Dreier, S. et al

Geographic distances between pairs of wild bumblebee colonies across an agricultural landscape in Buckinghamshire, UK

Geographic distances between pairs of wild bumblebee colonies across an agricultural landscape centred on the Hillesden Estate, Buckinghamshire, UK. Colony locations were estimated using the foraging locations of workers sampled in summer 2011, genotyped and grouped into full-sib families. The spatial structure of five Bombus species (Bombus terrestris, B. lapidarius, B. pascuorum, B. hortorum and B. ruderatus) was determined, with inter-colony distances varying from 7 to 5264 metres. Data were collected as part of a project led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, funded under the Insect Pollinators Initiative.

Publication date: 2014-05-08

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

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

You must cite: Dreier, S.; Redhead, J.W.; Warren, I.; Bourke, A.F.G.; Heard, M.S.; Jordan, W.C.; Sumner, S.; Wang, J.; Carvell, C. (2014). Geographic distances between pairs of wild bumblebee colonies across an agricultural landscape in Buckinghamshire, UK. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/8b3f4857-9809-43cb-b2aa-a988e64a5449

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2011-06-20    to    2011-08-05

Provenance & quality

Worker bumblebee DNA was sampled non-lethally, stored, extracted, genotyped and individuals assigned to full-sib groups (colonies) using recognised standard protocols. Spatial locations of colonies and inter-colony separation distances were generated in ArcGIS and backed up as Excel files. Data were checked for errors at all stages by staff at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and at the Institute of Zoology.

Correspondence/contact details

John Redhead
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Dreier, S.
Institute of Zoology/University of Bristol
Redhead, J.W.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Warren, I.
Institute of Zoology/University of Bristol
Bourke, A.F.G.
University of East Anglia
Heard, M.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Jordan, W.C.
Institute of Zoology
Sumner, S.
Institute of Zoology/University of Bristol
Wang, J.
Institute of Zoology
Carvell, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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
Species distribution
Keywords
Bombus,  Bombus hortorum Bombus lapidarius Bombus pascuorum Bombus ruderatus Bombus terrestris Buckinghamshire bumble bee,  genetics,  Insect Pollinators Initiative,  Pollinators relatedness