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Assessing wild bees in perennial bioenergy landscapes: effects of bioenergy crop composition, landscape configuration, and bioenergy crop area

TitleAssessing wild bees in perennial bioenergy landscapes: effects of bioenergy crop composition, landscape configuration, and bioenergy crop area
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGraham, JB, Nassauer, JI, Currie, WS, Ssegane, H, Negri, MC
JournalLandscape Ecology
Volume32
Start Page1023
Issue5
Pagination15
Date Published05/2017
Abstract

Wild bee populations are currently under threat, which has led to recent efforts to increase pollinator habitat in North America. Simultaneously, U.S. federal energy policies are beginning to encourage perennial bioenergy cropping (PBC) systems, which have the potential to support native bees. Our objective was to explore the potentially interactive effects of crop composition, total PBC area, and PBC patches in different landscape configurations.

DOI10.1007/s10980-017-0506-y