Hence, the results quantitatively show that there can be a substantial decrease in resilience due to negative effects on response diversity without detecting any immediate decrease in ecosystem service (pollination) generation over time, thus generating a sense of false security and sustainability.
One of the next possible steps, writes Jansson and Polasky, is to assess the economic value of the response diversity of bees and its contribution to resilience of food production.
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