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Land-use change reduces habitat suitability for supporting managed honey bee colonies in the Northern Great Plains

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, August 2016
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Title
Land-use change reduces habitat suitability for supporting managed honey bee colonies in the Northern Great Plains
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, August 2016
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1603481113
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Authors

Clint R. V. Otto, Cali L. Roth, Benjamin L. Carlson, Matthew D. Smart

Abstract

Human reliance on insect pollination services continues to increase even as pollinator populations exhibit global declines. Increased commodity crop prices and federal subsidies for biofuel crops, such as corn and soybeans, have contributed to rapid land-use change in the US Northern Great Plains (NGP), changes that may jeopardize habitat for honey bees in a part of the country that supports >40% of the US colony stock. We investigated changes in biofuel crop production and grassland land covers surrounding ∼18,000 registered commercial apiaries in North and South Dakota from 2006 to 2014. We then developed habitat selection models to identify remotely sensed land-cover and land-use features that influence apiary site selection by Dakota beekeepers. Our study demonstrates a continual increase in biofuel crops, totaling 1.2 Mha, around registered apiary locations in North and South Dakota. Such crops were avoided by commercial beekeepers when selecting apiary sites in this region. Furthermore, our analysis reveals how grasslands that beekeepers target when selecting commercial apiary locations are becoming less common in eastern North and South Dakota, changes that may have lasting impact on pollinator conservation efforts. Our study highlights how land-use change in the NGP is altering the landscape in ways that are seemingly less conducive to beekeeping. Our models can be used to guide future conservation efforts highlighted in the US national pollinator health strategy by identifying areas that support high densities of commercial apiaries and that have exhibited significant land-use changes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
France 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 98 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 27%
Researcher 22 22%
Student > Master 15 15%
Unspecified 14 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 8%
Other 15 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 48%
Environmental Science 21 21%
Unspecified 21 21%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 5 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Other 3 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 88. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 August 2017.
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