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Crop pollinator communities - global dataset

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***This dataset has been withdrawn: An updated version of the dataset is available at***

This dataset is in a single Excel file that contains information on the richness and abundance of insect pollinators in crop systems collated from previous studies on crop systems from across the world.

The data file has five spreadsheets, details of which are outlined below:

1. Metadata
2. Summary - Information on study ID, country, crop, years of sampling and no. of sites
3. Abundance data - Species level data on pollinator abundance recorded at each study site
4. Site data - Site data on area covered, years of sampling and geographic coordinates
5. Climate data - Climate data where available for each study recorded during pollinator sampling

This dataset was generated by collating data on previous published/unpublished studies on crop pollinator communities from different crop systems in multiple countries. The collated data in this dataset has information from 31 studies on 17 different crops from 9 different countries. The information collated included site locations, climate data (if recorded), pollinator abundance data and species level information on crop pollinator communities observed in these study systems.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Senapathi, Deepa ORCID logoORCID:
Rights-holders: University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2021
Data last accessed: 21 September 2023
Metadata Record URL:
Organisational units: Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Sustainable Land Management > Centre for Agri-environmental Research (CAER)
Participating Organisations: University of Reading
Keywords: crop pollinators, pollinator abundance, pollinator diversity
Data Availability: OPEN


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