2010). Pollinator declines and the stability of plant–pollinator networks. We then suggest integrated research approaches and list several questions that need to be addressed to better understand the many threats facing insect pollinators (also see Panels 2 and 3). Such a systems approach, incorporating natural and socioeconomic sciences, will improve our understanding of the drivers of pollinator declines. Insect pollination is a high-profile example. 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