SURPASS in the Press
Quarter of known bee species have not been recorded since 1990
by Patrick Barkham, The Guardian - Fri 22 Jan 2021
The number of wild bee species recorded by an international database of life on Earth has declined by a quarter since 1990, according to a global analysis of bee declines.
Bee Reports over the Past Century Indicate a Loss of Diversity
by Asher Jones, TheScientist - Jan 22, 2021
An analysis of museum data and naturalists’ observations finds that the number of bee species recorded has been declining since the 1990s. The first global, long-term study of bee trends adds to mounting evidence that the pollinators are in trouble worldwide.
The battle to save the world’s biggest bumblebee from extinction
by Alison Benjamin, The Guardian - Sat 4 May 2019
In Chile the beloved native bee is venerated as carrying the spirit of the dead, but its numbers are dwindling as farmers use imported species infected with parasites to pollinate crops.
SURPASS Scientific Publication (peer reviewed)
Koffler S, Barbiéri C, Ghilardi-Lopes N.P, Leocadio J.N, Albertini B, Francoy T.M, Saraiva A.M, 2021. A Buzz for Sustainability and Conservation: The Growing Potential of Citizen Science Studies on Bees. Sustainability 13, 959. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020959
Gleiser G, Leme da Cunha N, Sáez A, & Aizen M.A 2021. Ecological correlates of crop yield growth and interannual yield variation at a global scale. Web Ecology, 21(1), 15–43. https://doi.org/10.5194/we-21-15-2021
de Groot G.S, Aizen M.A, Sáez A, Morales C.L, 2021. Large-scale monoculture reduces honey yield: The case of soybean expansion in Argentina. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 306, 107203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2020.107203
Aizen M.A, Arbetman M.P, Chacoff N.P, Chalcoff V.R, Feinsinger P, Garibaldi L.A, Harder L.D, Morales C.L, Sáez A, Vanbergen A.J, 2020. Chapter Two - Invasive bees and their impact on agriculture, in: Bohan, D.A., Vanbergen, A.J. (Eds.), Advances in Ecological Research, The Future of Agricultural Landscapes, Part I. Academic Press, pp. 49–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.aecr.2020.08.001
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