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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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Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses
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Landscapes with wild bee habitats enhance pollination, fruit set and yield of sweet cherry

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

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

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

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

Long-range dispersal of small hive beetles

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

Mass-flowering crops enhance wild bee abundance
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Methods for species delimitation in bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus): towards an integrative approach

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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Mite species inhabiting commercial bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) nests in Polish greenhouses
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Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination
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Museum specimens reveal loss of pollen host plants as key factor driving wild bee decline in the Netherlands.

No bias behind pollinator research

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

Organic Farming Improves Pollination Success in Strawberries
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Patterns of beta diversity in Europe: partitioning the effects of climate, land-cover and distance across scales

Patterns of Genetic and Reproductive Traits Differentiation in Mainland vs. Corsican Populations of Bumblebees
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Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?

Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks

Plant–pollinator interactions in changing environments

Pollination ecology of a plant in its native and introduced areas

Pollination services in the UK: How important are honeybees?

Pollinator Diversity (Hymenoptera and Diptera) in Semi-Natural Habitats in Serbia During Summer
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Population Fluctuations and Synchrony of Grassland Butterflies in Relation to Species Traits
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Predicting the global spread of an invasive pollinator, the bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse
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Progress on the International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Pollinators COP-11 Hyderabad, India

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

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

Spatially-explicit estimation of geographical representation in large-scale species distribution datasets
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Specialization of mutualistic interaction networks decreases towards tropical latitudes
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Species distribution models for crop pollination: a modelling framework applied to Great Britain
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Species richness declines and biotic homogenisation have slowed down for NW-European pollinators and plants
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Species-Area Relationships Are Controlled by Species Traits
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Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats

Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits
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Sublethal neonicotinoid insecticide exposure reduces solitary bee reproductive success
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Subspecific differentiation in male reproductive traits and virgin queen preferences, in Bombus terrestris

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

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

Swarming generates rebel workers in honeybee
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Synergistic effects of non-Apis bees and honey bees for pollination services
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The Bumblebees Scarcity Syndrome: Are heat waves leading to local extinctions of bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus)?
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The Decline of England’s Bees
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The Distribution Atlas of European Butterflies

The effect of climatic variation on abundance and diversity of bumblebees: a ten years survey in a mountain hotspot
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The fate of Bombus cullumanus: regression and species status.
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The impact of over 80 years of land cover changes on bee and wasp pollinator communities in England
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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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The potential impacts of insecticides on the life-history traits of bees and the consequences for pollination

Towards Integrated Pest Management in Red Clover Seed Production

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

Trait-specific responses of wild bee communities to landscape composition, configuration and local factors.
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Transient peak in moth diversity as a response to organic farming

Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt

Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
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Varroa invasion and virus adaptation

Veränderungen in ökologischen Beziehungen

Waardplantvoorkeur van hommels: terugkijken in de tijd

When ecosystem services interact: crop pollination benefits depend on the level of pest control
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Wild bee communities are negatively affected by heavy metal pollution

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

Wild pollination services to California almond rely on semi-natural habitat
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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

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