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Cole, L.J., Kleijn, D., Dicks, L.V., Stout, J.C., Potts, S.G., Albrecht, M., Balzan, M.V., Bartomeus, I., Bebeli, P.J., Bevk, D., Biesmeijer, J.C., Chlebo, R., Dautarte, A., Emmanouil, N., Hartfield, C., Holland, J.M., Holzschuh, A., Knoben, N.T.J., Kovacs-Hostyanszki, A., Mandelik, Y., Panou, H., Paxton, R.J., Petanidou, T., de Carvalho, M.A.A., Rundlof, M., Sarthou, J.P., Stavrinides, M.C., Suso, M.J., Szentgyörgyi, H., Vaissière, B.E., Varnava, A., Vila, M., Zemeckis, R., & Scheper, J. 2020. A critical analysis of the potential for EU Common Agricultural Policy measures to support wild pollinators on farmland. Journal of Applied Ecology 57(4): 681-694.

Shapira, T., Henkin, Z., Dag, A., Mandelik, Y. 2019. Rangeland sharing by cattle and bees: moderate grazing does not impair bee communities and resource availability. Ecological Applications 30(3) e02066.


Lotan, A., Kost, R., Mandelik, Y., Peled, Y., Chakuki, D., Zemah, S. & Ram, Y. 2018. National scale mapping of ecosystem services in Israel – genetic resources, pollination and cultural services. One Ecosystem 3: e25494.

Pisanty, G., Afik, O., Wajnberg, E., & Mandelik, Y. 2016. Watermelon pollinators exhibit complementarity in both visitation rate and single-visit pollination efficiency. Journal of Applied Ecology 53(2): 360-370.

Rader, R., Bartomeus, I., Garibaldi, L.A., Garratt, M.P.D., Howlett, B., Winfree, R., Cunningham, S.A., Mayfield, M.M., Arthur, A.D., Andersson, G.K.S., Bommarco, R., Brittain, C., Carvalheiro, L.G., Chacoff, N.P., Entling, M.H., Foully, B., Freitas, B.M., Gemmill-Herren, B., Ghazoul, J., Griffin, S., Gross, C.L., Herbertsson, L., Herzog, F., Hipólito, J., Jaggar, S., Jauker, F., Klein, A.M., Kleijn, D., Krishnan, S., Lemos. C.Q., Lindström, S.A.M., Mandelik, Y., Monteiro, V.M.,   Nelson, W., Nilsson, L., Pattemore, D., Pereira, N. de O., Pisanty, G., Potts, S.G., Reemer, M., Rundlöf, M., Sheffield, C.S., Scheper, J., Schüepp, C., Smith, H.G., Stanley, D.A., Stout, J.C., Szentgyörgyi, H., Taki, H., Vergara, C.H., Viana, B.F., & Woyciechowski, M. 2016. Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(1): 146-151.

Kark, S., Sutherland, W.J., Shanas, U., Klass, K., Achisar, H., Dayan, T., Gavrieli, Y., Justo-Hanani, R., Mandelik, Y., Orion, N., Pargament, D., Portman, M., Reisman-Berman, O., Safriel, U.N., Schaffer, G., Steiner, N., Tauber, I., & Levin, N. 2016. Priority questions and horizon scanning for conservation: a comparative study. PLOS ONE 11(1): e0145978. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145978.

Pisanty, G., & Mandelik, Y. 2015. Profiling crop pollinators: life-history traits predict habitat use and crop visitation by Mediterranean wild bees. Ecological Applications 25(3): 742-752.

Schäckermann, J., Mandelik, Y., Weiss, N., von Wehrden, H., & Klein, A.M. 2015. Natural habitat does not mediate vertebrate seed predation as an ecosystem dis-service to agriculture. Journal of Applied Ecology 52(2): 291-299.

van Rijn, I., Neeson, T.M., & Mandelik, Y.  2015. Reliability and refinement of the higher taxa approach for bee richness and composition. Ecological Applications 25(1): 88-98.

