Special Issue "Plant-Pollinator Interactions in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Mediterranean-climate ecosystems exist in five different parts of the world: the Mediterranean Basin, Southwest Australia, California, Central Chile, and South Africa's Cape region. They are characterized by cool, rainy winters and hot arid summers and experience periodic outbreaks of wildfires. Many Mediterranean-type ecosystems (MTEs) have been exposed to long-term anthropogenic disturbances, including livestock grazing, logging, and conversion of natural habitats into croplands.
Such selective pressures have resulted in floras that are species-rich, evolve rapidly, and display high levels of plant endemism. Diverse assemblages of co-evolved insects, primarily bees, play a key role as pollinators in MTEs.
The MEDECOS (International Mediterranean Ecosystems) series of conferences, established in 1971, focuses on convergences in the structure and function of MTEs around the globe. The meetings cover a diverse set of topics, including patterns of biodiversity, fire regimes, effects of climate change, and plant and animal phylogenies in MTEs. This Special Issue of Plants will specifically focus on the interactions between plant and insect pollinators in Mediterranean-climate areas. Contributions on the pollination biology of specific plant species, as well as community-level interactions with pollinators, are welcome. The scope of the Special Issue will also include anthropogenic effects on Mediterranean-type pollination systems and the interplay between pollination and other ecosystem-level processes.
Dr. Tamar Keasar
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- Mediterranean climate
- plant community
- pollination syndrome
- flower traits
- plant–pollinator coevolution
- plant conservation
- pollinator conservation