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Cryptic species diversity in a widespread bumble bee complex revealed using mitochondrial DNA RFLPs
Cryptic species diversity is thought to be common within the class Insecta, posing problems for basic ecological and population genetic studies and conservation management. Within the temperateExpand
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Rarity and decline in bumblebees - : A test of causes and correlates in the Irish fauna
Abstract Bees are believed to be in decline across many of the world’s ecosystems. Recent studies on British bumblebees proposed alternative theories to explain declines. One study suggested thatExpand
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Colour Patterns Do Not Diagnose Species: Quantitative Evaluation of a DNA Barcoded Cryptic Bumblebee Complex
Cryptic diversity within bumblebees (Bombus) has the potential to undermine crucial conservation efforts designed to reverse the observed decline in many bumblebee species worldwide. Central to suchExpand
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Local-scale factors structure wild bee communities in protected areas
Summary 1.In the current context of global habitat loss, a fundamental challenge is to understand how ecological processes interact to determine community composition. Despite the accumulatingExpand
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Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees
Bumble bees represent one of the most important groups of pollinators. In addition to their ecological and economic relevance , they are also a highly charismatic group which can help to increase theExpand
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Bee conservation policy at the global, regional and national levels
Bees are important both ecologically and economically for the ecosystem service role they play as pollinators. Documented global decline in bees has sparked the formation of a global policy frameworkExpand
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Regional red list of Irish bees
The National Parks and Wildlife Service Red Lists are available online at http://www.npws.ie/publications/redlists/
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Vegetation classification and biogeography of European floodplain forests and alder carrs
Aim: Formalized classifications synthesizing vegetation data at the continental scale are being attempted only now, although they are of key importance for nature conservation planning. Therefore, weExpand
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Microsatellite analysis supports the existence of three cryptic species within the bumble bee Bombus lucorum sensu lato
Mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) partial sequences are widely used in taxonomy for species identification. Increasingly, these sequence identities are combined with modelling approaches toExpand
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Classification of European and Mediterranean coastal dune vegetation
Aims: Although many phytosociological studies have provided detailed local and regional descriptions of coastal dune vegetation, a unified classification of this vegetation in Europe and theExpand
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