Safeguarding Pollination Services in a Changing World: theory into practice (SURPASS2)

Lead Research Organisation: UK Ctr for Ecology & Hydrology fr 011219
Department Name: Biodiversity (Wallingford)

Abstract

Insect pollinators have undergone declines across the world, a result of factors including intensive agriculture, habitat loss, climate change and invasive species. This represents a major concern in Latin America (LATAM) where it threatens economically important crops and wider biodiversity. The impact of these losses in LATAM remains poorly understood, undermining the capacity to develop policies vital to mitigate pollinator losses and support both agricultural production and wider ecosystem health. A new, coherent evidence base is required, that considers impacts on individual species, their distributions and populations, the landscapes they persist in and their unique capacities to deliver pollination to different crops. Without this it will not be possible to develop the applied experimental and modelling solutions policy makers need to deliver sustainable farming economies. This proposal builds on Newton Phase 1 project SURPASS, an international collaboration between 37 participants, that identified knowledge gaps, issues, and research areas that prioritise conservation and sustainable use of LATAM pollinators. The SURPASS2 goal is to deliver evidence for the creation of resilient pollination services for sustainable economic growth, improved human health and wellbeing as well as positive environmental and agricultural outcomes. This will be addressed by five main objectives, co-designed with academics and stakeholders that establish interconnected work packages that build capacity to manage pollination services and provide tangible outcomes. Our goals will be delivered through 4 work packages:

WP1) Monitoring populations and understanding their distributions: before any effective solution can be developed to manage LATAM pollinators it is crucial that we understand the current distribution of species and develop and trial approaches for long term monitoring. Only by understanding where pollinators can be found can we develop applied solutions to manage them. We will design a standardised framework to assess the status and trends of pollinator populations through existing and new monitoring schemes, including citizen science.

WP2) How does the environment in which pollinators live affect them, and how does this affect capacity to provide crop pollination: Land use change and land management represent fundamental factors affecting pollinator populations. We will undertake detailed landscape scale experiments across LATAM focusing on production of economically significant crops to understand how landscape management affects pollinators and the pollination services they supply. This will provide data for models and help growers, land managers and policy makers to optimise pollination to sustainably increase crop yields and quality. We will also quantify how invasive species of pollinators impact on wild and native insect pollinators and plants.

WP3) Understanding national scale deficits in pollination for key crops identifying areas where pollination services are at high risk. Using cutting edge satellite imagery we will map nationally the occurrence of key insect pollinated crops. We will link this data to the distribution of insect pollinator communities to assess if these populations provide adequate pollination, as well as modelling how resilient these communities are to species losses. As each species of insect pollinator is unique their loss can have potentially huge consequences for agricultural production.

WP4) Develop a national scale predictive framework to support policy goals of maximising benefits for agricultural productivity provided by pollination. This will integrate results from WP1-3 to model pollinator communities to develop effective strategies for decision making processes for different stakeholders that benefit from insect pollination. This will provide the framework to work with stakeholders to produce a roadmap for maximising pollination services and long term monitoring in LATAM.

Planned Impact

Healthy and resilient ecosystems underpin human well-being and quality of life. Pollinators contribute to plant reproduction in natural and managed ecosystems which supports food security, local and national economies, and provides wider biodiversity and ecosystem benefits (IPBES, Aichi targets, UN SDGs). Data on wild pollinators needed to inform management strategies is a gap for food provisioning and biodiversity relevant to UN SDG 2: Zero Hunger. SURPASS2 will provide tools to configure landscapes for maximal ecosystem service provision and to optimise natural resource based economies. The major output of the project will be managed and wild bee population valuation and decision support tools. SURPASS2 will also foster communications between diverse stakeholders; through the above tools it will empower growers and food supply chains to make more informed land management decisions; and inform policy makers to improve decisions for ecosystem and livelihood resilience. We will identify opportunities to incorporate new knowledge / tools to develop landscape scale management approaches. This will not be a singularly "top-down" approach and we will aim to empower smallholders and help local communities make healthy and sustainable decisions to take action toward their wellbeing and economic development. SURPASS2 will also offer improvements to the future cultural and social recognition of the vital roles that pollinators, and those that work with them, play in sustaining crop production and ecosystem functioning. This will lead to greater public engagement in efforts to conserve pollination services across LATAM regions. We will initiate and exploit opportunities to share research outcomes with the following sectors:

National and regional government departments, policy makers and regulators (e.g. Environment, Agriculture & Science ministries; Agricultural & National Forestry services). Our mechanistic, evidence based predictions of the impacts of landscape management at multiple scales, will support policy decisions and provide guidelines to implement nature-based solutions that maximise ecosystem benefits within both natural and agricultural systems.

