Summary: 

The state of knowledge about insect pollination in Norway assessment describes current knowledge about pollination in Norway and identifies important gaps in knowledge and priorities for acquiring information in the future. It was the first overview of knowledge about pollination ecology in Norway and was published in 2013. It was commissioned by the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre and prepared by experts from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Bioforsk and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. The aim was that the report could be valuable for management agencies, producers of knowledge and others involved in species management.

Lessons learnt: 
The report identifies several key areas where knowledge could be developed: 1) mapping pollinators and which species of plants they visit, 2) the availability of pollinators for rare species of plants, 3) the importance of pollen limitation for seed production and population growth in rare species of plants, 4) Norwegian contributions to global knowledge on pollination, and 5) the education of competent pollination ecologists.
Mandate: 

A group of experts from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Bioforsk and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research was commissioned by the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre to prepare this report. The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre’s principal task is to disseminate up-to-date information on species and habitat types.

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Contact details
Contact Name: 
Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre
Other languages in which the assessment is available.: 
Norwegian Bokmål (Norway)
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