Carvell, C. et al

Location data of worker bumblebees across an agricultural landscape in Buckinghamshire, UK

This dataset contains locations of worker bumblebees of five species (Bombus terrestris, B. lapidarius, B. pascuorum, B. hortorum, B. ruderatus) across an agricultural landscape centred on the Hillesden Estate, Buckinghamshire, UK. Locations were recorded in the field using a handheld GPS unit. Workers were non-lethally DNA sampled between June and August 2011, and genetic analysis used to confirm species and assign individuals to full-sib groups (colonies). Data were collected as part of a project led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, funded under the Insect Pollinators Initiative.

Publication date: 2014-08-26

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You must cite: Carvell, C.; Bourke, A.F.G.; Dreier, S.; Heard, M.S.; Jordan, W.C.; Sumner, S.; Wang, J.; Redhead, J.W. (2014). Location data of worker bumblebees across an agricultural landscape in Buckinghamshire, UK. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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


Worker locations were recorded in the field using a handheld GPS (Garmin Etrex 10, accurate to 3m). Worker bumblebee DNA was sampled non-lethally, stored, extracted, genotyped and individuals assigned to species and full-sib groups (colonies) using recognised standard protocols. Data were checked for errors at all stages by staff at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and at the Institute of Zoology.


Carvell, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bourke, A.F.G.
University of East Anglia
Dreier, S.
Institute of Zoology/University of Bristol
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
Redhead, J.W.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Other keywords
bumble bee
Bombus terrestris
Bombus lapidarius
Bombus pascuorum
Bombus hortorum
Bombus ruderatus
Other keywords
Sustainable Land Management
Pywell Section
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Theme keywords
Species distribution
Theme keywords
Insect Pollinators Initiative

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