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IPI Publications

Journal Publications

2011

Meeus I, Brown MJF, De Graaf DC, Smagghe GUY (2011) Effects of invasive parasites on bumble bee declines. Conservation Biology 25 (4):662-671. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01707.x For a copy contact Mark Brown Mark.Brown@rhul.ac.uk

2012

Carvell C., Jordan W.C., Bourke A.F.G., Pickles R., Redhead J.W. & Heard M.S. (2012). Molecular and spatial analyses reveal links between colony-specific foraging distance and landscape-level resource availability in two bumblebee species. Oikos, 121 734-742. For a copy contact Claire Carvell ccar@ceh.ac.uk 

Gill, R.J., O. Ramos-Rodriguez, and N.E. Raine (2012) Combined pesticide exposure severely affects individual- and colony-level traits in bees. Nature, 491: p. 105-108. For a copy contact Nigel Raine nigel.raine@rhul.ac.uk Watch Video Summary

Dicks L.V., Abrahams A., Atkinson J., Biesmeijer J., Bourn N., Brown C., Brown M., Carvell C., Connolly C., Cresswell J., Croft P., Darvill B., de Zylva P., Effingham P., Fountain M., Goggin A., Harding D., Harding T., Hartfield C., Heard M.S., Heathcote R., Heaver D., Holland J., Howe M., Hughes B., Huxley T., Kunin W.E., Little J., Mason C., Memmott J., Osborne J., Pankhurst T., Paxton R., Pocock M., Potts S.G., Power E.F., Raine N.E., Ranelagh E., Roberts S., Saunders R., Smith K., Smith R., Sutton P., Tilley L., Tinsley A., Tonhasca A., Vanbergen A.J., Webster S., Wilson A. & Sutherland W.J. (2012). Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6, 435-446. For a copy contact Lynn Dicks lvd22@cam.ac.uk

Vásquez A, Forsgren E, Fries I, Paxton RJ, Flaberg E, Szekely L, Olofsson TC (2012) Symbionts as major modulators of insect health: Lactic Acid Bacteria and honeybees. PLoS ONE 7 (3):e33188. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033188

Ruiz-González MX, Bryden J, Moret Y, Reber-Funk C, Schmid-Hempel P, Brown MJF (2012) Dynamic transmission, host quality and population structure in a multi-host parasite of bumble bees. Evolution 66:3053-3066 doi 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01655.x  For a copy contact Mark Brown Mark.Brown@rhul.ac.uk

2013

Vanbergen, A.J. and the Insect Pollinators Initiative (2013) Threats to an ecosystem service: pressures on pollinators. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment11(5): p. 251-259.

Connolly C.N. (2013). The risk of insecticides to pollinating insects. Communicative & Integrative Biology, 6:5, e25074.

Bollan K., Hothersall J.D., Moffat C., Durkacz J., Saranzewa N., Wright G., Raine N., Highet F. & Connolly C. (2013). The microsporidian parasites Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis are widespread in honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies across Scotland. Parasitology Research, 112, 751-759.

Palmer M.J., Moffat C., Saranzewa N., Harvey J., Wright G.A. & Connolly C.N. (2013). Cholinergic pesticides cause mushroom body neuronal inactivation in honeybees. Nature Communications, 4, 1634. For a copy contact Chris Connolly c.n.connolly@dundee.ac.uk 

Wright G.A., Baker D.D., Palmer M.J., Stabler D., Mustard J.A., Power E.F., Borland A.M. & Stevenson P.C. (2013). Caffeine in floral nectar enhances a pollinator's memory of reward. Science, 339, 1202-1204. For a copy contact Jeri Wright jeri.wright@ncl.ac.uk

Williamson S.M., Baker D.D. & Wright G.A. (2013). Acute exposure to a sublethal dose of imidacloprid and coumaphos enhances olfactory learning and memory in the honeybee Apis mellifera. Invertebrate Neuroscience, 13, 63-70.

Williamson S.M. & Wright G.A. (2013). Exposure to multiple cholinergic pesticides impairs olfactory learning and memory in honeybees. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216, 1799-807. For a copy contact Jeri Wright jeri.wright@ncl.ac.uk

Carvalheiro L.G., Kunin W.E., Keil P., Aguirre-Gutiérrez J., Ellis W.N., Fox R., Groom Q., Hennekens S., Van Landuyt W., Maes D., Van de Meutter F., Michez D., Rasmont P., Ode B., Potts S.G., Reemer M., Roberts S.P.M., Schaminée J., WallisDeVries M.F. & Biesmeijer J.C. (2013). Species richness declines and biotic homogenisation have slowed down for NW-European pollinators and plants. Ecology Letters, 16, 870-878. Corrigendum to Carvalheiro et al. (2013)

Polce C., Termansen M., Aguirre-Gutiérrez J., Boatman N.D., Budge G.E., Crowe A., Garratt M.P., Pietravalle S., Potts S.G., Ramirez J.A., Somerwill K.E. & Biesmeijer J.C. (2013). Species Distribution Models for Crop Pollination: A Modelling Framework Applied to Great Britain. PLoS ONE, 8, e76308.

