What do we know about the effects of landscape changes on plant-pollinator interaction networks?

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dc.contributor.author Ferreira, Patricia Alves
dc.contributor.author Boscolo, Danilo [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Viana, Blandina Felipe
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T14:32:04Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T14:32:04Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.07.025
dc.identifier.citation Ecological Indicators. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 31, p. 35-40, 2013.
dc.identifier.issn 1470-160X
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/36602
dc.description.abstract Biotic interactions play an important role on the organization and persistence of biodiversity. Unnatural modifications of landscape structure such as habitat loss and fragmentation can isolate populations and disrupt biological communities, affecting species survival and altering the complex set of relationships between plants and pollinators. Plant-pollinator interaction networks have characteristics such asymmetry and nestedness that may influence the stability and robustness of networks to landscape changes. Species in mutualistic networks might respond to landscape modifications with a sudden collapse at critical habitat destruction thresholds. in this work we review general trends in the scientific literature related to the effects of landscape changes on plant-pollinator networks. for this, a survey in Scopus and Web of Knowledge databases was conducted in May 2011 using all seven possible combinations of the terms pollinat* with the terms landscape, habitat loss and network. We found 155 papers and 92% of those showed significant effects of landscape changes on pollinator diversity and plant reproductive success. Approximately 50% of all analyzed papers showed effects of agriculture intensification as a result of increases in the conversion of natural areas into agricultural crops on plant-pollinator interactions. Landscape modifications affected cross-pollination and the sexual reproduction of plants largely because of reduced diversity and availability of pollinators due to increased habitat isolation and reduction of floral resources and nesting areas in the remaining available habitat. An integrated approach concerning the effects of modified landscapes on natural ecosystems regarding how these variations can affect the stability and robustness of pollination networks can be extremely useful for conservation of plant-pollinators interactions, with positive overall consequences for conservation of plant, pollinators and pollination services in natural and agricultural ecosystems. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. en
dc.description.sponsorship Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.description.sponsorship FAPESB
dc.format.extent 35-40
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartof Ecological Indicators
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject Landscape fragmentation en
dc.subject Pollination en
dc.subject Animal-plant interactions en
dc.subject Ecosystem services en
dc.subject Agricultural development en
dc.title What do we know about the effects of landscape changes on plant-pollinator interaction networks? en
dc.type Artigo
dc.rights.license http://www.elsevier.com/about/open-access/open-access-policies/article-posting-policy
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation Fed Univ Bahia UFBA, Inst Biol, BR-40170210 Salvador, BA, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Fed Univ São Paulo UNIFESP, BR-09972270 Diadema, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Fed Univ São Paulo UNIFESP, BR-09972270 Diadema, SP, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.07.025
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000318826100005



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