The University of ReadingSchool of Agriculture, Policy and Development

About CAER

Prof. Simon Potts   PROF. SIMON G. POTTS (FRES)

Professor of Biodiversity
and Ecosystem Services

Director: Centre for
Agri-Environmental Research

Deputy Director:
Centre for Food Security

Room: GU 16, Agriculture building

Tel: +44 (0)118 378 6154

Large solitary bee, Anthophora freimuthi, feeding on nectar

1987 - 1991

1991 - 1995


1995 - 1998


1998 - 2002


2002 - 2007

2007 - 2011


2011 - date

BA, Queens College, Oxford University, UK

PhD, St Andrews University, UK

Postdoctoral Researcher, Suez Canal University, Egypt

Postdoctoral Researcher, Haifa University, Israel

Research Fellow, CIFOR, Costa Rica

Research Fellow, St Andrews University, UK

Visiting Research Fellow, Aegean University, Greece

Senior Research Fellow, University of Reading, UK

Principal Research Fellow, University of Reading, UK

Stapledon Trust Fellowship, CSIRO, Australia

Professor, University of Reading, UK


    • Understanding the relationship between land use, biodiversity and ecosystem services
    • Food security: role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in food production
    • Developing evidence-based adaptation and mitigation options for policy and management applications
    • Conservation of pollinators and management of pollination services
    • Environmental drivers of biodiversity and ecosystem services, including: land use change, climate change, agrochemicals, invasive species and socio-economic factors
    • Quantifying the economic and biodiversity value of pollination and other ecosystem services
    • Member of Soil Research at Reading



Research Fellows: PhD Students: Technicians: Alumni:


PROJECTS - Current:
  • STEP: Status and Trends of European Pollinators (EU Framework 7)
  • SCALES: Securing the Conservation of biodiversity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal, and Ecological Scales (EU Framework 7)
  • LIBERATION: Linking Farmland Biodiversity to Ecosystem Services for Effective Ecological Intensification (EU Framework 7)
  • Crops: Sustainable pollination services for UK crops (LWEC Insect Pollinator Initiative)
  • AgriLand: Linking agriculture and land use change to pollinator populations (LWEC Insect Pollinator Initiative)
  • National Pollinator and Pollination Monitoring Scheme (Defra)
  • Assessing and mitigating pollination deficit risk in supermarket supply chains (BBSRC Sparking Impact)
  • Impact Accelerator KE Fellow (NERC, Deepa Senapathi)
  • Pollinator Conservation Delivery Group (NERC, Knowledge Exchange Programme project)
  • Sustainable Agriculture Task Force (NERC, Knowledge Exchange Programme project)
  • Urban Pollinators: their ecology and conservation (LWEC Insect Pollinator Initiative)
  • Understanding the economic costs and benefits of beekeeping and pollination service delivery (C.B. Dennis Trust)
  • Landscape food webs: structure and function (NERC)
PROJECTS - Recently completed:
  • Managing ecosystem services to reduce poverty and vulnerability in East African coffee landscapes (LWEC: ESPA)
  • Sustainable delivery of pollination services to strengthen rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa (LWEC: ESPA)
  • ALARM: Assessing large-scale risks to biodiversity with tested methods (EU Framework 6)
  • Priority Habitats, Protected Sites and Climate Change: Three Investigations to Inform Policy and Management for Adaptation and Mitigation (Defra)
  • COCONUT: Understanding effects of land use changes on ecosystems to halt loss of biodiversity (EU Framework 6)
  • Carbon audit of soft fruit production systems (Waitrose, Berryworld Ltd and Hall Hunter Partnership)
  • EPI: European Pollinator Initiative
  • NCEAS: Restoring an ecosystem service to degraded landscapes: Native bees and crop pollination (NCEAS)
  • GEF: Conservation and management of pollinators for sustainable agriculture through an ecosystem approach (GEF)
  • Platforms: Dispersed platforms for biodiversity research: developing methods and networks for multi-scale research (UK PopNet)
  • SAFFIE: Sustainable arable farming for an improved environment (Defra LINK)
  • PEBIL: Potential to enhance biodiversity on intensive livestock farms (Defra)
  • Congo: Strengthening the National Biodiversity Strategy in Congo Brazzaville (Darwin Initiative)
  • India: Bees, biodiversity and forest livelihoods in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (Darwin Initiative)
  • Uganda: Conserving biodiversity in the modernising farmed landscapes of Uganda (Darwin Initiative)
  • TLinks: Restoration of biodiversity on ex-arable land (EU Framework 5)
  • Ghana: Rapid assessment of pollinator biodiversity in tropical forests (BES)
  • Greece: Impact of invasive plant species on native wild plants: Solanum species as a model system (EU Framework 6)
  • Scoping study to assess soil compaction affecting upland and lowland grassland in England and Wales (Defra)


UK Advisory Roles:

International Advisory Roles:

  • IPBES: Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - Co-Chair of the Fast-track thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production
  • SUPER-B: Sustainable pollination in Europe - joint research on bees and other pollinators: Management Committee
  • IUCN: Task force on declining pollinator services of the Species Survival Commission of the World Conservation Union - Steering committee member
  • European Commission, DG Environment (ENV), DG Research and Innovation (RTD), DG Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), and DG Health and Consumers (SANCO) - Advisor
  • EFSA: European Food Standards Authority - Advisor
  • European Parliament - Advisor
  • EEA: European Environment Agency - Advisor
  • FAO: Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations - Advisor
  • NAS: US National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council - Advisor
  • NSF: US National Science Foundation, African pollinator programme - Advisor
  • IPI: International Pollinator Initiative - Advisor
  • EPI: European Pollinator Initiative - Head of interim steering committee
  • CANPOLIN: Canadian Pollination Initiative – Scientific advisory board
  • API: African Pollinator Initiative - Advisor
  • ASPIRE: Augmenting speciality crop pollination through integrated research and education – Advisory board
Editorial Roles:


  • RES: Royal Entomological Society - Fellow
  • BES: British Ecological Society - Member
  • EurBee: European Association for Bee Research - Member
  • BWARS: British Bee, Wasp and Ant Recording Society - Member


