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Global crop pollinator dataset on temporal variation

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***This dataset has been withdrawn: An updated version of the dataset is available at***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This dataset was generated by collating data on previous published/unpublished studies on crop pollinator communities from different crop systems in multiple countries.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 43 studies on 21 different crops from 12 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.

Alternative title: Pollinator temporal variation
Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Senapathi, Deepa ORCID logoORCID:
Rights-holders: University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2021
Data last accessed: 17 February 2021
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, wild pollinators, temporal stability


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