Data from Schulp et al. (2014). Quantifying and mapping ecosystem services: Demand and supply of pollination in the European Union. Ecological indicators 36: 131-141.

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Biotic pollination is an important ecosystem service for the production of many food crops. The supply of pollination is mostly studied at the landscape scale while recent studies on the demand for pollination services provide a global-scale picture based on aggregate national-level data. We quantified both demand and supply of pollination in the European Union (EU) at a relatively high spatial resolution, allowing an analysis of the match between demand and supply.

We mapped the crop area requiring pollination for optimal production (demand) and both bee habitat and related visitation probability (supply) using detailed agricultural and landscape data. This data package contains maps of pollination demand and supply. Full explanation can be found in the readme included with the data.