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Touroult, J., Pascal, O., Barnier, F., & Pollet, M. (2021). The “Our Planet Reviewed” Mitaraka 2015 expedition: a full account of its research outputs after six years and recommendations for future surveys. Zoosystema, 43(32). doi:10.5252/zoosystema2021v43a32 https://doi.org/10.5252/zoosystema2021v43a32

Six years after the expedition “Our Planet Reviewed – French Guiana 2015” in the Mitaraka massif, we present a synthesis of the taxonomic and faunistic results obtained from the analysis of the 108 published articles and the 10 600 observations that were databased and disseminated. In this relativel…

Wham, B. E., Rahman, S. R., Martinez‐Correa, M., & Hines, H. M. (2021). Mito‐nuclear discordance at a mimicry color transition zone in bumble bee Bombus melanopygus. Ecology and Evolution, 11(24), 18151–18168. doi:10.1002/ece3.8412 https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8412

As hybrid zones exhibit selective patterns of gene flow between otherwise distinct lineages, they can be especially valuable for informing processes of microevolution and speciation. The bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, displays two distinct color forms generated by Müllerian mimicry: a northern “Roc…

Lewthwaite, J. M. M., & Mooers, A. Ø. (2021). Geographical homogenization but little net change in the local richness of Canadian butterflies. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi:10.1111/geb.13426 https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13426

Aim: Recent studies have found that local-scale plots measured through time exhibit marked variation in the change in species richness. However, the overall effect often reveals no net change. Most studies to date have been agnostic about the identities of the species lost/gained and about the proce…

Blouin, F., Wilmshurst, J. F., Harder, J., Bloom, R., Johns, D. W., & Watson, P. (2021). Prioritizing Beneficial Management Practices for Species at Risk in Agricultural Lands. Environmental Management, 68(6), 937–952. doi:10.1007/s00267-021-01525-3 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-021-01525-3

Agricultural expansion and intensification are major drivers of ecosystem degradation and loss of biodiversity around the world. Countries are relying on protected areas to conserve habitats and prevent species decline, but these are either too few, too small, or too disconnected to capture and prot…

Koch, J. B. U., Tabor, J. A., Montoya-Aiona, K., & Eiben, J. A. (2021). The Invasion of Megachile policaris (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) to Hawai‘i. Journal of Insect Science, 21(5). doi:10.1093/jisesa/ieab065 https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieab065

Islands are insular environments that are negatively impacted by invasive species. In Hawai‘i, at least 21 non-native bees have been documented to date, joining the diversity of >9,000 non-native and invasive species to the archipelago. The goal of this study is to describe the persistence, genet…

Blanckenhorn, W. U., Berger, D., Rohner, P. T., Schäfer, M. A., Akashi, H., & Walters, R. J. (2021). Comprehensive thermal performance curves for yellow dung fly life history traits and the temperature-size-rule. Journal of Thermal Biology, 103069. doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2021.103069 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2021.103069

Ambient temperature strongly determines the behaviour, physiology, and life history of all organisms. The technical assessment of organismal thermal niches in form of now so-called thermal performance curves (TPC) thus has a long tradition in biological research. Nevertheless, several traits do not …

Sobral-Souza, T., Stropp, J., Santos, J. P., Prasniewski, V. M., Szinwelski, N., Vilela, B., … Hortal, J. (2021). Knowledge gaps hamper understanding the relationship between fragmentation and biodiversity loss: the case of Atlantic Forest fruit-feeding butterflies. PeerJ, 9, e11673. doi:10.7717/peerj.11673 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11673

Background A key challenge for conservation biology in the Neotropics is to understand how deforestation affects biodiversity at various levels of landscape fragmentation. Addressing this challenge requires expanding the coverage of known biodiversity data, which remain to date restricted to a few w…

Hemberger, J., Crossley, M. S., & Gratton, C. (2021). Historical decrease in agricultural landscape diversity is associated with shifts in bumble bee species occurrence. Ecology Letters. doi:10.1111/ele.13786 https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13786

Agricultural intensification is a key suspect among putative drivers of recent insect declines, but an explicit link between historical change in agricultural land cover and insect occurrence is lacking. Determining whether agriculture impacts beneficial insects (e.g. pollinators), is crucial to enh…

Díaz, S. S., Carisio, L., Manino, A., Biella, P., & Porporato, M. (2021). Nesting, Sex Ratio and Natural Enemies of the Giant Resin Bee in Relation to Native Species in Europe. Insects, 12(6), 545. doi:10.3390/insects12060545 https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12060545

Megachile sculpturalis (Smith, 1853) is the first exotic bee species in Europe. Its remarkably fast expansion across this continent is leading to a growing concern on the extent of negative impacts to the native fauna. To evaluate the interactions of exotic bees with local wild bees, we set up trap …

Murray, E. A., Evanhoe, L., Bossert, S., Geber, M. A., Griswold, T., & McCoshum, S. M. (2021). Phylogeny, Phenology, and Foraging Breadth of Ashmeadiella (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Insect Systematics and Diversity, 5(3). doi:10.1093/isd/ixab010 https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixab010

Ashmeadiella Cockerell (Megachilidae: Osmiini) is a bee genus endemic to North America, with greatest richness in arid and Mediterranean regions of the southwestern United States. Species relationships of Ashmeadiella were last analyzed in the 1950s, when Robert Sokal and Charles Michener developed …