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Being systematic about the unknown: Grid-based schemes could improve butterfly monitoring
Butterfly monitoring schemes are at the heart of citizen science, with the general public and researchers collaborating to discover how butterfly populations change over time. To develop the concept further, a new paper in th...

Job Alert: Lecturer in Conservation Biology, University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is seeking a dynamic and influential lecturer, with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in the area of Conservation Biology and related topics, to contribute to our Biology and associat...

STEP in the latest issue of Science for Environment Policy
STEP supported research has found its place in a policy brief featured in the latest Science for Enviroment Policy issue. The study looks into declining number of bee and wasp species in England and links the tendency to ...

Article Alert: Local and landscape-level floral resources explain effects of wildflower strips on wild bees across four European countries
A new STEP paper paper looks into the effects of wildflower strips on ‪‎bees‬ in four ‪‎EU‬ countries. The study was recently published in the Journal of Applied Ecology. Summary: 1.Growing evi...

Celebrating Pollinator Week 2015
The Pollinator Partnership announces its signature initiative, Pollinator Week (http://bit.ly/1JTgD9e), which has reached significant new milestones in 2015. Established in 2007, Pollinator Week has grown exponentially in sco...

Job Offer: Postdoctoral researcher in ecology at SLU
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences offers a new position for Postdoctoral researcher in ecology: Spatial population dynamics at a species’ northern range margin at the Department of Ecology. The depar...

Job Alert: Senior lecturer in apiculture - with focus on bee health, SLU
A position as a senior lecturer in apiculture is available within the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences at the Department of Ecology, SLU, placed in Uppsala. The Department is situated in the attractive E...

Bee and wasp extinctions in UK driven by historical agricultural changes
The pollination services provided by insects, such as bees and flower-visiting wasps, are fundamental to maintaining both biodiversity and agricultural productivity. However, despite their importance, human activities are cau...

IUCN reports: Nearly one in ten wild bee species face extinction in Europe
The first-ever assessment of all European wild bee species shows that 9.2% are threatened with extinction, while 5.2% are considered likely to be threatened in the near future. A total of 56.7% of the species are classified a...

Fighting decline of pollinators in Europe
Pollination is crucial to providing food security with 84% of European crops benefitting, at least in part, from insect pollination and 78% of temperate wildflowers needing biotic pollination. An estimated ~10% of the total e...

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