Farming communities, land managers & beekeepers (e.g. farmers, farmers associations, amateur, indigenous & commercial beekeepers). We will engage communities to explore how different management practices and landscape configuration/ management and enhance crop yields, hive products and health and improve knowledge of wider ecosystem benefits. This will help foster attitude changes and increase awareness.

Agri-food sector actors (e.g. agrochemical companies, wholesalers, processors, retailers). We will engage with supply chains to highlight the impacts of different practices and attitudes on nature based economies, catalyse the development of shared best practice & encourage responsible market demands.

NGOS/Conservation bodies/Learned Societies (e.g. Pollination & Biodiversity recording networks, bee conservation trusts, ecological societies) will be able to use the project outputs to inform conservation management practices (nationally & internationally) and provide evidence to enhance their broader policy and advocacy work.

General public. The importance of pollinators and their conservation has attracted wide public interest, and received great attention from the international media. Communicating the observed and potential impacts of environmental change based on objective, science based evidence is crucial. A diverse range of public outreach activities events will enable us to directly communicate our project findings and wider information with the general public, both adults and children.

Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
NE/S011870/1 01/01/2019 01/12/2019 £1,428,848
NE/S011870/2 Transfer NE/S011870/1 02/12/2019 30/03/2022 £912,810
 
Title Pollinator monitoring data story 
Description Pollination awareness video and promotion of UK CEH tools Awareness and promotion of Fit Count App, partly funded by Surpass2. We plan to post this on the UKPoMS website www.ukpoms.org.uk in the next week and will be sharing on social media, as well as more widely around COP15 and COP26 meetings. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Awareness and promotion of Fit Count App, partly funded by Surpass2. We plan to post this on the UKPoMS website www.ukpoms.org.uk in the next week and will be sharing on social media, as well as more widely around COP15 and COP26 meetings. 
URL https://youtu.be/i7vqbyxMD1M
 
Description The Covid-19 outbreak substantially impacted all planned citizen science-related work (original activities were replaced with desk based study and mobile app), the planned large scale field experiment (delayed and scope adjusted) and the subsequent lab based sample analysis (delayed and scope adjusted). The face-to-face stakeholder workshops were cancelled due to both Covid-19 and ODA cuts.

Achievements:
The project has improved our understanding of bias in species occurrence data and how citizen science monitoring programs can help fill the gaps and has adapted the European Flower-Insect Timed Count mobile app for use in Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
Major data entries into GBIF have substantially increased the volume of open access insect pollinator data for Chile, Argentina and Brazil and a new set of glossary terms for the Darwin Core standard is now enabling the inclusion of functional traits for insect pollinators.
• ODA relevance: Facilitating and enhancing standardised pollinator data gathering activities is key to improve monitoring and so enhance the evidence supporting decision making. Encouraging citizen science based monitoring will supporting public engagement in efforts to conserve pollination services across Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

The project delivered coordinated research though a multi country (Chile, Argentina, Brazil) experimental network of crop (blueberry, soya and canola) 55 case studies replicated along land use gradients. Within this framework, we assessed (i) visitation and pollinator efficacy, (ii) contribution to yield and yield quality, (iii) farmer expectations from crop pollination, (iv) effects of latitudinal diversity clines on ecosystem service provision, and (v) the response of pollinator community composition to management and land use.
The project also quantified, through a monitoring network of > 100 sites, the impact of the invasive Bombus terrestris (Buff tailed bumblebee, imported to support crop pollination) as it expands northwards from Chile into Argentina. We used molecular approaches to quantify risks associated with disease spill over into wild bee populations and the consequences that this has for reduced pollination efficiency as competition occurs with wild crop pollinators.
• ODA relevance: The project's continental scale evidence gathering will support decision making at all levels, helping local communities, smallholders, and land managers optimise pollination for sustainable food production and informing regional and national level policy makers. This will directly benefit Brazil, Argentina and Chile and has applicability across Latin America.

