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Call for papers for the Group Action on Climate Change Conference 11, 9th – 13th May 2011, UK
This is to announce the call for papers for the Group Action on Climate Change Conference 11 (GACC Conference 11), 9th – 13th May 2011 at Hilton Hotels and Resorts, 143 New Bond Street London W1S 2TP United Kingdom.F...

Global Honey Bee Colony Disorders and Other Threats to Insect Pollinators
The mysterious decline of honeybee populations observed in the U.S. and Europe is now a global phenomenon, according to a new report (see the attached pdf file) from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Sci...

Humans must change behaviour to save bees, vital for food production – UN report
The potentially disastrous decline in bees, a vital pollinating element in food production for the growing global population, is likely to continue unless humans profoundly change their ways, from the use of insecticides to a...

Article alert: How to monitor ecological communities cost-efficiently: The example of plant–pollinator networks
Biological Conservation 143(9): 2092-2101Hegland, S. J., Dunne, J., Nielsen, A., & Memmott, J.Conservation practitioners often lack tools to monitor functioning of communities because time and monetary constr...

Article alert: Ecological restoration on farmland can drive beneficial functional responses in plant and invertebrate communities
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 140(1-2), 62-67Pywell, R. F., Meek, W. R., Loxton, R. G., Nowakowski, M., Carvell, C., & Woodcock, B. A.This study contrasted the effects of the most widely implemente...

Article alert: Oilseed rape crops distort plant–pollinator interactions
Journal of Applied Ecology, 47: 209–214Diekötter, T., Kadoya, T., Peter, F., Wolters, V. and Jauker, F.1. New incentives at the national and international level frequently lead to substantial structural ...

Article alert: Pollination services decline with distance from natural habitat even in biodiversity-rich areas
Journal of Applied Ecology, 47: 810–820Carvalheiro, L. G., Seymour, C. L., Veldtman, R. and Nicolson, S. W.1. There is considerable evidence for the negative impacts of habitat alteration on pollinators...

Article alert: Changes in pollinator fauna cause spatial variation in pollen limitation
Journal of Ecology, 98: 1243–1252Gómez, J. M., Abdelaziz, M., Lorite, J., Jesús Muñoz-Pajares, A. and Perfectti, F.1. Pollen limitation may be a consequence of changes in pollinator abund...

Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies
Eric Mader, Matthew Shepherd, Mace Vaughn, Scott Hoffman Black, Gretchen LeBuhnThe recent decline of the European honey bee and other pollinators in North America poses a serious challenge to maintaining our food supply an...

Article alert: The Facts About Systemic Insecticides and Their Impact on the Environment and Bee Pollinators
By Richard S. Cowles Ph.D.Connecticut Agricultural Experiment StationIs imidacloprid safe to use for controlling insect pests feeding on urban trees? Are insecticides like imidacloprid responsible for Colony ...

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