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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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Cascading effects of soil eutrophication on higher trophic levels

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

The Distribution Atlas of European Butterflies

The Decline of England’s Bees
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Progress on the International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Pollinators COP-11 Hyderabad, India

Insect pollinators: linking research and policy
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Bees and other pollinators: their value and health in England
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Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?
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Excessive nitrogen deposition can shape the composition of plant and insect assemblages

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

Atlas Hymenoptera

Dead or alive: Deformed wing virus and Varroa destructor reduce the life span of winter honey bees.
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Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits
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Pollination ecology of a plant in its native and introduced areas

Sublethal neonicotinoid insecticide exposure reduces solitary bee reproductive success
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Pollination services in the UK: How important are honeybees?

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

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

Achieving production and conservation simultaneously in tropical agricultural landscapes

Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats

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

The effect of climatic variation on abundance and diversity of bumblebees: a ten years survey in a mountain hotspot
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The Bumblebees Scarcity Syndrome: Are heat waves leading to local extinctions of bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus)?
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Bombus cullumanus—an extinct European bumblebee species?
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Challenges for developing pathogen-based biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae)

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

Cocoon orientation in the nests of red mason bees (Osmia bicornis) is affected by cocoon size and available space
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Risky robbing is a job for short-lived and infected worker honeybees
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Subspecific differentiation in male reproductive traits and virgin queen preferences, in Bombus terrestris

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

Pollinator Diversity (Hymenoptera and Diptera) in Semi-Natural Habitats in Serbia During Summer
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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 characteristics associated with high mobility in night-active moths

Functional complementarity and specialisation: The role of biodiversity in plant–pollinator interactions

Plant–pollinator interactions in changing environments

The potential impacts of insecticides on the life-history traits of bees and the consequences for pollination

Landscape context and elevation affect pollinator communities in intensive apple orchards

Transient peak in moth diversity as a response to organic farming

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

A preliminary analysis of the fate of European bumblebees.
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First European Red List for bees.
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Microsatellite analysis in museum samples reveals inbreeding before the regression of Bombus veteranus
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The fate of Bombus cullumanus: regression and species status.
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Costing conservation: an expert appraisal of the pollinator habitat benefits of England's Entry Level Stewardship
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How threatened are alpine environments? a cross taxonomic study

Landscapes with wild bee habitats enhance pollination, fruit set and yield of sweet cherry

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

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

Comparison of pollinators and natural enemies: a meta-analysis of landscape and local effects on abundance and richness in crops
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Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination
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Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses
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Assessing continental-scale risks for generalist and specialist pollinating bee species under climate change
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Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European 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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A new species for the bee fauna of Italy: Megachile sculpturalis continues its colonization of Europe
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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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Specialization of mutualistic interaction networks decreases towards tropical latitudes
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Swarming generates rebel workers in honeybee
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Characteristic and derived diversity: implementing the species pool concept to quantify conservation condition of habitats
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Susceptibility of pollinators to landscape change depends on past landscapes, recent change and pollinator identity

Contrasting effects of habitat area and connectivity on evenness of pollinator communities

Historical climate-change influences modularity and nestedness of pollination networks

Host plant availability potentially limits butterfly distributions under cold environmental conditions

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

A stated preference valuation of the non-market benefits of pollination services in the UK

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

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

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

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

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

Distance from forest edge affects bee pollinators in oilseed rape fields
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Predicting the global spread of an invasive pollinator, the bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Ecological impacts of invasive alien plants: a meta-analysis of their effects on species, communities and ecosystems.
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Environmental factors driving the effectiveness of European agri-environmental measures in mitigating pollinator loss – a meta-analysis

Species richness declines and biotic homogenisation have slowed down for NW-European pollinators and plants
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A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems

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

The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness
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A multilevel analysis on pollination-related policies

Waardplantvoorkeur van hommels: terugkijken in de tijd

Changes in the fauna of aculeate wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) at Kullaberg in southwestern Sweden
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Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe

Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia), a controversial 21st century honey bee pathogen

Mite species inhabiting commercial bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) nests in Polish greenhouses
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Veränderungen in ökologischen Beziehungen

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

Biodiversity buffers pollination from changes in environmental conditions

Geographical patterns in prediction error of species distribution models

Increasing range mismatching of interacting species under global change is related to their ecological characteristics_Supplementary information

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

Survival, reproduction and population growth of the important pollinator bee, Osmia rufa, along gradients of heavy metal pollution

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

Genotypic diversity in queenless honey bee colonies reduces fitness

Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
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Long-range dispersal of small hive beetles

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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Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project
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