Beneficial invertebrate trait data

Basic trait data on 116 UK bee, and 81 natural enemies (carabid and ladybird) species (Size, diet breadth, sociality, voltinism, flight season, dispersal ability). Collated from a wide variety of published sources.

Data acquisition was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) under research programme NE/N018125/1 ASSIST – Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Systems ASSIST is an initiative jointly supported by NERC and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

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UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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ASSIST,  Ecosystem services Farming Landscape Multi-functional grassland systems Pest control Pollination Spatial planning WP4
Natural Environment Research Council
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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