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Science Advances  16 Oct 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 10, eaax0121
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax0121

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vol. 5 no. 10

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  • Received for publication February 14, 2019
  • Accepted for publication September 22, 2019
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  1. Matteo Dainese1,2,*,
  2. Emily A. Martin2,
  3. Marcelo A. Aizen3,
  4. Matthias Albrecht4,
  5. Ignasi Bartomeus5,
  6. Riccardo Bommarco6,
  7. Luisa G. Carvalheiro7,8,
  8. Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer9,
  9. Vesna Gagic10,
  10. Lucas A. Garibaldi11,
  11. Jaboury Ghazoul12,
  12. Heather Grab13,
  13. Mattias Jonsson6,
  14. Daniel S. Karp14,
  15. Christina M. Kennedy15,
  16. David Kleijn16,
  17. Claire Kremen17,
  18. Douglas A. Landis18,
  19. Deborah K. Letourneau19,
  20. Lorenzo Marini20,
  21. Katja Poveda13,
  22. Romina Rader21,
  23. Henrik G. Smith22,23,
  24. Teja Tscharntke24,
  25. Georg K. S. Andersson22,
  26. Isabelle Badenhausser25,26,
  27. Svenja Baensch24,27,
  28. Antonio Diego M. Bezerra28,
  29. Felix J. J. A. Bianchi29,
  30. Virginie Boreux12,30,
  31. Vincent Bretagnolle31,
  32. Berta Caballero-Lopez32,
  33. Pablo Cavigliasso33,
  34. Aleksandar Ćetković34,
  35. Natacha P. Chacoff35,
  36. Alice Classen2,
  37. Sarah Cusser36,
  38. Felipe D. da Silva e Silva37,38,
  39. G. Arjen de Groot39,
  40. Jan H. Dudenhöffer40,
  41. Johan Ekroos22,
  42. Thijs Fijen16,
  43. Pierre Franck41,
  44. Breno M. Freitas28,
  45. Michael P. D. Garratt42,
  46. Claudio Gratton43,
  47. Juliana Hipólito11,44,
  48. Andrea Holzschuh2,
  49. Lauren Hunt45,
  50. Aaron L. Iverson13,
  51. Shalene Jha46,
  52. Tamar Keasar47,
  53. Tania N. Kim48,
  54. Miriam Kishinevsky49,
  55. Björn K. Klatt23,24,
  56. Alexandra-Maria Klein30,
  57. Kristin M. Krewenka50,
  58. Smitha Krishnan12,51,52,
  59. Ashley E. Larsen53,
  60. Claire Lavigne41,
  61. Heidi Liere54,
  62. Bea Maas55,
  63. Rachel E. Mallinger56,
  64. Eliana Martinez Pachon57,
  65. Alejandra Martínez-Salinas58,
  66. Timothy D. Meehan59,
  67. Matthew G. E. Mitchell60,
  68. Gonzalo A. R. Molina61,
  69. Maike Nesper12,
  70. Lovisa Nilsson22,
  71. Megan E. O'Rourke62,
  72. Marcell K. Peters2,
  73. Milan Plećaš34,
  74. Simon G. Potts43,
  75. Davi de L. Ramos63,
  76. Jay A. Rosenheim64,
  77. Maj Rundlöf23,
  78. Adrien Rusch65,
  79. Agustín Sáez66,
  80. Jeroen Scheper16,39,
  81. Matthias Schleuning67,
  82. Julia M. Schmack68,
  83. Amber R. Sciligo69,
  84. Colleen Seymour70,
  85. Dara A. Stanley71,
  86. Rebecca Stewart22,
  87. Jane C. Stout72,
  88. Louis Sutter4,
  89. Mayura B. Takada73,
  90. Hisatomo Taki74,
  91. Giovanni Tamburini30,
  92. Matthias Tschumi4,
  93. Blandina F. Viana75,
  94. Catrin Westphal27,
  95. Bryony K. Willcox21,
  96. Stephen D. Wratten76,
  97. Akira Yoshioka77,
  98. Carlos Zaragoza-Trello5,
  99. Wei Zhang78,
  100. Yi Zou79 and
  101. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter2
  1. 1Institute for Alpine Environment, Eurac Research, Viale Druso 1, 39100 Bozen/Bolzano, Italy.
  2. 2Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany.
  3. 3Grupo de Ecología de la Polinización, INIBIOMA, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, CONICET, 8400 Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina.
  4. 4Agroecology and Environment, Agroscope, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland.
  5. 5Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC), Integrative Ecology, E-41092 Sevilla, Spain.
  6. 6Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden.
  7. 7Departamento de Ecologia, Universidade Federal de Goias (UFG), Goiânia, Brazil.
  8. 8Faculdade de Ciencias, Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (CE3C), Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.
  9. 9Natural Capital Project, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94618, USA.
  10. 10CSIRO, GPO Box 2583, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia.
  11. 11Instituto de Investigaciones en Recursos Naturales, Agroecología y Desarrollo Rural (IRNAD), Sede Andina, Universidad Nacional de Río Negro (UNRN) y CONICET, Mitre 630, CP 8400 San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina.
  12. 12Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, Universitätstrasse 16, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland.
  13. 13Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.
  14. 14Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA.
  15. 15Global Lands Program, The Nature Conservancy, 117 E. Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA.
  16. 16Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation Group, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, Wageningen 6708 PB, Netherlands.
  17. 17IRES and Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  18. 18Department of Entomology and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Michigan State University, 204 CIPS, 578 Wilson Ave, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
  19. 19Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA.
  20. 20DAFNAE, University of Padova, viale dell’Università 16, 35020 Legnaro, Padova, Italy.
  21. 21School of Environment and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2350, Australia.
  22. 22Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, Lund University, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden.
  23. 23Department of Biology, Lund University, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden.
  24. 24Agroecology, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Göttingen, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany.
  25. 25USC1339 INRA-CNRS, CEBC UMR 7372, CNRS and Université de La Rochelle, Beauvoir sur Niort 79360, France.
  26. 26INRA, Unité de Recherche Pluridisciplinaire Prairies et Plantes Fourragères (URP3F), Lusignan 86600, France.
