2013
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-013-2606-y
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Quantity and quality components of effectiveness in insular pollinator assemblages

Abstract: Ecologically isolated habitats (e.g., oceanic islands) favor the appearance of small assemblages of pollinators, generally characterized by highly contrasted life modes (e.g., birds, lizards), and opportunistic nectar-feeding behavior. Different life modes should promote a low functional equivalence among pollinators, while opportunistic nectar feeding would lead to reduced and unpredictable pollination effectiveness (PE) compared to more specialized nectarivores. Dissecting the quantity (QNC) and quality (QLC… Show more

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“…Opportunistic nectar‐feeding passerine birds and lacertid lizards act as effective pollinators that increase FRS despite the potential for spontaneous autogamy (Rodríguez‐Rodríguez and Valido , Rodríguez‐Rodríguez et al. ). However, the benefits provided by these vertebrate mutualists are counteracted by invertebrate antagonists (florivores, nectar larcenists and predispersal seed predators), which consume and damage reproductive structures (see Appendix : Table S1 for a species list).…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Opportunistic nectar‐feeding passerine birds and lacertid lizards act as effective pollinators that increase FRS despite the potential for spontaneous autogamy (Rodríguez‐Rodríguez and Valido , Rodríguez‐Rodríguez et al. ). However, the benefits provided by these vertebrate mutualists are counteracted by invertebrate antagonists (florivores, nectar larcenists and predispersal seed predators), which consume and damage reproductive structures (see Appendix : Table S1 for a species list).…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…However the relative effectiveness of different groups of pollinators varies in relation to three components: the abundance of the animal in a community; the propensity for that animal to touch anthers, carry pollen, and contact stigmas; and whether or not the animal will move to a flower of the same species, and the distance it travels in order to do so (Herrera 1987, Rodriguez-Rodriguez et al 2013. The first of these is generally considered a "quantity" measure of pollination; the second and third relate to the "quality" of the pollinator, though all measures are quantitative, and they can be combined to produce indices of pollinator importance for a given plant (e.g.…”
Section: The Current Diversity Of Pollinatorsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Although plants can produce seeds through spontaneous autogamy, their legitimate pollinators (passerine birds and lacertid lizards) significantly increase fruit and viable seed production (Rodrı´guez-Rodrı´guez and Valido 2008, Ollerton et al 2009, Rodrı´guez-Rodrı´guez et al 2013. This species is generally associated with canopy openings, showing a patchy distribution in the laurel and pine forests on the island of Tenerife (ATLANTIS 3.1, available online) 2 .…”
Section: Study Systemmentioning
confidence: 99%