Victor M; Nelson, Warrick; Nilsson, Lovisa; Pattemore, David E; de O Pereira, Natália; Pisanty, Gideon; Potts, Simon G; Reemer, Menno; Rundlöf, Maj; Sheffield, Cory S; Scheper, Jeroen; Schüepp, Christof; Smith, Henrik; Stanley, Dara A; Stout, Jane C; Szentgyörgyi, Hajnalka; Taki, Hisatomo; Vergara, Carlos H; Viana, Blandina F; Woyciechowski, Michal.

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 113, No. 1, 2016, p. 146-151.

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Rader, R, Bartomeus, I, Garibaldi, LA, Garratt, MPD, Howlett, BG, Winfree, R, Cunningham, SA, Mayfield, MM, Arthur, AD, Andersson, GKS, Bommarco, R, Brittain, C, Carvalheiro, LG, Chacoff, NP, Entling, MH, Foully, B, Freitas, BM, Gemmill-Herren, B, Ghazoul, J, Griffin, SR, Gross, CL, Herbertsson, L, Herzog, F, Hipólito, J, Jaggar, S, Jauker, F, Klein, A-M, Kleijn, D, Krishnan, S, Lemos, CQ, Lindström, SAM, Mandelik, Y, Monteiro, VM, Nelson, W, Nilsson, L, Pattemore, DE, de O Pereira, N, Pisanty, G, Potts, SG, Reemer, M, Rundlöf, M, Sheffield, CS, Scheper, J, Schüepp, C, Smith, H, Stanley, DA, Stout, JC, Szentgyörgyi, H, Taki, H, Vergara, CH, Viana, BF & Woyciechowski, M 2016, 'Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination.', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 113, no. 1, pp. 146-151. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1517092112

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Rader, R., Bartomeus, I., Garibaldi, L. A., Garratt, M. P. D., Howlett, B. G., Winfree, R., ... Woyciechowski, M. (2016). Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(1), 146-151. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1517092112

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Rader R, Bartomeus I, Garibaldi LA, Garratt MPD, Howlett BG, Winfree R, Cunningham SA, Mayfield MM, Arthur AD, Andersson GKS, Bommarco R, Brittain C, Carvalheiro LG, Chacoff NP, Entling MH, Foully B, Freitas BM, Gemmill-Herren B, Ghazoul J, Griffin SR, Gross CL, Herbertsson L, Herzog F, Hipólito J, Jaggar S, Jauker F, Klein A-M, Kleijn D, Krishnan S, Lemos CQ, Lindström SAM, Mandelik Y, Monteiro VM, Nelson W, Nilsson L, Pattemore DE, de O Pereira N, Pisanty G, Potts SG, Reemer M, Rundlöf M, Sheffield CS, Scheper J, Schüepp C, Smith H, Stanley DA, Stout JC, Szentgyörgyi H, Taki H, Vergara CH, Viana BF, Woyciechowski M. 2016. Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113(1):146-151. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1517092112

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Rader, Romina ; Bartomeus, Ignasi ; Garibaldi, Lucas A ; Garratt, Michael P D ; Howlett, Brad G ; Winfree, Rachael ; Cunningham, Saul A ; Mayfield, Margaret M ; Arthur, Anthony D ; Andersson, Georg K.S. ; Bommarco, Riccardo ; Brittain, Claire ; Carvalheiro, Luísa G ; Chacoff, Natacha P ; Entling, Martin H ; Foully, Benjamin ; Freitas, Breno M ; Gemmill-Herren, Barbara ; Ghazoul, Jaboury ; Griffin, Sean R ; Gross, Caroline L ; Herbertsson, Lina ; Herzog, Felix ; Hipólito, Juliana ; Jaggar, Sue ; Jauker, Frank ; Klein, Alexandra-Maria ; Kleijn, David ; Krishnan, Smitha ; Lemos, Camila Q ; Lindström, Sandra A M ; Mandelik, Yael ; Monteiro, Victor M ; Nelson, Warrick ; Nilsson, Lovisa ; Pattemore, David E ; de O Pereira, Natália ; Pisanty, Gideon ; Potts, Simon G ; Reemer, Menno ; Rundlöf, Maj ; Sheffield, Cory S ; Scheper, Jeroen ; Schüepp, Christof ; Smith, Henrik ; Stanley, Dara A ; Stout, Jane C ; Szentgyörgyi, Hajnalka ; Taki, Hisatomo ; Vergara, Carlos H ; Viana, Blandina F ; Woyciechowski, Michal. / Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2016 ; Vol. 113, No. 1. pp. 146-151.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination.

