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

Fit-for-purpose: Species distribution model performance depends on evaluation criteria -Dutch hoverflies as a case study
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First European Red List for bees.
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Exploring Broad Mitigation Strategies for Pollinators in Agroecosystems

Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination.
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Excessive nitrogen deposition can shape the composition of plant and insect assemblages

Evidence-based conservation: reply to Tepedino et al.
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Environmental factors driving the effectiveness of European agri-environmental measures in mitigating pollinator loss – a meta-analysis

Endosymbionts and honey bee colony losses?

Ecosystem service delivery by dominant species requires articulation of biodiversity conservation arguments

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

Ecological intensification: harnessing ecosystem services for food security

Ecological impacts of invasive alien plants: a meta-analysis of their effects on species, communities and ecosystems.
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Ecological characteristics associated with high mobility in night-active moths

Early mass-flowering crops mitigate pollinator dilution in late-flowering crops

Drastic historic shifts in bumble-bee community composition in Sweden
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Does Aconitum septentrionale chemically protect floral rewards to the advantage of specialist bumblebees?

Does conservation on farmland contribute to halting the biodiversity decline?

Distance from forest edge affects bee pollinators in oilseed rape fields
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Differences in the climatic debts of birds and butterflies at a continental scale

Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project
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Detecting Insect Pollinator Declines on Regional and Global Scales

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

Dealing with complexity in pollination management
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Dead or alive: Deformed wing virus and Varroa destructor reduce the life span of winter honey bees.
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Cross-continental convergence of climate change impacts on bumblebees

Creating patches of native flowers facilitates crop pollination in large agricultural fields: mango as a case study
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Costing conservation: an expert appraisal of the pollinator habitat benefits of England's Entry Level Stewardship
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Contribution of Pollinator-Mediated Crops to Nutrients in the Human Food Supply
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Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification
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Contrasting effects of mass-flowering crops on bee pollination of hedge plants at different spatial and temporal scales

Contrasting effects of habitat area and connectivity on evenness of pollinator communities

Comparison of pollinators and natural enemies: a meta-analysis of landscape and local effects on abundance and richness in crops
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Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination

Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe

Cocoon orientation in the nests of red mason bees (Osmia bicornis) is affected by cocoon size and available space
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Clinical signs of deformed wing virus infection are predictive markers for honey bee colony losses

CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe
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Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees
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Characteristic and derived diversity: implementing the species pool concept to quantify conservation condition of habitats
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Changes in the fauna of aculeate wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) at Kullaberg in southwestern Sweden
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Challenges for developing pathogen-based biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae)

Cereal Aphids and Their Natural Enemies Responses to Landscape Composition and Agri-Environment Schemes

Cascading effects of soil eutrophication on higher trophic levels

Can pollination services, species diversity and conservation be simultaneously promoted by sown wildflower strips on farmland?

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

Bombus cullumanus—an extinct European bumblebee species?
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Biodiversity buffers pollination from changes in environmental conditions

Bees and other pollinators: their value and health in England
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Bee pollination improves crop quality, shelf life and commercial value
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Back to the future: Apis vs. non-Apis pollination - a response to Ollerton et al.

Atlas Hymenoptera

Assessing the effect of the time since transition to organic farming on plants and butterflies
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Assessing continental-scale risks for generalist and specialist pollinating bee species under climate change
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Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques

Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?
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An update on the COLOSS network and the “BEEBOOK: standard methodologies for Apis mellifera research”
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An integrative taxonomic approach to assess the taxonomic status of insular bumblebees: implication on Corsican bumblebee conservation

Altitude acts as an environmental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities
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Agricultural Policies Exacerbate Honeybee Pollination Service Supply-Demand Mismatches Across Europe
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Achieving production and conservation simultaneously in tropical agricultural landscapes

Abundance and diversity of wild bees along gradients of heavy metal pollution
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A stated preference valuation of the non-market benefits of pollination services in the UK

A scientific note on Israeli acute paralysis virus infections of Eastern honey bee Apis cerana and vespine predator Vespa velutina

A protocol to assess the heat stress resistance of insects applied to bumblebees
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A preliminary analysis of the fate of European bumblebees.
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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 multilevel analysis on pollination-related policies

A method for under-sampled ecological network data analysis: plant-pollination as case study
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A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems

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

A butterfly hotspot in Western China, its environmental threats and conservation

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