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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.
Does conservation on farmland contribute to halting the biodiversity decline?
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.
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.
Drastic historic shifts in bumble-bee community composition in Sweden
- R. Bommarco, O. Lundin, Henrik G. Smith, M. Rundlöf
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 January 2012
A need to develop management schemes that promote not only species-rich but also more evenly composed communities of service-providing organisms is suggested.
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.
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.
Interacting effects of farming practice and landscape context on bumble bees
Restricted dispersal in a flying beetle assessed by telemetry
- J. Hedin, T. Ranius, S. Nilsson, Henrik G. Smith
- Environmental ScienceBiodiversity and Conservation
- 1 March 2008
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.