Recent published research on Irish pollinators


Russo, L., Fitzpatrick, Ú., Larkin, M., Mullen, S., Power, E., Stanley, D., White, C., O’Rourke, A., & Stout, J. C. (2022). Conserving diversity in Irish plant–pollinator networks. Ecology and Evolution, 12, e9347

Thompson LJ, Smith S, Stout J, White B, Zioga E, Stanley D. (2022) Bumblebees can be exposed to the herbicide glyphosate when foraging. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Hodge S, Schweiger O, Klein A-M, Potts SG, Costa C, Albrecht M, de Miranda J, Mand M, De la Rúa P, Rundlöf M, Attridge E, Dean R, Bulet P, Michez D, Paxton RJ, Babin A, Chauzat M-P, Cougoule N, Laurent M, Martel A-C, Paris L, Rivière M-P, Dubois E, Arafah K, Askri D, Voison SN, Kiljanek T, Bottero I, Dominik C, Tamburini G, Pereira-Peixoto MH, Wintermantel D, Breeze TD, Cini E, Senapathi D, de Prisco G, Medrzycki P, Hagenbucher S, Knauer A, Schwarz JM, Raimets R, Martínez-López V, Ivarsson K, Hartfield C, Brown MJF, Stout JC. (2022) Design and planning of a transdisciplinary investigation into farmland pollinators: rationale, co-design, and lessons learned. Sustainability

White, C.D., Collier, M.J., Stout, J.C. (2022) Anthropogenic Induced Beta Diversity in Plant–Pollinator Networks: Dissimilarity, Turnover, and Predictive Power. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2022, 10, 806615

Hodge S, Bottero I, Dean R, Maher S, Stout JC. Stem-nesting Hymenoptera in Irish farmland: empirical evaluation of artificial trap nests as tools for fundamental research and pollinator conservation. Journal of Pollination Ecology 31: 110-123

Murphy JT, Breeze TD, Willcox B, Kavanagh S, Stout JC Globalisation and pollinators: modelling the impact of pollinator decline on international trade in animal-pollinated crops. People and Nature

Egan PA, Stevenson PC, Stout JC, Pollinator selection against toxic nectar as a key facilitator of a plant invasion. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 377: 20210168

Stout JC, Dicks LV, From science to society: implementing effective strategies to improve wild pollinator health. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 377: 20210165

Ruas S, Kelly R, Ahmed KSD, Maher SM, O’Hora E, Volpato A, O’hUallacháin D, Gormally MJ, Stout JC, Moran J (2022) Does landscape structure affect the presence of woodland specialist pollinators in farmland? Implications for Agri-Environment Scheme design. Biology and Environment 122B(1), pp. 17–37

Herbertsson L, Ekroos J, Albrecht M, Bartomeus I, Batáry P, Bommarco R, Caplat P, Diekötter T, Eikestam JM, Entling MH, Farbu S, Farwig N, Gonzalez-Varog JP, Hass A, Holzschuh A, Hopfenmüller S, Jakobsson A, Jauker B, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Kleve W, Kunin WE, Lindström SAM, Mullen S, Öckinger E, Petanidou T, Potts SG, Power EF, Rundlöf M, Seibel K, Sõber V, Söderman A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Teder T, Tscharntke T, Smith HG. Bees increase seed set of wild plants while increasing proportion of arable land has a variable effect on pollination in European agricultural landscapes. Plant Ecology and Evolution, 154: 341-350. doi: 10.5091/plecevo.2021.1884. 

Mesnage R, Straw EA, Antoniou MN, Benbrook C, Brown MJF, Chauzat M-P, Finger R, Goulson D, Leadbeater E, López-Ballesteros A, Möhring N, Neumann P, Stanley D, Stout JC, Thompson LJ, Topping CJ, White B, Zaller JG, Zioga E (2021). Improving pesticide-use data for the EU. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5(12): 1560-1560.DOI: 10.1038/s41559-021-01574-1

Stanley D.A. & Cosnett E. (2021) Catching the thief: Nectar robbing behaviour by bumblebees on naturalised Fuchsia magellanica in Ireland. Journal of Pollination Ecology 29:240-248 doi:10.26786/1920-7603(2021)620

Larkin, M. & Stanley, D.A. (2021) Impacts of management at a local and landscape scale on pollinators in semi-natural grasslands Journal of Applied Ecology 58:2505–2514

Vickneswaran, M., J. C. Carolan and B. White (2021). Simultaneous determination of pesticides from soils: a comparison between QuEChERS extraction and Dutch mini-Luke extraction methods. Analytical Methods.

Burns, K. L. W., Ú. Fitzpatrick and D. A. Stanley (2021). Public perceptions of Ireland’s pollinators: A case for more inclusive pollinator conservation initiatives. Journal for Nature Conservation 61: 125999. 

Phelan, N., D. Suddaby and D. A. Stanley (2021). Investigating the ecology of the Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) within the wider bumblebee community in North-West Ireland. Journal of Insect Conservation 25(2): 297-310.

Bottero, I., S. Hodge and J. C. Stout (2021). Taxon-specific temporal shifts in pollinating insects in mass-flowering crops and field margins in Ireland. Journal of Pollination Ecology 28: 90-107.

Kavanagh, S., Henry, M., Stout, J.C. White B.(2021) Neonicotinoid residues in honey from urban and rural environments. Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Phelan, N., Suddaby, D. & Stanley, D.A. (2021) Investigating the ecology of the Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) within the wider bumblebee community in North-West Ireland. Journal of Insect Conservation

Russo L, Buckley YM, Hamilton H, Kavanagh M, Stout, JC (2020) Low concentrations of fertilizer and herbicide alter plant growth and interactions with flower-visiting insects. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 304:107141.