Links to most publications can be found here: CentAUR


  • Stanley D.A., Garratt M.P.D., Wickens J.B., Wickens V.J., Potts S.G., Raine N.E. (2015) Neonicotinoid pesticide exposure impairs crop pollination services delivered by bumblebees. Nature doi:10.1038/nature16167
  • Kerr J.T., Pindar A., Galpern P., Packer L., Potts S.G., Roberts S.P.M., Rasmont P., Schweiger O., Colla S.R., Richardson L.L., Wagner D.L., Gall L.F., Sikes D.S., Pantoja A. (2015) Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents. Science 349: 177-180
  • Kerr J.T., Pindar A., Galpern P., Packer L., Potts S.G., Roberts S.P.M., Rasmont P., Schweiger O., Colla S.R., Richardson L.L., Wagner D.L., Gall L.F., Sikes D.S., Pantoja A. (2015) Relocation risky for bumblebee colonies – Response. Science 350: 6258
  • Kleijn D., Winfree R., Bartomeus I., Carvalheiro L.G., Henry M., Isaacs R., Klein A-M, Kremen C., M'Gonigle L.K., Rader R., Ricketts T., Williams N.M, Adamson N.L., Ascher J.S., Báldi A., Batáry P., Benjamin F., Biesmeijer J.C., Blitzer E.J., Bommarco R., Brand M.R., Bretagnolle V., Button L., Cariveau D.P., Chifflet R., Colville J.F., Danforth B.N., Elle E., Garratt M.P.D., Herzog F., Holzschuh A., Howlett B.G., Jauker F., Jha S., Knop E., Krewenka K.M., Le Féon V., Mandelik Y., May E.A., Park M.G., Pisanty G., Reemer M., Riedinger V., Rollin O., Rundlöf M., Sardiñas H.S., Scheper J., Sciligo A.R., Smith H.G., Steffan-Dewenter I., Thorp R., Tscharntke T., Verhulst J., Viana B.F., Vaissière B.E., Veldtman R., Westphal C., Potts S.G. (2015) Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation. Nature Communications 6:7414
  • Rader R., Bartomeus I., Garibaldi L.A., Garratt M.P.D., Howlett B., Winfree R., Cunningham S.A., Mayfield M.M., Arthur A.D., Andersson G.K.S., Bommarco R., Brittain C.A., Carvalheiro L.G., Chacoff N.P., Entling M.H., Foully B., Freitas B.M., Gemmill-Herren B., Ghazoul J., Griffin S., Gross C.L., Herbertsson L., Herzog F., Hipólito J., Jaggar S., Jauker F., Klein A-M., Kleijn D., Krishnan S., Lemos C.Q., Lindström S.A.M., Mandelik Y., Monteiro V.M., Nelson W., Nilsson L., Pattemore D., Pereira N., Pisanty G., Potts S.G., Reemer M., Rundlöf M., Sheffield C.S., Scheper J., Schüepp C., Smith H.G., Stanley D.A., Stout J.C., Szentgyörgyi H., Taki H., Vergara C.H., Viana B.F., Woyciechowski M. (2015) Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in press
  • Nieto A., Roberts S.P.M., Kemp J., Rasmont P., Kuhlmann M., Biesmeijer J.C., Bogusch P., Dathe H.H., De la Rúa P., De Meulemeester T., Dehon M., Dewulf A., García Criado M., Ortiz-Sánchez F.J., Lhomme P., Pauly A., Potts S.G., Praz C., Quaranta M., Radchenko V.G., Scheuchl E., Smit J., Straka J., Terzo M., Tomozii B., Window J., Michez D. (2015) European Red List of Bees. Luxembourg: Publication Office of the European Union.
  • Rasmont P., Franzen M., Lecocq T., Harpke A., Roberts S.P.M., Biesmeijer K., Castro L., Cederberg B., Dvorák L., Fitzpatrick Ú., Haubruge E., Mahé G., Manino A., Michez D., Neumayer J., Paukkunen J., Pawlikowski T., Potts S.G., Reemer M., Settele J., Straka J., Schweiger O. (2015) Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees. BioRisk 10, special issue, 234 pp. ISBN 978-954-642-768-7 (hardback) ISBN 978-954-642-769-4 (e-book)
  • Baldock K.C.R., Goddard M.A., Hicks D.M., Kunin W.E., Mitschunas N., Osgathorpe L.M., Potts S.G., Robertson K.M., Scott A.V., Stone G.N., Vaughan I.P., Memmott J. (2015) Where is the UK’s pollinator biodiversity? The importance of urban areas for flower-visiting insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20142849
  • Senapathi D., Carvalheiro L.G., Biesmeijer J.C., Dodson C., Evans R.L., McKerchar M., Morton D., Moss E.D., Roberts S.P.M., Kunin W.E., Potts S.G. (2015) The impact of over 80 years of land cover changes on bee and wasp pollinator communities in England. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20150294
  • Godfray H.C.J., Blacquiere T., Field L.M., Hails R.S., Petrokofsky G., Potts S.G., Raine N.E., Vanbergen A.J., McLean A.R. (2014) A restatement of recent advances in the natural science evidence base concerning neonicotinoid insecticides and insect pollinators Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20151821
  • Gagic V., Bartomeus I., Jonsson T., Taylor A., Winqvist C., Fischer C., Slade E.M., Steffan-Dewenter I., Emmerson M., Potts S.G., Tscharntke T., Weisser W., Bommarco R. (2015) Functional identity and diversity of animals predict ecosystem functioning better than species-based indices. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20142620
  • Scheper J., Bommarco R., Holzschuh A., Potts S.G., Riedinger V., Roberts S.P.M., Rundlöf M., Smith H., Steffan-Dewenter I., Wickens J., Wickens V., Kleijn D. (2015) Local and landscape-level floral resources explain effects of wildflower strips on wild bees across four European countries. Journal of Applied Ecology 5: 1165–1175
  • Garibaldi L.A., Bartomeus I., Bommarco R., Klein A.M., Cunningham S.A., Aizen M.A., Boreux V., Garratt M.P.D., Carvalheiro L.G., Kremen C., Morales C.L., Schüepp C., Chacoff N.P., Freitas B.M., Gagic V., Holzschuh A., Klatt B.K., Krewenka K., Krishnan S., Mayfield M.M., Motzke I., Otieno M., Petersen J., Potts S.G., Ricketts T.H., Rundlöf M., Sciligo A., Sinu P.A., Steffan-Dewenter I., Taki H., Tscharntke T., Vergara C.H., Viana B.F., Woyciechowski M. (2015) Trait matching of flower visitors and crops predicts fruit set better than trait diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12530
  • Hardman C.J., Harrison D.P.G., Shaw P.J., Nevard T.D., Hughes B., Potts S.G., Norris K. (2015) Supporting local diversity of habitats and species on farmland: a comparison of three wildlife-friendly schemes. Journal of Applied Ecology in press
  • De Palma A., Kuhlmann M., Roberts S.P.M., Potts S.G., Börger L., Hudson L., Lysenko I., Newbold T., Purvis A.. (2015) Ecological traits affect the sensitivity of bees to land-use pressures in European agricultural landscapes Journal of Applied Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12524
  • Breeze T.D., Bailey A.P., Potts S.G. & Balcombe K.G. (2015) A stated preference valuation of UK pollination services. Ecological Economics 111: 76-85
  • Ratamäki O., Jokinen P., Sorensen P., Breeze T., Potts S.G. (2015) A multilevel analysis on pollination-related policies. Ecosystem Services 14: 133-143
  • Larigauderie A., Potts S.G., Imperatriz-Fonseca V.L., Ngo H. (2015) IPBES responds on conflicts of interest. Nature 517: 271
  • Senapathi D., Biesmeijer J.C., Breeze T.D., Kleijn D., Potts S.G., Carvalheiro L.G. (2015) The difference between managing for pollination services and preserving pollinator diversity. Current Opinions in Insect Science in press
  • Garratt M.P., Breeze T.D., Caston D.J., Trustlove C.L., Lappage M.G., Jenner N. Dean R., Biesmeijer J.C., Potts S.G. (2015) Apple pollination: Demand depends on cultivar and supply depends on pollinator identity. PLoS ONE in press
  • Breeze T.D., Dean R., Potts S.G. (2015) The Costs of Beekeeping for Pollination Services in the UK – an Explorative Study. Journal of Apicultural Research in press
  • Gill R.J, Baldock K.C.R., Brown M.J.F., Creswell J.J.E., Dicks L.V., Fountain M.T., Garratt M.P.D., Gough L.A., Holland J.M., Heard M.S., Ollerton J., Stone G.N., Tang C.Q., Vanbergen A.J., Vogler A.P., Woodward G., Arce A.N., Boatman N.D., Brand-Hardy R., Breeze T.D., Green M., Hartfield C.M., O’Conner R.S., Osborne J.L., Phillips J., Sutton P.B., Potts S.G. (2015) Protecting an ecosystem service: approaches to understanding and mitigating threats to wild insect pollinator. Advances in Ecological Research in press
  • Bravo-Monroy L., Tzanopoulos J., Potts S.G. (2015) Ecological and social drivers of coffee pollination in Santander Colombia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 211: 145-154
  • Marshall L., Carvalheiro L.G., Aguirre-Gutierrez J., Bos M., de Groot A., Kleijn D., Potts S.G., Reemer M., Roberts S.P.M., Scheper J. Biesmeijer J.C. (2015) Testing projected wild bee distributions in agricultural habitats: predictive power depends on species traits and habitat type. Ecology and Evolution 5: 4426–4436
  • Otieno M., Sidhu C.S., Woodcock B.A., Wilby A., Vogiatzakis I.N., Mauchline A.L., Gikungu M.W., Potts S.G. (2015) Local and landscape effects on bee functional guilds in pigeon pea crops in Kenya. Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 647-658
  • Ball S.L., Woodcock B.A., Potts S.G., Heard M.S. (2015) Size matters: body size determines functional responses of ground beetle interactions. Basic and Applied Ecology 16: 621-628
  • Tang M., Hardman C.J., Ji Y., Meng G., Liu S., Tan M., Yang S., Moss E.D., Wang J., Yang C., Bruce C., Nevard T., Potts S.G., Zhou X., Yu D.W. (2015) High-throughput monitoring of wild bee diversity and abundance via mitogenomics. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6: 1034-1043
  • LeBuhn G., Droege S., Connor E.F., Gemmill-Herren B., Potts S.G., Minckley R.L., Jean R., Kula E., Roubik D.W., Wright K.W., Frankie G., Parker F. (2015) Evidence-based conservation: reply to Tepedino et al. Conservation Biology 29: 283-285
  • Nayak G.K., Roberts S.P.M., Garratt M., Breeze T., Tscheulin T., Harrison-Cripps J., Vogiatzakis I.N., Stirpe M.T., Potts S.G. (2015) Interactive effect of floral abundance and semi-natural habitats on pollinators in field beans (Vicia faba). Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 199: 58–66
  • Lehsten V. Sykes M.T., Scott A.V., Tzanopoulos J., Kallimanis A., Mazaris A., Verburg P.H., Schulp C.J.E., Potts S.G., Vogiatzakis I. (2015) Disentangling the effects of land-use change, climate and CO2 on projected future European habitat types. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 653-663


