publication . Article . 2011

Pollination ecology in the 21st Century: Key questions for future research

Mayer, C.; Adler, L.; Armbruster, S.; Dafni, A.; Eardley, C.; Huang, Sq; Kevan, P.; Ollerton, J.; Packer, L.; Ssymank, A.; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Enviroquest Ltd
Abstract
To inspire new ideas in research on pollination ecology, we list the most important unanswered questions in the field. This list was drawn up by contacting 170 scientists from different areas of pollination ecology and asking them to contribute their opinion on the greatest knowledge gaps that need to be addressed. Almost 40% of them took part in our email poll and we received more than 650 questions and comments, which we classified into different categories representing various aspects of pollination research. The original questions were merged and synthesised, and a final vote and ranking led to the resultant list. The categories cover plant sexual reproducti...
Subjects
free text keywords: angiosperms, conservation, evolution, diversity, mutualism, species interactions, QH301, QK, QL, Mutualism (biology), Abiotic component, Environmental ethics, Plant reproduction, Stigma (botany), Biology, Pollination, Ecology, Ranking, Pollinator, Ecosystem services
98 references, page 1 of 7

that they may be correlated (e.g. Ebeling et al. 2008; Fründ et al. 2010).

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Carvell C, Meek W, Pywell R, Goulson D, Nowakowski M (2007) Comparing the efficacy of agri-environment schemes to enhance bumble bee abundance and diversity on arable field margins.

Journal of Applied Ecology 44:29-40.

Chittka L, Raine NE (2006) Recognition of flowers by pollinators. [OpenAIRE]

Current Opinion in Plant Biology 9:428-435.

Culley T, Weller S, Sakai A (2002) The evolution of wind pollination in angiosperms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17:361-369. [OpenAIRE]

Culley TM (2002) Reproductive biology and delayed selfing in Viola pubescens (Violaceae), an understory herb with chasmogamous and cleistogamous flowers. International Journal of Plant Sciences 163:113-122. [OpenAIRE]

Dafni A, Kevan P, Gross CL, Goka K (2010) Bombus terrestris , pollinator, invasive and pest: An assessment of problems associated with its widespread introductions for commercial purposes. [OpenAIRE]

Applied Entomology and Zoology 45:101-113.

Dafni A, Nepi M, Pacini E (2005) Pollen and stigma biology. In: Practical Pollination Biology. Enviroquest Ltd., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, pp 83-146.

Delaplane KS, Mayer DF (2000) Crop pollination by bees. CABI, New York. [OpenAIRE]

Dohzono I, Yokoyama J (2010) Impacts of alien bees on native plant-pollinator relationships: A review with special emphasis on plant reproduction. Applied Entomology and Zoology 45:37-47. [OpenAIRE]

Douglas AC, Freyre R (2010) Floral development, stigma receptivity and pollen viability in eight Nolana (Solanaceae) species. [OpenAIRE]

Euphytica 174:105-117.

98 references, page 1 of 7
Abstract
To inspire new ideas in research on pollination ecology, we list the most important unanswered questions in the field. This list was drawn up by contacting 170 scientists from different areas of pollination ecology and asking them to contribute their opinion on the greatest knowledge gaps that need to be addressed. Almost 40% of them took part in our email poll and we received more than 650 questions and comments, which we classified into different categories representing various aspects of pollination research. The original questions were merged and synthesised, and a final vote and ranking led to the resultant list. The categories cover plant sexual reproducti...
Subjects
free text keywords: angiosperms, conservation, evolution, diversity, mutualism, species interactions, QH301, QK, QL, Mutualism (biology), Abiotic component, Environmental ethics, Plant reproduction, Stigma (botany), Biology, Pollination, Ecology, Ranking, Pollinator, Ecosystem services
98 references, page 1 of 7

that they may be correlated (e.g. Ebeling et al. 2008; Fründ et al. 2010).

Carvalheiro LG, Seymour CL, Veldtman R, Nicolson SW (2010) Pollination services decline with distance from natural habitat even in biodiversity-rich areas. Journal of Applied Ecology 47:810-820. [OpenAIRE]

Carvell C, Meek W, Pywell R, Goulson D, Nowakowski M (2007) Comparing the efficacy of agri-environment schemes to enhance bumble bee abundance and diversity on arable field margins.

Journal of Applied Ecology 44:29-40.

Chittka L, Raine NE (2006) Recognition of flowers by pollinators. [OpenAIRE]

Current Opinion in Plant Biology 9:428-435.

Culley T, Weller S, Sakai A (2002) The evolution of wind pollination in angiosperms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17:361-369. [OpenAIRE]

Culley TM (2002) Reproductive biology and delayed selfing in Viola pubescens (Violaceae), an understory herb with chasmogamous and cleistogamous flowers. International Journal of Plant Sciences 163:113-122. [OpenAIRE]

Dafni A, Kevan P, Gross CL, Goka K (2010) Bombus terrestris , pollinator, invasive and pest: An assessment of problems associated with its widespread introductions for commercial purposes. [OpenAIRE]

Applied Entomology and Zoology 45:101-113.

Dafni A, Nepi M, Pacini E (2005) Pollen and stigma biology. In: Practical Pollination Biology. Enviroquest Ltd., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, pp 83-146.

Delaplane KS, Mayer DF (2000) Crop pollination by bees. CABI, New York. [OpenAIRE]

Dohzono I, Yokoyama J (2010) Impacts of alien bees on native plant-pollinator relationships: A review with special emphasis on plant reproduction. Applied Entomology and Zoology 45:37-47. [OpenAIRE]

Douglas AC, Freyre R (2010) Floral development, stigma receptivity and pollen viability in eight Nolana (Solanaceae) species. [OpenAIRE]

Euphytica 174:105-117.

98 references, page 1 of 7
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publication . Article . 2011

Pollination ecology in the 21st Century: Key questions for future research

Mayer, C.; Adler, L.; Armbruster, S.; Dafni, A.; Eardley, C.; Huang, Sq; Kevan, P.; Ollerton, J.; Packer, L.; Ssymank, A.; ...