Kaiser-Bunbury et al. (2009)

General information

This paper describes the community structure of pollination webs of Mauritian heathland habitats. Visitation rates and interactions strenght are compared between areas heavily invaded by introduced plant species (control site) and areas from which non-native plants were removed (restored site).

Data type

The authors have done static observations (sit-and-observe). In this approach the numbers of flowers (within a given area) and observation time vary. To account for these differences, a visitation rate was calculated based on the visits per flower per hour and these values were then averaged by the total observation time.


Kaiser-Bunbury, C. N., Memmott J. & Müller C. B., 2009. Community structure of pollination webs of Mauritian heathland habitats. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 11: 241–254

Kaiser-Bunbury, C. N., Muff, S., Memmot, J., Muller, C. B. & Caflisch, A., 2010. The robustness of pollination networks to the loss of species and interactions: a quantitative approach incorporating pollinator behaviour. Ecology Letters, 13: 442-452.

Data files

Excel format: interaction matrices for both control and restored sites (includes species lists). Each site has one
data set containing the visitation rates and one data set containing the fully quantitative interaction data, which is basically accounting for the total floral abundance at a given site.

Temporal snapshots requests

The authors are able to provide 'temporal snapshots' networks as independent 2-weekly 'replicates' throughout the entire flowering season. Data requests should be addressed to c.kaiserbunbury@gmail.com

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