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

This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

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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© NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Where/When

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

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Phillips, B. B., Williams, A., Osborne, J. L., & Shaw, R. F. (2018). Shared traits make flies and bees effective pollinators of oilseed rape ( Brassica napus L.). Basic and Applied Ecology.

Provenance & quality

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.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Rosalind Shaw
University of Exeter
Environment and Sustainability Institute
Penryn
Cornwall
TR10 9FE
UK
r.shaw@exeter.ac.uk

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

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
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)

Tags

Topic categories
Biota , Farming
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
behaviour,  Brassica napus flower visitation,  fly pollination,  morphology,  pollen deposition,  pollen load,  pollinator effectiveness,  Pollinators single visit deposition,  Wessex BESS,  Wiltshire