AU - Rader, Romina

AU - Bartomeus, Ignasi

AU - Garibaldi, Lucas A

AU - Garratt, Michael P D

AU - Howlett, Brad G

AU - Winfree, Rachael

AU - Cunningham, Saul A

AU - Mayfield, Margaret M

AU - Arthur, Anthony D

AU - Andersson, Georg K.S.

AU - Bommarco, Riccardo

AU - Brittain, Claire

AU - Carvalheiro, Luísa G

AU - Chacoff, Natacha P

AU - Entling, Martin H

AU - Foully, Benjamin

AU - Freitas, Breno M

AU - Gemmill-Herren, Barbara

AU - Ghazoul, Jaboury

AU - Griffin, Sean R

AU - Gross, Caroline L

AU - Herbertsson, Lina

AU - Herzog, Felix

AU - Hipólito, Juliana

AU - Jaggar, Sue

AU - Jauker, Frank

AU - Klein, Alexandra-Maria

AU - Kleijn, David

AU - Krishnan, Smitha

AU - Lemos, Camila Q

AU - Lindström, Sandra A M

AU - Mandelik, Yael

AU - Monteiro, Victor M

AU - Nelson, Warrick

AU - Nilsson, Lovisa

AU - Pattemore, David E

AU - de O Pereira, Natália

AU - Pisanty, Gideon

AU - Potts, Simon G

AU - Reemer, Menno

AU - Rundlöf, Maj

AU - Sheffield, Cory S

AU - Scheper, Jeroen

AU - Schüepp, Christof

AU - Smith, Henrik

AU - Stanley, Dara A

AU - Stout, Jane C

AU - Szentgyörgyi, Hajnalka

AU - Taki, Hisatomo

AU - Vergara, Carlos H

AU - Viana, Blandina F

AU - Woyciechowski, Michal

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - Wild and managed bees are well documented as effective pollinators of global crops of economic importance. However, the contributions by pollinators other than bees have been little explored despite their potential to contribute to crop production and stability in the face of environmental change. Non-bee pollinators include flies, beetles, moths, butterflies, wasps, ants, birds, and bats, among others. Here we focus on non-bee insects and synthesize 39 field studies from five continents that directly measured the crop pollination services provided by non-bees, honey bees, and other bees to compare the relative contributions of these taxa. Non-bees performed 25-50% of the total number of flower visits. Although non-bees were less effective pollinators than bees per flower visit, they made more visits; thus these two factors compensated for each other, resulting in pollination services rendered by non-bees that were similar to those provided by bees. In the subset of studies that measured fruit set, fruit set increased with non-bee insect visits independently of bee visitation rates, indicating that non-bee insects provide a unique benefit that is not provided by bees. We also show that non-bee insects are not as reliant as bees on the presence of remnant natural or seminatural habitat in the surrounding landscape. These results strongly suggest that non-bee insect pollinators play a significant role in global crop production and respond differently than bees to landscape structure, probably making their crop pollination services more robust to changes in land use. Non-bee insects provide a valuable service and provide potential insurance against bee population declines.

AB - Wild and managed bees are well documented as effective pollinators of global crops of economic importance. However, the contributions by pollinators other than bees have been little explored despite their potential to contribute to crop production and stability in the face of environmental change. Non-bee pollinators include flies, beetles, moths, butterflies, wasps, ants, birds, and bats, among others. Here we focus on non-bee insects and synthesize 39 field studies from five continents that directly measured the crop pollination services provided by non-bees, honey bees, and other bees to compare the relative contributions of these taxa. Non-bees performed 25-50% of the total number of flower visits. Although non-bees were less effective pollinators than bees per flower visit, they made more visits; thus these two factors compensated for each other, resulting in pollination services rendered by non-bees that were similar to those provided by bees. In the subset of studies that measured fruit set, fruit set increased with non-bee insect visits independently of bee visitation rates, indicating that non-bee insects provide a unique benefit that is not provided by bees. We also show that non-bee insects are not as reliant as bees on the presence of remnant natural or seminatural habitat in the surrounding landscape. These results strongly suggest that non-bee insect pollinators play a significant role in global crop production and respond differently than bees to landscape structure, probably making their crop pollination services more robust to changes in land use. Non-bee insects provide a valuable service and provide potential insurance against bee population declines.

U2 - 10.1073/pnas.1517092112

DO - 10.1073/pnas.1517092112

M3 - Article

VL - 113

SP - 146

EP - 151

JO - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

T2 - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

JF - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

SN - 1091-6490

IS - 1

ER -