  27. 27Functional Agrobiodiversity, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Göttingen, Germany.
  28. 28Departamento de Zootecnia–CCA, Universidade Federal do Ceará, 60.356-000 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.
  29. 29Farming Systems Ecology, Wageningen University and Research, P.O. Box 430, 6700 AK Wageningen, Netherlands.
  30. 30Chair of Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology, University of Freiburg, Tennenbacher Straße 4, 79106 Freiburg, Germany.
  31. 31LTSER Zone Atelier Plaine and Val de Sevre, CEBC UMR 7372, CNRS and Université de La Rochelle, Beauvoir sur Niort 79360, France.
  32. 32Arthropods Department, Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.
  33. 33Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Estación Experimental Concordia, Estacion Yuqueri y vias del Ferrocarril s/n, 3200 Entre Rios, Argentina.
  34. 34Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.
  35. 35Instituto de Ecología Regional (IER), Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, CONICET, 4107 Yerba Buena, Tucumán, Argentina.
  36. 36W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, Hickory Corners, MI 49060, USA.
  37. 37Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Mato Grosso, Campus of Barra do Garças/MT, 78600-000, Brazil.
  38. 38Center of Sustainable Development, University of Brasília (UnB)—Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, Brasília-DF 70910-900, Brazil.
  39. 39Wageningen Environmental Research, Wageningen University and Research, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, Netherlands.
  40. 40Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME44TB, UK.
  41. 41INRA, UR 1115, Plantes et Systèmes de culture Horticoles, 84000 Avignon, France.
  42. 42Centre for Agri-Environmental Research, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, Reading University, Reading RG6 6AR, UK.
  43. 43Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53705, USA.
  44. 44Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), CEP 69.067-375 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
  45. 45Human-Environment Systems, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725, USA.
  46. 46Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 205 W 24th Street, 401 Biological Laboratories, Austin, TX 78712, USA.
  47. 47Department of Biology and Environment, University of Haifa, Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel.
  48. 48Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, 125 Waters Hall, Manhattan, KS 66503, USA.
  49. 49Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Haifa, 3498838 Haifa, Israel.
  50. 50Institute for Plant Science and Microbiology, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
  51. 51Bioversity International, Bangalore 560 065, India.
  52. 52Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India.
  53. 53Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131, USA.
  54. 54Department of Environmental Studies, Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 9812, USA.
  55. 55Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, Division of Conservation Biology, Vegetation Ecology and Landscape Ecology, University of Vienna, Rennweg 14, 1030 Vienna, Austria.
  56. 56Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, 1881 Natural Area Drive, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA.
  57. 57Agrosavia, Centro de Investigación Obonuco, Km 5 vía Obonuco, Pasto, Nariño, Colombia.
  58. 58Agriculture, Livestock and Agroforestry Program, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Cartago, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica.
  59. 59National Audubon Society, Boulder, CO 80305, USA.
  60. 60Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  61. 61Cátedra de Avicultura, Cunicultura y Apicultura, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, CABA C1417DSE, Argentina.
  62. 62School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA.
  63. 63Department of Ecology, UnB—Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Brasília-DF 70910-900, Brazil.
  64. 64Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA.
  65. 65INRA, UMR 1065 Santé et Agroécologie du Vignoble, ISVV, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Sciences Agro, F-33883 Villenave d’Ornon Cedex, France.
  66. 66INIBIOMA, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, CONICET, Quintral 1250, 8400 Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina.
  67. 67Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F), Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  68. 68Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  69. 69Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA.
  70. 70South African National Biodiversity Institute, Kirstenbosch Research Centre, Private Bag X7, Claremont 7735, South Africa.
  71. 71School of Agriculture and Food Science and Earth Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
  72. 72School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland.
  73. 73Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services, School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 188-0002 Tokyo, Japan.
  74. 74Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, 1 Matsunosato, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8687, Japan.
  75. 75Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, 40170-210 Salvador, Brazil.
  76. 76Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand.
  77. 77Fukushima Branch, National Institute for Environmental Studies, 963-770 Fukushima, Japan.
  78. 78Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC 20005, USA.
  79. 79Department of Health and Environmental Sciences, Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University, 215123, Suzhou, China.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: matteo.dainese{at}eurac.edu

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