The Bee Byway Research
Title  Author Source Link
Design / Plants
More Plant Diversity Equals More Pollinator Diversity Xerces Societey
Plant diversity and composition compensate for negative effects of urbanization on foraging bumble bees Marietta Hulsmann, Henrik von Wehrden, Alexandra-Maria Klein, and Sara Diana Leonhardt, Institute of Ecology, Luneburg, Germany
Urban Drivers of Plant‐Pollinator Interactions Tina Harrison and Rachael Winfree, British Ecology Society
Picky eaters: Bumble bees prefer plants with nutrient-rich pollen Sara LaJeunesse, Penn State
Macronutrient ratios in pollen shape bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) foraging strategies and floral preferences Anthony Vaudo, Harland Patch, David Mortensen, John Tooker, and Christina Grozinger
Variation in Native Bee Faunas and its Implications for Detecting Community Changes Neak Williams, Robert Minckley, Fernando Silveira, Ecology and Society Vol.5, Issue 1
Design – Bees
Conservation ecology of bees: populations, species and communities Tomas E. Murray, Michael Kuhlmann, Simon G. Potts, EDP Sciences, Oct. 30, 2008
Swapping pollinators reduces species diversity University of Kansas
Dispersal A.P. Ramakrishnan, in Encyclopedia of Ecology, 2008
Climate Change its Buzzkill for Bees Kendra Pierre-Louis and Nadja Popovich
Bumble Bee Conservation
Impact of Urbanization on Predator/Paristoid Populations Daria Corcos,Pierfilippo Cerretti, Valerio Caruso, Maurizio Mei, Matteo Falco, Lorenzo Marini Published: April 3, 2019
Hot bumble bees at good food: thoracic temperature of feeding Bombus wilmattae foragers is tuned to sugar concentration James Nieh, Adolfo Leon, Sydney Cameron, and Remy Vandame
Intraspecific Variation in Worker Body Size Makes North American Bumble Bees (Bombus spp.) Less Susceptible to Decline Matthew W. Austin and Aimee S. Dunlap
Design – Corridors and Biodiversity
Can urban areas have ecological integrity?  Reed F. Noss Proceedings 4th International Urban Wildlife Symposium. Shaw et al., Eds. 2004
Fine-scale spatial genetic structure of common and declining bumble bees across an agricultural landscape Stephanie Dreier,*† John W Redhead,‡ Ian A Warren,*† Andrew F G Bourke,§ Matthew S Heard,‡ William C Jordan,* Seirian Sumner,*† Jinliang Wang,* and Claire Carvell‡
Urban Sprawl and Ecosystems – Can Nature Survive? Daniel Czamanski, Itzhak Benenson, Dan Malkinson, Maria Marinov, Rafael Rogh, and Lea Wittenberg – International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 2008, 2: 321-366
Habitat Fragmentation and Native Bees: a Premature Verdict? James H. Cane – Ecology and Society
An Experimental Test of Whether Habitat Corridors Affect Pollen Transfer Townsend, 2005, Ecology
The Matrix Enhances the Effectiveness of Corridors and Stepping Stones Kristen A. Baum, Kyle J. Haynes, Forrest P. Dillemuth, James T. Cronin, Oct 1, 2004, Ecology, Vol. 85, Issue 10
Scaling up from gardens: biodiversity conservation in urban environments Mark Goddard, Andrew Dougill, Tim Benton, Institute for Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK  
Tiny Pollinators Need Wildlife Corridors Too Michelle Nijhuis                                                                                                             The Atlantic; 1/19/2017
Connecting fragmented pieces of habitat can help endangered species recover Erik Stokstad, Science Magazine
Impact of urbanization on wild bees underestimated University of Michigan
Patterns of widespread decline in North American bumble bees Sydney A. Cameron, Jeffrey D. Lozier, James P. Strange, Jonathan B. Koch, Nils Cordes, Leellen F. Solter, and Terry L. Griswold
Population Structuring unknown
A century of temporal stability of genetic diversity in wild bumblebees Kevin Maebe, Ivan Meeus, Sarah Vray, Thomas Claeys, Wouter Dekoninck, Jean-Luc Boevé, Pierre Rasmont & Guy Smagghe
Pattern of population structuring between Belgian and Estonian bumblebees Kevin Maebe, Reet Karise, Ivan Meeus, Marika Mänd & Guy Smagghe
Level of Genetic Diversity in European Bumblebees is Not Determined by Local Species Abundance Kevin Maebe, Reet Karise, Ivan Meeus, Marika Mänd & Guy Smagghe–E4c5ROmf67_2I
Designing a Pollinator Habitat: Four Things to Consider Xerces Society
Urban land use limits regional bumble bee gene flow Shalene Jha and C. Kremen, Molecular Ecology (2013) 22, 2483–2495
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