Garratt, M.P.D; Carvell, C.; Hawes, C.; Potts, S.G.

Pollinator and pollination service data from the National Pollinator and Pollination Monitoring Framework pilot study from 13 UK crop field sites 2015

This dataset contains data on insects observed visiting flowers of three crops (apples, field beans and oilseed rape) and responses by recorders to a questionnaire asking about their experience carrying out pollinator surveys. Data from 13 flowering crop fields was collected by teams based at the University of Reading and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland. Data was collected by different recorders, some of whom were novice data collectors, experienced researchers or farmers and agronomists. Recorders were asked to implement three methods: pan trapping, transect walking and/or hand pollination and plant bagging. Transects involved walking a 50m transect recording floral visitors to crop flowers within a 1m squared moving observation widow next to the recorder. Pan trapping involved placing out 3 coloured water trap arrays along a 50m transect and then recording what flying insects were caught in the water traps at the end of the survey. Hand pollination and plant bagging involved putting mesh bags over flowers to exclude visitation by insects, hand pollinating crop flowers and counting and marking flowers with cable ties. Data were collected between April and July 2015 from sites across the UK.

Publication date: 2016-04-14

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

Access and use conditions

This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Garratt, M.P.D; Carvell, C.; Hawes, C.; Potts, S.G. (2016). Pollinator and pollination service data from the National Pollinator and Pollination Monitoring Framework pilot study from 13 UK crop field sites 2015. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/5822900b-3af4-4bb9-a2d6-0b5d384e2a3c

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-01-01    to    2015-12-31

Provenance & quality

Recorders were given a detailed written transect protocols to follow and were a mixture of novice data collectors, experienced researchers or farmers and agronomists. Data are provided as recorded.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr Michael Garratt
University of Reading
Centre for Agri-Environmental Research, Earley Gate, PO Box 237
Reading
RG6 6AR
United Kingdom
m.p.garratt@reading.ac.uk

Authors

Garratt, M.P.D
University of Reading
Carvell, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hawes, C.
The James Hutton Institute
Potts, S.G.
University of Reading

Other contacts

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

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Biota
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
National Pollinator and Pollination Monitoring Framework,  NPPMF,  Pollinators