publication . Article . 2011

Resource abundance and distribution drive bee visitation within developing tropical urban landscapes

Wojcik, Victoria;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2011 Journal: Journal of Pollination Ecology (issn: 1920-7603, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Enviroquest Ltd.
Abstract
Urban landscapes include a mix of biotic and anthropogenic elements that can interact with and influence species occurrence and behaviour. In order to outline the drivers of bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) occurrence in tropical urban landscapes, foraging patterns and community characteristics were examined at a common and broadly attractive food resource, <i>Tecoma stans</i> (Bignoniaceae). Bee visitation was monitored at 120 individual resources in three cities from June 2007 to March 2009. Resource characteristics, spatial distribution, and other local and regional landscape variables were assessed and then used to develop descriptive regression models of forager ...
Subjects
free text keywords: urban ecology, foraging, resource characteristics, <i>Tecoma stans</i>, bees (Hymenoptera), Costa Rica, Evolution, QH359-425, Plant ecology, QK900-989
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