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  1. The Argentinian pampas and agro-ecological approaches to studying pollination of entomophilous crops Mariano Devoto

  2. Outline • My main interests • Focal species (description, importance) • Focal area • Climate conditions • Climate change scenarios • My expertise towards the project • What I want to get from this project

  3. My interests

  4. Focal species: soybean Insect pollination can increase yield by 18-50%

  5. Sown surface: 20,000,000 ha Yield 2013/2014: 54,000,000 ton 10% grain world trade (105,000,000 tons) 49% of flour world trade (62,400,000 tons) 48% of oil world trade (8,900,000 tons) Exports represent 5.5% of Argentina's GDP

  6. Focal area: Pampean region 535 000 km²

  7. Study sites • Agro-ecosystem • Mosaic of crop fields (soybean, maize, sunflower and lucerne), sown pastures, and semi-natural grasslands used for live stock grazing. • Temperate sub-humid (1022 mm/year). • Mean monthly temperatures: 7.2 °C in July to 23.8 °C in January. • Regional flora includes 25 % of exotic species.

  8. Previous, current and future projects in the area 2003-2007 Sunflower pollination 2006-2009 Grassland restoration after agriculture 2008-2011 Impact of agriculture 2012-2015 Linear elements in the landscape 2014-2016 Soybean pollination at population, community and landscape level

  9. N-S temperature gradientE-W rainfall gradient

  10. Things are likely to get warmer…

  11. …and wetter

  12. My expertise towards the project • Trained as an agriculture engineer • Traditional pollination biology • Community ecology • Ecological networks (theory and practice) • Environmental gradients (space and time) • Climate change simulations • Modeling stuff

  13. What I want to get from this project • Good science; interesting challenge • Long-term international collaboration • Synergy between projects • Visitors to Argentina • A heap of papers