The project developed a YourMapsYourWay remote sensing app to build capacity and co-develop Earth observation (EO) based land cover maps. The Google Earth Engine (GEE) app provides non-EO specialists with an intuitive user interface enabling non-Remote Sensing-experts and non-GEE experts to create a land cover map for their chosen area of interest. The tool, accompanied with individual on-line training sessions, built EO capacity within the LATAM teams.
• ODA relevance: EO derived land cover and use maps form the basis for monitoring changes in the landscape. The YourMapsYourWay approach is removing an important technical barrier that has stopped non-experts benefitting from EO information.
Exploitation Route The project's continental scale evidence gathering on natural and managed insect pollinators will support decision making at all levels, helping local communities, smallholders, and land managers optimise pollination for sustainable food production and informing regional and national level policy makers.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://bee-surpass.org/
 
Description Analisis de la Resolución 5889 del Ministerio de Agricultura de Chile (Analisys of the Resolution 5889 of the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Improved regulatory environment
URL https://figshare.com/articles/online_resource/Observaciones_respecto_a_la_carta_de_Respuesta_del_SAG...
 
Description Analisis de los acuerdos del tratado de libre comercio respecto a la importación de Bombus terrestris por la Union Europea (Analysis of the agreements of World Trade Organization regarding importation of Bombus terrestris from European Union)
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improved regulatory environment
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344825280_Incumplimiento_de_los_acuerdos_de_la_Organizacion...
 
Description Analisis del informe sobre el estado de conservación de Bombus dahlbomii, elaborado para el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (Analysis of the report about the conservation status of Bombus dahlbomii, elaborated for the Ministry of Environment
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Improved environmental sustainability
 
Description Categorization following IUCN of Bombus funebris
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Improved regulatory environment
URL https://clasificacionespecies.mma.gob.cl/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Bombus_funebris_17RCE_INICIO.pdf
 
Description Technical Report upon open call by SENASA (National Service of Agroalimentary Health and Quality) Argentina
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Yes. The SENASA oficially prohibited the importation, commercialization and use of Firponil (RESOL-2021-425-APN-PRES#SENASA), See complete text: https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/248095/20210813
 
Description Technical Report upon request of Regional Head Office NorPatagonia, National Parks Administration
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The technical report was submitted on December 15th, 2021. The first short-term impact is that the techincal officers from one of the largest National Parks of Patagonia (Lanin National Park), asked us to assist and advice them to carry out a participatory monitoring programm to evaluate the impact in situ of experimental management of beekeeping activities by indigenous local communities resident in the Park. In addition, the Head of the Nahuel Huapi National Park also expressed interest and commitment to start applying these recomendations in this park.
 
Description Technical/Informative report upon request of the Regional Head Office NorPatagonia, National Parks Administration
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The Head of the Regional Direction for North Patagonia committed to implement some of the recommendations in relation to protect the habitat of native bumblebee within the National Parks of North Patagonia, among others, by regulating small-scale apiculture
 
Title Vi Un Abejorro - Citizen Science Initiative 
Description "Citizen Science Initiative 'Vi un Abejorro' (in Spanish "I saw a bumblebee") https://www.abejorros.ar/ (below). This project was launched in May 2021 by the Grupo de Ecología de la Polinización (INIBIOMA, CONICET-Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina) and aims to improve our knowledge of the distribution, seasonal phenology, and floral associations, of bumblebees by gathering data on occurrences in Argentina. This information will allow us to monitor the status and trends of native species and the spread of the European introduced species, in particular, the highly invasive B. terrestris. " 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact "Since the launch of this platform, 807 data on the occurrences of 8 species have been reported from 21 out of the 23 Argentine provinces: B. dahlbomii (360), Bombus 'negro' (276) (meaning all black bumblebees that are not possible to identify from the picture), B. terrestris (206), B. ruderatus (42), B. bellicosus (18), B. opifex (9), B. tucumanus (4), B. brasiliensis (1), and B. baeri (1). Approximately one quarter of records identified by contributors as bumblebees belong to a different group of insects. The taxa usually misidentified as Bombus are Xylocopa, Cadeguala, Diphaglossa and Chalepogenus. This example illustrates the power of the citizen science approach for gathering massive numbers of data from vast regions, as well as the challenges in terms of species' identifications." 
URL https://www.abejorros.ar
 
