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Co-funded pollinator monitoring and research platform - BE0125

Description
Through this project, Defra is seeking funding partners to establish monitoring and to facilitate research on the status of pollinators and the interaction between pollinators, pollination services and the wider environment. The project will establish a 2.5 year programme of pollinator monitoring that supports and builds on existing volunteer survey to provide a clearer baseline and initial trend data to show of how insect pollinator populations are changing in the UK.

The Contractor will also develop data and outreach functions to support wider research applications that utilise the monitoring data, particularly to improve society’s understanding of the relationship between pollinators and pollination services, quantify threats to pollinators and identify effective interventions to conserve pollinators.
Objective
This project has two main aims: to implement a monitoring programme that can assess how pollinator populations are changing in the UK and to develop and support externally-funded research applications to improve society’s understanding of the relationship between pollinators and pollination services, to quantify threats to pollinators and identify effective interventions to conserve pollinators.

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2016

To: 2019

Cost: £404,720
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Centre For Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)
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