Nancy Adamson

Nancy Adamson
Graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University · Department of Entomology

PhD

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Agroforestry can provide ecosystem services and benefits such as soil erosion control, microclimate modification for yield enhancement, economic diversification, livestock production and well-being, and water quality protection. By adding increased structural and functional diversity in agricultural landscapes, agroforestry practices can also affec...
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Agroforestry can provide ecosystem services and benefits such as soil erosion control, microclimate modification for yield enhancement, economic diversification, livestock production and well-being, and water quality protection. Through increased structural and functional diversity in agricultural landscapes, agroforestry practices can also affect...
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The power of citizen science to contribute to both science and society is gaining increased recognition, particularly in physics and biology. Although there is a long history of public engagement in agriculture and food science, the term 'citizen science' has rarely been applied to these efforts. Similarly, in the emerging field of citizen science,...
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Apples require cross-pollination between different apple cultivars or crabapples to set fruit. Pollination is essential for producing large, well-formed apples. However, only 2-5% of all apple blossoms need to set fruit to produce a commercial crop; additional fruit are hand-or chemically thinned. Pennsylvania apples are visited by managed honey be...
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Nature Communications 6: Article number: 741410.1038/ncomms8414 (2015); Published: June162015; Updated: February182016. The authors inadvertently omitted Kimiora L. Ward, who managed and contributed data, from the author list. This has now been corrected in both the PDF and HTML versions of the Article.
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There is compelling evidence that more diverse ecosystems deliver greater benefits to people, and these ecosystem services have become a key argument for biodiversity conservation. However, it is unclear how much biodiversity is needed to deliver ecosystem services in a cost-effective way. Here we show that, while the contribution of wild bees to c...
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Few baseline data exist regarding the role of wild, primarily native, non-Apis bees in pollinating crops through the growing season in the mid-Atlantic United States. Apis mellifera L., honey bees, generally are assumed to provide the majority of crop pollination, with the value of pollination provided by non-Apis bees estimated at between one-half...
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Background/Question/Methods Little baseline data exist regarding the role of wild, primarily native, non-Apis bees in pollinating crops through the growing season in the mid-Atlantic United States. Honey bees are generally assumed to provide the majority of crop pollination, with the value of pollination provided by non-Apis bees estimated at bet...
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Along with honey bees, native bees insure crop success for many of Virginia's fruit and vegetable farmers. Recent declines in honey bee populations have led to greater interest in native bees, but little is known about their relative importance in Virginia, except for squash and bumble bees. This research investigates bee visits to insect pollinate...