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Impacts of neonicotinoid use on long-term population changes in wild bees in England

Published on Nov 1, 2016in Nature Communications11.88
· DOI :10.1038/ncomms12459
Ben A. Woodcock31
Estimated H-index: 31
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Nick J. B. Isaac35
Estimated H-index: 35
+ 4 AuthorsR. F. Pywell40
Estimated H-index: 40
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Neonicotinoid as insecticide on oilseed rape can reduce bee colony density, but its effect at a large geographical scale is unclear. This study describes 18-year long wild bee tracking data in England and show neonicotinoid use is correlated with wild bee population declines at real landscape scales.
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in Scientific Reports4.01
Wentao Li1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Danping Chen31
Estimated H-index: 31
+ 1 AuthorsLili Hu34
Estimated H-index: 34
We have demonstrated a 45 μm core diameter Neodymium-doped all-solid silicate glass photonic crystal fiber laser with a single mode laser output. The structure parameters and modes information of the fiber are both demonstrated by theoretical calculations using Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method and experimental measurements. Maximum 0.8 W output power limited by launched pump power has been generated in 1064 nm with laser beam quality factor M2 1.18.
Published on Dec 1, 2015in Scientific Reports4.01
Giles E. Budge20
Estimated H-index: 20
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D. Garthwaite2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 5 AuthorsStéphane Pietravalle16
Estimated H-index: 16
Chronic exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides has been linked to reduced survival of pollinating insects at both the individual and colony level, but so far only experimentally. Analyses of large-scale datasets to investigate the real-world links between the use of neonicotinoids and pollinator mortality are lacking. Moreover, the impacts of neonicotinoid seed coatings in reducing subsequent applications of foliar insecticide sprays and increasing crop yield are not known, despite the supposed ...
Published on Nov 3, 2015in Environmental Science & Technology7.15
Cristina Botías21
Estimated H-index: 21
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Arthur David13
Estimated H-index: 13
+ 4 AuthorsDave Goulson61
Estimated H-index: 61
In recent years, an intense debate about the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoids, a group of widely used, neurotoxic insecticides, has been joined. When these systemic compounds are applied to seeds, low concentrations are subsequently found in the nectar and pollen of the crop, which are then collected and consumed by bees. Here we demonstrate that the current focus on exposure to pesticides via the crop overlooks an important factor: throughout spring and summer, mixtures of neonicotin...
Published on Nov 1, 2015in Nature Communications11.88
David Kleijn48
Estimated H-index: 48
(WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre),
Rachael Winfree10
Estimated H-index: 10
(RU: Rutgers University)
+ 55 AuthorsRomina Rader16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UNE: University of New England (United States))
There is compelling evidence that more diverse ecosystems deliver greater benefits to people, and these ecosystem services have become a key argument for biodiversity conservation. However, it is unclear how much biodiversity is needed to deliver ecosystem services in a cost-effective way. Here we show 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. Across crops, years and biogeographical re...
Published on Sep 1, 2015in Ecological Applications4.38
Leithen K. M'Gonigle14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of California, Berkeley),
Lauren C. Ponisio9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of California, Berkeley)
+ 1 AuthorsClaire Kremen66
Estimated H-index: 66
(University of California, Berkeley)
Widespread evidence of pollinator declines has led to policies supporting habitat restoration including in agricultural landscapes. Yet, little is yet known about the effectiveness of these restoration techniques for promoting stable populations and communities of pollinators, especially in intensively managed agricultural landscapes. Introducing floral resources, such as flowering hedgerows, to enhance intensively cultivated agricultural landscapes is known to increase the abundances of native ...
Published on Jul 1, 2015in Biological Journal of The Linnean Society2.20
Nick J. B. Isaac35
Estimated H-index: 35
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Michael J. O. Pocock26
Estimated H-index: 26
Biological recording is in essence a very simple concept in which a record is the report of a species at a physical location at a certain time. The collation of these records into a dataset is a powerful approach to addressing large-scale questions about biodiversity change. Records are collected by volunteers at times and places that suit them, leading to a variety of biases: uneven sampling over space and time, uneven sampling effort per visit and uneven detectability. These need to be control...
Published on Jun 22, 2015
Mia G. Park7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UND: University of North Dakota),
Eleanor J. Blitzer7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Cornell University)
+ 2 AuthorsBryan N. Danforth42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Cornell University)
Wild bee communities provide underappreciated but critical agricultural pollination services. Given predicted global shortages in pollination services, managing agroecosystems to support thriving wild bee communities is, therefore, central to ensuring sustainable food production. Benefits of natural (including semi-natural) habitat for wild bee abundance and diversity on farms are well documented. By contrast, few studies have examined toxicity of pesticides on wild bees, let alone effects of fa...
Published on May 1, 2015in Ecology4.29
Verena Riedinger8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Würzburg),
Oliver Mitesser10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Würzburg)
+ 2 AuthorsAndrea Holzschuh36
Estimated H-index: 36
(University of Würzburg)
Mass-flowering crops may affect long-term population dynamics, but effects on pollinators have never been studied across several years. We monitored wild bees in oilseed rape fields in 16 landscapes in Germany in two consecutive years. Effects on bee densities of landscape oilseed rape cover in the years of monitoring and in the previous years were evaluated with landscape data from three consecutive years. We fit empirical data to a mechanistic model to provide estimates for oilseed rape attrac...
