Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators

a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise

Lynn.V. Dicks, Andrew Abrahams, John Atkinson, Jacobus Biesmeijer, Nigel Bourn, Chris Brown, Mark J. F. Brown, Claire Carvell, Chris Connolly, James E. Cresswell, Pat Croft, Ben Darvill, Paul De Zylva, Philip Effingham, Michelle Fountain, Anthony Goggin, Debbie Harding, Tony Harding, Chris Hartfield, Matthew S. Heard & 30 others Richard Heathcote, David Heaver, John Holland, Mike Howe, Brin Hughes, Teresa Huxley, William E. Kunin, Julian Little, Caroline Mason, Jane Memmott, Juliet Osborne, Tim Pankhurst, Robert J. Paxton, Michael J. O. Pocock, Simon G. Potts, Eileen F. Power, Nigel E. Raine, Elizabeth Ranelagh, Stuart Roberts, Rob Saunders, Katie Smith, Richard M. Smith, Peter Sutton, Luke A. N. Tilley, Andrew Tinsley, Athayde Tonhasca, Adam J. Vanbergen, Sarah Webster, Alan Wilson, William J. Sutherland

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    Abstract

    In response to evidence of insect pollinator declines, organisations in many sectors, including the food and farming industry, are investing in pollinator conservation. They are keen to ensure that their efforts use the best available science. We convened a group of 32 'conservation practitioners' with an active interest in pollinators and 16 insect pollinator scientists. The conservation practitioners include representatives from UK industry (including retail), environmental non-government organisations and nature conservation agencies. We collaboratively developed a long list of 246 knowledge needs relating to conservation of wild insect pollinators in the UK. We refined and selected the most important knowledge needs, through a three-stage process of voting and scoring, including discussions of each need at a workshop. We present the top 35 knowledge needs as scored by conservation practitioners or scientists. We find general agreement in priorities identified by these two groups. The priority knowledge needs will structure ongoing work to make science accessible to practitioners, and help to guide future science policy and funding. Understanding the economic benefits of crop pollination, basic pollinator ecology and impacts of pesticides on wild pollinators emerge strongly as priorities, as well as a need to monitor floral resources in the landscape.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)435-446
    Number of pages12
    JournalInsect Conservation and Diversity
    Volume6
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Keywords

    • Bees
    • ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
    • Food security
    • hoverflies
    • pesticide
    • policy
    • pollination
    • pollinator

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    Dicks, Lynn.V. ; Abrahams, Andrew ; Atkinson, John ; Biesmeijer, Jacobus ; Bourn, Nigel ; Brown, Chris ; Brown, Mark J. F. ; Carvell, Claire ; Connolly, Chris ; Cresswell, James E. ; Croft, Pat ; Darvill, Ben ; De Zylva, Paul ; Effingham, Philip ; Fountain, Michelle ; Goggin, Anthony ; Harding, Debbie ; Harding, Tony ; Hartfield, Chris ; Heard, Matthew S. ; Heathcote, Richard ; Heaver, David ; Holland, John ; Howe, Mike ; Hughes, Brin ; Huxley, Teresa ; Kunin, William E. ; Little, Julian ; Mason, Caroline ; Memmott, Jane ; Osborne, Juliet ; Pankhurst, Tim ; Paxton, Robert J. ; Pocock, Michael J. O. ; Potts, Simon G. ; Power, Eileen F. ; Raine, Nigel E. ; Ranelagh, Elizabeth ; Roberts, Stuart ; Saunders, Rob ; Smith, Katie ; Smith, Richard M. ; Sutton, Peter ; Tilley, Luke A. N. ; Tinsley, Andrew ; Tonhasca, Athayde ; Vanbergen, Adam J. ; Webster, Sarah ; Wilson, Alan ; Sutherland, William J. / Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators : a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. In: Insect Conservation and Diversity. 2012 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 435-446.
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