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

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

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

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

A method for under-sampled ecological network data analysis: plant-pollination as case study
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A multilevel analysis on pollination-related policies

A new species for the bee fauna of Italy: Megachile sculpturalis continues its colonization of Europe
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A preliminary analysis of the fate of European bumblebees.
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A protocol to assess the heat stress resistance of insects applied to bumblebees
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A scientific note on Israeli acute paralysis virus infections of Eastern honey bee Apis cerana and vespine predator Vespa velutina

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

Abundance and diversity of wild bees along gradients of heavy metal pollution
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Achieving production and conservation simultaneously in tropical agricultural landscapes

Agricultural Policies Exacerbate Honeybee Pollination Service Supply-Demand Mismatches Across Europe
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Altitude acts as an environmental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities
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An integrative taxonomic approach to assess the taxonomic status of insular bumblebees: implication on Corsican bumblebee conservation

An update on the COLOSS network and the “BEEBOOK: standard methodologies for Apis mellifera research”
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Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?
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Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques

Assessing continental-scale risks for generalist and specialist pollinating bee species under climate change
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Assessing the effect of the time since transition to organic farming on plants and butterflies
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Atlas Hymenoptera

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

Bee pollination improves crop quality, shelf life and commercial value
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Bees and other pollinators: their value and health in England
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Biodiversity buffers pollination from changes in environmental conditions

Bombus cullumanus—an extinct European bumblebee species?
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Bumblebees (Bombidae) along pollution gradient - Heavy metal accumulation, species diversity, and Nosema bombi infection level

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

Cascading effects of soil eutrophication on higher trophic levels

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

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

Changes in the fauna of aculeate wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) at Kullaberg in southwestern Sweden
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Characteristic and derived diversity: implementing the species pool concept to quantify conservation condition of habitats
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Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees
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CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe
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Clinical signs of deformed wing virus infection are predictive markers for honey bee colony losses

Cocoon orientation in the nests of red mason bees (Osmia bicornis) is affected by cocoon size and available space
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Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe

Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination

Comparison of pollinators and natural enemies: a meta-analysis of landscape and local effects on abundance and richness in crops
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Contrasting effects of habitat area and connectivity on evenness of pollinator communities

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

Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification
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Contribution of Pollinator-Mediated Crops to Nutrients in the Human Food Supply
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Costing conservation: an expert appraisal of the pollinator habitat benefits of England's Entry Level Stewardship
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Creating patches of native flowers facilitates crop pollination in large agricultural fields: mango as a case study
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Cross-continental convergence of climate change impacts on bumblebees

Dead or alive: Deformed wing virus and Varroa destructor reduce the life span of winter honey bees.
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Dealing with complexity in pollination management
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Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity

Detecting Insect Pollinator Declines on Regional and Global Scales

Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project
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Differences in the climatic debts of birds and butterflies at a continental scale

Distance from forest edge affects bee pollinators in oilseed rape fields
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Does conservation on farmland contribute to halting the biodiversity decline?

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

Drastic historic shifts in bumble-bee community composition in Sweden
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Early mass-flowering crops mitigate pollinator dilution in late-flowering crops

Ecological characteristics associated with high mobility in night-active moths

Ecological impacts of invasive alien plants: a meta-analysis of their effects on species, communities and ecosystems.
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Ecological intensification: harnessing ecosystem services for food security

Economic and ecological implications of geographic bias in pollinator ecology in the light of pollinator declines

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

Endosymbionts and honey bee colony losses?

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

Evidence-based conservation: reply to Tepedino et al.
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Excessive nitrogen deposition can shape the composition of plant and insect assemblages

Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination.
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Exploring Broad Mitigation Strategies for Pollinators in Agroecosystems

First European Red List for bees.
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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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From research to action: practices to enhance crop yield through wild pollinators

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

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

Functional traits help to explain half-century long shifts in pollinator distributions
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Genotypic diversity in queenless honey bee colonies reduces fitness

Geographical patterns in prediction error of species distribution models

Global honey bee colony disorders and other threats to insect pollinators

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers 

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

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

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

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

Host plant availability potentially limits butterfly distributions under cold environmental conditions

How Pollination Ecology research can help answer important questions
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How threatened are alpine environments? a cross taxonomic study

Impact of chronic neonicotinoid exposure on honeybee colony performance and queen supersedure
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Increasing range mismatching of interacting species under global change is related to their ecological characteristics_Supplementary information

Infectivity of DWV Associated to Flower Pollen: Experimental Evidence of a Horizontal Transmission Route
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Influence of combined pesticide and parasite exposure on bumblebee colony traits in the laboratory

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

Insect pollinators: linking research and policy
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Interactive effect of floral abundance and semi-natural habitats on pollinators in field beans

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

Land-use changes, farm management and the decline of butterflies associated with semi-natural grasslands in southern Sweden
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Landscape configuration of crops and hedgerows drives local syrphid fly abundance

Landscape context and elevation affect pollinator communities in intensive apple orchards
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