Title YOUR MAP YOUR WAY / land-cover mapping for Ecologist, using Google Earth Engine/ Remote sensing and Machine learning classification 
Description YOUR MAP YOUR WAY / land-cover mapping for Ecologist, using Google Earth Engine/ Remote sensing and Machine learning classification 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact SURPASS2 partners and students use it for their research 
 
Title Chilean flower visitors 
Description This database contains a large dataset of Chilean flower visitors (insects) with 12,001 records from 118 species of 21 families belonging to four orders (Hymenoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, and Coleoptera), comprising over a century of data. This dataset contains samples from six major institutions in Chile (National Museum of Natural History, University of Chile, Metropolitan University of Education Sciences, Austral University of Chile, the Chilean Agricultural and Livestock Bureau, and Luis Pe?a's private entomological collection). A first effort to digitize this information was made in 2008 through the IABIN project that gathered pollinator datasets from Latin America (led by Cecilia Smith-Ramirez and conducted by Karen Ya?ez, supported by the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity - IEB), but when the funding was over, the database became offline. Now, in the frame of the SURPASS2 project, we recovered this dataset, and performed a major data cleaning, updated the taxonomy, checked the geographic coordinates (where available), and standardized it to DarwinCore to make it freely available through GBIF. This endeavor adds to a previous dataset published in 2020, aiming to make this natural legacy open to everyone and encourage more research in this field. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A large dataset of Chilean flower visitors (insects) with 12,001 records from 118 species of 21 families belonging to four orders (Hymenoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, and Coleoptera), comprising over a century of data. Contains samples from six major institutions in Chile (National Museum of Natural History, University of Chile, Metropolitan University of Education Sciences, Austral University of Chile, the Chilean Agricultural and Livestock Bureau, and Luis Peña's private entomological collection). 
URL https://www.gbif.org/dataset/ec4e6fa9-9bae-4e5b-af77-17cf0a1a6725
 
Title Indices of relative change in distribution of species across a range of taxa. 
Description Species trend models (using the Telfer index) derived using existing occurrence records extracted from GBIF across all pollinator taxa and all countries. R code and pipeline created to enable future updates of trend models as new data come into GBIF. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Plan to share with wider expert group in late 2020/2021 
 
Title Pollinator y pollination data catalogue update 
Description A list ofLatin American data sources about pollination, pollinators and their interactions 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Ongoing 
 
Title Wild bees of Chile - The PUCV collection 
Description This database presents the largest dataset of Chilean wild bees (Apoidea) with 35,743 records from 168 species, comprising over 40 years of data. This collection is held by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, being the largest in the country. Prof. Haroldo Toro started this collection and prof. Luisa Ruz continued his legacy. A first effort to digitize this information was made in 2008 through the IABIN project that gathered pollinator datasets from Latin America, but when the funding was over, the database became offline. Now, in the frame of the SURPASS2 project, we recovered the PUCV wild bee collection, updated the taxonomy, estimated geographic coordinates for most of the records, and standardized it to DarwinCore to make it freely available through GBIF. This endeavor aims to open this natural legacy to everyone and encourage more research in this field. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A new dataset of 36,010 bee records collected since 1917 now published on GBIF - Original data for multiple uses This is the largest wild bee database for Chile 
URL https://www.gbif.org/dataset/3bccb697-4ccc-4d46-848a-79cb06946e5c
 
Title https://internationaldataweek.org/ 
Description Records of Chilean pollinators and plant-pollinator interactions from published research articles and other literary sources - publication catalogue that gathers all published papers on pollination (sensu lato) in Chile (from 1982 to 2019). This catalogue contains 120 papers and was produced in the frame of the SURPASS2 project aiming to have all this information in one place. approximately 160 articles with hundreds of records of Chilean pollinators 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact N/A 
URL https://internationaldataweek.org/
 