Kleijn, D., Scheper, J., Winfree, R., Benjamin, F. , Cariveau, D. , Bartomeus, I. , Carvalheiro, L.,  Henry, M., Le Féon, V. , Isaacs, R. , May, E., Klein, A., Kremen, C., Sardinas, H., Sciligo, A., M'Gonigle, L., Rader, R., Ricketts, T., Williams, N., Lee Adamson, N., Ascher, J., Báldi, A., Batary, P. C, Tscharntke, T., Biesmeijer, K., Blitzer, E., Park, M., Danforth, B., Bommarco, R., Brand, M., Bretagnolle, V., Button, L., Elle, E., Chifflet, R., Colville, R., Garratt, M., Potts, S.,  Herzog, F., Holzschuh, A., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Howlett, B., Jauker, F., Jha, S., Knop, E., Krewenka, K., Mandelik, Y., Pisanty, G., Reemer, M., Riedinger, V. C, Rollin, O., Rundlöf, M.,  Smith, H., Thorp, R., Verhulst, J. , Viana, B., Vaissière, B., Veldtman, R., & Westphal, C.C  2015. Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation. Nature Communications 6, article no. 7414.  

Schäckermann, J., Gesine P., Mandelik, Y., & Klein, A.M. 2015. Agro-ecosystem services and dis-services in almond orchards are differentially influenced by the surrounding landscape. Ecological Entomology 40(1): 12-21.

Neeson, T.M., & Mandelik, Y. 2014. Pairwise measures of species co-occurrence for conservation biology and community ecology. Ecological Indicators 45: 721-727. F

Pisanty, G., Klein, A.M., & Mandelik, Y. 2014. Do wild bees complement honey bee pollination of confection sunflowers in Israel? Apidologie 45(2): 235-247.

Fleischer, A. , Shafir, S. , & Mandelik, Y. 2013. A proactive approach for assessing alternative management programs for an invasive alien pollinator species. Ecological Economics 88: 126-132.

Garibaldi, L.A., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Winfree, R., Aizen, M.A., Bommarco, R., Cunningham, S.A., Kremen, C., Carvalheiro, L.G., Afik, O., Bartomeus, I., Benjamin, F., Boreux, V., Cariveau, D., Chacoff, N.P., Dudenhöffer, J.H., Freitas, B.M., Greenleaf, S., Harder, L., Hipólito, J., Holzschuh, A., Howlett, B., Isaacs, R., Javorek, S.K., Kennedy, C., Krewenka, K., Mandelik, Y. , Mayfield, M.M., Motzke, I., Munyuli, T., Nault, B.A., Otieno, M., Petersen, J., Pisanty, G., Potts, S.G., Rader, R., Ricketts, T.H., Rundlöf, M., Seymour, C.L., Schüepp, C., Smitha, K., Szentgyörgyi, H., Taki, H., Tscharntke, T., Vergara, C.H., Viana, B.F., Wanger, T.C., Westphal, C., Williams, N., & Klein, A.M. 2013. Wild pollinators enhance fruit set of crops regardless of honey bee abundance. Science 339(6127): 1608-1611.

Kennedy, C.M., Lonsdorf, E., Neel, M.C.,  Williams, N.M., Ricketts, T.H., Winfree, R., Bommarco, R., Brittain, C., Burley, A.L., Cariveau, D., Carvalheiro, L.G., Chacoff, N.P., Cunningham, S.A., Danforth, B.N., Dudenhöffer, J.H., Elle, E., Gaines, H.R., Gratton, C., Greenleaf, S.S., Holzschuh, A., Isaacs, R., Javorek, S.K., Jha, S., Klein, A.M., Krewenka, K., Mandelik, Y. , Mayfield, M.M., Morandin, L., Neame, L.A., Otieno, M., Park, M., Potts, S.G., Rundlöf, M., Saez, A., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Taki, H., Tuell, J.K., Viana, B.F., Veldtman, R., Westphal, C., & Kremen, C. 2013. A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems. Ecology Letters 16(5): 584-599.

Neeson, T.M. , Van Rijn, I., & Mandelik, Y. 2013. How taxonomic diversity, community structure and sample size determine the reliability of higher taxon surrogates. Ecological Applications 23(5): 1216-1225.

Rotholz, E., & Mandelik, Y. 2013. Roadside habitats: effects on diversity and composition of plant, arthropod, and small mammal communities. Biodiversity and Conservation 22(4): 1017-1031.

