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dc.contributorLhomme, Patricken_US
dc.contributorMichez, Denisen_US
dc.contributorReverté, Saraen_US
dc.contributorRasmont, Pierreen_US
dc.contributorChristmann, Stefanieen_US
dc.creatorSentil, Ahlamen_US
dc.identifier.citationAhlam Sentil, Patrick Lhomme, Denis Michez, Sara Reverté, Pierre Rasmont, Stefanie Christmann. (31/10/2021). “Farming with Alternative Pollinators” approach increases pollinator abundance and diversity in faba bean fields. Journal of Insect Conservation, 1.en_US
dc.description.abstractPollinators are threatened worldwide and strategies and measures to support their conservation are proliferating. Among them, the approach “Farming with Alternative Pollinators” (FAP) aims to support pollinators by seeding strips of pollinator-attracting cultivated plants surrounding the crops, and simultaneously providing income to the farmer. In this study we assessed whether this approach supports pollinator diversity in agro-ecosystems and increases flower visitor diversity and abundance in faba bean fields in north-west Morocco. We tested the impact of FAP using a variety of marketable habitat enhancement plants (MHEP): flax, coriander, arugula, chia and canola. A total of 62 pollinator species were recorded, among which almost half of them are new records for the region. Most wild pollinators recorded in faba bean were digger bees (genus Anthophora) and long-horn bees (genus Eucera). MHEP shared diverse flower visitors with faba bean and hosted diverse pollinator groups that did not meet their food requirements from the main crop. The FAP approach highly increased flower visitor abundance and diversity in the whole FAP fields, however it did not generate significant pollinator spillover towards the main crop. Implications for insect conservation: our results show that the FAP approach is an effective approach to mitigate pollinator decline in agro-ecosystems.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer (part of Springer Nature)en_US
dc.sourceJournal of Insect Conservation;1,(2021)en_US
dc.subjectFaba beanen_US
dc.title“Farming with Alternative Pollinators” approach increases pollinator abundance and diversity in faba bean fieldsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idLhomme, Patrick: 0000-0001-6735-9104en_US
cg.creator.idChristmann, Stefanie: 0000-0002-2303-2449en_US
cg.subject.agrovocfaba beansen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerOffice National du Conseil Agricole - ONCAen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Institute of Agronomic Research Morocco - INRA Moroccoen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Mons, Research Institute for Biosciences - UMONS-IBSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security - CCAFSen_US
cg.contributor.funderFederal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety - BMUBen_US
cg.contributor.projectConservation of pollinator diversity for enhanced climate change resilienceen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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