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Insect Decline References

SCIENCE PAPERS

The Economic Value of Ecological Services Provided by Insects
John E. Losey and Mace Vaughan
BioScienceApril 2006 / Vol. 56 No. 4 o

Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers
Francisco Sánchez-Bayo , Kris A.G. Wyckhuys
Biological Conservation Volume 232, April 2019, Pages 8-27

New approaches narrow global species estimates for beetles, insects, and terrestrial arthropods
Nigel E. Stork , James McBroom , Claire Gely , and Andrew J. Hamilton

More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas
Caspar A. Hallmann , Martin Sorg, Eelke Jongejans, Henk Siepel, Nick Hofland, Heinz Schwan, Werner Stenmans, Andreas Müller, Hubert Sumser, Thomas Hörren, Dave Goulson, Hans de Kroon Published: October 18, 2017

Climate-driven declines in arthropod abundance restructure a rainforest food web
Bradford C. Lister and Andres Garcia
PNAS October 30, 2018 115 (44) E10397-E10406

Ecological determinants of butterfly vulnerability across the European continent
Tijl Essens Frank van Langevelde Rutger A. Vos Chris A. M. Van Swaay Michiel F. WallisDeVries
Journal of Insect Conservation June 2017, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 439-450

Increasing Pollinator Abundance In Undisturbed Mediterranean Montane Habitats Over Recent Decades
Carlos M. Herrera
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America Vol. 100, No. 1 (JANUARY 2019), pp. 1-6

JOURNALIST ARTICLES

Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests'
By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent. BBC WORLD

What's Causing the Sharp Decline in Insects, and Why It Matters
By Christian Schwä. Yale Press

The world's insect populations are plummeting everywhere we look
By Josh Davis. Natural History Museum. United Kingdom

What is causing the decline in pollinating insects?
Some groups of pollinating insects, such as bees, have declined and research has revealed a range of different factors that appear to be involved.
Living With Environmental Change. Policy and Practice Notes. Note No. 09 April 2014

Where have all the insects gone?
By Gretchen Vogel. Science Magazine.

What happens to the natural world if all the insects disappear?
The conversation

Hopes of Insect Food Boom Crushed as 'Europe's Largest' Factory Closed Down
Carlos Osorio. Sputnik News

Without Bugs, We Might All Be Dead
There are 1.4 billion insects per person on this planet and we need (almost) every one of them.
By Simon Worrall. National Geographic

The Insect Apocalypse Is Here. What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth?
By Brooke Jarvis. New York Times

As Insect Populations Decline, Scientists Are Trying to Understand Why
The real story behind reports of an "insect Armageddon" is more nuanced-but probably just as unsettling
Mary Hoff, Ensia. Scientific American

Insects are dying off at record rates - an ominous sign we're in the middle of a 6th mass extinction
Aylin Woodward. Business Insider

The Staggering Worldwide Decline of Insects Is a Warning of Ecosystem Collapse
Insect biomass is falling by 2.5 percent a year, eight times faster than the rate of decline for mammals, birds, or reptiles.
By Jill Kiedaisch. Popular Mechanics

'Hyperalarming' study shows massive insect loss
Ben Guarino. Washington Post


OTHER ARTICLES ON INSECT DECLINE AND HOW TO HELP

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What a huge drop in insect numbers will mean to us

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Chemical Use Guidelines. Help to save the insects and the planet.

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Just buying organic is not enough to save the insects

Science and insect decline

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