Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: joachim.maes@ec.europa.eu

Title: Relative Pollination Potential

Description

Pollination is a key ecosystem service as many crops but in particular, fruits and vegetables are partially dependent on pollinating insects to produce food for human consumption. This dataset is an index of relative pollination potential, which is defined as the relative potential or relative capacity of ecosystems to support crop pollination. The model for relative pollination potential is based on the assumption that different habitats, but in particular forest edges, grasslands rich in flowers and riparian areas, offer suitable sites for wild pollinator insects.

Contributors
Joachim Maes joachim.maes@ec.europa.eu
How to cite
Maes, Joachim (2010):  Relative Pollination Potential. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/db057b11-6707-4a27-be31-187b1e2e8f92
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Data access

  • Download baseline 2010 TIFF

    The compressed zipfile Pollination.zip contains the RPP data at 100 m resolution for the year 2010. RPP is a dimensionless value between 0 and 1.

Publications

  • publication Linking land cover data and crop yields for mapping and assessment of pollination services in Europe

    Zulian G, Maes J, Paracchini M. Linking land cover data and crop yields for mapping and assessment of pollination services in Europe. Land 2; 2013. p. 472-492. JRC83650

    DOI:10.3390/land2030472

  • publication Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services: Trends in ecosystems and ecosystem services in the European Union between 2000 and 2010

    Maes J, Fabrega Domenech N, Zulian G, Lopes Barbosa A, Vizcaino Martinez M, Ivits E, Polce C, Vandecasteele I, Mari Rivero I, Bastos De Morais Guerra C, Perpiña Castillo C, Vallecillo Rodriguez S, Baranzelli C, Ribeiro Barranco R, Batista E Silva F, Jacobs C, Trombetti M, Lavalle C. Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services: Trends in ecosystems and ecosystem services in the European Union between 2000 and 2010. EUR 27143. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Publications Office of the European Union; 2015. JRC94889

    DOI:10.2788/817609

Additional information
Issue date 2010-07-26
Landing page http://biodiversity.europa.eu/maes
Temporal coverage

From: 2010-01-01 – To: 2010-01-01

Update frequency not planned
Language English
Data theme(s) Economy and finance; Environment; Regions and cities
EuroVoc domain(s) 52 ENVIRONMENT; 56 AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES; 72 GEOGRAPHY
EuroVoc concept(s) biotope; land use
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/db057b11-6707-4a27-be31-187b1e2e8f92
Geographic information
Lineage

No additional information

Geographic bounding box

81.4° N, 43.2° E, 35.3° S, -11.5° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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