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

Transient peak in moth diversity as a response to organic farming

Assessing the effect of the time since transition to organic farming on plants and butterflies
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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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Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?
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Trait-specific responses of wild bee communities to landscape composition, configuration and local factors.
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Landscapes with wild bee habitats enhance pollination, fruit set and yield of sweet cherry

Mass-flowering crops enhance wild bee abundance
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Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination.
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Altitude acts as an environmental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities
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Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia), a controversial 21st century honey bee pathogen

Characteristic and derived diversity: implementing the species pool concept to quantify conservation condition of habitats
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Host plant availability potentially limits butterfly distributions under cold environmental conditions

Geographical patterns in prediction error of species distribution models

Landscape configuration of crops and hedgerows drives local syrphid fly abundance

Does Aconitum septentrionale chemically protect floral rewards to the advantage of specialist bumblebees?

Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination

Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits
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From research to action: practices to enhance crop yield through wild pollinators

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

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

High population variability and source-sink dynamics in a solitary bee species

Population Fluctuations and Synchrony of Grassland Butterflies in Relation to Species Traits
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Species-Area Relationships Are Controlled by Species Traits
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Size matters in a changing climate: differential responses of bees and butterflies

Influence of combined pesticide and parasite exposure on bumblebee colony traits in the laboratory

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

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

Contribution of Pollinator-Mediated Crops to Nutrients in the Human Food Supply
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Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
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Differences in the climatic debts of birds and butterflies at a continental scale

Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt

Bees and other pollinators: their value and health in England
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Maize pollen foraging by honey bees in relation to crop area and landscape contex

Historical climate-change influences modularity and nestedness of pollination networks

Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe

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

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

Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks

The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness
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Species richness declines and biotic homogenisation have slowed down for NW-European pollinators and plants
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Creating patches of native flowers facilitates crop pollination in large agricultural fields: mango as a case study
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The potential impacts of insecticides on the life-history traits of bees and the consequences for pollination

Synergistic effects of non-Apis bees and honey bees for pollination services
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Biodiversity buffers pollination from changes in environmental conditions

The Decline of England’s Bees
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Pollination services in the UK: How important are honeybees?

Agricultural Policies Exacerbate Honeybee Pollination Service Supply-Demand Mismatches Across Europe
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A stated preference valuation of the non-market benefits of pollination services in the UK

Costing conservation: an expert appraisal of the pollinator habitat benefits of England's Entry Level Stewardship
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Genotypic diversity in queenless honey bee colonies reduces fitness

Insect pollination enhances seed yield, quality, and market value in oilseed rape

Drastic historic shifts in bumble-bee community composition in Sweden
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Ecological intensification: harnessing ecosystem services for food security

Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats

Functional complementarity and specialisation: The role of biodiversity in plant–pollinator interactions

How Pollination Ecology research can help answer important questions
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Ecological characteristics associated with high mobility in night-active moths

Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification
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Historical changes in northeastern US bee pollinators related to shared ecological traits
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A protocol to assess the heat stress resistance of insects applied to bumblebees
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Distance from forest edge affects bee pollinators in oilseed rape fields
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Large-scale distribution of pollination systems in Europe is determined both by climate and land-use

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

Organic Farming Improves Pollination Success in Strawberries
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Functional traits help to explain half-century long shifts in pollinator distributions
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Susceptibility of pollinators to landscape change depends on past landscapes, recent change and pollinator identity

Fit-for-purpose: Species distribution model performance depends on evaluation criteria -Dutch hoverflies as a case study
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Endosymbionts and honey bee colony losses?

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

Progress on the International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Pollinators COP-11 Hyderabad, India
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