Development of a rapid tool for the assessment of pollination services at a site scale

Project: Research

Project Details


As part of my doctoral research at the University of Southampton, we developed rapid and accessible methods that quantify pollination services and their economic values at a local scale, which were incorporated in an existing ecosystem services assessment toolkit (TESSA,
These methods can help elucidating the consequences of land-use change to pollination services provision based on local relevant data. Which in turn would enable conservation practitioners to assess a wide set of counterfactuals and provide simple instructions to staff and volunteers on how to collect or collate data needed to measure services at individual sites.
Low-budget methods can provide service estimates that are robust enough for effective advocacy, without expending considerable resources or technical knowledge. To ensure accessibility to practitioners in low-income countries, these methods are freely available and adaptable to a range of financial and technical resources.
Short titleTESSA Pollination
Effective start/end date30/09/1431/05/17

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land