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dc.contributor.authorDe Luca, Paul Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBussiere, Lucen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSouto-Vilaros, Danielen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGoulson, Daveen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMason, Andrew Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorVallejo-Marin, Marioen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-13T23:42:19Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-13T23:42:19Zen_UK
dc.date.issued2013-07en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/19502-
dc.description.abstractBuzz-pollination is a plant strategy that promotes gamete transfer by requiring a pollinator, typically bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea), to vibrate a flower's anthers in order to extract pollen. Although buzz-pollination is widespread in angiosperms with over 20,000 species using it, little is known about the functional connection between natural variation in buzzing vibrations and the amount of pollen that can be extracted from anthers. We characterized variability in the vibrations produced by Bombus terrestris bumblebees while collecting pollen from Solanum rostratum (Solanaceae), a buzz-pollinated plant. We found substantial variation in several buzzing properties both within and among workers from a single colony. As expected, some of this variation was predicted by the physical attributes of individual bumblebees: heavier workers produced buzzes of greater amplitude. We then constructed artificial "pollination buzzes" that varied in three parameters (peak frequency, peak amplitude, and duration), and stimulated S. rostratum flowers with these synthetic buzzes to quantify the relationship between buzz properties and pollen removal. We found that greater amplitude and longer duration buzzes ejected substantially more pollen, while frequency had no directional effect and only a weak quadratic effect on the amount of pollen removed. These findings suggest that foraging bumblebees may improve pollen collection by increasing the duration or amplitude of their buzzes. Moreover, given that amplitude is positively correlated with mass, preferential foraging by heavier workers is likely to result in the largest pollen yields per bee, and this could have significant consequences for the success of a colony foraging on buzz-pollinated flowers.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherSpringeren_UK
dc.relationDe Luca PA, Bussiere L, Souto-Vilaros D, Goulson D, Mason AC & Vallejo-Marin M (2013) Variability in bumblebee pollination buzzes affects the quantity of pollen released from flowers. Oecologia, 172 (3), pp. 805-816. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-012-2535-1en_UK
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dc.subjectBombus terrestrisen_UK
dc.subjectSolanum rostratumen_UK
dc.subjectPollinator massen_UK
dc.subjectPoricidal anthersen_UK
dc.subjectBuzz-pollinationen_UK
dc.titleVariability in bumblebee pollination buzzes affects the quantity of pollen released from flowersen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-29en_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Oecologia 2013.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.identifier.doi10.1007/s00442-012-2535-1en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleOecologiaen_UK
dc.citation.issn1432-1939en_UK
dc.citation.issn0029-8549en_UK
dc.citation.volume172en_UK
dc.citation.issue3en_UK
dc.citation.spage805en_UK
dc.citation.epage816en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.author.emailluc.bussiere@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date28/11/2012en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCollege of The Bahamasen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Torontoen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000320409100016en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-84878963031en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid681984en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-8937-8381en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-5663-8025en_UK
dc.date.accepted2012-11-13en_UK
dcterms.dateAccepted2012-11-13en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2014-03-13en_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
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local.rioxx.authorDe Luca, Paul A|en_UK
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local.rioxx.authorSouto-Vilaros, Daniel|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGoulson, Dave|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMason, Andrew C|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorVallejo-Marin, Mario|0000-0002-5663-8025en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|https://isni.org/isni/0000000122484331en_UK
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