  • Godfray H.C.J., Blacquiere T., Field L.M., Hails R.S., Petrokofsky G., Potts S.G., Raine N.E., Vanbergen A.J., McLean A.R. (2014) A restatement of the natural science evidence base concerning neonicotinoid insecticides and insect pollinators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20140558
  • Breeze T.D., Vaissière B.E. Bommarco R., Petanidou T., Seraphides N., Kozák L., Scheper J., Biesmeijer J.C., Kleijn D., Gyldenkærne S., Moretti M., Holzschuh A., Steffan-Dewenter I., Stout J.C., Pärtel M., Zobel M., Potts S.G. (2014) Agricultural policies exacerbate pollination service supply-demand mismatches across Europe. PLoS ONE 9(1): e82996
  • Henle K., Potts S.G., Kunin W.E., Matsinos Y.G., Similä J., Pantis J.D., Grobelnik V., Penev L., Settele J. (eds.) (2014) Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation. Pensoft Publishers
  • Garratt M.P.D., Breeze T., Jenner N., Polce C., Biesmeijer J.C., Potts S.G. (2014) Avoiding a bad apple: insect pollination enhances fruit quality and economic value. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 184: 34-40
  • 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
  • Sandrock C., Tanadini L., Pettis J, Biesmeijer J.C., Potts S.G., Neumann P. (2014) Sublethal neonicotinoid insecticide exposure reduces solitary bee reproductive success. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 16: 119-128
  • Sandrock C., Tanadini M., Tanadini L.G., Fauser-Misslin A., Potts S.G., Neumann P. (2014) Impact of chronic neonicotinoid exposure on honeybee colony performance and queen supersedure. PLoS ONE 9(8): e103592
  • Polce C., Garratt M.P., Termansen M., Ramirez-Villegas J., Lappage M., Challinor A.J., Boatman N.D., Crowe A., Melese Endalew A., Potts S.G., Somerwill K.E., Biesmeijer J.C. (2014) Climate-driven spatial mismatches between British orchards and their pollinators: increased risks of pollination deficits. Global Change Biology 20: 2815–2828
  • Clough Y., Ekroos J., Báldi A., Batáry P., Bommarco R., Nicolas G., Holzschuh A., Hopfenmüller S., Knop E., Kuussaari M., Lindborg R., Marini L., Öckinger E., Potts S.G., Poyry J., Roberts S., Steffan-Dewenter I., Smith H. (2014) Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity. Ecology letters 17: 1168-1177
  • Bartomeus I., Potts S.G., Steffan-Dewenter I., Vaissière B.E., Woyciechowski M., Krewenka K.M., Tscheulin T., Roberts S.P.M., Szentgyörgyi H., Westphal C., Bommarco R. (2014) Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification. PeerJ 2: e328
  • Breeze T.D., Bailey A.P., Balcombe K.G. and Potts S.G. (2014) Costing conservation: an expert appraisal of the pollinator habitat benefits of England's Entry Level Stewardship. Biodiversity and Conservation 5: 1193-1214
  • Renwick A.R., Vickery J.A., Potts S.G., Bolwig S., Nalwanga D., Pomeroy D.E., Mushabe D., Atkinson P.W. (2014) Achieving production and conservation simultaneously in tropical agricultural landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 192: 130-134
  • Kallimanis A.S., Touloumis K., Tzanopoulos J., Mazaris A.D., Apostolopoulou E., Stefanidou S., Scott A.V., Potts S.G., Pantis J.D. (2014) Vegetation coverage change in the EU: patterns inside and outside Natura 2000 protected areas. Biodiversity and Conservation doi: 10.1007/s10531-014-0837-9
  • Bailey S., Requier F., Nusillard B., Roberts S.P.M., Potts S.G., Bouget C. (2014) Distance from forest edge affects bee pollinators in oilseed rape fields. Ecology and Evolution 4: 370-380
  • Moron D., Szentgyörgyi H., Skórka P., Potts S.G., Woyciechowski M. (2014) Survival, reproduction and population growth of the bee pollinator, Osmia rufa (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), along gradients of heavy metal pollution. Insect Conservation and Diversity 7: 113-121
  • Vogiatzakis I.N., Stirpe M.T., Rickebusch S., Metzger M., Xu G., Rounsevell, M, Bommarco R., Potts, S.G. (2014) Rapid assessment of historic, future and current habitat quality for biodiversity around UK Natura 2000 sites. Environmental Conservation in press
  • Potts S.G., Breeze T., and Gemmill-Herren B. (2014) Crop Pollination. In: Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (ed. Van Alfen N.). Elsevier
  • Henle K., Grobelnik V., Potts S.G., Scott A.V., Kunin W.E., Gunton R.M, Matsinos Y.G., Similä J., Pantis J.D., Klenke R., Settele J., Penev L. (2014). Scaling in ecology and biodiversity conservation: An introduction. In: Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation (eds. Henle K., Potts S.G., Kunin W.E., Matsinos Y.G., Similä J., Pantis J.D., Grobelnik V., Penev L., Settele J.). Pensoft Publishers
  • Marty P., Daeden J., Mouttet R., Vogiatzakis I.N., Mathevet R., Potts S.G., Tzanopoulos J. (2014). Conceptual framework and typology of drivers. In: Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation (eds. Henle K., Potts S.G., Kunin W.E., Matsinos Y.G., Similä J., Pantis J.D., Grobelnik V., Penev L., Settele J.). Pensoft Publishers
  • Tzanopoulos J., Mouttet R., Letourneau A., Vogiatzakis I.N., Potts S.G., Henle K., Mathevet R., Marty P. (2014). Scaling of drivers of change across administrative levels. In: Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation (eds. Henle K., Potts S.G., Kunin W.E., Matsinos Y.G., Similä J., Pantis J.D., Grobelnik V., Penev L., Settele J.). Pensoft Publishers
  • Scott A.V., Touloumis K., Lehsten V., Tzanopoulos J., Potts S.G. (2014). Fragmentation across spatial scales. In: Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation (eds. Henle K., Potts S.G., Kunin W.E., Matsinos Y.G., Similä J., Pantis J.D., Grobelnik V., Penev L., Settele J.). Pensoft Publishers
  • Steffan-Dewenter I., Bommarco R., Holzschuh A., Öckinger E., Potts S.G., Riedinger V., Schneider G., Krauss J. (2014). The interface between conservation areas and agriculture: Functional spill-over and ecosystem services. In: Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation (eds. Henle K., Potts S.G., Kunin W.E., Matsinos Y.G., Similä J., Pantis J.D., Grobelnik V., Penev L., Settele J.). Pensoft Publishers
  • Henle K., Potts S.G., Scott A.V., Kunin W.E., Gunton R.M., Schmeller D.S., Matsinos Y.G., Similä J., Pantis J.D., Mazaris A.D., Grobelnik V., Grimm A., Penev L., Klenke R., Settele J. (2014). Lessons learned. In: Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation (eds. Henle K., Potts S.G., Kunin W.E., Matsinos Y.G., Similä J., Pantis J.D., Grobelnik V., Penev L., Settele J.). Pensoft Publishers

