Stefanie Christmann

Stefanie Christmann
Senior Scientist, Farming with Alternative Pollinator

Stefanie Christmann has worked on environmental governance in various positions. She joined ICARDA in 2009, first in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and then from 2015 onwards, in Morocco. Dr. Christmann has developed several economically self-sustaining environmental governance approaches to protect biodiversity. Adopting ‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ approach, her research has demonstrated the value of ecosystem services, using this value to motivate stronger protections.

Since 2012, Dr. Christmann has worked on the “Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP)” project which is helping farmers to gain higher net income per surface area through enhanced pollinator protection. FAP also includes cross-sector policy instruments affordable for low- and middle-income countries. As an alternative to other more costly strategies for pollinator protection, FAP has the potential to become a globally scalable model for pollinator protection.

Stefanie Christmann's Publications

Wild vegetation and ‘farming with alternative pollinators’ approach support pollinator diversity in farmland
Diversity and Relative Abundance of Insect Pollinators in Moroccan Agroecosystems
Conserving wild bees for crop pollination: efficiency of bee hotels in Moroccan cherry orchards (Prunus avium)
Impact of the “Farming With Alternative Pollinators” Approach on Crop Pollinator Pollen Diet
Regard and protect ground-nesting pollinators as part of soil biodiversity
“Farming with Alternative Pollinators” approach increases pollinator abundance and diversity in faba bean fields
Farming with Alternative Pollinators benefits pollinators, natural enemies, and yields, and offers transformative change to agriculture
Two enabling factors for farmer-driven pollinator protection in low- and middle-income countries
Comparative ecology of two specialist bees: Dasypoda visnaga Rossi, 1790 and Dasypoda maura Pérez, 1895 (Hymenoptera, Melittidae)
The wild bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Morocco
Journal Article
December 07, 2020

Morocco is a well known hot-spot of biodiversity in the Mediterranean basin. While some taxa like vascular plants are relatively well recorded, important groups of pollinators like bees are still understudied. This article presents an updated...

Pollinator protection strategies must be feasible for all nations
Climate change enforces to look beyond the plant – the example of pollinators
Do we realize the full impact of pollinator loss on other ecosystem services and the challenges for any restoration in terrestrial areas?
Under which conditions would a wide support be likely for a Multilateral Environmental Agreement for pollinator protection?
Farming with alternative pollinators increases yields and incomes of cucumber and sour cherry