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In this section, you will be able to view all the completed, public STEP deliverables as well as a listing of scientific publications resulting from the project.
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Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers

Landscape configuration of crops and hedgerows drives local syrphid fly abundance

Can pollination services, species diversity and conservation be simultaneously promoted by sown wildflower strips on farmland?

Comparison of pollinators and natural enemies: a meta-analysis of landscape and local effects on abundance and richness in crops
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Ecological characteristics associated with high mobility in night-active moths

Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination.
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Cascading effects of soil eutrophication on higher trophic levels

Ecological impacts of invasive alien plants: a meta-analysis of their effects on species, communities and ecosystems.
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Pollination services in the UK: How important are honeybees?

How Pollination Ecology research can help answer important questions
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Functional complementarity and specialisation: The role of biodiversity in plant–pollinator interactions

Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination
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Impact of chronic neonicotinoid exposure on honeybee colony performance and queen supersedure
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A century of species loss and biotic homogenization in Danish butterfly assemblages

With that diet, you will go far: trait-based analysis reveals a link between rapid range expansion and a nitrogen-favoured diet

Interactive effect of floral abundance and semi-natural habitats on pollinators in field beans

Contribution of Pollinator-Mediated Crops to Nutrients in the Human Food Supply
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Agricultural Policies Exacerbate Honeybee Pollination Service Supply-Demand Mismatches Across Europe
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Contrasting effects of habitat area and connectivity on evenness of pollinator communities

Drastic historic shifts in bumble-bee community composition in Sweden
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Plant–pollinator interactions in changing environments

Cereal Aphids and Their Natural Enemies Responses to Landscape Composition and Agri-Environment Schemes

Endosymbionts and honey bee colony losses?

Characteristic and derived diversity: implementing the species pool concept to quantify conservation condition of habitats
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The Distribution Atlas of European Butterflies

Spatially-explicit estimation of geographical representation in large-scale species distribution datasets
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The potential impacts of insecticides on the life-history traits of bees and the consequences for pollination

Assessing continental-scale risks for generalist and specialist pollinating bee species under climate change
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Exploring Broad Mitigation Strategies for Pollinators in Agroecosystems

Landscape context and elevation affect pollinator communities in intensive apple orchards

Environmental factors driving the effectiveness of European agri-environmental measures in mitigating pollinator loss – a meta-analysis

Creating patches of native flowers facilitates crop pollination in large agricultural fields: mango as a case study
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Differences in the climatic debts of birds and butterflies at a continental scale

Achieving production and conservation simultaneously in tropical agricultural landscapes

Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt

Patterns of beta diversity in Europe: partitioning the effects of climate, land-cover and distance across scales

Long-distance dispersal and habitat use of the butterfly Byasa impediens in a fragmented subtropical forest

Geographical patterns in prediction error of species distribution models

When ecosystem services interact: crop pollination benefits depend on the level of pest control
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Organic Farming Improves Pollination Success in Strawberries
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Towards Integrated Pest Management in Red Clover Seed Production

Specialization of mutualistic interaction networks decreases towards tropical latitudes
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Land-use changes, farm management and the decline of butterflies associated with semi-natural grasslands in southern Sweden
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Assessing the effect of the time since transition to organic farming on plants and butterflies
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Clinical signs of deformed wing virus infection are predictive markers for honey bee colony losses

Bombus cullumanus—an extinct European bumblebee species?
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Genotypic diversity in queenless honey bee colonies reduces fitness

Dead or alive: Deformed wing virus and Varroa destructor reduce the life span of winter honey bees.
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Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse
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Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe

Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
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Challenges for developing pathogen-based biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae)

Long-range dispersal of small hive beetles

Varroa invasion and virus adaptation

Reproductive biology of the Cape honeybee: A response to Beekman et al.
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Sex ratio and dispersal of small hive beetles

An update on the COLOSS network and the “BEEBOOK: standard methodologies for Apis mellifera research”
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A scientific note on Israeli acute paralysis virus infections of Eastern honey bee Apis cerana and vespine predator Vespa velutina

Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses
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Population Fluctuations and Synchrony of Grassland Butterflies in Relation to Species Traits
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Synergistic effects of non-Apis bees and honey bees for pollination services
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Wild pollination services to California almond rely on semi-natural habitat
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Abundance and diversity of wild bees along gradients of heavy metal pollution
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Mite species inhabiting commercial bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) nests in Polish greenhouses
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Swarming generates rebel workers in honeybee
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Cocoon orientation in the nests of red mason bees (Osmia bicornis) is affected by cocoon size and available space
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A multilevel analysis on pollination-related policies

An integrative taxonomic approach to assess the taxonomic status of insular bumblebees: implication on Corsican bumblebee conservation

"Annual dynamics of wild bee densities: attractiveness and productivity effects of oilseed rape"

Altitude acts as an environmental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities
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A method for under-sampled ecological network data analysis: plant-pollination as case study
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Mass-flowering crops enhance wild bee abundance
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Landscapes with wild bee habitats enhance pollination, fruit set and yield of sweet cherry

Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats

Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits
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Pollinator Diversity (Hymenoptera and Diptera) in Semi-Natural Habitats in Serbia During Summer
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Increasing range mismatching of interacting species under global change is related to their ecological characteristics_Supplementary information

The effect of climatic variation on abundance and diversity of bumblebees: a ten years survey in a mountain hotspot
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Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project
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The Bumblebees Scarcity Syndrome: Are heat waves leading to local extinctions of bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus)?
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Distance from forest edge affects bee pollinators in oilseed rape fields
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Does Aconitum septentrionale chemically protect floral rewards to the advantage of specialist bumblebees?

High population variability and source-sink dynamics in a solitary bee species

CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe
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Historical changes in northeastern US bee pollinators related to shared ecological traits
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Historical climate-change influences modularity and nestedness of pollination networks

Fit-for-purpose: Species distribution model performance depends on evaluation criteria -Dutch hoverflies as a case study
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Patterns of Genetic and Reproductive Traits Differentiation in Mainland vs. Corsican Populations of Bumblebees
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Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?

Sublethal neonicotinoid insecticide exposure reduces solitary bee reproductive success
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Species-Area Relationships Are Controlled by Species Traits
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No bias behind pollinator research

Insect pollination enhances seed yield, quality, and market value in oilseed rape

Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques

Does conservation on farmland contribute to halting the biodiversity decline?

Influence of combined pesticide and parasite exposure on bumblebee colony traits in the laboratory

Bee pollination improves crop quality, shelf life and commercial value
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Ecological intensification: harnessing ecosystem services for food security

Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks

Investigating plant–pollinator relationships in the Aegean: the approaches of the project POL-AEGIS (The pollinators of the Aegean archipelago: diversity and threats)
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