Hugues Mouret's scientific contributions

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Most bees display an array of strategies for building their nests, and the availability of nesting resources plays a significant role in organizing bee communities. Although urbanization can cause local species extinction, many bee species persist in urbanized areas. We studied the response of a bee community to winter-installed human-made nesting...
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Le déclin des 2 000 espèces d’abeilles européennes est maintenant bien établi et l’urbanisation figure parmi les causes avancées pour l’expliquer, ce qui n’empêche pas de trouver encore des abeilles sauvages en milieux urbains. L’effet des perturbations causées par l’urbanisation sur ces communautés reste toutefois largement inconnu. A Lyon et dans...
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Utilisés par Jean-Henri Fabre pour observer la reproduction des abeilles maçonnes, les nichoirs à abeilles sont connus de longue date des naturalistes amateurs d'insectes. Ces abris sont aujourd'hui popularisés par les jardiniers pour accueillir les insectes auxiliaires et notamment les pollinisateurs. Or, pour avoir une chance d'accueillir des abe...
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Background: Wild bees are important pollinators that have declined in diversity and abundance during the last decades. Habitat destruction and fragmentation associated with urbanization are reported as part of the main causes of this decline. Urbanization involves dramatic changes of the landscape, increasing the proportion of impervious surface w...
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Plants and insects have been strongly connected for several hundreds of million years. With the appearance of flowers, pollinators or nectar gatherers largely diversified and began to play a major role the transport of the pollen. This co-evolution is particularly important between bees and flowers, as the nutrition activity of some relies on the p...
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Establishment of a bee collection (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) as part of a biodiversity study. In the framework of the European ALARM project, we used sampling methods to assess pollinator diversity (bees and syrphid flies) and abondance, and therefore started reference collections. Identification required killing, pinning, and adequate preparation of t...

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... Nous nous sommes très largement inspirés de son texte pour écrire ce qui suit, le modernisant quelque peu et apportant des remarques découlant de notre expérience. Peu d'articles ou de manuels sont disponibles sur le sujet, ou sont très anciens (Berger, 1944(Berger, , 1945, très sommaires et superficiels (Colas, 1947(Colas, , 1974 ou alors destinés à l'étude de groupes particuliers (Mouret et al., 2007). Il nous est paru opportun de produire cette mise au point généraliste sur l'étiquetage en entomologie. ...
... Well-applied conservation measures can help us to protect this specialized guild of insects. Similarly, wide spectra of cavity nesters from xerothermic habitats need to have the possibility to find dead wood, exposed stems and stalks, empty snail shells and other cavities in their habitats to survive (Fortel et al. 2016;Bogusch and Horák 2018;Westerfelt et al. 2018). (Bogusch et al. 2020). ...
... With increasing environmental awareness among citizens, so-called 'bee hotels' or 'insect hotels' are installed in a growing number of gardens and public greenspaces to provide nesting resources for bees (Césard et al. 2014;MacIvor and Packer 2015). The term 'bee hotel' suggests only temporary occupation, but eggs and larvae develop inside them over a long time period, therefore we prefer the term 'nesting aid'. ...
... Insect pollinator communities can respond positively to small-scale habitat features associated with nesting, host, and/or nectar resources often irrespective of larger scale land use change [5][6][7]. Urban butterflies can show both increases and decreases in species richness in urban areas relative to more wild spaces, depending on location (reviewed in: Ramírez-Restrepo and MacGregor-Fors 2016 [8][9][10]). The influential factors which promote butterfly richness and diversity estimates remain largely unknown across multiple urban locations [8,11], but are likely related to urban host and nectar availability, traffic intensity, and the baseline wildland butterfly community composition near a particular urban location. ...