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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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Bees and other pollinators: their value and health in England
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Insect pollinators: linking research and policy
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Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification
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Atlas Hymenoptera

The effect of climatic variation on abundance and diversity of bumblebees: a ten years survey in a mountain hotspot
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Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?
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Global honey bee colony disorders and other threats to insect pollinators

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers

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

A multilevel analysis on pollination-related policies

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

Landscape context and elevation affect pollinator communities in intensive apple orchards

Pollination ecology of a plant in its native and introduced areas

Specialization of mutualistic interaction networks decreases towards tropical latitudes
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A stated preference valuation of the non-market benefits of pollination services in the UK

Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination

Ecological intensification: harnessing ecosystem services for food security

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

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers 

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

Achieving production and conservation simultaneously in tropical agricultural landscapes

Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats

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

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

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

The Bumblebees Scarcity Syndrome: Are heat waves leading to local extinctions of bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus)?
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A method for under-sampled ecological network data analysis: plant-pollination as case study
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How Pollination Ecology research can help answer important questions
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Historical changes in northeastern US bee pollinators related to shared ecological traits
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Museum specimens reveal loss of pollen host plants as key factor driving wild bee decline in the Netherlands.

Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse
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Infectivity of DWV Associated to Flower Pollen: Experimental Evidence of a Horizontal Transmission Route
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Species-Area Relationships Are Controlled by Species Traits
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Organic Farming Improves Pollination Success in Strawberries
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Mite species inhabiting commercial bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) nests in Polish greenhouses
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Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt

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

No bias behind pollinator research

Functional traits help to explain half-century long shifts in pollinator distributions
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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)

Sex ratio and dispersal of small hive beetles

Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
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Long-range dispersal of small hive beetles

Genotypic diversity in queenless honey bee colonies reduces fitness

Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project
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An update on the COLOSS network and the “BEEBOOK: standard methodologies for Apis mellifera research”
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The Distribution Atlas of European Butterflies

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

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

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

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

Pollinator Diversity (Hymenoptera and Diptera) in Semi-Natural Habitats in Serbia During Summer
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Varroa invasion and virus adaptation

Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?

Does conservation on farmland contribute to halting the biodiversity decline?

Swarming generates rebel workers in honeybee
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Progress on the International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Pollinators COP-11 Hyderabad, India

A new species for the bee fauna of Italy: Megachile sculpturalis continues its colonization of Europe
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Towards Integrated Pest Management in Red Clover Seed Production

Scent of a break-up: phylogeography and reproductive trait divergences in the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
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Cereal Aphids and Their Natural Enemies Responses to Landscape Composition and Agri-Environment Schemes

Exploring Broad Mitigation Strategies for Pollinators in Agroecosystems

Microsatellite analysis in museum samples reveals inbreeding before the regression of Bombus veteranus
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Functional identity and diversity of animals predict ecosystem functioning better than species-based indices

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

Altitude acts as an environmental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities
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A butterfly hotspot in Western China, its environmental threats and conservation

Dealing with complexity in pollination management
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Bumblebees (Bombidae) along pollution gradient - Heavy metal accumulation, species diversity, and Nosema bombi infection level

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

Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe

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

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

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

Historical climate-change influences modularity and nestedness of pollination networks

Host plant availability potentially limits butterfly distributions under cold environmental conditions

Detecting Insect Pollinator Declines on Regional and Global Scales

Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses
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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

Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits
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Patterns of beta diversity in Europe: partitioning the effects of climate, land-cover and distance across scales

Creating patches of native flowers facilitates crop pollination in large agricultural fields: mango as a case study
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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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Assessing the effect of the time since transition to organic farming on plants and butterflies
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Logging in boreal field-forest ecotones promotes flower-visiting insect diversity and modifies insect community composition

Biodiversity buffers pollination from changes in environmental conditions

The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness
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Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity

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

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

Characteristic and derived diversity: implementing the species pool concept to quantify conservation condition of habitats
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Evidence-based conservation: reply to Tepedino et al.
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An integrative taxonomic approach to assess the taxonomic status of insular bumblebees: implication on Corsican bumblebee conservation

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

Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks

Landscape configuration of crops and hedgerows drives local syrphid fly abundance

Distance from forest edge affects bee pollinators in oilseed rape fields
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