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Declines of managed honey bees and beekeepers in Europe
Summary Growing evidence indicates that European managed honey bees are in decline, but information for Europe remains patchy and localized. Here we compile data from 18 European countries to assessExpand
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Role of nesting resources in organising diverse bee communities in a Mediterranean landscape
Abstract.  1. The habitat components determining the structure of bee communities are well known when considering foraging resources; however, there is little data with respect to the role of nestingExpand
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Response of plant-pollinator communities to fire: changes in diversity, abundance and floral reward structure
Globally, plant-pollinator communities are subject to a diverse array of perturbations and in many temperate and semi-arid systems fire is a dominant structuring force. We present a novel and highlyExpand
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Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification
Background. Up to 75% of crop species benefit at least to some degree from animal pollination for fruit or seed set and yield. However, basic information on the level of pollinator dependence andExpand
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Dispersal capacity and diet breadth modify the response of wild bees to habitat loss
Habitat loss poses a major threat to biodiversity, and species-specific extinction risks are inextricably linked to life-history characteristics. This relationship is still poorly documented for manyExpand
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Taxonomical vs. functional responses of bee communities to fire in two contrasting climatic regions.
1. Valuable insights into mechanisms of community responses to environmental change can be gained by analysing in tandem the variation in functional and taxonomic composition along environmentalExpand
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The impact of over 80 years of land cover changes on bee and wasp pollinator communities in England
Change in land cover is thought to be one of the key drivers of pollinator declines, and yet there is a dearth of studies exploring the relationships between historical changes in land cover andExpand
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Biogeography, floral choices and redescription of Promelitta alboclypeata (Friese 1900) (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae)
Promelitta alboclypeata (Friese) is the only species included in the bee tribe Promelittini (Melittidae). Its taxonomic position is still dubious mainly because of the limited material available. OnExpand
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Nectar resource diversity organises flower‐visitor community structure
Communities of nectar‐producing plants show high spatio‐temporal variation in the patterns of volume and concentration presentation. We illustrate a novel approach for quantifying nectar rewardExpand
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Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity.
Pollinator declines have raised concerns about the persistence of plant species that depend on insect pollination, in particular by bees, for their reproduction. The impact of pollinator declinesExpand
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