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

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

Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe

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

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

Dealing with complexity in pollination management
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A butterfly hotspot in Western China, its environmental threats and conservation

Altitude acts as an environmental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities
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With that diet, you will go far: trait-based analysis reveals a link between rapid range expansion and a nitrogen-favoured diet

Functional identity and diversity of animals predict ecosystem functioning better than species-based indices

Microsatellite analysis in museum samples reveals inbreeding before the regression of Bombus veteranus
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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

Scent of a break-up: phylogeography and reproductive trait divergences in the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
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Towards Integrated Pest Management in Red Clover Seed Production

A new species for the bee fauna of Italy: Megachile sculpturalis continues its colonization of Europe
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Progress on the International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Pollinators COP-11 Hyderabad, India

Swarming generates rebel workers in honeybee
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Does conservation on farmland contribute to halting the biodiversity decline?

Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?

Varroa invasion and virus adaptation

Pollinator Diversity (Hymenoptera and Diptera) in Semi-Natural Habitats in Serbia During Summer
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High population variability and source-sink dynamics in a solitary bee species

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

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

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

The Distribution Atlas of European Butterflies

An update on the COLOSS network and the “BEEBOOK: standard methodologies for Apis mellifera research”
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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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Genotypic diversity in queenless honey bee colonies reduces fitness

Long-range dispersal of small hive beetles

Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
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Sex ratio and dispersal of small hive beetles

Investigating plant–pollinator relationships in the Aegean: the approaches of the project POL-AEGIS (The pollinators of the Aegean archipelago: diversity and threats)

Functional traits help to explain half-century long shifts in pollinator distributions
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No bias behind pollinator research

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

Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt

Mite species inhabiting commercial bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) nests in Polish greenhouses
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Organic Farming Improves Pollination Success in Strawberries
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Species-Area Relationships Are Controlled by Species Traits
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Infectivity of DWV Associated to Flower Pollen: Experimental Evidence of a Horizontal Transmission Route
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Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse
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Museum specimens reveal loss of pollen host plants as key factor driving wild bee decline in the Netherlands.

Historical changes in northeastern US bee pollinators related to shared ecological traits
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How Pollination Ecology research can help answer important questions
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A method for under-sampled ecological network data analysis: plant-pollination as case study
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The Bumblebees Scarcity Syndrome: Are heat waves leading to local extinctions of bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus)?
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Landscapes with wild bee habitats enhance pollination, fruit set and yield of sweet cherry

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

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

Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats

Achieving production and conservation simultaneously in tropical agricultural landscapes

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

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers 

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

Ecological intensification: harnessing ecosystem services for food security

Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination

A stated preference valuation of the non-market benefits of pollination services in the UK

Specialization of mutualistic interaction networks decreases towards tropical latitudes
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Pollination ecology of a plant in its native and introduced areas

Landscape context and elevation affect pollinator communities in intensive apple orchards

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

A multilevel analysis on pollination-related policies

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

Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers

Global honey bee colony disorders and other threats to insect pollinators

Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?
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The effect of climatic variation on abundance and diversity of bumblebees: a ten years survey in a mountain hotspot
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Atlas Hymenoptera

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