  • Garibaldi L.A., Steffan-Dewenter I., Winfree R., Aizen M.A., Bommarco R., Cunningham S.A., Kremen C., Carvalheiro L.G., Afik O., Bartomeus I., Benjamin F., Cariveau D., Chacoff N.P., Dudenhöffer J.H., Freitas B., Greenleaf S., Harder L., Hipólito J., Holzschuh A., Howlett B., Isaacs R., Javorek S.K., Kennedy C., Krewenka K., Mandelik Y., Mayfield M.M., Motzke I., Munyuli T., Nault B.A., Otieno M., Petersen J., Pisanty G., Potts S.G., Rader R., Ricketts T.H., Rundlöf M., Seymour C., Schüepp C., Smitha K., Szentgyörgyi H., Taki H., Tscharntke T., Vergara C.H., Viana B.F., Wanger T.C., Westphal C., Williams N., Klein A.M. (2013) Wild pollinators enhance fruit set of crops regardless of honey-bee abundance. Science 339: 1608-1611
  • Bommarco R., Kleijn D., Potts S.G. (2013) Ecological intensification: harnessing ecosystem services for food security. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28: 230-238
  • Kennedy C.M., Lonsdorf E., Neel M.C., Williams N.M., Ricketts T.H., Winfree R., Bommarco R., Brittain C., Burley A.L., Cariveau D., Carvalheiro L.G., Chacoff N.P., Cunningham S.A., Danforth B.N., Dudenhöffer J.H., Elle E., Gaines H.R., Gratton C., Garibaldi L.A., Holzschuh A., Isaacs R., Javorek S.K., Jha S., Klein A.M., Krewenka K., Mandelik Y., Mayfield M.M., Morandin L., Neame L.A., Otieno M., Park M., Potts S.G., Rundlöf M., Saez A., Steffan-Dewenter I., Taki H., Viana B.F., Westphal C., Wilson J.K., Greenleaf S.S., Kremen C. (2013) A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems. Ecology letters 16: 584-599
  • Scheper J., Holzschuh A., Kuussaari M., Potts S.G., Rundlöf M., Smith H.G., Kleijn D. (2013) Environmental factors driving the effectiveness of European agri-environmental measures in mitigating pollinator loss – a meta-analysis. Ecology Letters 16: 912-920
  • Carvalheiro L.G., Kunin W.E., Keil P., Aguirre-Gutiérrez J., Ellis W.N., Fox R., Groom Q., Hennekens S., Landuy W.V., 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 homogenization have slowed down for NW-European pollinators and plants. Ecology Letters 16: 870-878
  • González-Varo J.P., Biesmeijer J.C., Bommarco R., Potts S.G., Schweiger O., Smith H.G., Steffan-Dewenter I., Szentgyörgyi H., Woyciechowski M., Vilà M. (2013) Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28: 524-530
  • Polce C., Termansen M., Aguirre-Gutiérrez J., Boatman N.D., Budge G.E., Crowe A., Garratt M.P., Pietravalle S., Potts S.G., Ramirez A.J., Somerwill K.E., Biesmeijer J.C. (2013) Species distribution models for crop pollination: a modelling framework applied to Great Britain. PLoS ONE 8(10): e76308. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076308
  • Tzanopoulos J., Mouttet R., Letourneau A., Vogiatzakis I.N., Potts S.G., Henle K., Mathevet R., Marty P. (2013) Scale sensitivity of drivers of environmental change across Europe. Global Environmental Change 23: 167–178
  • LeBuhn G., Droege S., Connor E.F., Gemmill-Herren B., Potts S.G., Minckley R.L., Griswold T., Jean R., Kula E., Roubik D.W., Cane J., Wetherill K., Frankie G., Parker F. (2013) Detecting insect pollinator declines on regional and global scales. Conservation Biology 27: 113–120
  • Vanbergen A.J., Baude M., Biesmeijer J.C., Britton N.F., Brown M.J.F., Brown M., Bryden J., Budge G.E., Bull J.C., Carvell C., Challinor A.J., Connolly C.N., Evans D.J., Feil E.J., Garratt M.P., Greco M.K., Heard M.S., Jansen V.A.A., Keeling M.J., Kunin W.E., Marris G.C., Memmott J., Murray J.T., Nicolson S.W., Osborne J.L., Paxton R.J., Pirk C.W.W., Polce C., Potts S.G., Priest N.K., Raine N.E., Roberts S., Ryabov E.V., Shafir S., Shirley M.D.F., Simpson S.J., Stevenson P.C., Stone G.N., Termansen M., Wright G.A. (2013) Threats to an ecosystem service: pressures on pollinators. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11: 251-259
  • Kunin W.E., Biesmeijer J.C., Carvalheiro L.G., Potts S.G., Vanbergen A.J. (2013) No bias behind pollinator research. Nature 502: 303
  • Contributing author (2013) Reversing Insect Pollinator Decline , POSTNOTE 442. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology briefing for the House of Commons
  • Shackelford G., Steward P.R., Benton T.G., Kunin W.E., Potts S.G., Biesmeijer J.C., Sait S.M. (2013) Comparison of pollinators and natural enemies: a meta-analysis of landscape and local effects on abundance and richness in crops. Biological Reviews 4: 1002-1021
  • Dicks L.V., Abrahams A., Atkinson J., Biesmeijer J.C., 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.J., Pocock M., Potts S.G., Power E., Raine N. Ranelagh E., Roberts S., Saunders R., Smith K., Smith R.M., Sutton P., Tilley L., Tinsley A., Tonhasca A., Vanbergen A.J., Webster S., Wilson A., Sutherland W.J. (2013) Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6: 435-446
  • Garratt M.P.D., Truslove C.L., Coston D.J., Evans R.L., Moss E.D., Dodson C., Jenner N., Biesmeijer J.C., Potts S.G. (2013) Pollination deficits in UK apple orchards. Journal of Pollination Ecology vol. 11
  • Primmer, E., Paloniemi, R., Mathevet, R., Apostolopoulou, E., Tzanopoulos, J., Ring, I., Kettunen, M., Similä, J., Cent, J., Grodzinska-Jurczak, M., Koellner, T., Antunes, P., Pantis, J., Potts, S.G., Santos, R. (2013) An approach to analysing scale-sensitivity and scale-effectiveness of governance in biodiversity conservation. In: Padt, F.J.G., Opdam, P.F.M., Polman, N.B.P., Termeer, C.J.A.M. (eds.) Scale-sensitive governance of the environment. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Blake R.J., Woodcock B.A., Westbury D.B., Sutton P., and Potts S.G. (2013). Novel management to enhance spider biodiversity in existing grass buffer strips. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 15: 77-85
  • Varah A., Jones H., Smith J., Potts S.G. (2013) Enhanced biodiversity and pollination in UK agroforestry systems. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 93: 2073-2075
  • Jones H., Alhomedhi A., Bishop J., Brak B., Brown R., Lukac M., Roberts R., Varah A., Potts S.G. (2013) Diversity for Resilience: multi-scale application of agro-ecology Aspects of Applied Biology 121: 17-23
  • Wickens V., Garratt M., Bailey A., Potts S.G. (2013) Cereal aphids and their natural enemies: responses to landscape composition and agri-environment schemes. Aspects of Applied Biology 121: 187-192

