Phillips, B.B.; Shaw, R.F.; Holland, M.; Fry, E.L.; Bardgett, R.D.; Bullock, J.M.; Osborne, J.L.

Impacts of experimental drought and plant trait diversity on floral resources and pollinator visitation

The floral resources provided to pollinators by different sown plant experimental plant communities were assessed under ambient and experimental drought conditions. The dataset includes the abundance and diversity of floral resources in all plant communities and more detailed information on the nectar quality and quantity provided by three focal plant species. Pollinator visit surveys were carried out on selected plots. These data can be linked to the related 'Ecosystem functions and vegetation data for Winklebury Hill, Salisbury Plain, UK in 2016' (https://doi.org/10.5285/e8a1bf2d-bc6b-452f-ab9d-40fa2288fce6) collected as part of the Wessex BESS project, funded by the NERC Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability research program.

Publication date: 2018-03-28

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You must cite: Phillips, B.B.; Shaw, R.F.; Holland, M.; Fry, E.L.; Bardgett, R.D.; Bullock, J.M.; Osborne, J.L. (2018). Impacts of experimental drought and plant trait diversity on floral resources and pollinator visitation. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/eb2bc7a2-4bd8-455d-8f0d-7d379540e967

 

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Set protocols for field data were followed with datasheets provided for each collection type. Data were entered in MS Access and anomalous entries were checked for.

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These data can be linked to the related 'Ecosystem functions and vegetation data for Winklebury Hill, Salisbury Plain, UK in 2016' collected as part of the Wessex BESS project, funded by the NERC Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability research program.
Phillips, B. B., Shaw, R. F., Holland, M. J., Fry, E. L., Bardgett, R. D., Bullock, J. M., & Osborne, J. L. (2018). Drought reduces floral resources for pollinators. Global Change Biology, 24(7), 3226–3235.

Correspondence/contact details

Shaw, R.F.
University of Exeter
 r.shaw@exeter.ac.uk

Authors

Phillips, B.B.
University of Exeter
Shaw, R.F.
University of Exeter
Holland, M.
University of Exeter
Fry, E.L.
University of Manchester
Bardgett, R.D.
University of Manchester
Bullock, J.M.
Centre for Ecology &Hydrology
Osborne, J.L.
University of Exeter

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

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Farming
Keywords
biodiversity,  Biodiversity calcareous grassland,  climate change,  common sainfoin,  common self-heal,  drought stress,  functional traits,  Lathyrus pratensis meadow pea,  meadow vetchling,  nectar,  Onobrychis viciifolia pollination,  Pollinators Prunella vulgaris water availability,  Wessex BESS,  Wiltshire woundwort
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/J014680/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
EPSG::CRS:84
Last updated
2019-09-06