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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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Sublethal neonicotinoid insecticide exposure reduces solitary bee reproductive success
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No bias behind pollinator research

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

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

A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems

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

Detecting Insect Pollinator Declines on Regional and Global Scales

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

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

Scent of a break-up: phylogeography and reproductive trait divergences in the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
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Species distribution models for crop pollination: a modelling framework applied to Great Britain
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Wild pollinators enhance fruit set of crops regardless of honey-bee abundance

Landscape configuration of crops and hedgerows drives local syrphid fly abundance

Impact of chronic neonicotinoid exposure on honeybee colony performance and queen supersedure
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Agricultural Policies Exacerbate Honeybee Pollination Service Supply-Demand Mismatches Across Europe
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Contrasting effects of habitat area and connectivity on evenness of pollinator communities

Characteristic and derived diversity: implementing the species pool concept to quantify conservation condition of habitats
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Spatially-explicit estimation of geographical representation in large-scale species distribution datasets
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Achieving production and conservation simultaneously in tropical agricultural landscapes

An integrative taxonomic approach to assess the taxonomic status of insular bumblebees: implication on Corsican bumblebee conservation

Distance from forest edge affects bee pollinators in oilseed rape fields
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CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe
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Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks

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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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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Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity

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

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

Host plant availability potentially limits butterfly distributions under cold environmental conditions

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

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

Risky robbing is a job for short-lived and infected worker honeybees
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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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Cascading effects of soil eutrophication on higher trophic levels

A century of species loss and biotic homogenization in Danish butterfly assemblages

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

A multilevel analysis on pollination-related policies

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

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

Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees
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Cross-continental convergence of climate change impacts on bumblebees

Dealing with complexity in pollination management
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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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Functional identity and diversity of animals predict ecosystem functioning better than species-based indices

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

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

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

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

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

Wild bee communities are negatively affected by heavy metal pollution

Winners and losers of climate change for the genus Merodon (Diptera: Syrphidae) across the Balkan Peninsula

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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