  • Moron D., Grzes I.M., Skórka P., Szentgyörgyi H., Laskowski R., Potts S.G., Woyciechowski M. (2012) Abundance and diversity of wild bees along gradients of heavy metal pollution. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 118-129
  • Hoiss B., Krauss J., Potts S.G., Roberts S., Steffan-Dewenter I. (2012) Altitude acts as an environmental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 4447–4456
  • Nielsen A. Dauber J., Kunin W.E., Lamborn E., Jaukerg B., Moora M, Potts S.G., Reitan T., Roberts S., Sõber V., Settele J., Steffan-Dewenter I., Stout J.C., Tscheulin T., Vaitis M, Vivarelli D., Biesmeijer J.C., Petanidou T. (2012) Pollinator community responses to the spatial population structure of wild plants: A pan-European approach. Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 489–499
  • Blake R.J., Westbury D.B., Woodcock B.A., Sutton P., Potts S.G. (2012) Enhancement of buffer strips can improve provision of multiple ecosystem services. Outlooks on Pest Management 23: 258-262
  • Blake R.J., Westbury D.B., Woodcock B.A., Sutton P. & Potts S.G. (2012) Investigating the phytotoxicity of the graminicide fluazifop-P-butyl against native UK wildflower species. Pest Management Science 68: 412–421
  • Paloniemi R., Apostolopoulou E., Primmer E., Grodzinska-Jurczak M., Henle K., Ring I., Kettunen M., Tzanopoulos J., Potts S.G., van den Hove S., Marty P., McConville A., Similä J. (2012) Biodiversity conservation across scales: lessons from a science–policy dialogue. Nature Conservation 2: 7-19
  • Henle K., Bell S., Brotons L., Clobert J., Evans D., Gorg C., Grodzinska-Jurczak M., Gruber B., Haila Y., Henry P.Y., Huth A., Julliard R., Keil P., Kleyer M., Kotze D.J., Kunin W., Lengyel S., Lin Y.P., Loyau A., Luck G.W., Magnusson W., Margules C., Matsinos Y., May P., Sousa-Pinto I., Possingham H., Potts S.G., Ring I., Pryke J.S., Samways M.J., Saunders D., Schmeller D., Simila J., Sommer S., Steffan-Dewenter I., Stoev P., Sykes M.T., Tothmeresz B., Tzanopoulos J.,, Yam R. & Penev L. (2012) Nature Conservation – a new dimension in Open Access publishing bridging science and application. Nature Conservation 1: 1-10

  • Potts S.G., Biesmeijer J.C., Bommarco R., Felicioli A., Fischer M., Jokinen P., Kleijn D., Klein A-M., Kunin W.E., Neumann P., Penev L.D., Petanidou T., Rasmont P., Roberts S.P.M., Smith H.G., Sorensen P.B., Steffan-Dewenter I., Vaissière B.E., Vilà M., Vuji? A., Woyciechowski M., Zobel M., Settele J. & Schweiger O. (2011) Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEPy(Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project. Journal of Apicultural Research 50: 152-164
  • Potts S.G., Lead author for ‘Pollination’ (Regulating Services) in the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (2011).
    For more information see UK NEA
  • Potts S.G., Contributing author for ‘Enclosed Farmland’ in the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (2011).
    For more information see UK NEA
  • Gallai N., Vaissiere B.E., Potts S.G., Salles J. (2011) Assessing the monetary value of global crop pollination services. In: Natural Capital: Theory and practice of mapping ecosystem services (Kareiva P., Tallis H., Ricketts T.H., Daily G.C. & Polasky S. eds. ). Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Breeze T.D., Bailey A.P., Balcombe K.G., & Potts S.G. (2011) Pollination services in the UK: How Important are Honeybees? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 142: 137– 143
  • Sutherland W.J., Goulson D., Potts S.G., & Dicks L.V. (2011) Quantifying the impact and relevance of scientific research. PLoS ONE 6: 11, e27537
  • Garibaldi L.A., Steffan-Dewenter I, Kremen C, Morales J.M., Bommarco R., Cunningham S, Carvalheiro L., Chacoff N., Dudenhöffer J-H, Greenleaf S., Holzschuh A., Isaacs R., Krewenka K., Mandelik Y., Mayfield M., Morandin L., Potts S.G., Ricketts T., Szentgyörgyi H., Winfree R. & Klein A-M (2011) Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits. Ecology Letters 14: 1062–1072
  • Brittain C.A. & Potts S.G. (2011) The potential impacts of insecticides on the life-history traits of bees and the consequences for pollination. Basic and Applied Ecology 12: 321-331
  • Blake, R.J., Woodcock, B.A., Westbury, D.B., Sutton, P., and Potts, S.G. (2011) Novel management to enhance spider biodiversity in existing buffer strips. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 140: 506-513
  • Nielsen A., Steffan-Dewenter I., Westphal C., Messinger O., Potts S.G., Roberts S.P.M., Settele J., Szentgyörgyi H., Vaissière B.E., Vaitis M., Woyciechowski M., Bazos I., Biesmeijer J.C., Bommarco R., Kunin W.E., Tscheulin T., Lamborn E. & Petanidou T. (2011) Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques. Ecological Research 26: 969-983
  • Blake, R.J., Woodcock, B.A., Ramsay, A.J., Pilgrim, E.S., Brown, V.K., Tallowin, J.R., and Potts, S.G. (2011) Novel margin management to enhance Auchenorrhyncha biodiversity in intensive grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 140: 506-513
  • Otieno M., Wilby A., Woodcock B.A., Vogiatzakis I.N., Mauchline A., Gikungu M. & Potts S.G. (2011) Local management and landscape drivers of pollination and biological control services in a Kenyan agro-ecosystem. Biological Conservation144: 2424–2431
  • Rickebusch S., Metzger M.J., Xua G., Vogiatzakis I.N., Potts S.G., Stirpe M.T. & Rounsevell M. (2011) A qualitative method for the spatial and thematic downscaling of land-use change scenarios. Environmental Science & Policy 14: 268-278
  • Roberts S.P.M, Potts, S.G., Biesmeijer J.C., Kuhlmann M. Kunin W.E., Ohlemüller R. (2011) Assessing continental- scale risks for generalist and specialist pollinating bee species under climate change. BioRisk 6:1-18
  • Nuttman C.V., Otieno M., Kwapong P.K., Combey R., Willmer P.G. & Potts S.G. (2011) Aerial pan-trapping: a method for assessing insect pollinators in tree canopies. Journal Kansas Entomological Society 84: 260-270
  • Mayer C., Adler L., Armbruster W.S., Dafni A., Eardley C., Huang S-Q, Kevan P.G., Ollerton J., Packer L., Ssymank A., Stout J.C., Potts S.G. (2011) Pollination ecology in the 21st century: key questions for future research. Journal of Pollination Ecology 3: 8-23
  • Sørensen P.B., Damgaard C.F, Strandberg B., Dupont Y.L., Pedersen M.B., Carvalheiro L.G., Biesmeijer J.C., Olsen J.M., Hagen M. and Potts S.G. (2011) A method for under-sampled ecological network data analysis: plant-pollination as case study. Journal of Pollination Ecology 6: 129-139
  • Blake R.J., Woodcock B.A., Westbury D.B., Sutton P. & Potts S.G. (2011) New tools to boost butterfly habitat quality in existing grass buffer strips. Journal of Insect Conservation 15: 221-232
  • Blake, R.J., Woodcock, B.A., Westbury, D.B., Sutton, P., and Potts, S.G. (2011) Enhancing habitat to help the plight of the bumblebee. Pest Management Science 67: 377-379
  • Roy P., Leo R., Thomas S.G., Varghese A., Sharma K., Prasad S., Bradbear N., Roberts S., Potts S.G., Davidar P. (2011) Nesting requirements of the rock bee Apis dorsata in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India. Tropical Ecology 52: 285-291

