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Estimating the exposure of honeybees to pesticides on a landscape scale requires models of their spatial foraging behaviour. For this purpose, we developed a mechanistic, energetics-based model for a single day of nectar foraging in complex landscape mosaics. The...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1519v1
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Agroecosystems are often complex ecosystems with diverse food webs. Changes in food web complexity may have important context-dependent consequences for pest control strategies. The success of predator introductions to suppress pests may depend on the diversity...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1509v1
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Because plans for large-scale landscape preservation in the US do not rely exclusively on lands held in trust, conservation programs have a vested interest in forest stewardship by private landowners. Selective harvests for commercial sale are often highlighted...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1333v1
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While the presence of cattle in forests is quite common, how they use this habitat is often overlooked. When this is examined, most studies focus on measurements of the vegetation variables influencing habitat selection. This current report provides a suitable...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1321v1
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Background. Up to 75 % of crop species benefit at least to some degree from animal pollination for fruit or seed set and yield. However, basic information on the level of pollinator dependence and pollinator contribution to yield is lacking for many crops. Even...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.184v1
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