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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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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

Bee pollination improves crop quality, shelf life and commercial value
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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)

Species richness declines and biotic homogenisation have slowed down for NW-European pollinators and plants
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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

Infectivity of DWV Associated to Flower Pollen: Experimental Evidence of a Horizontal Transmission Route
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A new species for the bee fauna of Italy: Megachile sculpturalis continues its colonization of Europe
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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 preliminary analysis of the fate of European bumblebees.
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A protocol to assess the heat stress resistance of insects applied to bumblebees
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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

Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees
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Contrasting effects of mass-flowering crops on bee pollination of hedge plants at different spatial and temporal scales

Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification
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Costing conservation: an expert appraisal of the pollinator habitat benefits of England's Entry Level Stewardship
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Cross-continental convergence of climate change impacts on bumblebees

Dealing with complexity in pollination management
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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

Evidence-based conservation: reply to Tepedino et al.
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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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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

Microsatellite analysis in museum samples reveals inbreeding before the regression of Bombus veteranus
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Museum specimens reveal loss of pollen host plants as key factor driving wild bee decline in the Netherlands.

Pollination ecology of a plant in its native and introduced areas

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

Risky robbing is a job for short-lived and infected worker honeybees
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Scent of a break-up: phylogeography and reproductive trait divergences in the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
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Size matters in a changing climate: differential responses of bees and butterflies

Species distribution models for crop pollination: a modelling framework applied to Great Britain
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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

The fate of Bombus cullumanus: regression and species status.
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The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness
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Trait-specific responses of wild bee communities to landscape composition, configuration and local factors.
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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

The impact of over 80 years of land cover changes on bee and wasp pollinator communities in England
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Functional traits help to explain half-century long shifts in pollinator distributions
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