  • Potts S.G, Biesmeijer J.C., Kremen C., Neumann P., Schweiger O., and Kunin W.E. (2010) Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25: 345-353
  • Potts S.G., Roberts S.P.M., Dean R., Marris G., Brown M., Jones R. & Settele J. (2010) Declines of managed honeybees and beekeepers in Europe. Journal of Apicultural Research 49: 15-22
  • Roberts S.P.M. & Potts S.G. (2010) The status of European wild bees. Journal of Apicultural Research 49: 137-138
  • Dauber J., Biesmeijer J., Gabriel D., Kunin W.E., Lamborn E., Meyer B., Nielsen A., Potts S.G., Roberts S.P.M. Sõber V., Settele J., Steffan-Dewenter I., Stout J.C., Teder T., Tscheulin T., Vivarelli D., & Petanidou T. (2010) Effects of patch size and density on flower visitation and seed set of wild plants: a pan-European approach. Journal of Ecology 98: 188-196
  • Brittain C.A., Vighi M., Bommarco R., Settele J., Potts S.G. (2010) Impacts of a pesticide on pollinator species richness at different spatial scales. Basic and Applied Ecology 11: 106-115
  • Brittain C.A., Bommarco R., Vighi M., Barmaz S., Settele J., Potts S.G. (2010) The impact of an insecticide on insect flower visitation and pollination in an agricultural landscape Agricultural and Forest Entomology 12: 259–266
  • Brittain C.A., Bommarco R., Vighi M., Settele J., Potts S.G. (2010) Landscape management has a greater impact than local organic management on pollination in vine fields. Biological Conservation 143: 1860-1867
  • Schweiger O., Biesmeijer K., Bommarco R., Hickler T., Hulme P.E, Klotz S., Kühn I., Moora M., Nielsen A., Ohlemüller R., Petanidou T., Potts S.G, Pyšek P., Stout J., Sykes M., Tscheulin T., Vilá M., Walther G., Westphal C., Winter M., Zobel M. & Settele J., (2010) Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination. Biological Reviews 85: 777-795
  • Norris K, Potts S.G., Mortimer S.R. (2010) Ecosystem services and food production. Issues in Environmental Science And Technology. Issues no 30, pp 52-69
  • Ne'eman G., Jürgens A., Newstrom-Lloyd L., Potts S.G. & Dafni A., (2010) A framework for comparing pollinator performance: effectiveness and efficiency. Biological Reviews 85: 435-451
  • de Bello F., Lavorel S., Diaz S., Harrington R., Cornelissen J., Bargett R., Berg M., Cipriotti P., Feld C., Hering D., da Silva P.M., Potts S.G., Santin L., Sousa J. P., Storkey S., Wardle D., & Harrison P. (2010) Towards an assessment of multiple ecosystem processes and services via functional traits. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 2873-2893
  • Williams N.M, Crone E.E., Roulston T.H., Minckley R.L., Packer L., & Potts S.G. (2010) Ecological and life history traits predict bee species responses to environmental disturbances. Biological Conservation 143: 2280-2291
  • Bommarco R., Biesmeijer J.C., Meyer B., Potts S.G., Pöyry J., Roberts S.P.M., Steffan-Dewenter I., and Öckinger E. (2010) Dispersal capacity and diet breadth modify the response of wild bees to habitat loss. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277:2075-2082
  • Rehel S., Varghese A., Bradbear N., Davidar P., Roberts S., Roy P., & Potts S.G. (2010) Benefits of biotic pollination for cultivated plants and non timber forest products. Conservation and Society 7: 213-219
  • Mwebaze P., Marris G.C., Budge G.E., Brown M., Potts S.G., Breeze T.D. & Macleod A. (2010) Quantifying the value of ecosystem services: a case study of honeybee pollination in the UK. Contributed Paper for the 12th Annual BIOECON Conference From the Wealth of Nations to the Wealth of Nature: Rethinking Economic Growth. Venice, Italy September 27-28, 2010
  • Barmaz S., Potts S.G. and Vighi M. (2010) A novel method for assessing risks to pollinators from plant protection products using honeybees as a model species. Ecotoxicology 19: 1347-1359
  • Hammen V.C., Biesmeijer, J.C., Kunin W.E., Bommarco R., Budrys E., Christensen T.R., Fronzek S., Grabaum R., Klotz S., Kroel-Dulay G., Kühn I., Laskowski R., Mirtl M., Petanidou T., Potts S.G., Rortais A., Schulze C., Steffan-Dewenter, J. Stout, B. Vaissiere, M. Vila, M. Vighi, T. Wolf, M. Woyciechowski M., Zavala G., Zobel M., Settele J. (2010) Establishment of a Cross-European Field Site Network in the ALARM Project for Assessing Large-Scale Changes in Biodiversity. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 164: 337-348
  • Henle K., Kunin W., Schweiger O., Schmeller D.S., Grobelnik V., Matsinos Y., Pantis J., Penev L., Potts S.G., Ring I., Similä J., Tzanopoulos J., van den Hove S., Baguette M., Clobert J., Excoffier L., Framstad E., Grodzinska-Jurczak M., Lengyel S., Marty P., Moilanen A., Porcher E., Steinicke H., Storch D., Steffan-Dewenter I., Sykes M.T., Zobel M. & Settele J. (2010) Securing the Conservation of biodiversity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal, and Ecological Scales – research needs and approaches of the SCALES project. Gaia 19: 187-193
  • Norris K. & Potts S.G. (2010) Biodiversity…the vital ingredient in our food. Public Service Review: Central Government 20: 206-207
  • Blake, R.J., Westbury, D.B., Woodcock, B.A., Sutton, P., and Potts, S.G. (2010). Enhancing biodiversity in existing grass buffer strips. Aspects of Applied Biology 100: 427-432
  • Contributing author (2010) Insect Pollination, POSTNOTE 348. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology briefing for the House of Commons
  • Potts S.G. member of Advisory Board for Dicks L.V., Showler D.A. and Sutherland W.J. (2010) Bee conservation: evidence for the effects of interventions. Synopses of Conservation Evidence,

