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Selected Recent Publications

Links to most publications, including earlier papers, can be found on CentAUR

Potts S.G., Imperatriz-Fonseca V., Ngo H.T., Aizen M.A., Biesmeijer J.C., Breeze T.D., Dicks L.V., Garibaldi L.A., Hill R., Settele J., Vanbergen A.J. (2016) Safeguarding pollinators and their values to human well-being. Nature 540: 220-229

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 528: 548-550

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., Baldi A., Batry 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 Feon V., Mandelik Y., May E.A., Park M.G., Pisanty G., Reemer M., Riedinger V., Rollin O., Rundlof M., Sardinas H.S., Scheper J., Sciligo A.R., Smith H.G., Steffan-Dewenter I., Thorp R., Tscharntke T., Verhulst J., Viana B.F., Vaissiere 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

Settele J., Bishop J., Potts S.G. (2016) Climate change impacts on pollination. Nature Plants 2: 16092

Dicks, L.V., Viana, B., Bommarco, R., Brosi, B., M.C .Arizmendi, M., Cunningham, S.A., Galetto, L., Hill, R., Lopes, A.V., Pires, C., Taki, H., Cooper, D., Potts S.G. (2016) Ten policies for pollinators. Science 354: 975-976

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

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., Dudenhoffer J.H., Freitas B., Greenleaf S., Harder L., Hipolito 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., Rundlof M., Seymour C., Schuepp C., Smitha K., Szentgyorgyi 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

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

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., Hipolito J., Jaggar S., Jauker F., Klein A-M., Kleijn D., Krishnan S., Lemos C.Q., Lindstrom S.A.M., Mandelik Y., Monteiro V.M., Nelson W., Nilsson L., Pattemore D., Pereira N., Pisanty G., Potts S.G., Reemer M., Rundlof M., Sheffield C.S., Scheper J., Schuepp C., Smith H.G., Stanley D.A., Stout J.C., Szentgyorgyi 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 doi:10.1073/pnas.1517092112

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

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

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., Dudenhoffer 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., Rundlof 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., Rundl f 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-Gutierrez 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., Schaminee 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

Bommarco R., Kleijn D., Potts S.G. (2013) Ecological intensification: harnessing ecosystem services for food security. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28: 230-238

IPBES (2016). The assessment report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on pollinators, pollination and food production. S.G. Potts, V. L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, and H. T. Ngo, (eds). Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bonn, Germany

IPBES (2016) Summary for policymakers of the assessment report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on pollinators, pollination and food production. S.G. Potts, V. L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, H. T. Ngo, J. C. Biesmeijer, T. D. Breeze, L. V. Dicks, L. A. Garibaldi, R. Hill, J. Settele, A. J. Vanbergen, M. A. Aizen, S. A. Cunningham, C. Eardley, B. M. Freitas, N. Gallai, P.G. Kevan, A. Kovacs-Hostyanszki, P.K. Kwapong, J. Li, X. Li., D.J. Martins, G. Nates-Parra, J.S. Pettis, R. Rader, and B. F. Viana (eds.). Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bonn, Germany

Nieto A., Roberts S.P.M., Kemp J., Rasmont P., Kuhlmann M., Biesmeijer J.C., Bogusch P., Dathe H.H., De la Rua P., De Meulemeester T., Dehon M., Dewulf A., Garcia Criado M., Ortiz-Sanchez 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.