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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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A scientific note on Israeli acute paralysis virus infections of Eastern honey bee Apis cerana and vespine predator Vespa velutina

Swarming generates rebel workers in honeybee
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Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?

An update on the COLOSS network and the “BEEBOOK: standard methodologies for Apis mellifera research”
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Cereal Aphids and Their Natural Enemies Responses to Landscape Composition and Agri-Environment Schemes

Exploring Broad Mitigation Strategies for Pollinators in Agroecosystems

Ecological impacts of invasive alien plants: a meta-analysis of their effects on species, communities and ecosystems.
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Insect pollinators: linking research and policy
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Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses
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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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Bumblebees (Bombidae) along pollution gradient - Heavy metal accumulation, species diversity, and Nosema bombi infection level

Herbicides reduce floral resources of non-target plants on the landscape

Global honey bee colony disorders and other threats to insect pollinators

Lessons from Red Data Books: Plant vulnerability increases with floral complexity

Sex ratio and dispersal of small hive beetles

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers 

Comparison of pollinators and natural enemies: a meta-analysis of landscape and local effects on abundance and richness in crops
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The impact of over 80 years of land cover changes on bee and wasp pollinator communities in England
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Increasing range mismatching of interacting species under global change is related to their ecological characteristics_Supplementary information

CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe
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Veränderungen in ökologischen Beziehungen

Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination
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Specialization of mutualistic interaction networks decreases towards tropical latitudes
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Museum specimens reveal loss of pollen host plants as key factor driving wild bee decline in the Netherlands.

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

Sublethal neonicotinoid insecticide exposure reduces solitary bee reproductive success
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Impact of chronic neonicotinoid exposure on honeybee colony performance and queen supersedure
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Dealing with complexity in pollination management
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A method for under-sampled ecological network data analysis: plant-pollination as case study
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Assessing continental-scale risks for generalist and specialist pollinating bee species under climate change
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First European Red List for bees.
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Mite species inhabiting commercial bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) nests in Polish greenhouses
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"Annual dynamics of wild bee densities: attractiveness and productivity effects of oilseed rape"

Early mass-flowering crops mitigate pollinator dilution in late-flowering crops

Achieving production and conservation simultaneously in tropical agricultural landscapes

A multilevel analysis on pollination-related policies

Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees
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The Bumblebees Scarcity Syndrome: Are heat waves leading to local extinctions of bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus)?
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A preliminary analysis of the fate of European bumblebees.
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The fate of Bombus cullumanus: regression and species status.
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A new species for the bee fauna of Italy: Megachile sculpturalis continues its colonization of Europe
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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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Species distribution models for crop pollination: a modelling framework applied to Great Britain
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Reproductive biology of the Cape honeybee: A response to Beekman et al.
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Investigating plant–pollinator relationships in the Aegean: the approaches of the project POL-AEGIS (The pollinators of the Aegean archipelago: diversity and threats)

Wild bees and other insect pollinators: in invaluable and unexplored capital for Greece

Predicting the global spread of an invasive pollinator, the bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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

Atlas Hymenoptera

Bombus cullumanus—an extinct European bumblebee species?
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Cascading effects of soil eutrophication on higher trophic levels

Land-use changes, farm management and the decline of butterflies associated with semi-natural grasslands in southern Sweden
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Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques

Varroa invasion and virus adaptation

Long-range dispersal of small hive beetles

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

Pollinator Diversity (Hymenoptera and Diptera) in Semi-Natural Habitats in Serbia During Summer
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Survival, reproduction and population growth of the important pollinator bee, Osmia rufa, along gradients of heavy metal pollution

Wild bee communities are negatively affected by heavy metal pollution

Abundance and diversity of wild bees along gradients of heavy metal pollution
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Pollination ecology of a plant in its native and introduced areas

Challenges for developing pathogen-based biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae)

Infectivity of DWV Associated to Flower Pollen: Experimental Evidence of a Horizontal Transmission Route
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Habitat and host plant use of the Large Copper Butterfly Lycaena dispar in an urban environment

How threatened are alpine environments? a cross taxonomic study

Changes in the fauna of aculeate wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) at Kullaberg in southwestern Sweden
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Contrasting effects of habitat area and connectivity on evenness of pollinator communities

Landscape context and elevation affect pollinator communities in intensive apple orchards

Late-season mass-flowering red clover increases bumble bee queen and male densities

Microsatellite analysis in museum samples reveals inbreeding before the regression of Bombus veteranus

Microsatellite analysis in museum samples reveals inbreeding before the regression of Bombus veteranus
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When ecosystem services interact: crop pollination benefits depend on the level of pest control
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Towards Integrated Pest Management in Red Clover Seed Production

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

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

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

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

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

Patterns of Genetic and Reproductive Traits Differentiation in Mainland vs. Corsican Populations of Bumblebees
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Scent of a break-up: phylogeography and reproductive trait divergences in the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
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Methods for species delimitation in bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus): towards an integrative approach

Subspecific differentiation in male reproductive traits and virgin queen preferences, in Bombus terrestris

Evidence-based conservation: reply to Tepedino et al.
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Detecting Insect Pollinator Declines on Regional and Global Scales

Risky robbing is a job for short-lived and infected worker honeybees
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No bias behind pollinator research

The Distribution Atlas of European Butterflies

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

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

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

Plant–pollinator interactions in changing environments

Wild pollination services to California almond rely on semi-natural habitat
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Does conservation on farmland contribute to halting the biodiversity decline?

Waardplantvoorkeur van hommels: terugkijken in de tijd

Bee pollination improves crop quality, shelf life and commercial value
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Cross-continental convergence of climate change impacts on bumblebees

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

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

Spatially-explicit estimation of geographical representation in large-scale species distribution datasets
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