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

Published on Nov 1, 2016in Nature Communications 12.35
· 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
Abstract
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 Reports 4.12
Wentao Li1
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Danping Chen31
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+ 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.
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in Scientific Reports 4.12
Giles E. Budge20
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D. Garthwaite2
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+ 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 ...
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Published on Nov 3, 2015in Environmental Science & Technology 6.65
Cristina Botías21
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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...
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Published on Nov 1, 2015in Nature Communications 12.35
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...
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Published on Sep 1, 2015in Ecological Applications 4.39
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 ...
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Published on Jul 1, 2015in Biological Journal of The Linnean Society 2.53
Nick J. B. Isaac35
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Michael J. O. Pocock26
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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...
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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...
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Published on May 1, 2015in Ecology 4.62
Verena Riedinger8
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(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...
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Published on May 1, 2015in Nature 41.58
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.
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Published on Dec 12, 2014in Science 41.06
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 Reports 4.12
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...
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Published on Feb 11, 2019in Nature Communications 12.35
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...
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Published on Aug 1, 2019in Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 3.54
Colin Van Reeth1
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Nadia Michel5
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+ 1 AuthorsGaël Caro9
Estimated H-index: 9
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Lars T. Havstad2
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John Ingar Øverland1
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+ 1 AuthorsTrygve Aamlid6
Estimated H-index: 6
ABSTRACTThe study intended to compare repellency of three insecticides on bumble bees and honey bees in Norwegian red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) seed crops, and to examine effects of thiacloprid on bumble bee colony development in the field. The repellency study was carried out in a large-scale field trial in SE Norway in 2013. On average for observations during the first week after spraying, 17 and 40% less honey bees (P = .03) and 26 and 20% less bumble bees (P = .36) were observed on plot...
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Published on Jun 1, 2019in Journal of Hazardous Materials 6.43
Jianqiao Wang (GU: Guangzhou University), Haruka Ohno (Shizuoka University)+ 4 AuthorsHirofumi Hirai19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Shizuoka University)
Abstract We previously reported that cytochrome P450 s play critical roles in neonicotinoid insecticide biodegradation by white-rot fungi. Here, we investigated the biodegradation of acetamiprid (ACET) by Phanerochaete chrysosporium to identify the cytochrome P450 involved in this degradation process. During a 20-day incubation period, P. chrysosporium degraded 21% and 51% of ACET in ligninolytic and nonligninolytic media, respectively. The degradation rate of ACET was markedly decreased by the ...
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Published on May 1, 2019in Journal of Separation Science 2.42
Chong Yang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Kunming University of Science and Technology),
Lu Ran2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Kunming University of Science and Technology)
+ 2 AuthorsLunzhao Yi19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Kunming University of Science and Technology)
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Published on May 1, 2019in The Journal of Experimental Biology 3.18
Carolyn A. Sonter (UNE: University of New England (United States)), Romina Rader16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UNE: University of New England (United States)),
Susan C. Wilson14
Estimated H-index: 14
(UNE: University of New England (United States))
ABSTRACT Bees are in decline globally as a result of multiple stressors including pests, pathogens and contaminants. The management of bees in enclosures can identify causes of decline under standardized conditions but the logistics of conducting effect studies in typical systems used across several colonies is complex and costly. This study details a practicable, new and economical cage system that effectively houses live honey bee colonies to investigate the impact of physical conditions, biol...
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