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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 Decline of England’s Bees
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Changes in the fauna of aculeate wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) at Kullaberg in southwestern Sweden
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A preliminary analysis of the fate of European bumblebees.
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Cross-continental convergence of climate change impacts on bumblebees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The impact of over 80 years of land cover changes on bee and wasp pollinator communities in England
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Synergistic effects of non-Apis bees and honey bees for pollination services
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Risky robbing is a job for short-lived and infected worker honeybees
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First European Red List for bees.
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The fate of Bombus cullumanus: regression and species status.
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Dead or alive: Deformed wing virus and Varroa destructor reduce the life span of winter honey bees.
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Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees
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Trait-dependent responses of flower-visiting insects to distance to semi-natural grasslands and landscape heterogeneity

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?

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

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

Plant–pollinator interactions in changing environments

Ecological characteristics associated with high mobility in night-active moths

Transient peak in moth diversity as a response to organic farming

Endosymbionts and honey bee colony losses?

Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination.
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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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Bee pollination improves crop quality, shelf life and commercial value
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Influence of combined pesticide and parasite exposure on bumblebee colony traits in the laboratory

Sublethal neonicotinoid insecticide exposure reduces solitary bee reproductive success
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Comparison of pollinators and natural enemies: a meta-analysis of landscape and local effects on abundance and richness in crops
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Environmental factors driving the effectiveness of European agri-environmental measures in mitigating pollinator loss – a meta-analysis

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

Ecological impacts of invasive alien plants: a meta-analysis of their effects on species, communities and ecosystems.
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Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination
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Contribution of Pollinator-Mediated Crops to Nutrients in the Human Food Supply
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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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Population Fluctuations and Synchrony of Grassland Butterflies in Relation to Species Traits
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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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Assessing continental-scale risks for generalist and specialist pollinating bee species under climate change
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Land-use changes, farm management and the decline of butterflies associated with semi-natural grasslands in southern Sweden
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CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe
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Reproductive biology of the Cape honeybee: A response to Beekman et al.
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Patterns of Genetic and Reproductive Traits Differentiation in Mainland vs. Corsican Populations of Bumblebees
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Species distribution models for crop pollination: a modelling framework applied to Great Britain
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Impact of chronic neonicotinoid exposure on honeybee colony performance and queen supersedure
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Trait-specific responses of wild bee communities to landscape composition, configuration and local factors.
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A protocol to assess the heat stress resistance of insects applied to bumblebees
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Insect pollination enhances seed yield, quality, and market value in oilseed rape

Mass-flowering crops enhance wild bee abundance
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How threatened are alpine environments? a cross taxonomic study

Costing conservation: an expert appraisal of the pollinator habitat benefits of England's Entry Level Stewardship
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Habitat and host plant use of the Large Copper Butterfly Lycaena dispar in an urban environment

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

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

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

Bombus cullumanus—an extinct European bumblebee species?
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Microsatellite analysis in museum samples reveals inbreeding before the regression of Bombus veteranus

Cocoon orientation in the nests of red mason bees (Osmia bicornis) is affected by cocoon size and available space
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Subspecific differentiation in male reproductive traits and virgin queen preferences, in Bombus terrestris

Distance from forest edge affects bee pollinators in oilseed rape fields
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Landscape configuration of crops and hedgerows drives local syrphid fly abundance

Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks

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

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

Evidence-based conservation: reply to Tepedino et al.
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Characteristic and derived diversity: implementing the species pool concept to quantify conservation condition of habitats
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Does Aconitum septentrionale chemically protect floral rewards to the advantage of specialist bumblebees?

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

Species richness declines and biotic homogenisation have slowed down for NW-European pollinators and plants
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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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Biodiversity buffers pollination from changes in environmental conditions

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

Assessing the effect of the time since transition to organic farming on plants and butterflies
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Abundance and diversity of wild bees along gradients of heavy metal pollution
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Wild pollination services to California almond rely on semi-natural habitat
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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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Patterns of beta diversity in Europe: partitioning the effects of climate, land-cover and distance across scales

Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits
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Increasing range mismatching of interacting species under global change is related to their ecological characteristics_Supplementary information

Geographical patterns in prediction error of species distribution models

Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses
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Detecting Insect Pollinator Declines on Regional and Global Scales

Host plant availability potentially limits butterfly distributions under cold environmental conditions

Historical climate-change influences modularity and nestedness of pollination networks

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