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Do managed bees have negative effects on wild bees?: A systematic review of the literature

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Studies published from 1900–2016 examining the potential effect of managed bees on wild bees through changes in plant communities, including the spread of exotic plants.

For all studies, we recorded the species of managed and wild bees, and indicated whether managed bees were native or exotic to the study region, the location (continent and country) and context of the study including field (natural, semi-natural, developed, agricultural, or experimental plot), lab, or greenhouse, and all variables measured, including the managed bee metric (independent variable), plant metric (dependent variable), and any explanatory or mechanistic variables. The overall effect of managed bees on plant communities, as reported by the study, is also recorded and noted as positive (+), neutral (0), negative (-), or mixed.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189268.t002