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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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Progress on the International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Pollinators COP-11 Hyderabad, India

Back to the future: Apis vs. non-Apis pollination - a response to Ollerton et al.

Endosymbionts and honey bee colony losses?

Fit-for-purpose: Species distribution model performance depends on evaluation criteria -Dutch hoverflies as a case study
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Susceptibility of pollinators to landscape change depends on past landscapes, recent change and pollinator identity

Functional traits help to explain half-century long shifts in pollinator distributions
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Organic Farming Improves Pollination Success in Strawberries
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Economic and ecological implications of geographic bias in pollinator ecology in the light of pollinator declines

Large-scale distribution of pollination systems in Europe is determined both by climate and land-use

Distance from forest edge affects bee pollinators in oilseed rape fields
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A protocol to assess the heat stress resistance of insects applied to bumblebees
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Historical changes in northeastern US bee pollinators related to shared ecological traits
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Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification
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Ecological characteristics associated with high mobility in night-active moths

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

Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats

Ecological intensification: harnessing ecosystem services for food security

Drastic historic shifts in bumble-bee community composition in Sweden
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Insect pollination enhances seed yield, quality, and market value in oilseed rape

Genotypic diversity in queenless honey bee colonies reduces fitness

Costing conservation: an expert appraisal of the pollinator habitat benefits of England's Entry Level Stewardship
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A stated preference valuation of the non-market benefits of pollination services in the UK

Agricultural Policies Exacerbate Honeybee Pollination Service Supply-Demand Mismatches Across Europe
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Pollination services in the UK: How important are honeybees?

The Decline of England’s Bees
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Biodiversity buffers pollination from changes in environmental conditions

Synergistic effects of non-Apis bees and honey bees for pollination services
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The potential impacts of insecticides on the life-history traits of bees and the consequences for pollination

Creating patches of native flowers facilitates crop pollination in large agricultural fields: mango as a case study
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Species richness declines and biotic homogenisation have slowed down for NW-European pollinators and plants
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The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness
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Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks

Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity

Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse
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Dead or alive: Deformed wing virus and Varroa destructor reduce the life span of winter honey bees.
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Clinical signs of deformed wing virus infection are predictive markers for honey bee colony losses

Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe

Historical climate-change influences modularity and nestedness of pollination networks

Maize pollen foraging by honey bees in relation to crop area and landscape contex

Bees and other pollinators: their value and health in England
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Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt

Differences in the climatic debts of birds and butterflies at a continental scale

Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
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Contribution of Pollinator-Mediated Crops to Nutrients in the Human Food Supply
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Trait-dependent responses of flower-visiting insects to distance to semi-natural grasslands and landscape heterogeneity

A century of species loss and biotic homogenization in Danish butterfly assemblages

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

Size matters in a changing climate: differential responses of bees and butterflies

Species-Area Relationships Are Controlled by Species Traits
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Population Fluctuations and Synchrony of Grassland Butterflies in Relation to Species Traits
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High population variability and source-sink dynamics in a solitary bee species

Functional identity and diversity of animals predict ecosystem functioning better than species-based indices

Wild pollinators enhance fruit set of crops regardless of honey-bee abundance

From research to action: practices to enhance crop yield through wild pollinators

Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits
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Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination

Does Aconitum septentrionale chemically protect floral rewards to the advantage of specialist bumblebees?

Landscape configuration of crops and hedgerows drives local syrphid fly abundance

Geographical patterns in prediction error of species distribution models

Host plant availability potentially limits butterfly distributions under cold environmental conditions

Characteristic and derived diversity: implementing the species pool concept to quantify conservation condition of habitats
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Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia), a controversial 21st century honey bee pathogen

Altitude acts as an environmental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities
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Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination.
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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

Trait-specific responses of wild bee communities to landscape composition, configuration and local factors.
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Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?
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The effect of climatic variation on abundance and diversity of bumblebees: a ten years survey in a mountain hotspot
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Assessing the effect of the time since transition to organic farming on plants and butterflies
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Transient peak in moth diversity as a response to organic farming

Winners and losers of climate change for the genus Merodon (Diptera: Syrphidae) across the Balkan Peninsula

Spatially-explicit estimation of geographical representation in large-scale species distribution datasets
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Patterns of beta diversity in Europe: partitioning the effects of climate, land-cover and distance across scales

A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems

Cross-continental convergence of climate change impacts on bumblebees

Bee pollination improves crop quality, shelf life and commercial value
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Waardplantvoorkeur van hommels: terugkijken in de tijd

Does conservation on farmland contribute to halting the biodiversity decline?

Wild pollination services to California almond rely on semi-natural habitat
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Plant–pollinator interactions in changing environments

Logging in boreal field-forest ecotones promotes flower-visiting insect diversity and modifies insect community composition

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

Contrasting effects of mass-flowering crops on bee pollination of hedge plants at different spatial and temporal scales

The Distribution Atlas of European Butterflies

No bias behind pollinator research

Risky robbing is a job for short-lived and infected worker honeybees
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Detecting Insect Pollinator Declines on Regional and Global Scales

Evidence-based conservation: reply to Tepedino et al.
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Subspecific differentiation in male reproductive traits and virgin queen preferences, in Bombus terrestris

Methods for species delimitation in bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus): towards an integrative approach

Scent of a break-up: phylogeography and reproductive trait divergences in the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
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Patterns of Genetic and Reproductive Traits Differentiation in Mainland vs. Corsican Populations of Bumblebees
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An integrative taxonomic approach to assess the taxonomic status of insular bumblebees: implication on Corsican bumblebee conservation

Ecosystem service delivery by dominant species requires articulation of biodiversity conservation arguments

A butterfly hotspot in Western China, its environmental threats and conservation

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

Excessive nitrogen deposition can shape the composition of plant and insect assemblages

Towards Integrated Pest Management in Red Clover Seed Production
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