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Article alert: Topology of plant-pollinator networks that are vulnerable to collapse from species extinction
Physical Review E (2012) 86, 021924. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.86.021924Campbell, C., Yang, S., Shea, K., Albert, R.The ability to predict the collapse of ecological communities is of significant concern in light...

Article alert: Farming with alternative pollinators (FAP) — An overlooked win-win-strategy for climate change adaptation
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (2012) 161: 161–164. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2012.07.030Christmann, S., Aw-Hassanb, A.A.Climate change has been identified as an additional major risk for pollinators, but p...

Article alert: The prevalence of Acarapis woodi in Spanish honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies
Experimental Parasitology (in press) Available online 10 September 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2012.08.018Garrido-Bailón, E. et al.Acarapis woodi is an internal obligate parasite of the respirato...

Article alert: The Status of Bombus occidentalis and B. moderatus in Alaska with Special Focus on Nosema bombi Incidence
Northwest Science (2012) 86(3): 212-220. doi: 10.3955/046.086.0306.Koch, J.B., Strange, J.PFour North American bumble bee species in the subgenus Bombus sensu stricto, including Bombus occidentalis (Hy...

Analysis of network and abundance data. STEP/CANPOLIN project workshop and open seminar
This workshop was the result of a discussion at the STEP general meeting in Pisa. The workshop was divided into two parts. Day 1 (13 participants) was an open workshop in which the STEP/CANPOLIN group informed everyone of eac...

Messages to policy-makers from conservation scientists gathered in Glasgow
ECCB expresses concerns about the on-going intensification and homogenization of agricultural landscapes across Europe and beyond. It calls for a robust and effective plan for sustainable land use that meets current and growi...

Scientist ready to engage policy-makers in the new Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
“IPBES, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, is established and we welcome the initiative”, said Carlo Rondinini of the Global Mammal Assessment program at the European Congres...

Ecological monitoring on bird populations in Europe re-evaluated
Biodiversity and environmental monitoring is of crucial importance to diagnose changes in the environment and natural populations in order to provide conservation practice with relevant data and recommendations. The informati...

Scientists call policy-makers to be scale-aware
To be successful, nature conservation measures must account for the complexity of the human impact and how nature responds to them, at different spatial and temporal scales. "Scale-sensitive research" emerges as a new, interd...

Biodiversity conservation depends on scale: Lessons from the science-policy dialogue
The year 2010 marked the deadline for the political targets to significantly reduce and halt biodiversity loss. The failure to achieve the 2010 goal stimulated the setting up of new targets for 2020. In addition, preventing t...

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