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dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Jennifer H.
dc.contributor.authorClark, Suzanne J.
dc.contributor.authorDenholm, Ian
dc.contributor.authorGoulson, Dave
dc.contributor.authorStoate, Chris
dc.contributor.authorOsborne, Juliet L.
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-05T07:30:13Z
dc.date.available2013-09-05T07:30:13Z
dc.date.issued2010-03
dc.identifier.citationJacobs , J H , Clark , S J , Denholm , I , Goulson , D , Stoate , C & Osborne , J L 2010 , ' Pollinator effectiveness and fruit set in common ivy, Hedera helix (Araliaceae) ' , Arthropod-Plant Interactions , vol. 4 , no. 1 , pp. 19-28 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-009-9080-9
dc.identifier.issn1872-8855
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1936189
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 6d8e6beb-ddb5-45d8-80a8-befddbadc178
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000275091800003
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 77649239227
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/11540
dc.description.abstractFlowers of common ivy (Hedera helix L.) provide late season pollen and nectar for several insect groups, and its fruits are a winter and spring food source for frugivorous birds. Ivy benefits from insect pollination in order to set fruit, but it is unknown which flower-visiting insects are the most effective pollinators. Our observations suggest that Vespula wasps are potentially the most effective pollinators since they were frequent visitors, had relatively fast foraging rates, carried large numbers of pollen grains on their bodies and had the highest 'Pollination potential PP index' score (a measure of pollinator effectiveness) of all the insect groups examined. There was also a positive linear relationship between the proportion of ivy flowers that set fruit and wasp foraging activity in 0.5 m(2) quadrats. Visits by Vespula wasps may therefore be important for ensuring a supply of ivy fruits for birds.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofArthropod-Plant Interactions
dc.subjectPollination
dc.subjectOSMIA-CORNUTA
dc.subjectFORAGING BEHAVIOR
dc.subjectREPRODUCTIVE-BIOLOGY
dc.subjectVESPIDAE FORAGERS
dc.subjectFLOWER VISITATION
dc.subjectVespula
dc.subjectFruit set
dc.subjectHedgerow
dc.subjectVISUAL CUES
dc.subjectVESPULA-GERMANICA HYMENOPTERA
dc.subjectTURDUS-MERULA
dc.subjectAPIS-MELLIFERA HYMENOPTERA
dc.subjectPollinator effectiveness
dc.subjectWasps
dc.subjectFLORAL VISITORS
dc.titlePollinator effectiveness and fruit set in common ivy, Hedera helix (Araliaceae)en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Human and Environmental Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionGeography, Environment and Agriculture
dc.contributor.institutionCrop and Environmental Protection
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dcterms.dateAccepted2010-03
rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-009-9080-9
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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