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Data use and publications
BeeWalk was established with the aims of collecting abundance and distribution data on all Britain’s bumblebee species and using this data as widely as possible (particularly to analyse population trends). Once cleaned, validated, and verified, the dataset is added to the online data-sharing platform Figshare, where it is available for anyone to use as long as the scheme is credited as the source, anyone can access the whole dataset by clicking here. The dataset is also added to the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Atlas and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), where they are displayed alongside similar data from other sources.
Scientific journal publications
These papers all benefitted significantly from BeeWalk data, Trust Science Manager Dr Richard Comont co-authored several.
Authors: Bower, R., Bulling, M., Norton, B.
Authors: Whitehorn, P.R., Seo, B., Comont, R.F., Rounsevell, M., and Brown, C.
Authors: Breeze T.D., Bailey A.P., Balcombe K.G., Brereton T., Comont R.F., Edwards M., Garratt M.P., Harvey M., Hawes C., Isaac N., Jitlal M., Jones C., Kunin W.E., Lee P., Morris R.K.A., Musgrove A., O’Connor R. S., Peyton J., Potts S.G., Roberts S.P.M., Roy D.B., Roy H.E., Tang C.Q., Vanbergen A.J. and Carvell C.Caste-Specific Demography and Phenology in Bumblebees: Modelling BeeWalk Data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics, 2018.
Authors: Matechou, E., Freeman, S.N., and Comont, R.F. The rapid response of foraging bumblebees Bombus spp. to hay meadow restoration in the Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland, UK. Conservation Evidence, 2017.
Authors: Edmonson C., St. Pierre T., Robinson S. & Powell I.
Authors: Dicks, L.V., Baude, M., Roberts, S.P.M., Phillips, J., Green, M. and Carvell, C.
Reports and databases the BeeWalk team and dataset has fed into: