My main interests are conservation in general and ecosystem functions, such as pollination. I am interested in how landscape changes and anthropogenic activity affects these services. How can we manage agricultural systems to the benefit of both organisms, ecosystem functioning and human well-being?
The effect of landscape context on organisms very much depend on the organism ability to move and disperse. This will could also have affects on the possibilities for species to survive and reproduce and therefore the diversity we have in the landscape. It will also affect the the ecosystem services in the landscape as they are performed by species interacting with each other and the environment.
Organic farming has been suggested to benefit the diversity and in most cases shown to do so but the effect can change with landscape context. Can this also be true for ecosystem services like pollination and does the effect change over time?
I currently study how organic farming, landscape context and historical landscape processes such as the time since transition from conventional to organic farming, affects pollinator diversity and pollination services.
Henrik G. Smith1 (supervisor), Maj Rundlöf2 (co-supervisor), Jan Bengtsson2, Riccardo Bommarco2, Dennis Jonasson2
1 - Environmental Sciences, Lund University
2 - Swedish Agricultural University, SLU, Uppsala
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Ecosystem services across the aquatic-terrestrial boundary : Linking ponds to pollination
- Pollinator communities in strawberry crops - variation at multiple spatial scales.
- Seed coating with a neonicotinoid insecticide negatively affects wild bees.
- Sown flower strips in southern Sweden increase abundances of wild bees and hoverflies in the wider landscape
- Effects of Farming Practice on Pollinators and Pollination across Space and Time
- Field scale organic farming does not counteract landscape effects on butterfly trait composition
- Organic farming improves pollination success in strawberries.
- Specialization of Mutualistic Interaction Networks Decreases toward Tropical Latitudes
- Sustainable agriculture : an issue for society and business