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

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

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

Wild pollination services to California almond rely on semi-natural habitat
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Wild bees and other insect pollinators: in invaluable and unexplored capital for Greece

Wild bee communities are negatively affected by heavy metal pollution

When ecosystem services interact: crop pollination benefits depend on the level of pest control
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Waardplantvoorkeur van hommels: terugkijken in de tijd

Veränderungen in ökologischen Beziehungen

Varroa invasion and virus adaptation

Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
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Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt

Transient peak in moth diversity as a response to organic farming

Trait-specific responses of wild bee communities to landscape composition, configuration and local factors.
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Trait-dependent responses of flower-visiting insects to distance to semi-natural grasslands and landscape heterogeneity

Towards Integrated Pest Management in Red Clover Seed Production

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

The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness
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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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The fate of Bombus cullumanus: regression and species status.
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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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The Distribution Atlas of European Butterflies

The Decline of England’s Bees
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The Bumblebees Scarcity Syndrome: Are heat waves leading to local extinctions of bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus)?
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Synergistic effects of non-Apis bees and honey bees for pollination services
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Swarming generates rebel workers in honeybee
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Susceptibility of pollinators to landscape change depends on past landscapes, recent change and pollinator identity

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

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

Sublethal neonicotinoid insecticide exposure reduces solitary bee reproductive success
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Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits
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Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats

Species-Area Relationships Are Controlled by Species Traits
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Species richness declines and biotic homogenisation have slowed down for NW-European pollinators and plants
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Species distribution models for crop pollination: a modelling framework applied to Great Britain
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Specialization of mutualistic interaction networks decreases towards tropical latitudes
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Spatially-explicit estimation of geographical representation in large-scale species distribution datasets
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Size matters in a changing climate: differential responses of bees and butterflies

Sex ratio and dispersal of small hive beetles

Scent of a break-up: phylogeography and reproductive trait divergences in the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
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Risky robbing is a job for short-lived and infected worker honeybees
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Reproductive biology of the Cape honeybee: A response to Beekman et al.
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Progress on the International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Pollinators COP-11 Hyderabad, India

Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse
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Predicting the global spread of an invasive pollinator, the bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Population Fluctuations and Synchrony of Grassland Butterflies in Relation to Species Traits
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Pollinator Diversity (Hymenoptera and Diptera) in Semi-Natural Habitats in Serbia During Summer
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Pollination services in the UK: How important are honeybees?

Pollination ecology of a plant in its native and introduced areas

Plant–pollinator interactions in changing environments

Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks

Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?

Patterns of Genetic and Reproductive Traits Differentiation in Mainland vs. Corsican Populations of Bumblebees
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Patterns of beta diversity in Europe: partitioning the effects of climate, land-cover and distance across scales

Organic Farming Improves Pollination Success in Strawberries
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Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia), a controversial 21st century honey bee pathogen

No bias behind pollinator research

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

Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination
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Mite species inhabiting commercial bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) nests in Polish greenhouses
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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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Methods for species delimitation in bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus): towards an integrative approach

Mass-flowering crops enhance wild bee abundance
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Maize pollen foraging by honey bees in relation to crop area and landscape contex

Long-range dispersal of small hive beetles

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

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

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

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

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

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

Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses
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Landscape context and elevation affect pollinator communities in intensive apple orchards

Landscape configuration of crops and hedgerows drives local syrphid fly abundance

Land-use changes, farm management and the decline of butterflies associated with semi-natural grasslands in southern Sweden
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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)

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

Insect pollinators: linking research and policy
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Insect pollination enhances seed yield, quality, and market value in oilseed rape

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

Infectivity of DWV Associated to Flower Pollen: Experimental Evidence of a Horizontal Transmission Route
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Increasing range mismatching of interacting species under global change is related to their ecological characteristics_Supplementary information

Impact of chronic neonicotinoid exposure on honeybee colony performance and queen supersedure
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How threatened are alpine environments? a cross taxonomic study

How Pollination Ecology research can help answer important questions
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Host plant availability potentially limits butterfly distributions under cold environmental conditions

Historical climate-change influences modularity and nestedness of pollination networks

Historical changes in northeastern US bee pollinators related to shared ecological traits
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High population variability and source-sink dynamics in a solitary bee species

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

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

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers 

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers

Global honey bee colony disorders and other threats to insect pollinators

Geographical patterns in prediction error of species distribution models

Genotypic diversity in queenless honey bee colonies reduces fitness

Functional traits help to explain half-century long shifts in pollinator distributions
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Functional identity and diversity of animals predict ecosystem functioning better than species-based indices

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