Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter

University of Würzburg – Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
, Germany


Steffan-Dewenter is Chair of the Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology at UWUE. He studies the impact of land use intensification, habitat fragmentation and climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services. His expertise covers biodiversity – ecosystem functioning relationships, pollinator ecology, crop pollination services, biological pest control, evaluation of agri-environmental schemes, data base coordination, global meta-analyses, sustainable landscape management and large-scale field experiments. One focus in his research is honeybee ecology and the management of colonies for sustainable honey production and crop pollination services.

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Publications most relevant to the BeeConnected project


Nürnberger F, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Seasonal timing in honey bee colonies: phenology shifts affect honey stores and varroa infestation levels. Oecologia. 189: 1121–1131.

Requier F, Garnery L, Kohl PL, Njovu HK, Pirk CWW, Crewe RM, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) The conservation of native honey bees is crucial. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 34: 789-798.

Nürnberger F, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2018) The influence of temperature and photoperiod on the timing of brood onset in hibernating honey bee colonies. PeerJ6:e4801.

Danner N, Keller A, Härtel S, Steffan- Dewenter I (2017) Honey bee foraging ecology: Season but not landscape diversity shapes the amount and diversity of collected pollen. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0183716. pone.0183716

Danner N, Molitor AM, Schiele S, Härtel S, SteffanDewenter I (2016) Season and landscape composition affect pollen foraging distances and habitat use of honey bees. Ecological Applications 26: 1920–1929.