GARIBALDI Lucas Alejandro
Towards an integrated species and habitat management of crop pollination
GARIBALDI, LUCAS A.; REQUIER, FABRICE; ROLLIN, ORIANNE; ANDERSSON, GEORG K.S.
Current Opinion in Insect Science
Año: 2017 vol. 21 p. 105 - 114
Pollination deficits are widespread in current agriculture, so improving management for crop pollination is critical. Here we review the two most common management approaches to enhance crop pollination, species and habitat management, by providing referenced lists of successful examples. We pinpoint that these approaches have been studied in isolation from each other, with little discussion on potential synergies and trade-offs between them. The potential costs of species management (e.g. loss of biodiversity due to biological invasion), as well as the potential benefits to managed pollinator species from habitat restoration, are rarely quantified. An integrative approach to crop pollination should be implemented, accounting for the cost and benefits (including those beyond crop production) and interactions of species and habitat management.