  • Potts S.G., Woodcock B.A., Roberts S.P.M., Tscheulin T., Ramsay A.J., Pilgrim E., Brown V.K. & Tallowin J.R. (2009) Enhancing pollinator biodiversity in intensive grasslands. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 369-379
  • Moretti M., de Bello F., Roberts S.P.M. and Potts S.G. (2009) Taxonomical versus functional responses of bee communities to fire in two contrasting climatic regions. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 98-108
  • Murray T.E., Kuhlmann M. & Potts S.G. (2009) Conservation ecology of bees: individuals, populations and communities. Apidologie 40: 211-236
  • Carré, G. , B.E. Vaissière, R. Chifflet, N. Morison, R. Bommarco, K., Harrison-Cripps J., Krewenka, S.G. Potts, S.P.M. Roberts, G. Rodet, J. Settele, I. Steffan-Dewenter, H. Szentgyörgyi, T. Tscheulin, C. Westphal, M. Woyciechowski, P. Roche (2009) Landscape context and habitat type as drivers of bee biodiversity in European annual crops. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 133: 40-47
  • Woodcock B.A., Potts S.G, Tscheulin T., Pilgrim E., Ramsey A.J., Harrison-Cripps J., Brown V.K. and Tallowin J.R. (2009) Responses of invertebrate trophic level, feeding guild and body size to the management of improved (grassland field margins. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 920-929
  • Willmer, P. G., C. V. Nuttman, N. E. Raine, G. N. Stone, J. G. Pattrick, K. Henson, P. Stillman, S. G. Potts and J. T. Knudsen (2009). Floral volatiles controlling ant behaviour. Functional Ecology 23: 888-900.
  • Smith J., Potts S.G., Woodcock B.A., Eggleton P. (2009) The impact of two arable field margin management schemes on litter decomposition. Applied Soil Ecology 41: 90-97
  • Thomas S.G., Rehel S.M., Varghese A., Davidar P., & Potts S.G. (2009) Social bees and food plant associations in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India. Tropical Ecology 50: 79-88
  • Thomas S.G., Varghese A., Roy P., Bradbear N., Potts S.G., Davidar P. (2009) Characteristics of trees used as nest sites by Apis dorsata (Hymenoptera, Apidae) in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India. Journal of TropicalEcology 25: 559-562
  • Tscheulin T., Petanidou T., Potts S.G. & Settele, J. (2009) The impact of Solanum elaeagnifolium, an invasive plant in the Mediterranean, on the flower visitation and seed set of the native co-flowering species Glaucium flavum. Plant Ecology 205: 77-85

  • Ricketts T.H., Regetz J., Steffan-Dewenter I., Cunningham S.A., Kremen C., Bogdanski A., Gemmill-Herren B., Greenleaf S.S., Klein A.M., Mayfield M.M., Morandin L.A., Ochieng A., Potts S.G., Viana B.F. (2008). Landscape effects on crop pollination services: are there general patterns? Ecology Letters 11, 499-515. See Corrigendum (2008) Ecology Letters 11, 1121
  • Westphal C., Bommarco R., Lamborn E., Petanidou T., Potts S. G., Roberts S.P.M., Szentgyörgyi H., Vaissière B.E, Woyciechowski M., Steffan-Dewenter I. (2008) Measuring bee biodiversity in different habitats and biogeographic regions. Ecological Monographs78, 653-671
  • Smith, J., Potts, S.G., Woodcock, B.A. & Eggleton, P. (2008) Can arable field margins be managed to enhance their biodiversity, conservation and functional value for soil macrofauna? Journal of Applied Ecology 45, 269-278
  • Smith J., Woodcock B.A., Eggleton P. & Potts S.G. (2008) The value of arable field margins for enhancing soil macrofaunal biodiversity in agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment127, 119-125
  • Smith J., Potts S.G., Eggleton P. (2008) Evaluating the efficiency of sampling methods in assessing soil macrofauna communities in arable systems. European Journal of Soil Biology 44, 217-276
  • Woodcock B.A., Westbury D.B., Tscheulin T., Harrison-Cripps J., Harris S.J., Ramsey A.J., Brown V.K., & Potts S.G. (2008) Effects of seed mixture and management on beetle assemblages of arable field margins. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 125, 246–254
  • Westbury, D.B., Woodcock, B.A., Harris, S.J., Brown, V.K. & Potts S.G. (2008) The effect of seed mix and management on the abundance of desirable and pernicious unsown species in field margin communities. Weed Research 48, 113-123

  • Kremen C., Williams N.M., Aizen M.A., Gemmill-Herren B., Lebuhn G., Minckley R., Packer L., Potts S. G., Roulston T., Steffan-Dewenter I., Vazquez D., Winfree, L. Adams, E. E. Crone, S. S. Greenleaf, T. H. Keitt, A. Klein, J. Regetz R., Ricketts T. (2007) Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms: a conceptual framework for the effects of land use change. Ecology Letters 10, 299-314
  • Woodcock B.A., Potts S.G., Ramsay A.J., Tscheulin T., Parkinson A., Smith R.E.N., Martyn T.M., Pilgrim E., Gundry A., Brown V.K. & Tallowin J.R. (2007) The potential of grass field margin management for enhancing beetle diversity in intensive livestock farms. Journal of Applied Ecology 44, 60-69
  • Woodcock, B.A., Potts, S.G., Westbury, D.B., Ramsay, A.J., Lambert, M., Harris, S.J. & Brown, V.K. (2007) The importance of sward architectural complexity in structuring predatory and phytophagous invertebrate assemblages. Ecological Entomology 32, 302-311
  • Mortimer, S.R., Kessock-Philip, R., Potts, S.G., Ramsay, A., Roberts, S.P.M., Woodcock, B.A., Hopkins, A., Gundrey, A., Dunn, R., Tallowin, J., Vickery, J., & Gough, S. Review of the diet and micro-habitat values for wildlife and the agronomic potential of selected plant species. English Nature, Peterborough, UK
  • Contributing author to Status of Pollinators in North America: Committee on the Status of Pollinators in North America (2007) The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. (in press)
  • Ramsay A.J., Potts S.G., Westbury D.B., Woodcock B.A., Tscheulin T.R., Harris S.J. & Brown V.K. (2007) Response of planthoppers to novel margin management in arable systems. Aspects of Applied Biology 81, Delivering arable biodiversity, 47-52
  • Henderson I.G., Morris A.J., Westbury D.B., Woodcock. B.A., Potts S.G., Ramsay, A.J. & Coombes. R. (2007) Effects of field margin management on bird distributions around cereal fields. Aspects of Applied Biology 81, Delivering arable biodiversity, 53-60

