Complementarity and synergisms among ecosystem services supporting crop yield

Authors
Garibaldi, Lucas A.; Andersson, Georg K.; Requier, Fabrice; Fijen, Thijs P.; Kleijn, David; Pérez Méndez, Néstor; Rollin, Orianne; Hipólito, Juliana
Publication Year
2018
Language
Spanish
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Understanding how ecosystem services interact to support crop yield is essential for achieving food security. Here we evaluate the interactions among biotic pest regulation, pollination, and nutrient cycling. We found only 16 studies providing 20 analyses of two-way interactions. These studies show that multiple services limit crop yield simultaneously. Complementary effects (no interactions) between ecosystem services were the most common, followed by synergistic effects (positive interactions), while evidence for negative interactions was weak. Most studies evaluated two levels of service delivery, thus did not quantify the functional response of crop yield. Although this function is expected to be non-linear, most studies assume linear relations. We conclude that the lack of evidence for negative interactions has important implications for agricultural management.
Fil: Garibaldi, Lucas A.. Instituto de Investigaciones en Recursos Naturales, Agroecología y Desarrollo Rural (IRNAD). Sede Andina. Universidad Nacional de Río Negro; Argentina.
Fil: Andersson, Georg K.S.. Universidad Nacional de Río Negro. Sede Andina. Instituto de Investigaciones en Recursos Naturales, Agroecología y Desarrollo Rural (IRNAD); Argentina.
Fil: Requier, Fabrice. Universidad Nacional de Río Negro. Sede Andina. Instituto de Investigaciones en Recursos Naturales, Agroecología y Desarrollo Rural (IRNAD); Argentina.
Fil: Hipólito, Juliana. Universidad Nacional de Río Negro. Sede Andina. Instituto de Investigaciones en Recursos Naturales, Agroecología y Desarrollo Rural (IRNAD); Argentina.
Fil: Pérez-Méndez, Néstor. Universidad Nacional de Río Negro. Sede Andina. Instituto de Investigaciones en Recursos Naturales, Agroecología y Desarrollo Rural (IRNAD); Argentina.
Fil: Rollin, Orianne. Universidad Nacional de Río Negro. Sede Andina. Instituto de Investigaciones en Recursos Naturales, Agroecología y Desarrollo Rural (IRNAD); Argentina.
Fil: Fijen, Thijs P.M.. Wageningen University & Research. Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation Group. Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, 6708PB. Wageningen; Países Bajos.
Fil: Kleijn, David. Wageningen University & Research. Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation Group. Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, 6708PB. Wageningen; Países Bajos.
Subject
Biodiversity
Ecosystem Functioning
Pest Control
Pollination
Regulatory Services
Soil Fertility
.::Ciencias Exactas y Naturales::Ciencias Ambientales y de la Tierra
.::Ciencias Exactas y Naturales::Ciencias Biológicas
Access level
Embargoed access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
Repository
RID-UNRN (UNRN)
Institution
Universidad Nacional de Río Negro
OAI Identifier
oai:rid.unrn.edu.ar:20.500.12049/553