Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorGomez, Jose Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorBosch, Jordien_UK
dc.contributor.authorPerfectti, Franciscoen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFernandez-Carmona, Juandeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAbdelaziz Mohamed, Mohameden_UK
dc.description.abstractOne outstanding and unsolved challenge in ecology and conservation biology is to understand how pollinator diversity affects plant performance. Here, we provide evidence of the functional role of pollination diversity in a plant species, Erysimum mediohispanicum (Brassicaceae). Pollinator abundance, richness and diversity as well as plant reproduction and recruitment were determined in eight plant populations. We found that E. mediohispanicum was generalized both at the regional and local (population) scale, since its flowers were visited by more than 100 species of insects with very different morphology, size and behaviour. However, populations differed in the degree of generalization. Generalization correlated with pollinator abundance and plant population size, but not with habitat, ungulate damage intensity, altitude or spatial location. More importantly, the degree of generalization had significant consequences for plant reproduction and recruitment. Plants from populations with intermediate generalization produced more seeds than plants from populations with low or high degrees of generalization. These differences were not the result of differences in number of flowers produced per plant. In addition, seedling emergence in a common garden was highest in plants from populations with intermediate degree of generalization. This outcome suggests the existence of an optimal level of generalizations even for generalized plant species.en_UK
dc.relationGomez JM, Bosch J, Perfectti F, Fernandez-Carmona J & Abdelaziz Mohamed M (2007) Pollinator diversity affects plant reproduction and recruitment: The tradeoffs of generalization. Oecologia, 153 (3), pp. 597-605.
dc.rightsThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.en_UK
dc.subjectPollination generalizationen_UK
dc.subjectPollinator diversityen_UK
dc.subjectSpatial variationen_UK
dc.titlePollinator diversity affects plant reproduction and recruitment: The tradeoffs of generalizationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Gómez (2007) Pollinator diversity affects plant reproduction and recruitment_the tradeoffs of generalization.pdf] The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.en_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de Granada, Spainen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversitat Autonoma de Barcelonaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de Granada, Spainen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de Granada, Spainen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorGomez, Jose M|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBosch, Jordi|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPerfectti, Francisco|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorFernandez-Carmona, Juande|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAbdelaziz Mohamed, Mohamed|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameGómez (2007) Pollinator diversity affects plant reproduction and recruitment_the tradeoffs of generalization.pdfen_UK
Appears in Collections:Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Gómez (2007) Pollinator diversity affects plant reproduction and recruitment_the tradeoffs of generalization.pdfFulltext - Published Version564.26 kBAdobe PDFUnder Permanent Embargo    Request a copy

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.