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Potential impact of Nootka lupine (Lupinus nootkatensis) invasion on pollinator communities in Iceland

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dc.contributor Landbúnaðarháskóli Íslands
dc.contributor Agricultural University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Willow, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Tamayo, Mariana
dc.contributor.author Jóhannsson, Magnús H.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-28T15:03:47Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-28T15:03:47Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.identifier.citation Jonathan Willow, Mariana Tamayo and Magnús H. Jóhannsson. 2017. Potential impact of Nootka lupine (Lupinus nootkatensis) invasion on pollinator communities in Iceland. Icelandic Agricultural Sciences 30, 51-54, doi: 10.16886/IAS.2017.06
dc.identifier.issn 2298-786X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/464
dc.description.abstract Pollinator communities have an integral role in facilitating sexual reproduction within and between flowering plant populations. Declines in abundance and diversity of pollinating insects are widely documented throughout Europe, primarily the result of habitat loss and fragmentation (Fox 2013, Nieto et al. 2014, Goulson et al. 2015). In 1945, seeds of Nootka lupine (Lupinus nootkatensis Donn) were collected in Alaska, brought to Iceland, and introduced at reforestation sites. This plant’s invasiveness in Iceland was indicated by its tendency to replace native vegetation with homogeneous L. nootkatensis stands (Magnússon 2010). The lack of published research on Iceland’s broader pollinator community, combined with the dramatic changes in vegetation that have taken place over the last few decades, particularly with L. nootkatensis’s distribution, warrants an analysis of plant-pollinator relationships in Iceland, especially regarding L. nootkatensis. The present study aims to describe how pollinator communities differ between L. nootkatensis and the native flowering plants in heath habitat in south-west Iceland. The findings of this study will give an indication of whether L. nootkatensis can serve as an alternative food source for Iceland’s pollinator community, in the event that L. nootkatensis continues to replace native flowering plant communities throughout Iceland.
dc.format.extent 51-54
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Agricultural University of Iceland
dc.relation.ispartofseries IAS;30
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Bumblebees
dc.subject Pollination
dc.subject Býflugnaætt
dc.subject Frjóvgun
dc.title Potential impact of Nootka lupine (Lupinus nootkatensis) invasion on pollinator communities in Iceland
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Icelandic Agricultural Sciences
dc.identifier.doi doi.org/10.16886/IAS.2017.06
dc.relation.url http://www.ias.is/landbunadur/wgsamvef.nsf/Attachment/IAS%202017%206%20Willow%20J%202nd/$file/IAS%202017%206%20Willow%20J%202nd.pdf
dc.contributor.department Auðlinda- og umhverfisdeild (LBHÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (AUI)

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