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Does conservation on farmland contribute to halting the biodiversity decline?
It is unknown how the extensive European agri-environmental budget for conservation on farmland contributes to the policy objectives to halt biodiversity decline, and new research directions are identified addressing this important knowledge gap. Expand
Seed coating with a neonicotinoid insecticide negatively affects wild bees
It is shown that a commonly used insecticide seed coating in a flowering crop can have serious consequences for wild bees, and the contribution of pesticides to the global decline of wild bees may have been underestimated. Expand
Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation
It is shown that, while the contribution of wild bees to crop production is significant, service delivery is restricted to a limited subset of all known bee species, suggesting that cost-effective management strategies to promote crop pollination should target a different set of species than management Strategies to promote threatened bees. Expand
Land Sparing Versus Land Sharing: Moving Forward
Key priorities for the future in this work are addressing issues when using the existing framework, and developing alternative, holistic ways to conceptualise challenges related to food, biodiversity, and land scarcity. Expand
Semi‐natural grasslands as population sources for pollinating insects in agricultural landscapes
It is suggested that preservation of the remaining semi-natural grasslands or re-creation of flower-rich grasslands is essential to sustain the abundance and diversity of insect pollinators in intensively farmed agricultural landscapes. Expand
Environmental factors driving the effectiveness of European agri-environmental measures in mitigating pollinator loss--a meta-analysis.
It is suggested that the ecological contrast in floral resources created by schemes drives the response of pollinators to AES but that this response is moderated by landscape context and farmland type, with more positive responses in croplands and associated pollination services in species-poor landscapes. Expand
The importance of fragmentation and habitat quality of urban grasslands for butterfly diversity
Parks, remnants of natural habitats and other green areas are important for preserving biodiversity in urban areas. Here, we investigate the relative importance of habitat type and connectivity forExpand
Restricted dispersal in a flying beetle assessed by telemetry
The results corroborate the suggestion that habitat fragmentation may be detrimental to insects living in temporally stable but spatially variable habitats and propose that conservation efforts should be focused on maintaining or increasing the number of suitable trees in and near presently occupied stands. Expand
The effect of organic farming on butterfly diversity depends on landscape context
The recent dramatic decline in farmland biodiversity is often attributed to agricultural intensification and structural changes in the agricultural landscape. One suggested farm practice seen toExpand
Effects of grassland abandonment, restoration and management on butterflies and vascular plants
For grassland management to be efficient, the restoration actions should mainly be directed towards sites where the post-abandonment succession has not proceeded too far, and species richness and abundance of butterflies and red-listed butterflies are compared. Expand