Wild Bee Specimens from Blueberry and Raspberry Farms in the Champlain Valley, Vermont, USA

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Specimen records for wild bees visiting Northern Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) and European Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)on farms in the Champlain Valley of Vermont, USA. Collected by Charlie Nicholson and others between 2013 and 2017. Determined primarily by Jason Gibbs and Tom Wood.

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Nicholson C (2023): Wild Bee Specimens from Blueberry and Raspberry Farms in the Champlain Valley, Vermont, USA. v1.9. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.vtatlasoflife.org/resource?r=cnicholson&v=1.9


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Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Charlie Nicholson
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Postdoctoral scholar
Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
Spencer Hardy
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
Project Coordinator
Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Geographic Coverage

Champlain Valley of Vermont, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [43.708, -73.389], North East [44.903, -72.905]

Taxonomic Coverage

Wild Bees

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2013-01-01 / 2017-01-01

Project Data

A multi-year study to assess the interactions between landscape factors and pollination services available to commercial berry farms. See publication for details: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.08.030

Title Farm and landscape factors interact to affect the supply of pollination services
Funding National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Integrated Crop Pollination Project, USDA National Institutes of Food and Agriculture Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Study Area Description Blueberry and Raspberry farms in the Champlain Valley of Vermont
Design Description See publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.08.030

The personnel involved in the project:

Charlie Nicholson

Sampling Methods

See https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.08.030

Study Extent See https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.08.030
Quality Control See https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.08.030 Occurrence Records were cleaned and checked by Spencer Hardy. 11 records that referred to highly improbable species or were clearly data entry errors were downgraded to order.

Method step description:

  1. See https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.08.030

Collection Data

Collection Name UVM - Spear St. Lab
Collection Identifier UVMSST
Parent Collection Identifier UVM
Specimen preservation methods Pinned

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Nicholson, C. C., Koh, I., Richardson, L. L., Beauchemin, A., & Ricketts, T. H. (2017). Farm and landscape factors interact to affect the supply of pollination services. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 250, 113-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.08.030

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 26c7440a-f4e4-4564-9901-9aac6e116536