Bryden J., Gill R.J., Mitton R.A.A., Raine N.E. & Jansen V.A.A. (2013). Chronic sublethal stress causes bee colony failure. Ecology Letters, 16, 1463-1469.

Haynes E., Helgason T., Young J.P.W., Thwaites R. & Budge G.E. (2013). A typing scheme for the honeybee pathogen Melissococcus plutonius allows detection of disease transmission events and a study of the distribution of variants. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 5, 525-529.

Mill A.C., Rushton S.P., Shirley M.D.F., Smith G.C., Mason P., Brown M.A. & Budge G.E. (2013). Clustering, persistence and control of a pollinator brood disease: epidemiology of American foulbrood. Environmental Microbiology (EARLY VIEW)

Datta S., Bull J.C., Budge G.E. & Keeling M.J. (2013). Modelling the spread of American foulbrood in honeybees. J R Soc Interface, 10.

Garratt M.P.D., Truslove L., Coston D., Evans R., Moss E., Dodson C., Jenner N., Biesmeijer J. & Potts S. (2013). Pollination deficits in UK apple orchards. 2013, Journal of Pollination Ecology, 11 (Accepted).

Williams, G.R., Alaux, C., Costa, C., Csáki, T., Doublet, V., Eisenhardt, D., Fries, I., Kuhn, R., McMahon, D.P., Medrzycki, P., Murray, T.E., Natsopoulou, M.E., Neumann, P., Oliver, R., Paxton, R.J., Pernal, S.F., Shutler, D., Tanner, G., Van der Steen, J.J.M., Brodschneider, R. 2013. Standard methods for maintaining adult Apis mellifera in cages under in vitro laboratory conditions. Journal of Apicultural Research 52. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.52.1.04

2014

Garratt M.P.D., Coston D.J., Truslove C.L., Lappage M.G., Polce C., Dean R., Biesmeijer J.C. & Potts S.G. (2014). The identity of crop pollinators helps target conservation for improved ecosystem services. Biological Conservation, 169, 128-135.

Archer C.R., Pirk C.W.W., Wright G.A. & Nicolson S.W. (2014). Nutrition affects survival in African honeybees exposed to interacting stressors. Functional Ecology. Online Early. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12226 . For a copy contact: Sue Nicolson swnicolson@zoology.up.ac.za 

Archer C.R., Pirk C.W.W., Carvalheiro L.G. & Nicolson S.W. (2014). Economic and ecological implications of geographic bias in pollinator ecology in the light of pollinator declines. Oikos, Online Early. For a copy contact: Sue Nicolson swnicolson@zoology.up.ac.za 

Furst M.A., McMahon D.P., Osborne J.L., Paxton R.J. & Brown M.J.F. (2014). Disease associations between honeybees and bumblebees as a threat to wild pollinators. Nature, 506, 364-366. doi:10.1038/nature12977 For a copy contact: Mark Brown Mark.Brown@rhul.ac.uk

Pier P. Paoli, Dion Donley, Daniel Stabler, Anumodh Saseendranath, Susan W. Nicolson, Stephen J. Simpson, and Geraldine A. Wright (2014)   Nutritional balance of essential amino acids and carbohydrates of the adult worker honeybee depends on age. Amino Acids, doi:10.1007/s00726-014-1706-2


Reports & Magazine Articles

2012

Insect Pollinators: Linking Research and Policy (2012) This international workshop, which took place on 14th February 2012 in London, was organised by the UK Science and Innovation Network in collaboration with UK partners, including BBSRC and DEFRA and brought together 59 scientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders (including industry) from across Europe to discuss insect pollination from four different perspectives: pollinator diversity, pollinator health, pesticide impacts on pollinators and the economics of pollination.

Summary of IPI projects for BBKA News 2012 the magazine of the British Beekeepers Association

2013

Cover story and Summary of IPI projects 2013  for BBKA News the magazine of the British Beekeepers Association

2014

Vanbergen A.J., Heard, M.S. Breeze,T., Potts, S. G. Hanley, N. Status and value of pollinators and pollination services - A report for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2014); Defra Contract number: PH0514