Imperial College London

Dr Richard J. Gill

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 2215r.gill Website

 
 
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N2.13MunroSilwood Park

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inbook{Gill:2016:10.1016/bs.aecr.2015.10.007,
author = {Gill, RJ and Baldock, KCR and Brown, MJF and Cresswell, JE and Dicks, LV and Fountain, MT and Garratt, MPD and Gough, LA and Heard, MS and Holland, JM and Ollerton, J and Stone, GN and Tang, CQ and Vanbergen, AJ and Vogler, AP and Woodward, G and Arce, AN and Boatman, ND and Brand-Hardy, R and Breeze, TD and Green, M and Hartfield, CM and O'Connor, RS and Osborne, JL and Phillips, J and Sutton, PB and Potts, SG},
booktitle = {Advances in Ecological Research},
doi = {10.1016/bs.aecr.2015.10.007},
pages = {135--206},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {Protecting an Ecosystem Service: Approaches to Understanding and Mitigating Threats to Wild Insect Pollinators},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.aecr.2015.10.007},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CHAP
AB - Insect pollination constitutes an ecosystem service of global importance, providing significant economic and aesthetic benefits as well as cultural value to human society, alongside vital ecological processes in terrestrial ecosystems. It is therefore important to understand how insect pollinator populations and communities respond to rapidly changing environments if we are to maintain healthy and effective pollinator services. This chapter considers the importance of conserving pollinator diversity to maintain a suite of functional traits and provide a diverse set of pollinator services. We explore how we can better understand and mitigate the factors that threaten insect pollinator richness, placing our discussion within the context of populations in predominantly agricultural landscapes in addition to urban environments. We highlight a selection of important evidence gaps, with a number of complementary research steps that can be taken to better understand: (i) the stability of pollinator communities in different landscapes in order to provide diverse pollinator services; (ii) how we can study the drivers of population change to mitigate the effects and support stable sources of pollinator services and (iii) how we can manage habitats in complex landscapes to support insect pollinators and provide sustainable pollinator services for the future. We advocate a collaborative effort to gain higher quality abundance data to understand the stability of pollinator populations and predict future trends. In addition, for effective mitigation strategies to be adopted, researchers need to conduct rigorous field testing of outcomes under different landscape settings, acknowledge the needs of end-users when developing research proposals and consider effective methods of knowledge transfer to ensure effective uptake of actions.
AU - Gill,RJ
AU - Baldock,KCR
AU - Brown,MJF
AU - Cresswell,JE
AU - Dicks,LV
AU - Fountain,MT
AU - Garratt,MPD
AU - Gough,LA
AU - Heard,MS
AU - Holland,JM
AU - Ollerton,J
AU - Stone,GN
AU - Tang,CQ
AU - Vanbergen,AJ
AU - Vogler,AP
AU - Woodward,G
AU - Arce,AN
AU - Boatman,ND
AU - Brand-Hardy,R
AU - Breeze,TD
AU - Green,M
AU - Hartfield,CM
AU - O'Connor,RS
AU - Osborne,JL
AU - Phillips,J
AU - Sutton,PB
AU - Potts,SG
DO - 10.1016/bs.aecr.2015.10.007
EP - 206
PB - Elsevier
PY - 2016///
SP - 135
TI - Protecting an Ecosystem Service: Approaches to Understanding and Mitigating Threats to Wild Insect Pollinators
T1 - Advances in Ecological Research
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.aecr.2015.10.007
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/28859
ER -