Description Brazilian Citizen Science Network 
Organisation Federal University of ABC
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Organisation of events related to the research and practice of citizen science in Brazil; management of the Network
Collaborator Contribution Management of the network; organisation of events
Impact I Workshop of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network (https://youtu.be/UFnaUYpVmgM; https://youtu.be/JXRe-6xLMZo; https://youtu.be/CrBlaLCl7GI; https://youtu.be/WEIjHTF_Ldo); open letter with principles, mission, barriers and opportunities for citizen science in Brazil (available HERE); guiding document for the operation of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network (in portuguese - AVAILABLE HERE); organisation of the panel Citizen science: an approach to promote Planetary Health - 2021 PHAM (available HERE); organisation of the II Workshop of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network to be held on July 2022 (https://www.even3.com.br/iwdrbdcc2022/)
Start Year 2021
 
Description Brazilian Citizen Science Network 
Organisation State University of Feira de Santana
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Organisation of events related to the research and practice of citizen science in Brazil; management of the Network
Collaborator Contribution Management of the network; organisation of events
Impact I Workshop of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network (https://youtu.be/UFnaUYpVmgM; https://youtu.be/JXRe-6xLMZo; https://youtu.be/CrBlaLCl7GI; https://youtu.be/WEIjHTF_Ldo); open letter with principles, mission, barriers and opportunities for citizen science in Brazil (available HERE); guiding document for the operation of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network (in portuguese - AVAILABLE HERE); organisation of the panel Citizen science: an approach to promote Planetary Health - 2021 PHAM (available HERE); organisation of the II Workshop of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network to be held on July 2022 (https://www.even3.com.br/iwdrbdcc2022/)
Start Year 2021
 
Description Brazilian Citizen Science Network 
Organisation Universidade de São Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Organisation of events related to the research and practice of citizen science in Brazil; management of the Network
Collaborator Contribution Management of the network; organisation of events
Impact I Workshop of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network (https://youtu.be/UFnaUYpVmgM; https://youtu.be/JXRe-6xLMZo; https://youtu.be/CrBlaLCl7GI; https://youtu.be/WEIjHTF_Ldo); open letter with principles, mission, barriers and opportunities for citizen science in Brazil (available HERE); guiding document for the operation of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network (in portuguese - AVAILABLE HERE); organisation of the panel Citizen science: an approach to promote Planetary Health - 2021 PHAM (available HERE); organisation of the II Workshop of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network to be held on July 2022 (https://www.even3.com.br/iwdrbdcc2022/)
Start Year 2021
 
Description SAVING THE PATAGONIAN GIANT BUMBLEBEE FROM EXTINCTION BY REMOVING ITS MAIN THREAT, THE INVASIVE BUFF TAILED BUMBLEBEE 
Organisation National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Argentina)
Country Argentina 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Organisation of research activities, public engagement and outreach activities.
Collaborator Contribution Organisation of research activities, public engagement and outreach activities.
Impact https://www.speciesconservation.org/case-studies-projects/small-grants.php?order=CountryName&filter_amount_all_projects=05&filter_iucn_all_projects=&filter_continent_all_projects=&LocationCountry=&filter_species_all_projects=Invertebrate&GrantYear=&GrantMonth=&pagesize=10?mit=Submit
Start Year 2021
 
Description Soybean field owner and manager collaboration - Worked in Abra Rica 
Organisation Iowa Soybean Association
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Farmer engagement to ensure access permission
Collaborator Contribution Access to the fields, information about management of field, varieties sown and timing of the field (during the experiment)
Impact Access to fields and ongoing biodiversity management
Start Year 2018
 
Description "¿Hace cuánto que no ves un mangangá? Causas de su disminución y proyectos en marcha para conocerlo y conservarlo" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Webinar for the "Circuito Verde" initiative
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVRIqaRHwmo
 
Description Article about the protection of nature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article regarding the protection of nature, particularly showing the bumblebee invasion history
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://inibioma.conicet.gov.ar/18-de-octubre-dia-mundial-de-proteccion-de-la-naturaleza-como-contri...
 
