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

First European Red List for bees.
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Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers

Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination
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Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers 

Global honey bee colony disorders and other threats to insect pollinators

Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination.
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Ecological impacts of invasive alien plants: a meta-analysis of their effects on species, communities and ecosystems.
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Pollination services in the UK: How important are honeybees?

How Pollination Ecology research can help answer important questions
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Functional complementarity and specialisation: The role of biodiversity in plant–pollinator interactions

Contribution of Pollinator-Mediated Crops to Nutrients in the Human Food Supply
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Plant–pollinator interactions in changing environments

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

Assessing continental-scale risks for generalist and specialist pollinating bee species under climate change
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Geographical patterns in prediction error of species distribution models

Assessing the effect of the time since transition to organic farming on plants and butterflies
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A method for under-sampled ecological network data analysis: plant-pollination as case study
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Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits
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Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project
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Patterns of Genetic and Reproductive Traits Differentiation in Mainland vs. Corsican Populations of Bumblebees
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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?

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

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

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

Atlas Hymenoptera

Drastic historic shifts in bumble-bee community composition in Sweden
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The Decline of England’s Bees
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Landscape context and elevation affect pollinator communities in intensive apple orchards

Creating patches of native flowers facilitates crop pollination in large agricultural fields: mango as a case study
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Changes in the fauna of aculeate wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) at Kullaberg in southwestern Sweden
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Differences in the climatic debts of birds and butterflies at a continental scale

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

Organic Farming Improves Pollination Success in Strawberries
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Towards Integrated Pest Management in Red Clover Seed Production

Specialization of mutualistic interaction networks decreases towards tropical latitudes
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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

Dead or alive: Deformed wing virus and Varroa destructor reduce the life span of winter honey bees.
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Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse
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Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe

Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
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Challenges for developing pathogen-based biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae)

Long-range dispersal of small hive beetles

Varroa invasion and virus adaptation

Reproductive biology of the Cape honeybee: A response to Beekman et al.
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Sex ratio and dispersal of small hive beetles

An update on the COLOSS network and the “BEEBOOK: standard methodologies for Apis mellifera research”
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A scientific note on Israeli acute paralysis virus infections of Eastern honey bee Apis cerana and vespine predator Vespa velutina

Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses
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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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Mite species inhabiting commercial bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) nests in Polish greenhouses
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Swarming generates rebel workers in honeybee
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Insect pollinators: linking research and policy
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Altitude acts as an environmental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities
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Mass-flowering crops enhance wild bee abundance
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Landscapes with wild bee habitats enhance pollination, fruit set and yield of sweet cherry

Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats

Pollinator Diversity (Hymenoptera and Diptera) in Semi-Natural Habitats in Serbia During Summer
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Increasing range mismatching of interacting species under global change is related to their ecological characteristics_Supplementary information

The effect of climatic variation on abundance and diversity of bumblebees: a ten years survey in a mountain hotspot
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The Bumblebees Scarcity Syndrome: Are heat waves leading to local extinctions of bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus)?
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Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?
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Species-Area Relationships Are Controlled by Species Traits
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Insect pollination enhances seed yield, quality, and market value in oilseed rape

A preliminary analysis of the fate of European bumblebees.
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Back to the future: Apis vs. non-Apis pollination - a response to Ollerton et al.

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

How threatened are alpine environments? a cross taxonomic study

Microsatellite analysis in museum samples reveals inbreeding before the regression of Bombus veteranus
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The fate of Bombus cullumanus: regression and species status.
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Waardplantvoorkeur van hommels: terugkijken in de tijd

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

Comparison of pollinators and natural enemies: a meta-analysis of landscape and local effects on abundance and richness in crops
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Ecological characteristics associated with high mobility in night-active moths

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

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

Exploring Broad Mitigation Strategies for Pollinators in Agroecosystems

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

When ecosystem services interact: crop pollination benefits depend on the level of pest control
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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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Clinical signs of deformed wing virus infection are predictive markers for honey bee colony losses

Bombus cullumanus—an extinct European bumblebee species?
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Population Fluctuations and Synchrony of Grassland Butterflies in Relation to Species Traits
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Synergistic effects of non-Apis bees and honey bees for pollination services
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Cocoon orientation in the nests of red mason bees (Osmia bicornis) is affected by cocoon size and available space
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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 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

Fit-for-purpose: Species distribution model performance depends on evaluation criteria -Dutch hoverflies as a case study
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Bees and other pollinators: their value and health in England
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Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?
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