Pollination is a key ecosystem service as many crops but in particular, fruits and vegetables are partially dependent on pollinating insects to produce food for human consumption. This dataset is an index of relative pollination potential, which is defined as the relative potential or relative capacity of ecosystems to support crop pollination. The model for relative pollination potential is based on the assumption that different habitats, but in particular forest edges, grasslands rich in flowers and riparian areas, offer suitable sites for wild pollinator insects.
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- Iraq, Isle of Man, Ireland, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Croatia, Hungary, United Kingdom, Georgia, Russia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Portugal, Romania, Norway, Poland, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Malta, Åland Islands, Kosovo, Andorra, Albania, Belgium, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Belarus, France, Moldova, Monaco, Finland, Spain, Ukraine, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Vatican City, Guernsey, Algeria, Estonia, Faroes, Sweden, Italy, Tunisia, Serbia, Latvia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Liechtenstein, Syria, Morocco, Jersey, Turkey, San Marino
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