Description Article on https://laderasur.com 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online article published in a magazine that focuses on environmental issues. The article is about the Bioblitz polinator challenge launched in November in Chile, by SURPASS proyect and in coordination with the Chilean Pollinator Network.

Outcome is public awareness of pollinators in Chile and increased participation in Bioblitz pollinator challenge. Nr of people reached is hard to estimate...
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://laderasur.com/estapasando/desafio-polinizadores-colabora-con-la-ciencia-y-la-proteccion-de-l...
 
Description BEEHAVE modelling workshop, May 27, 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Hands-on tutorial on BEEHAVE and BEESCOUT modelling platform. Course given by the developper Mattias Becher to an audience of early career researchers and student how to use the BEEHAVE model, and agent-base modelling tool to assess population dynamics of bees in spatially explicit landscapes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ukri.zoom.us/rec/share/GnS7-aDdKfZOVWJZ6_D_8ZKEcOAOq6cf-Iqvno6gxRZYFgXzFckDUx4RudLB1DVg.vc4Q...
 
Description Bombus terrestris pollination in Aisen region Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description CONICET Press Release about global bee decline study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of study and its implication, written for the general public and media and published at CONICET's website home.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.conicet.gov.ar/detectan-una-posible-reduccion-en-la-biodiversidad-de-abejas-a-nivel-mund...
 
Description Cell Press release on EurekAlert! about global bee decline study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Description of study and its implication, written for the general public and media and published at EurekAlert!, an international wire service for top science news

100,000 circulation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-01/cp-aqo011221.php
 
Description Charlas temáticas, Gran BioBúsqueda del Sur 2021 -INSECTOS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at a regular meetings and talks from the Argentinean node of iNat, ArgentiNat
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Chilean Bioblitz Challenge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Biobltz challenge: invitation to the general public to contribute observations of pollinators using iNaturalist and simultaneously increase awareness of pollinators in Chile
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://bee-surpass.org/blog/chile_bioblitz/
 
Description Citizen Science platform 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Web-based platform for the submission of citizen science data related to flight activity monitoring (https://beekeep.pcs.usp.br/)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://beekeep.pcs.usp.br/
 
Description Citizen science data visualization tool 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Web-based data visualization tool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://beekeep.pcs.usp.br:3838/app/dashboard
 
Description Citizen science: an approach to promote Planetary Health - 2021 PHAM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We live today in a risky society, which imposes on the current and future generations the need to know how to deal with uncertainties and the complexities of the environmental, social, political and economic systems that lead to the threat to the continuity of the human species on the planet. These uncertainties can directly affect individual and collective health, making it imperative that individuals understand the causes and consequences of global changes so that they can not only reflect, but also act individually and demand action from their representatives in the government based on that understanding and on evidence. Citizen science offers the opportunity for social participation in the generation of scientific knowledge and, at the same time, can empower individuals towards change. To discuss this issue, the panel counted with the presence of three guests: Dr. Alan Irwin (presentation title - "Citizen Science: a new knowledge politics?"); Dr. Andrea Grover (presentation title - "Citizen Science for Community Resilience") and Dr. Uta When (presentation title - "Facilitating the co-design of purpose-driven Citizen Science for Planetary Health")
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/pFOkoR2fzdY?t=47
 
Description Congreso futuro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conference Streaming
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.futuro360.com/congreso-futuro/biodiversidad-en-extincion-zoonosis-polinizadores-riesgos-...
 
Description Conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk about crop pollination and the impact of the nearby landscape to conserve pollinators and promote pollination services. A conference to regional soybean producers.
Growers awareness of the importance of soybean pollination.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Data story video about our work on pollinator monitoring 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact , produced by the UKCEH Communications team, featuring SURPASS countries for FIT Count app and logo:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/i7vqbyxMD1M
 
Description EXPLORA students FIT Count trial 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Group workshop and training day led by Francisco, EXPLORA students from La Araucanía Region, in southern Chile undertaking 10-minute FIT Counts of insects on flowers; results being analysed by student
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://bee-surpass.org/blog/
 