Mandelik, Y., Winfree, R., Neeson, T. & Kremen, C. 2012. Complementary habitat use by wild bees in an agro-natural landscape. Ecological Applications 22(5): 1535-1546.

Mandelik, Y., Chiktunov, V., Kravchenko, V., & Dayan , T. 2012. The relative performance of taxonomic vs. environmental indicators for local biodiversity assessment: a comparative study.  Ecological Indicators 15(1): 171-180.

Garibaldi, L. A., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Kremen, C., Morales, J. M. , Bommarco, R. , Cunningham, S. , Carvalheiro, L. , Chacoff, N. , Dudenhöffer, J.H., Greenleaf, S. C, Holzschuh, A. , Isaacs, R. , Krewenka, K. , Mandelik, Y. , Mayfield, M., Morandin, L., Potts, S. , Ricketts, T. , Szentgyörgyi, H. , Winfree, R. , & Klein, A.M.  2011. Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits.  Ecology Letters 14(10): 1062-1072.

Gotlieb, A., Hollender, Y., & Mandelik, Y. 2010. Gardening in the desert changes bee communities and pollination network characteristics . Basic and Applied Ecology 12(4): 310-320.

Mandelik, Y., Roll, U., & Fleischer, A. 2010. Cost-efficiency of biodiversity indicators for Mediterranean ecosystems and the effects of socio-economic factors. Journal of Applied Ecology 47(6): 1179-1188.

2009 and before

Mandelik, Y., & Roll, U. 2009. Diversity patterns of wild bees in almond orchards and their surrounding landscape. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 57(3): 185-191.

Mandelik, Y., Chiktunov, V., Kravchenko, V., & Dayan, T. 2007. Reliability of the higher-taxa approach for diversity assessment at the local scale. Conservation Biology 21(6): 1506-1515.

Mandelik, Y., Dayan, T., & Feitelson, E. 2005. Planning for biodiversity: The role of Ecological Impact Assessment. Conservation Biology 19(4): 1254-1261.

Mandelik, Y., Jones, M.E., & Dayan, T. 2003. Structurally complex habitat and sensory adaptations mediate the behavioral responses of a desert rodent to an indirect cue for increased predation risk. Evolutionary Ecology Research 5: 501-515.

 Kronfeld-Schor, N., Dayan, T., Jones, M.E., Kremer, I., Mandelik, Y., Wolberg, M., & Gaton, D.D. 2001. Retinal structure and foraging microhabitat use of the golden spiny mouse: a nocturnal rodent seeing its way in the desert sun. Journal of Mammalogy 82 (4): 1016-1025.

Jones, M.E., Mandelik, Y., & Dayan, T. 2001. Coexistence of temporally partitioned spiny mice: roles of habitat structure and foraging behavior. Ecology 82 (8): 2164-2176.

Other publications:

Gil, H., Ziv, Y., Rotem, G., Ramon, U., Mandelik, Y., Keasar, T., Rotem, D., Shelef, O., Shapira, I., & Levi, A. 2020. Wildlife friendly agricultural practices – Natural habitat patches and field margins – Experts’ opinion. The Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Pp. 32. In Hebrew, English abstract.

Golan, A., & Mandelik, Y. 2011. The effect of wild flowers in agricultural field margins on diversity patterns and pollination activity of honeybees and wild bees. Proceedings of the annual Nekudat Hen Conference, In Hebrew, English abstract.

Kaspi, R., Asher, M., Mandelik, Y., & Shafir, S. 2010. Danger! The dwarf honey bee is still here. Yalkut Hamichveret 49: 112-116. In Hebrew.

Mandelik, Y., & Dayan, T. 2010. The Israeli national biodiversity action plan: research and monitoring. Ministry of the Environment, Jerusalem. In Hebrew.

Mandelik, Y., Dayan, T., & Feitelson, E. 2005. Issues and dilemmas in ecological scoping: scientific, procedural and economic perspectives. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 23 (1): 55-63.

Mandelik, Y., Gutman, R., & Dayan, T. 2002. Biodiversity indicators: proposed action plan for Israel. The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, Jerusalem. In Hebrew.

Leshem, Y., Mandelik, Y., & Shamoun-Baranes, J. (editors). 1999. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Birds and Flight Safety in the Middle East. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.