Shaw, R.F.; Phillips, B.B.; Williams, A.; Bullock, J.M.; Osborne, J.L.

Pollinator effectiveness in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) in relation to behavioural and morphological characteristics

The number of pollen grains delivered to stigmas in a single visit by flower visitors (from insect orders Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Diptera) to oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) in southern England. Behavioural and morphological data were also recorded for a subset of visits to understand common traits which led to improved pollen delivery. These data were collected as part of Wessex BESS project, funded by the NERC Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability research program.
This dataset can be used in conjunction with other Wessex BESS datasets, in particular the landscape scale survey of pollinators.

Publication date: 2018-04-30

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You must cite: Shaw, R.F.; Phillips, B.B.; Williams, A.; Bullock, J.M.; Osborne, J.L. (2018). Pollinator effectiveness in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) in relation to behavioural and morphological characteristics. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/ee145769-2853-4a89-8aa6-c4a5149d07c0

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-04-01    to    2016-06-30

Quality

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

Authors

Shaw, R.F.
University of Exeter
Phillips, B.B.
University of Exeter
Williams, A.
Swansea University
Bullock, J.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Osborne, J.L.
University of Exeter

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Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Point Of Contact
Shaw, R.F.
University of Exeter
Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre

Keywords

Topic categories
Biota
Farming
Other keywords
flower visitation
fly pollination
pollen deposition
pollinator effectiveness
pollen load
single visit deposition
behaviour
morphology
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Project keywords
Wessex BESS

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/ee145769-2853-4a89-8aa6-c4a5149d07c0
doi:10.5285/ee145769-2853-4a89-8aa6-c4a5149d07c0

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