InVEST Field of Rape

Crop Pollination


Model Outputs

  • Pollinator Abundance
  • On-farm Pollinator Abundance
  • Pollinator Service Value Index


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Crop Pollination Model


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The InVEST Crop Pollination model focuses on wild pollinators providing an ecosystem service. The model estimates insect pollinator nest sites, floral resources, and flight ranges to derive an index of pollinator abundance on each cell on a landscape. If desired, the model can creates an index of the value of these pollinators to agricultural production, and attributes this value back to source cells.




Learn More

InVEST User's Guide chapter on the Crop Pollination Model

Training video on the Crop Pollination Model presented by Stacy Wolny, GIS Analyist at the Natural Capital Project.






Key References

A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems
Kennedy, Christina M.; Eric Lonsdorf; Maile C. Neel; Neal M. Williams; Taylor H. Ricketts; Rachael Winfree; Riccardo Bommarco; Claire Brittain; Alana L. Burley; Daniel Cariveau; Luísa G. Carvalheiro; Natacha P. Chacoff; Saul A. Cunningham; Bryan N. Danforth; Jan-Hendrik Dudenhöffer; Elizabeth Elle; Hannah R. Gaines; Lucas A. Garibaldi; Claudio Gratton; Andrea Holzschuh; Rufus Isaacs; Steven K. Javorek; Shalene Jha; Alexandra M. Klein; Kristin Krewenka; Yael Mandelik; Margaret M. Mayfield; Lora Morandin; Lisa A. Neame; Mark Otieno; Mia Park; Simon G. Potts; Maj Rundlöf; Agustin Saez; Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter; Hisatomo Taki; Blandina Felipe Viana; Catrin Westphal; Julianna K. Wilson; Sarah S. Greenleaf; Claire Kremen.
Ecology Letters. May 2013, Vol. 16(5), pp 584-599. doi:10.1111/ele.12082