Flower-insect timed counts (FIT Count): protocol adaptation and preliminary results in Brazil

Soares, Filipi Miranda; Koffler, Sheina; Ghilardi-Lopes, Natalia Pirani; Carvell, Claire; Chiazzese, James; Drucker, Debora P.; Salim, José Augusto; de Carvalho Albertini, Bruno; Nunes-Silva, Patricia; Saraiva, Antonio Mauro. 2023 Flower-insect timed counts (FIT Count): protocol adaptation and preliminary results in Brazil. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards, 7, e111545. 4, pp.

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FIT Count (Flower-Insect Timed Counts) is a citizen science initiative that seeks to monitor flower visitation by diverse pollinator groups, including bumblebees, stingless bees, honeybees, flies, hummingbirds, among others. The protocol entails determining a 50 x 50 cm plot area around a target plant species, photographing the plant and conducting a standardized 10-minute survey on this area to estimate the frequency of flower visits by different pollinator groups. Conducting FIT Counts in different habitats and locations produces data on the temporal and spatial dynamics of these interactions.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Biodiversity (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 2535-0897
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This abstract relates to a presentation at the conference TDWG 2023, 9-13 October, Hobart, Australia.
Additional Keywords: participatory monitoring, biodiversity, pollination
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 24 Jan 2024 17:46 +0 (UTC)

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