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What does this "niches" mean? "acitivity scope or area"?
st169) Almond pollination in California relies on the European honeybee and oil palm pollination in Southeast Asia depends on a single imported African beetle. However, managing pollination services solely reliant on a single species is a risky strategy because the population of the species can suffer such a marked decline that we won't be able to pollinate all of our crops. Recent studies strongly suggest that we need to promote biodiversityto safeguard our crops from losses due to unreliability. Different pollinating species also occupy different spatial, temporal, and conditional niches in which only a diversity of pollinator groups will lead to high quality and quantity services. These facts suggest pollinator diversity must be protected or restored across agricultural landscapes to ensure pollination services under various conditions and across space and time.