Bernard Vaissière

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InstitutionINRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)
UR406 Abeilles & Environnement
Postal addressSite Agroparc - Domaine Saint-Paul
Avignon cedex 9
Office phone33432722637
Mobile phone33676250684
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Environment
COLOSS Project(s)   Monitoring
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   CSI Pollen
Research interestsPollination
 interaction between Apis & non-Apis
 Pollen collection
PublicationsBartomeus I, Potts SG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vaissière BE, Woyciechowsk M, Krewenka KM, Tscheulin T, Roberts SPM, Szentgyörgyi H, Westphal C, Bommarco R. submitted. Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification. PeerJ in press (preprint at
Breeze TD, Vaissière BE, Bommarco R, Petanidou T, Seraphides N, Harruis M, Kozák L, Scheper J, Biesmeijer JC, Kleijn D., Gyldenkærne S, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout J, Pärtel M, Zobel M& Potts SG. 2014. Agricultural policies exacerbate honeybee pollination service supply-demand mismatches across Europe. PLoS ONE 9(1) :e82996 (IF2012 = 3,73 ; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082996)
Rollin O, Bretagnolle V, Decourtye A, Aptel J, Michel N, Vaissière BE, Henry M. 2013. Differences in floral resource use between honey bees and wild bees in an intensive farming system. Agr. Ecosyst. Env. 179:78-86 (IF2012 = 2,86; doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2013.07.007)
Le Féon V, Burel F, Chifflet R, Henry M, Ricroch A, Vaissière BE, Baudry J. 2013. Solitary bee abundance and species richness in dynamic agricultural landscapes. Agr. Ecosyst. Env. 166 :94-101(IF2012 = 2,86 ; doi :10.1016/j.agee.2011.06.020).
Bommarco R, Marini L, Vaissière BE. 2012. Insect pollination enhances seed yield, quality, and market value in oilseed rape. Oecologia 169 :1025-1032 (IF2012 = 3.01 ; doi : 10.1007/s00442-012-2271-6).
Aebi A, Vaissière BE, vanEngelsdorp D, Delaplane KS, Roubik DW, Neumann P. 2012. Back to the future: Apis versus non-Apis pollination. Tr. Ecol. Evol. 27 :142-143 (IF2012 = 15.39 ; doi : 10.1016/j.tree.2011.11.017).
Nielsen A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Westphal C, Messinger O, Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Settele J, Szentgyörgyi H, Vaissière BE, Vaitis M, Woyciechowski M, Bazos I, Biesmeijer JC, Bommarco R, Kunin WE, Tcheulin T, Lamborn E, Petanidou T. 2011. Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling technique. Ecol. Res. 26:969-983 (IF2011 = 1.56 ; doi : 10.1007/s11284-011-0852-1).
Chifflet R, Klein EK, Lavigne C, Le Féon V, Ricroch AE, Lecomte J & Vaissière BE. 2011. Spatial scale of insect-mediated pollen dispersal in oilseed rape in an open agricultural landscape. J. Appl. Ecol. 48 :689-696 (IF2011 = 5.04 ; doi :10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01904.x/abstract).
Pierre J, Vaissière B, Vallée P, Renard M. 2010. Efficiency of airborne pollen released by honeybee foraging on pollination in oilseed rape : a wind insect-assisted pollination. Apidologie 41 :109-115 (IF2009 = 1.49 ; doi: 10.1051/apido/2009056).
Carré G, Roche P, Chifflet R, Morison N, Bommarco R, Harrison-Cripps J, Krewenka K, Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Rodet G, Settele J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Szentgyörgyi H, Tscheulin T, Westphal C, Woyciechowski M, Vaissière BE. 2009. Landscape context and habitat type as drivers of bee biodiversity in European annual crops. Agr. Ecosyst. Env. 133 :40-47 (IF2009 = 3.13 ; doi:10.1016/j.agee.2009.05.001).