Ahmed KSD, Volpato A, Day MF, Mulkeen CJ, O’Hanlon A, Carey J, Williams C, Ruas S, Moran J, Rotchés-Ribalta R, ÓhUallacháin D, Stout JC, Hodge S, White B, Gormally MJ (2020) Linear habitats across a range of farming intensities contribute differently to dipteran abundance and diversity. Insect Conservation and Diversity

Cole L J, Kleijn D, Dicks LV, Stout JC, Potts SG, Albrecht M, Balzan MV, Bartomeus I, Bebeli PJ, Bevk D, Biesmeijer JC, Chlebo R, Dautartė A, Emmanouil N, Hartfield C, Holland JM, Holzschuh A, Knoben NTJ, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Mandelik Y, Panou H, Paxton RJ, Petanidou T, Pinheiro de Carvalho MAA, Rundlöf M, Sarthou J-P, M C Stavrinides MC, Suso MJ, Szentgyörgyi H, Vaissière BE, Varnava A, Vilà M, Zemeckis R, Scheper J (2020) A critical analysis of the potential for EU Common Agricultural Policy measures to support wild pollinators on farmland. Journal of Applied Ecology 57: 681 – 694

Browne KA, Hassett J, Geary M, Moore E, Henriques D, Soland-Reckeweg G, Ferrari R, Mac Loughlin E, O’Brien E, O’Driscoll S, Young P, Pinto MA, McCormack GP (2020) Investigation of free-living honey bee colonies in Ireland. Journal of Apicultural Research:1-12

Byrne F, delBarco-Trillo J (2019) The effect of management practices on bumblebee densities in hedgerow and grassland habitats. Basic and Applied Ecology 35:28-33.

Woodcock BA, Garratt MPD, Powney GD, Shaw RF, Osborne JL, Soroka J, Lindström SAM, Stanley D, Ouvrard P, Edwards ME et al. (2019) Meta-analysis reveals that pollinator functional diversity and abundance enhance crop pollination and yield. Nature Communications 10: 1481.

Dainese M, Martin EA, Aizen MA, Albrecht M, Bartomeus I, Bommarco R, Carvalheiro LG, Chaplin-Kramer R, Gagic V, Garibaldi LA et al. (2019) A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production. Science Advances 5(10):eaax0121.

Russo L, Stout J, Speight MCD: On the presence of Neocnemodon breviens (Egger, 1865) in Ireland (Diptera: Syrpidae). Irish Naturalists’ Journal 2019, 36:151-153.

Kavanagh S, Gunnoo J, Passos TM, Stout JC, White B (2019) Physicochemical properties and phenolic content of honey from different floral origins and from rural versus urban landscapes. Food Chemistry 272: 66-75

Redmond C, Stout JC (2018) Breeding system and pollination ecology of a potentially invasive alien Clematis vitalba L. in Ireland. Plant Ecology 11: 56-63

Hassett J, Browne KA, McCormack GP, Moore E, Society NIHB, Soland G, Geary M (2018) A significant pure population of the dark European honey bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) remains in Ireland. Journal of Apicultural Research 57: 337-350.

Brown MJF, Dicks LV, Paxton RJ, Baldock KCR, Barron AB, Chauzat M-P, Freitas BM, Goulson D, Jepsen S, Kremen C, Li J, Neumann P, Pattemore DE, Potts SG, Schweiger O, Seymour CL, Stout JC (2016) A horizon scan of future threats and opportunities for pollinators and pollination. PeerJ 4: e2249.

Tiedeken EJ, Egan P, Stevenson PC, Wright GA, Brown MJF, Power EF, Matthews SM, Stout JC (2016) Nectar chemistry modulates the impact of an invasive plant on native pollinators. Functional Ecology 30: 885-893

Rader R, Bartomeus I, Garibaldi LA, Garratt MPD, Howlett BG, Winfree R, Cunningham SA, Mayfield MM, Arthur AD, Andersson GKS, et al. (2016) Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 146-151

Davis ES, Kelly R, Maggs CA, Stout JC (2018) Contrasting impacts of highly invasive plant species on flower-visiting insect communities. Biodiversity and Conservation 27:2069-2085

Naughton J, Tiedeken EJ, Garvey M, Stout JC, Rowan NJ (2017) Pulsed light inactivation of the bumble bee trypanosome parasite Crithidia bombi. Journal of Apicultural Research 56:144-154. doi: 10.1080/00218839.2017.1289668

De Palma A, Abrahamczyk S, Aizen MA, Albrecht M, Basset Y, Bates A, Blake RJ, Boutin C, Bugter R, Connop S, et al. (2016) Predicting bee community responses to land-use changes: Effects of geographic and taxonomic biases. Scientific Reports 6:31153.

Power EF Jackson Z and Stout JC (2016) Organic farming and landscape factors affect abundance and richness of hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) in grasslands. Insect Conservation and Diversity 9: 244-253

Zimmermann J, Stout JC (2016) Underestimating neonicotinoid exposure: how extent and magnitude may be affected by land-use change. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 23: 7050-7054

Casey, L. M., H. Rebelo, E. Rotheray, and D. Goulson. 2015. Evidence for habitat and climatic specializations driving the long-term distribution trends of UK and Irish bumblebees. Diversity and Distributions 21:864-875.