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Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers

Landscape configuration of crops and hedgerows drives local syrphid fly abundance

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

Ecological characteristics associated with high mobility in night-active moths

Cascading effects of soil eutrophication on higher trophic levels

Pollination services in the UK: How important are honeybees?

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

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

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

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

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

Plant–pollinator interactions in changing environments

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

Endosymbionts and honey bee colony losses?

The Distribution Atlas of European Butterflies

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

Exploring Broad Mitigation Strategies for Pollinators in Agroecosystems

Landscape context and elevation affect pollinator communities in intensive apple orchards

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

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

Achieving production and conservation simultaneously in tropical agricultural landscapes

Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt

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

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

Geographical patterns in prediction error of species distribution models

Towards Integrated Pest Management in Red Clover Seed Production

Clinical signs of deformed wing virus infection are predictive markers for honey bee colony losses

Progress on the International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Pollinators COP-11 Hyderabad, India

Genotypic diversity in queenless honey bee colonies reduces fitness

Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe

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

Long-range dispersal of small hive beetles

Varroa invasion and virus adaptation

Sex ratio and dispersal of small hive beetles

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

A multilevel analysis on pollination-related policies

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

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

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

Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats

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

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

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

Biodiversity buffers pollination from changes in environmental conditions

Historical climate-change influences modularity and nestedness of pollination networks

Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?

No bias behind pollinator research

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

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

Does conservation on farmland contribute to halting the biodiversity decline?

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

Ecological intensification: harnessing ecosystem services for food security

Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks

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

Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination

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

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

Transient peak in moth diversity as a response to organic farming

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cross-continental convergence of climate change impacts on bumblebees

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

Detecting Insect Pollinator Declines on Regional and Global Scales

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

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

Veränderungen in ökologischen Beziehungen

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

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

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

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers 

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

Host plant availability potentially limits butterfly distributions under cold environmental conditions

How threatened are alpine environments? a cross taxonomic study

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pollination ecology of a plant in its native and introduced areas

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

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

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

Susceptibility of pollinators to landscape change depends on past landscapes, recent change and pollinator identity

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

Waardplantvoorkeur van hommels: terugkijken in de tijd

Wild bee communities are negatively affected by heavy metal pollution

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

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

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

Atlas Hymenoptera

Global honey bee colony disorders and other threats to insect pollinators

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