A global-scale expert assessment of drivers and risks associated with pollinator decline.

  title={A global-scale expert assessment of drivers and risks associated with pollinator decline.},
  author={Lynn V. Dicks and Tom D. Breeze and Hien T.T. Ngo and Deepa Senapathi and Jiandong An and Marcelo Adri{\'a}n Aizen and Parthiba Basu and Damayanti Buchori and Leonardo Galetto and Lucas Alejandro Garibaldi and Barbara Gemmill-Herren and Brad G. Howlett and Vera Lucia Imperatriz-Fonseca and Steven D. Johnson and Anik{\'o} Kov{\'a}cs-Hosty{\'a}nszki and Yong Jung Kwon and H. Michael G. Lattorff and Thingreipi Lungharwo and Coleen L Seymour and Adam J. Vanbergen and Simon G. Potts},
  journal={Nature ecology \& evolution},
Pollinator decline has attracted global attention and substantial efforts are underway to respond through national pollinator strategies and action plans. These policy responses require clarity on what is driving pollinator decline and what risks it generates for society in different parts of the world. Using a formal expert elicitation process, we evaluated the relative regional and global importance of eight drivers of pollinator decline and ten consequent risks to human well-being. Our… 

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