Botham, M. et al

Insect pollinator and flower data from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales, 2013-2016

This dataset consists of counts of pollinating insects from sites across Wales, with associated information on flower cover and survey conditions. Data were collected during (1) transect walks and (2) timed observations of pollinator-flower interactions. Data were collected between 2013 and 2016 from sites across Wales as part of the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP). The monitoring programme was set up by the Welsh Government to monitor the effects of the Glastir agri-environment scheme on the environment. The field survey element was based on a stratified random sampling design of 300 x 1km square sites across Wales, and was managed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Publication date: 2020-06-18

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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: Botham, M.; Peyton, J.; Tordoff, G.; Edwards, M.; Alison, J.; Astbury, S.; Burden, A.; Emmett, B.A.; Garbutt, A; Henrys, P.; Owen, A.; Smart, S.M.; Sharps, K.; Williams, B; Wood, C.M. (2020). Insect pollinator and flower data from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales, 2013-2016. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/3c8f4e46-bf6c-4ea1-9340-571fede26ee8

 

All use of the data (or any part of it) must be accompanied by an acknowledgement of the source in the following format:

“© Crown copyright: Welsh Government licenced under the Open Government Licence v3.0” or “© Hawlfraint y Goron: Llywodraeth Cymru Mae’r holl gynnwys ar gael dan Drwydded Llywodraeth Agored v3.0”

For the avoidance of doubt, if the publication of the Licensed Data is not within Wales, the Welsh form of the acknowledgement wording is not required.

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-04-01    to    2016-09-30

Provenance & quality

The data were recorded by trained professional surveyors using bespoke recording forms (provided in supporting information). There were two main components to each survey visit: (1) a 2km transect walk and (2) a timed observation of pollinator-flower interactions within a fixed area. Data were recorded from 300 x 1km squares sited across Wales, selected by random stratified sampling. Surveyors entered data to a secure online portal. Data were subsequently transposed, stored in a secure geodatabase, and exported as comma-separated value fields for deposit into the EIDC. The survey was managed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Standardised methodologies were applied throughout.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales, 2013-2016

Supplemental information

Related websites:

Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP) website
Website for related survey - Environment & Rural Affairs Monitoring and Modelling Programme (ERAMMP)
Website for related national survey - Countryside Survey

Correspondence/contact details

Botham, M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Botham, M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Peyton, J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Tordoff, G.
Butterfly Conservation
Edwards, M.
Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Scheme (BWARS)
Alison, J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Astbury, S.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Burden, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Emmett, B.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Garbutt, A
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Henrys, P.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Owen, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Smart, S.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Sharps, K.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Williams, B
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wood, C.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
agri-environment scheme,  Biodiversity Environmental survey Glastir Monitoring & Evaluation Programme,  GMEP,  Pollinators Wales
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Welsh Government
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
17 February 2021 16:47