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dc.contributor.authorLasway, Julius V.
dc.contributor.authorKinabo, Neema R.
dc.contributor.authorMremi, Rudolf F.
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Emanuel H.
dc.contributor.authorNyakunga, Oliver C.
dc.contributor.authorSanya, John J.
dc.contributor.authorRwegasira, Gration M.
dc.contributor.authorLesio, Nicephor
dc.contributor.authorGideon, Hulda
dc.contributor.authorPauly, Alain
dc.contributor.authorEardley, Connal
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Marcell K.
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, Andrew T.
dc.contributor.authorSteffan-Dewenter, Ingolf
dc.contributor.authorNjovu, Henry K.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-03T19:35:17Z
dc.date.available2021-12-03T19:35:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-17
dc.identifier.citationLasway JV, Kinabo NR, Mremi RF, Martin EH, Nyakunga OC, Sanya JJ, Rwegasira GM, Lesio N, Gideon H, Pauly A, Eardley C, Peters MK, Peterson AT, Steffan-Dewenter I, Njovu HK (2021) A synopsis of the Bee occurrence data of northern Tanzania. Biodiversity Data Journal 9: e68190. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.9.e68190en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/32245
dc.description.abstractBackground Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) are the most important group of pollinators with about 20,507 known species worldwide. Despite the critical role of bees in providing pollination services, studies aiming at understanding which species are present across disturbance gradients are scarce. Limited taxononomic information for the existing and unidentified bee species in Tanzania make their conservation haphazard. Here, we present a dataset of bee species records obtained from a survey in nothern Tanzania i.e. Kilimanjaro, Arusha and Manyara regions. Our findings serve as baseline data necessary for understanding the diversity and distribution of bees in the northern parts of the country, which is a critical step in devising robust conservation and monitoring strategies for their populations.

New information In this paper, we present information on 45 bee species belonging to 20 genera and four families sampled using a combination of sweep-netting and pan trap methods. Most species (27, ~ 60%) belong to the family Halictidae followed by 16 species (35.5%) from the family Apidae. Megachilidae and Andrenidae were the least represented, each with only one species (2.2%). Additional species of Apidae and Megachilidae sampled during this survey are not yet published on Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), once they will be available on GBIF, they will be published in a subsequent paper. From a total of 953 occurrences, highest numbers were recorded in Kilimanjaro Region (n = 511), followed by Arusha (n = 410) and Manyara (n = 32), but this pattern reflects the sampling efforts of the research project rather than real bias in the distributions of bee species in northern Tanzania.
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dc.publisherPensoft Publishersen_US
dc.rights© Lasway J et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectBee pollinatoren_US
dc.subjectDistributionen_US
dc.subjectDisturbance gradienten_US
dc.subjectGrazingen_US
dc.subjectSpecies diversityen_US
dc.subjectTanzaniaen_US
dc.titleA synopsis of the Bee occurrence data of northern Tanzaniaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
kusw.kuauthorPeterson, Andrew T.
kusw.kudepartmentEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3897/BDJ.9.e68190en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-5062-3172en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-2986-9813en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/ 0000-0003-0243-2379en_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher versionen_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US
dc.identifier.pmidPMC8384828en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccessen_US


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© Lasway J et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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