Description EXPLORA students FIT Count trial 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog for the SURPASS2 website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Early career scientist workshop on engagement and knowledge transfer, October 1th 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop and pre-workshop survey on scientific impact and how to engage with sectors outside of academia. This event was directed toward early career scientists working in the field of pollination ecology across Argentina, mainly from Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Tucuman and Bariloche. Through the survey and the workshop, we learn more and discussed about the research conducted and identified opportunities and challenges regarding scientific research, knowledge transfer and social impact in pollination ecology, conservation and pollination services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/ezattara/status/1178758532835020800?s=20
 
Description El "mangangá", el único abejorro nativo de la Patagonia está en peligro de extinción 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article at one of the most popular Newspaper of Argentina
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lanacion.com.ar/lifestyle/el-manganga-el-unico-abejorro-nativo-de-la-patagonia-esta-en-p...
 
Description El Mercurio-Bombus dahlbomii y su estado de conservación 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Entreview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://digital.elmercurio.com/2020/12/13/RVDG/IB3T07IE#zoom=page-width
 
Description First meeting of the network of researchers in pollination biology of Argentina. Sept 30th to Oct 2nd 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact First meeting of the network of researchers in pollination biology of Argentina. Faculty of Agronomy of the UBA, Autonomous City of Bs. As. 9/30 to 10/2, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://polar2019.wordpress.com/
 
Description Growers open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A talk on biodiversity-friendly practices, including management of plot edges to foster pollinator populations to local potato growers in SE Pampean region. The talk was one of many that took place during a one day workshop organized by Pepsico for their local producers.

As a result of this talk the owner of Ep Parque Papas (a major player in the local potato trade/storage) decided to install a demostrative enclosure (one hectare or so) to restore a natural grassland at the premises. We agreed to sample pollinators regularly starting 2020/2021 season. As soon as the quarantine is lifted I will travel to the location to advise on setting up the enclosure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Guide to install and manage bee hotels 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We partnered with Syngenta to design and distribute a guide to install bee hotels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/16gAiMrtp6_xf7ExQeGKibx9twmNRVreE/view?usp=sharing
 
Description I Workshop of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The I Workshop of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network took place on March 24 and 25, 2021 and aimed to discuss the limits and possibilities of Citizen Science in Brazil and support the creation and development of the Brazilian Citizen Science Network (Rede Brasileira de Ciência Cidadã - RBCC), based on expertise and examples of good practices and the success of other initiatives around the world.
The event had an interdisciplinary and integrating character and the following themes were discussed: financial sustainability, use of technologies, public engagement with citizen science, good practices and infrastructure for inter and transdisciplinary activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/1Cm4XUZwdT4
 
Description Image gallery and article published on https://laderasur.com/ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The fascinating world of the Guafo island forest - Image gallery and article on https://laderasur.com/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://laderasur.com/fotografia/el-fascinante-mundo-del-bosque-de-isla-guafo
 
Description Instagram story 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to a demonstrative plot where a floral mix was sown to enhance pollinators, followed by a Q&A session through Instagram.

This is a follow-up from my previous visit to El Parque Papas in 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.instagram.com/p/CKzPMWRjTXK/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
 
Description Installation of bee hotels in farms 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with farmers that supply PepsiCo and the company's agribusiness manager in which presented the utlity of bee hotels. As a result of the meeting they dedided they would install bee hotels in all their farms in the SE of Buenos Aires region. Currently working on a bee hotel installation & managing guide. Installation of bee hotels is due to take place in August 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview for National Geographic Magazine about global bee decline study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article featured on National Geographic Society magazine and translated to several languages including Spanish and Portuguese

6,000,000 circulation (2015 figure)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2021/01/we-havent-seen-quarter-of-known-bee-species-since...
 
Description Interview for The Scientist about global bee decline study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for an article published in The Scientist magazine describing global bee decline study and its implications
1,000,000 circulation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/bee-reports-over-the-past-century-indicate-a-loss-of-dive...
 
Description Interview for The Telegraph (UK) about global bee decline study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for an article published in The Telegraph describing global bee decline study and its implications
300K circulation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/environment/2021/01/22/global-bees-decline-one-four-species-vanishes-pub...
 
