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

CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics ofthebutterflies in Europe
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Global honey bee colony disorders and other threats to insect pollinators

Varroa invasion and virus adaptation

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers

Ecological intensification: harnessing ecosystem services for food security

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers

Endosymbionts and honey bee colony losses?

Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?

Does conservation on farmland contribute to halting the biodiversity decline?

Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination

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

Functional traits help to explain half-century long shifts in pollinator distributions
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Cross-continental convergence of climate change impacts on bumblebees

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

Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination.
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With that diet, you will go far: trait-based analysis reveals a link between rapid range expansion and a nitrogen-favoured diet

Drastic historic shifts in bumble-bee community composition in Sweden
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When ecosystem services interact: crop pollination benefits depend on the level of pest control
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Altitude acts as an environmental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities
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Synergistic effects of non-Apis bees and honey bees for pollination services
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Bee pollination improves crop quality, shelf life and commercial value
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Functional identity and diversity of animals predict ecosystem functioning better than species-based indices

The impact of over 80 years of land cover changes on bee and wasp pollinator communities in England
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Historical changes in northeastern US bee pollinators related to shared ecological traits
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Wild bees and other insect pollinators: in invaluable and unexplored capital for Greece

Dealing with complexity in pollination management
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Herbicides reduce floral resources of non-target plants on the landscape

Museum specimens reveal loss of pollen host plants as key factor driving wild bee decline in the Netherlands.

Bumblebees (Bombidae) along pollution gradient - Heavy metal accumulation, species diversity, and Nosema bombi infection level

Impact of chronic neonicotinoid exposure on honeybee colony performance and queen supersedure
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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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Spatially-explicit estimation of geographical representation in large-scale species distribution datasets
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Organic Farming Improves Pollination Success in Strawberries
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Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse
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Population Fluctuations and Synchrony of Grassland Butterflies in Relation to Species Traits
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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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Species-Area Relationships Are Controlled by Species Traits
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Infectivity of DWV Associated to Flower Pollen: Experimental Evidence of a Horizontal Transmission Route
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A protocol to assess the heat stress resistance of insects applied to bumblebees
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Species distribution models for crop pollination: a modelling framework applied to Great Britain
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Trait-specific responses of wild bee communities to landscape composition, configuration and local factors.
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Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification
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Economic and ecological implications of geographic bias in pollinator ecology in the light of pollinator declines

Mass-flowering crops enhance wild bee abundance
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Insect pollination enhances seed yield, quality, and market value in oilseed rape

Land-use changes, farm management and the decline of butterflies associated with semi-natural grasslands insouthern Sweden
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Ecosystem service delivery by dominant species requires articulation of biodiversity conservation arguments

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

Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt

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

No bias behind pollinator research

Trait-dependent responses of flower-visiting insects to distance to semi-natural grasslands and landscape heterogeneity

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

Reproductive biology of the Cape honeybee: A response to Beekman et al.
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How Pollination Ecology research can help answer important questions
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A method for under-sampled ecological network data analysis: plant-pollination as case study
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Clinical signs of deformed wing virus infection are predictive markers for honey bee colony losses

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

Habitat and host plant use of the Large Copper Butterfly Lycaena dispar in an urban environment

Towards Integrated Pest Management in Red Clover Seed Production

Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks

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

Landscape configuration of crops and hedgerows drives local syrphid fly abundance

Creating patches of native flowers facilitates crop pollination in large agricultural fields: mango as a case study
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Assessing the effect of the time since transition to organic farming on plants and butterflies
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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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Influence of combined pesticide and parasite exposure on bumblebee colony traits in the laboratory

Wild bee communities are negatively affected by heavy metal pollution

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

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

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

Biodiversity buffers pollination from changes in environmental conditions

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

Veränderungen in ökologischen Beziehungen

Mite species inhabiting commercial bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) nests in Polish greenhouses
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Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe

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

Changes in the fauna of aculeate wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) at Kullaberg in southwestern Sweden
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Waardplantvoorkeur van hommels: terugkijken in de tijd

A multilevel analysis on pollination-related policies

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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Distance from forest edge affects bee pollinators in oilseed rape fields
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