Burrows, J.; Copplestone, D.; Beresford, N.A.; Raines, K.; Tinsley, M.

Nectar consumption, metabolic rate and activity datasets for bumblebees exposed to ecologically relevant radiation dose rates

This dataset contains information on the volume of nectar consumed, metabolic rate and activity of bumblebees that were exposed to environmentally relevant dose rates of ionising radiation at the University of Stirling. Data is for two connected experiments collected via direct observation in a laboratory setting. The first experiment investigates variables during and after 10-days of radiation exposure and the second investigates these variables under a dose rate gradient.

Funding for this work was via the TREE project funded by the NERC, Environment Agency and Radioactive Waste Management Ltd. under the RATE programme.

Publication date: 2021-04-13

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Burrows, J.; Copplestone, D.; Beresford, N.A.; Raines, K.; Tinsley, M. (2021). Nectar consumption, metabolic rate and activity datasets for bumblebees exposed to ecologically relevant radiation dose rates. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/0da32d7f-eea1-4200-8fde-3a32d0d9ed05

 

Provenance & quality

All data were generated by the authors. Radiation dose rates were verified using dosimeters that were placed at each bumblebee position prior to the experiment. Environmental variables such as temperature and humidity were monitored with nine data loggers before, during and after the experiment. All calculations were checked for errors before data was accepted.

Correspondence/contact details

Jess Burrows
University of Stirling
 j.e.burrows@stir.ac.uk

Authors

Burrows, J.
University of Stirling
Copplestone, D.
University of Stirling
Beresford, N.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Raines, K.
University of Stirling
Tinsley, M.
University of Stirling

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Stirling
 j.e.burrows@stir.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Eco-toxicology,  Energy budget,  Insects,  Ionising radiation,  Life history,  Pollinator,  Radioecology Radiological contamination,  Resource allocation
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Last updated
15 September 2021 12:14