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UVM Milkweed Pollinator Project

Latest version published by Vermont Center for Ecostudies on Feb 12, 2020 Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Bees collected or recorded during pollinator surveys on two experimental Milkweed farms as part of a University of Vermont Milkweed study run by Samantha Alger and the UVM Agricultural Extension. https://www.uvm.edu/sites/default/files/media/2018_Milkweed_Production_Trials_Combined_Rpt.pdf https://www.uvm.edu/sites/default/files/media/2019_Combined_Milkweed_Report.pdf Three study plots were created in each of two large fields dedicated to milkweed production. Surveys were done multiple times during the flowering period in both 2018 and 2019. Specimens were only collected when seen visiting milkweed, but during each survey 10 minutes was spent visually morphotyping flower visitors of any flower in the plots. Experienced observers recorded and counted bumblebee species when possible.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Alger S, Hardy S (2020): UVM Milkweed Pollinator Project. v1.4. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.vtecostudies.org/ipt-2.3.5/resource?r=uvmmilkweed&v=1.4

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Vermont Center for Ecostudies. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 026508fe-4d89-48c9-91e3-ea9ae5baa484.  Vermont Center for Ecostudies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Samantha Alger
Project Coordinator
Univsersity of Vermont Burlington VT US
Spencer Hardy
Vermont Center for Ecostudies 05055 Norwich VT US

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Samantha Alger
Project Coordinator
Univsersity of Vermont Burlington VT US
Spencer Hardy
Project Coordinator
Vermont Center for Ecostudies 05055 Norwich VT US

Who filled in the metadata:

Spencer Hardy
Project Coordinator
Vermont Center for Ecostudies Norwich VT US

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Samantha Alger
Project Coordinator
Univsersity of Vermont Burlington VT US
Publisher
Spencer Hardy
Project Coordinator
Vermont Center for Ecostudies 05055 Norwich VT US

Geographic Coverage

Two farms in Northern Vermont

Bounding Coordinates South West [44.94, -73.343], North East [45.028, -72.806]

Taxonomic Coverage

Currently only includes bees, other flower visitors may be added at a later date

Family  hymenoptera

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2018-01-01 / 2019-01-01

Project Data

A University of Vermont Agricultural Extension Project studying the viability and ecology of commercial milkweed farming https://www.uvm.edu/sites/default/files/media/2018_Milkweed_Production_Trials_Combined_Rpt.pdf https://www.uvm.edu/sites/default/files/media/2019_Combined_Milkweed_Report.pdf

Title UVM Milkweed Project
Funding University of Vermont, Gund Catalyst award
Study Area Description Two experimental farms in Northern Vermont

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Samantha Alger
Heather Darby
Alexander Burnham

Sampling Methods

Potential pollinators were recorded in large fields of Milkweed. Both visual surveys and collections were done multiple times per season while the milkweed was blooming. Flower visits of non-collected morphotyped insects were recorded for 10 minutes for both milkweed and other flowers in the plots. An additional 10 minutes was spent collecting visitors to Milkweed flowers. Bumblebees were identified to species in the field by experienced observers when possible. Other observers collected specimens for later determination.

Study Extent Two farms in Northern Vermont
Quality Control Determinations by Spencer Hardy and Samantha Algers (field ID's only).

Method step description:

  1. Target netting off Milkweed flowers for 10 minutes in 3 study plots per site per visit. Specimens collected into kill jars for later pinning.

Collection Data

Collection Name Milkweed Project - Algers
Specimen preservation methods Pinned

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 026508fe-4d89-48c9-91e3-ea9ae5baa484
http://ipt.vtecostudies.org/ipt-2.3.5/resource?r=uvmmilkweed