Description Interview for article on Agencia SINC about global bee decline 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with science journalist for article on Spanish science news wire service
50K circulation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.agenciasinc.es/Noticias/Las-abejas-tambien-desaparecen-de-los-registros
 
Description Interview for article on ScienceNews about global bee decline study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intervew with science journalist about preprint on global bee decline paper
10K circulation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencenews.org/article/collectors-find-plenty-bees-fewer-species-than-1950s
 
Description Live TV Interview at EuroNews Network about global bee decline study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live interview on prime time news segment at EuroNews Network
10m audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/ZqLYx9fBUQU
 
Description Live TV Interview at TRT World Network News about global bee decline study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live interview on prime time news segment at TRT World Network News (Turkish international TV network)
1m potential audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/BG-amfwQBPk
 
Description Native bumblebee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.instagram.com/p/CGdwchVJt6J/
 
Description Online survey of priorities for monitoring 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online survey of priorities for pollinator monitoring, asking respondents from a range of stakeholder groups in each country their views on teh taxa, methods and approaches that should be a priority for monitoring
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://bee-surpass.org/
 
Description Oral presentation: Reunion Argentina de Ecologia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Meeting of the argentinian ecological society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Outreach and graduate course: Introduction to citizen science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 12 week course, held between February 5th and May 7th, 2021,open to graduate students (graduate course) and practitioners (outreach course) which gave and introduction to research topics on citizen science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Outreach course: Meliponiculture and citizen science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach online course "Meliponiculture and citizen science" (2nd edition)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc_OWEUZFFY&list=PL_gFM3tGc1atR5ORVIG5OaLRAUw7jxQOB
 
Description Outreach course: Meliponiculture and citizen science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach online course "Meliponiculture and citizen science" (2nd edition)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQf79qmb3O0&list=PL_gFM3tGc1atR5ORVIG5OaLRAUw7jxQOB
 
Description Outreach course: Meliponiculture and citizen science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach online course "Meliponiculture and citizen science"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q030dOSxU-o&list=PL_gFM3tGc1au2qQqs0YRD5FVcxKMxzfbH
 
Description Outreach talk and activities: Invasive bumblebees in Patagonia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact One day meeting between public and members of the "Vi Un Abejorro" and Invasive Bumblebee Management projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Pollinators, dispersers and their role in ecosystems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Podcast for Aumen ONG

The number of people reached might vary since the material is available online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://aumen.cl/2020/2-mate-cientifico/
 
Description Poster presentation: Jornadas Internas de Investigacion Docencia y Extensión 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Yearly meeting at the University for presentation of research activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SURPASS CitSci Meeting - January 26th 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting of the SURPASS members to propose a joint citizen science scheme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AHvO_zMLVjdl7Dm4V8-XO87KWguKJhu3?usp=sharing
 
Description SURPASS2 on Instagram 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Started an Instagram Channel for SURPASS to distribute information and images
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.instagram.com/bee_surpass2/
 
Description Second IGAD Community of Practice Annual Virtual Meeting 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invitation for Brazil and UK CEH team to contribute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/igad-community-practice/post/second-igad-annual-virtual-meeting-20...
 
Description Session at SciDataCon, part of International Data Week 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invitation to contribute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://internationaldataweek.org/
 
Description Sharing strength and building capacity for developing high quality monitoring 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk at University of Valparaiso, Chile
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Summary of attention drawn by global bee decline study 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Overview of attention for article as scored by Altmetric, includes mentions on news outlets, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Reddit and YouTube.
2m potential audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.altmetric.com/details/98604804
 
Description Talk about SURPASS2 at SOLATINA (Latin-American Society for Bee Research) 2020 Worksjo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of SURPASS project to SOLATINA members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://solatina.org/
 
Description V ACOVISI Symposium "Sociocultural Challenges of Conservation in Chile " - Importance, conservation status and recovery actions of Bombus dahlbomii, our native bumblebee: in a sociocultural context 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webinar , importance, conservation status and recovery actions of Bombus dahlbomii,

The number of people reached might vary since the material is available online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=424986641797770
 
Description White paper: "Parques nacionales, refugio del mangangá". La conservación en marcha: Ciencia, comunidad y Parques Nacionales unidos por nuestro abejorro nativo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Requested by National Park personnel, this article promotes and explain about the conservation of an endangered species, calling for action in the "vi un abejorro" initiative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021