Gallai N, Salles J-M, Settele J, Vaissière BE. 2009. Economic valuation of the vulnerability of world agriculture confronted with pollinator decline. Ecol. Econ. 68:810-821 (IF2009 = 2.42 ; doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.06.014).
Westphal C, Bommarco R, Carré G, Lamborn L, Morison N, Petanidou T, Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Szentgyörgyi H, Tscheulin T, Vaissière BE, Woyciechowski M, Biesmeijer JC, Kunin WE, Settele J, Steffan-Dewenter I. 2008. Measuring bee biodiversity in different European habitats and biogeographical regions. Ecol. Monog. 78:653-671 (IF2008 = 5.24 ; doi:10.1890/07-1292.1).
Klein AM, Vaissière BE, Cane JH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Cunningham SA, Kremen C, Tscharntke T. 2007. Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops. Proc. R. Soc. B. 274:303-313 [selected as ‘exceptional’ by the Faculty of 1000 Biology] (IF2007 = 4.11 ;
Valantin-Morison M, Vaissière BE, Gary C, Robin P. 2006. Source-sink balance affects reproductive development and fruit quality in cantaloupe melon (Cucumis melo L.) J. Hort. Sci. Biotechnol. 81 :105-117 (IF2006 = 0.72).
Rust RW, Cambon G, Vaissière BE. 2004. Biology of Nomioides variegatus (Olivier) (Hymenoptera, Halictidae). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 40 :269-276 (IF2004 = 0.25)
Rust RW, Cambon G, Torre Grossa JP, Vaissière BE. 2004. Nesting biology and foraging ecology of the wood-boring bee Lithurgus chrysurus (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 77 :269-279 (IF2004 = 0.30)
Rust RW, Vaissière BE, Westrich P. 2003. Pollinator biodiversity and floral resource use in Ecballium elaterium (L.) A. Richard (Cucurbitaceae), a Mediterranean endemic. Apidologie 34 :28-41 (IF2003 = 1.12 ; doi :10.1051/apido:2002046).
Rodet G, Vaissière BE, Brévault T, Torre Grossa JP. 1998. Status of self-pollen in bee pollination efficiency of white clover (Trifolium repens L.) Oecologia 114:93-99.
Vaissière BE, Froissart R. 1996. Pollination of cantaloupes under spunbonded row cover by honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in West Africa.. J. Econ. Entomol. 89:1213-1222.
Vaissière BE, Malabœuf F, Rodet G. 1996. Viability of cantaloupe pollen carried by honeybees Apis mellifera varies with foraging behaviour. Naturwissenschaften 83:84-86.
Vaissière BE, Rodet G, Cousin M, Botella L, Torre Grossa JP. 1996. Pollination effectiveness of honey bees in a kiwifruit orchard. J. Econ. Entomol. 89:453-461.
Falque M, Vincent A, Vaissière BE, Eskes AB. 1995. Effect of pollination intensity on fruit set and pod filling in Theobroma cacao (Sterculiaceae). Sex. Plant Reprod. 8:354-360.
Vaissière BE, Vinson SB. 1994. Pollen morphology and its collection effectiveness by honey bees, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera : Apidae), with special reference to upland cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L. (Malvaceae). Grana 33:128-138.
Lutier PM, Vaissière BE. 1993. An improved method for pollen analysis of honey. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 78:129-144.
Berger LA, Vaissière BE, Moffett JO and Merritt SJ. 1988. Bombus (Hymenoptera: Apidae) as pollinators of male-sterile upland cotton on the Texas High Plains. Environ. Entomol. 17:789-794.
Waller GD, Vaissière BE, Moffett JO and Martin JH. 1985. Comparison of carpenter bees (Xylocopa veripuncta Patton) (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae) and honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) as pollinators of male-sterile cotton in cages. J. Econ. Entomol. 78:558-561.
Vaissière BE, Moffett JO and Loper GM. 1984. Honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) as pollinators for hybrid cotton seed production on theTexas High Plains. Agron. J. 76:1005-1010.