  • Biesmeijer J.C., Roberts S.P., Reemer M., Ohlemueller R., Edwards M., Peeters T., Schaffers A., Potts S.G., Kleukers R., Thomas C.D., Settele J., & Kunin W.E. (2006) Parallel declines in pollinators and insect-pollinated plants in Britain and the Netherlands. Science 313, 351-354
  • Potts S.G., Bradbury R.B., Mortimer S. & Woodcock B.W. (2006) Commentary on: Mixed biodiversity benefits of agri-environment schemes in five European countries. Ecology Letters 9, 254-256
  • Potts S.G., Petanidou T., Roberts S., O’Toole C., Hulbert A., & Willmer P.G. (2006) Plant-pollinator biodiversity and pollination services in a complex Mediterranean landscape. Biological Conservation 129, 519-529
  • Vulliamy B., Potts S.G. & Willmer P.G. (2006) The effects of cattle grazing on plant-pollinator communities in a fragmented Mediterranean landscape. Oikos 114, 529-543
  • Ahmad F., Banne S., Castro M., Chavarria G., Clarke J., Collette L., Eardley C., Fonseca V., Freitas B.M., French C., Gemmill B., Griswold T., Gross C., Kwapong P., Lundall-Magnuson E., Medellin R., Partap U., Potts S.G., Roth D., Ruggiero M., Urban R. & Willemse G. (2006) Pollinators and Pollination: A resource book for policy and practice (eds. Eardley C., Roth D., Clarke J., Buchmann S. and Gemmill B.). African Pollinator Initiative, South Africa
  • Petanidou T. & Potts S.G. (2006) Mutual use of resources in Mediterranean plant-pollinator communities: how specialized are pollination webs?. In: Plant-Pollinator Interactions: Specialization and Generalization (eds. Waser N., Ollerton J.). pp 220-244, University of Chicago Press
  • Schwartz-Tzachora R., Dafni A., Potts S.G., & Eisikowitch D. (2006) An ancient pollinator of a contemporary plant
    (Cyclamen persicum): When pollination syndromes break down. Flora 201, 370-373
  • Westphal C., Bommarco R., Lamborn E., Petanidou T., Potts S. G., Roberts S.P.M., Szentgyörgyi H., Vaissière B.E, Woyciechowski M., Steffan-Dewenter I. (2006) Efficacy of different methods to assess pollinator diversity and density. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie, Band 36, S. 135 Proceedings of the GFÖ, Vol. 36, p. 135
  • Ogilvy, S.E., Clarke, J.H., Wiltshire, J.J.J., Harris, D., Morris, A., Jones, N., Smith, B., Henderson, I., Westbury, D.B., Potts, S.G., Woodcock, B.A. & Pywell, R.G. (2006) SAFFIE - research into research and practice. HGCA Conference, Arable crop protection in the balance: Profit and the environment

  • Steffan-Dewenter I., Potts S.G. & Packer L. (2005) Pollinator diversity and crop pollination services are at risk. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20, 651-652
  • Potts S.G., Vulliamy B., Roberts S., O’Toole C., Dafni A., Ne’eman G. & Willmer P.G. (2005) Role of nesting resources in organising diverse bee communities in a Mediterranean landscape. Ecological Entomology 30, 78-85
  • Woodcock B., Westbury D., Potts S.G., Harris, S. & Brown V.K. (2005) Establishing field margins to promote beetle conservation in arable farms. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 107, 255-266
  • Settele J., Hammen V., Hulme P., Karlson U., Klotz S., Kotarac M., Kunin W., Marion G., O'Connor M., Petanidou T., Peterson K., Potts S., Pritchard H., Pysek P., Rounsevell M., Spangenberg J., Steffan-Dewenter I., Sykes M., Vighi M., Zobel M. & Kühn I. (2005) ALARM: Assessing large-scale environmental risks for biodiversity with tested methods. Gaia 14, 69-72
  • Beismeijer K., Giurfa M., Koedam D.M., Potts S.G., Joel D. & Dafni A. (2005) Floral guides, nest entrances, and carnivorous pitchers: similar visual stimuli produced by non-related taxa exploit the same receiver biases. Naturwissenschaften 92, 444-450
  • Contributing author to Diaz S. et al. (2005) Chapter 11. Biological Regulation of Ecosystem Services. In: Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Current State and Trends, Volume 1 (eds. Hassan R., Scholes R., Ash N.). pp 297-329, Island Press, Washington DC
  • Potts S.G., Kevan P.G. & Boone J.W. (2005) Conservation in Pollination: collecting, surveying and monitoring. In: Practical Pollination Biology (eds. Dafni A., Kevan P. & Husband C.). pp 401-434, Enviroquest, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
  • Potts S.G. (2005) Recording pollinator behaviour on flowers. In: Practical Pollination Biology (eds. Dafni A., Kevan P. & Husband C.). pp 401-434, 329-339, Enviroquest, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
  • Contributing author (2005) Farmland Wildlife, POSTNOTE 254. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology briefing for the House of Commons

  • Potts S.G., Vulliamy B., Roberts S., O’Toole C., Dafni A., Ne’eman G. & Willmer P.G. (2004) Nectar resource diversity organises flower-visitor community structure. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 113, 103-107
  • Dafni A. & Potts S.G. (2004) Role of flower inclination, depth and height in the preferences of a pollinating beetle (Coleoptera; Glaphyridae). Journal of Insect Behavior 17, 823-835
  • Potts S.G. (2004) European Pollinator Initiative: assessing the risks of pollinator loss. In: Solitary bees and their role in pollination. (eds. B. Freitas and V. Fonseca). Proceedings of the International Workshop on solitary bees and their role in pollination pp. 43-55, Fortaleza, Brazil

  • Potts S.G., Vulliamy B., Dafni A., Ne’eman G. & Willmer P.G. (2003) Linking bees and flowers: how do floral communities structure pollinator communities? Ecology 84, 2628-2642
  • Potts S.G., Vulliamy B., Dafni A., Ne’eman G., O’Toole C., Roberts S. & Willmer P.G. (2003) Response of plant-pollinator communities following fire: changes in diversity, abundance and reward structure. Oikos 101, 103-112

  • Potts S.G., Dafni A., Ne’eman G. (2001) Pollination of a core flowering shrub species in Mediterranean phrygana: variation in pollinator diversity, abundance and effectiveness in response to fire. Oikos 92: 71-80
  • Ne’eman G., Dafni A., Potts S.G. (2000) The effect of fire on flower visitation rate and fruit set in four core-species in east Mediterranean scrubland. Plant Ecology 146: 97-104
  • Ne’eman G., Dafni A. , Potts S.G. (1999) A new pollination probability index (PPI) for pollen load analysis as a measure of pollination effectiveness of bees. Journal of Apicultural Research 38: 19-23
  • Stone G.N., Gilbert F.S., Willmer P.G., Potts S.G., Semida F., Zalat S. (1999) Windows of opportunity and the temporal structuring of foraging activity in a desert solitary bee. Ecological Entomology 24: 208-221
  • Potts S.G., Willmer P.G. (1998) Compact housing in built-up areas: spatial positioning of nests in aggregations of a ground-nesting bee. Ecological Entomology 23: 427-432
  • Potts S.G., Willmer P.G. (1997) Abiotic and biotic factors influencing nest-site selection by Halictus rubicundus, a ground nesting halictine bee. Ecological Entomology 22: 319-328
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