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Pollinator's diversity and pollination effectiveness of coffee in landscapes with different amounts of forest cover

Grant number: 13/17161-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Applied Ecology
Principal researcher:Jean Paul Walter Metzger
Grantee:Fernanda Teixeira Saturni
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/15200-8 - Does landscape structure influence native bees and coffee pollination in the tropics?, BE.EP.MS


Lots of studies are trying to relate ecosystem services and biodiversity. Pollination is an important ecosystem service provided by flower visitors, mainly bees, to a variety of crops worldwide, including coffee. Even after some studies demonstrated that the presence of bees in coffee plantations increased fruit set, more studies are necessary to better understand the mechanisms that control the effectiveness of pollination in a bigger spatial scale. Aiming to cover this gap, this study will evaluate the relation between landscape structure, especially amount of forest cover, and pollination in coffee plantations. For that, the diversity of pollinators will be estimated and the effectiveness of pollination will be evaluated in coffee plantations located in landscapes with different amount of forest cover. This relation will also be evaluated in coffee plantations at different distances from forest fragments. The effectiveness of pollination will be measured by pollinator's exclusion experiments and quantified by the amount and weight of fruits. It is expected to find a more diverse community of pollinators and a bigger effectiveness of pollination in landscapes with bigger amount of forest cover and in plantations closer of forest fragments.

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SATURNI, FERNANDA TEIXEIRA; JAFFE, RODOLFO; METZGER, JEAN PAUL. Landscape structure influences bee community and coffee pollination at different spatial scales. AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT, v. 235, p. 1-12, NOV 1 2016. Web of Science Citations: 10.
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SATURNI, Fernanda Teixeira. Influence of landscape structure on pollinator diversity and coffee pollination effectiveness. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IBIOC/SB) São Paulo.

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