Contrasting patterns of turnover between plants, pollinators and their interactions
Norfolk, Olivia and Eichhorn, Markus P. and Gilbert, Francis S. (2015) Contrasting patterns of turnover between plants, pollinators and their interactions. Diversity and Distributions, 21 (4). pp. 405-415. ISSN 1472-4642
Aim: Biogeographers typically assess patterns of diversity across landscapes. As interacting groups often exhibit contrasting trends, this leads to variation in the structure of interaction networks and thereby influences ecosystem processes. Here we aim to disentangle how patterns of diversity differ between species (plants, pollinators) and their interactions across an agricultural landscape. The region is known for its irrigated gardens which appear as high-diversity islands in the mountainous habitat. We are interested in whether this local enhancement was (a) increasing landscape heterogeneity by supporting novel species or (b) increasing local diversity by supporting higher densities of species that also occur in the unmanaged habitat.
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