Published on May 1, 2015in Nature43.07
Maj Rundlöf33
Estimated H-index: 33
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Georg K.S. Andersson10
Estimated H-index: 10
+ 8 AuthorsJohanna Yourstone1
Estimated H-index: 1
Neonicotinoid seed coating is associated with reduced density of wild bees, as well as reduced nesting of solitary bees and reduced colony growth and reproduction of bumblebees, but appears not to affect honeybees.
Published on Dec 12, 2014in Science41.04
Jeff Ollerton34
Estimated H-index: 34
(University of Northampton),
Hilary E. Erenler3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Northampton)
+ 1 AuthorsRobin G M Crockett14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Northampton)
It is increasingly recognized that many pollinator populations are declining. Ollerton et al. looked at British historical distribution records for bees and flower-visiting wasps across the past century. Though it is well known that agricultural intensification after World War II had a negative impact on many species, pollinator declines began in the decades preceding this time, when other changes were made to agricultural practices and policies. Science , this issue p. [1360][1] [1]: /lookup/vo...
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Published on Mar 6, 2019in Scientific Reports4.01
Nicholas L. Anderson (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign), Alexandra Nicole Harmon-Threatt6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
The non-target effects of pesticides are an area of growing concern, particularly for ecologically and economically important organisms such as bees. Much of the previous research on the effects of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticide that has gained attention for non-target effects, on bees focused on the consumption of contaminated food resources by a limited number of eusocial species. However, neonicotinoids are known to accumulate and persist in soils at concentrations 2 to 60 times great...
Published on Feb 11, 2019in Nature Communications11.88
Julia Osterman1
Estimated H-index: 1
(MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg),
Dimitry Wintermantel1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of La Rochelle)
+ 10 AuthorsRiccardo Bommarco47
Estimated H-index: 47
(SLU: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Interactions between multiple stressors have been implicated in elevated honeybee colony losses. Here, we extend our landscape-scale study on the effects of placement at clothianidin seed-treated oilseed rape fields on honeybees with an additional year and new data on honeybee colony development, swarming, mortality, pathogens and immune gene expression. Clothianidin residues in pollen, nectar and honeybees were consistently higher at clothianidin-treated fields, with large differences between f...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in Scientific Reports4.01
Spyridon Mourtzinis8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison),
Christian H. Krupke19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Purdue University)
+ 20 AuthorsAmes Herbert6
Estimated H-index: 6
(VT: Virginia Tech)
Neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides worldwide and are typically deployed as seed treatments (hereafter NST) in many grain and oilseed crops, including soybeans. However, there is a surprising dearth of information regarding NST effectiveness in increasing soybean seed yield, and most published data suggest weak, or inconsistent yield benefit. The US is the key soybean-producing nation worldwide and this work includes soybean yield data from 194 randomized and replicated field st...
Francesca Mancini , Ben A. Woodcock31
Estimated H-index: 31
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Nick J. B. Isaac35
Estimated H-index: 35
Abstract Agricultural pesticides are a key component of the toolbox of most agricultural systems and are likely to continue to play a role in meeting the challenge of feeding a growing global population. However, pesticide use has well documented and often significant consequences for populations of native wildlife. Although rigorous, regulatory processes for the approval of new chemicals for agronomic use do have limitations which may fail to identify real world negative effects of products. He...
Published on 2019in Current opinion in insect science3.78
Axel Decourtye23
Estimated H-index: 23
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Cédric Alaux25
Estimated H-index: 25
(INRA: Institut national de la recherche agronomique)
+ 1 AuthorsMickaël Henry20
Estimated H-index: 20
(INRA: Institut national de la recherche agronomique)
Over the past 30 years (1987-2016), bibliometric data has shown a drastic change in the scientific investigation of threats to bee populations. Bee research efforts committed to studying bioagressors of honeybees (mainly Varroa sp.) were predominant, but now appear to be shifting from bioagressors to global change in the published literature. This rise of global change science reveals prevailing topics, for current and future years: climate change, landscape alteration, agricultural intensificat...
Published on Sep 5, 2019in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology3.67
Shuhei Hashiro2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ajinomoto),
Mayu Mitsuhashi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Ajinomoto)
+ 3 AuthorsHisashi Yasueda16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Ajinomoto)
Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) inducing RNA interference (RNAi) is expected to be applicable to management of agricultural pests. In this study, we selected a ladybird beetle, Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata, as a model target pest that devours vegetable leaves, and examined the effects of feeding the pest sterilized microbes highly accumulating a target dsRNA for RNAi induction. We constructed an efficient production system for diap1*-dsRNA, which suppresses expression of the essential gene dia...
Published on Sep 1, 2019in Diversity and Distributions4.09
Izak A. R. Yasrebi‐de Kom (UvA: University of Amsterdam), Jacobus C. Biesmeijer4
Estimated H-index: 4
(LEI: Leiden University),
Jesús Aguirre‐Gutiérrez8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Environmental Change Institute)
Published on Sep 1, 2019in Insects
David G. James25
Estimated H-index: 25
The monarch butterfly in North America has suffered a serious population decline since the mid-1990s. The introduction and widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides during the same time period has been suggested as a potential driver of this decline but no studies have looked at the impact of these insecticides on adult monarchs. A brief laboratory study assessed the impact of Imidacloprid, the most commonly used neonicotinoid, on western monarch butterfly longevity and oogenesis. Imidaclopri...
Published on 2019in PeerJ2.35
Harry Siviter3
Estimated H-index: 3
(RHUL: Royal Holloway, University of London),
Alfie Scott (RHUL: Royal Holloway, University of London)+ 3 AuthorsEllouise Leadbeater16
Estimated H-index: 16
(RHUL: Royal Holloway, University of London)