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Honey bee waggle dance data and code to analyze foraging at Prices Fork Research Center (PFRC) as part of Bees-as-Bioindicators project

This data set accompanies the article BD Ohlinger, MJ Couvillon, & R Schürch (2024) “Agricultural grasslands provide forage for honey bees but only when nearby”, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.

Funding

This work was supported by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (Grant #549044 to PI MJ Couvillon and co-PI R Schürch) and by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Grant # VA-160097 to MJ Couvillon and Grant # VA-160129 to R Schürch).

History

Publisher

University Libraries, Virginia Tech

Location

Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Corresponding Author Name

Bradley Ohlinger

Corresponding Author E-mail Address

Bradley.Ohlinger@uga.edu

Files/Folders in Dataset and Description

[README] - README file containing descriptions of folders and files in the data repository [ohlinger_agee_analysis.zip] - ZIP archive containing all necessary files to reproduce the analysis in Ohlinger et al. 2024 [calibration_data] - folder containing data for simulating dances [distance_calib_obj_Universal1000.RData] - R data file containing the universal calibration dataset used for dance simulation [csv] - folder containing comma separated value files with data and results of statistical analyses [analysis_grid_3250.csv] – Comma separated value file containing the land category data for each grid cell (OID) in the study area [analysis_points_3250.csv] – Comma separated values file containing the full simulated dance dataset consisting of 1000 dance locations per dance and the land category and grid cell (OID) corresponding to each dance location [binom_lm_ci.csv] – Comma separated values file containing point estimates and confidence intervals for distance corrected odds of visiting tiles containing versus not containing each land category [crop_mean.csv] – Comma separate values file containing mean proportional abundance of croplands within each grid cell (OID) [dance_agg_data.csv] – Comma separated values file containing a single mean waggle run duration and angle for each decoded waggle dance [dance_data.csv] – Comma separated values file containing decoded dance data (four waggle runs per dance) for the full dataset [developed_mean.csv] – Comma separate values file containing mean proportional abundance of developed lands within each grid cell (OID) [dist_corrected_comp.csv] – Comma separated values file containing summary output from a Bonferroni corrected pairwise comparison test on distance corrected foraging rates to the land categories [forest_mean.csv] – Comma separate values file containing mean proportional abundance of forested lands within each grid cell (OID) [land_comp_3250.csv] – Comma separated values file containing summary output from a Bonferroni corrected pairwise comparison test on total proportional foraging to the land categories [land_summary.csv] – Comma separated values file containing land category composition summary (%) for the entire study area [mc_sample_lm.csv] - Comma separated values file containing Monte Carlo samples for model coefficients for the presence of the crop, developed, forest and agricultural grassland categories on distance-corrected foraging probability [mc_sample_prop_forage.csv] – Comma separated values file containing Monte Carlo samples for total proportional foraging to the land cover types, monthly proportional foraging to agricultural grasslands, and yearly proportional foraging to agricultural grasslands [month_comp_3250.csv] – Comma separated values file containing summary output from a Bonferroni corrected pairwise comparison test on monthly proportional foraging to agricultural grasslands [pasture_mean.csv] – Comma separate values file containing mean proportional abundance of agricultural grasslands within each grid cell (OID) [prop_forage_3250.csv] – Comma separated values file containing total proportional foraging to the land categories and monthly proportional foraging to agricultural grasslands [table_1.csv] – Comma separated values file used to generate table reporting land type prevalence (%) within distance intervals across the study radius (Table 1) [year_comp_3250.csv] - Comma separated values file containing summary output from a Bonferroni corrected pairwise comparison test on yearly proportional foraging to agricultural grasslands [figures] - folder containing all figures included in Ohlinger et al. 2024 [figure_1.png] – Aerial imagery maps showing the 3250 m study radius surrounding the colonies and the land cover composition [figure_2.png] – Figure showing point estimates for monthly percent foraging and 95% confidence intervals to agricultural grasslands. [figure_3.png] - Figure showing point estimates for percent foraging and 95% confidence intervals to the agricultural grassland, cropland, developed, and forest categories [figure_4.png] – Figure showing point estimates for distance correct foraging odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals to the agricultural grassland, cropland, developed, and forest categories [figure_5.png] – Figure showing heat maps of distance corrected residual foraging probabilities within the study area and the primary foraging hot spot [points] - folder containing Rdata files that consist of points that represent simulated dance locations [Allsample. points.RData] – R data file consisting of points that represent the simulated dance locations for the Blacksburg, VA field site [rasters] - folder containing all rasters produced by the analysis [dist_raster.tif] – Tag image file containing distance values for grid cells across the 3250 m study radius [prob_raster.tif] – Tag image file containing a map of dance communicated foraging probabilities within the study area [standard_residuals_3250.tif] – Tag image file containing a map of dance communicated distance corrected residual foraging probabilities within the study area [scripts] - folder containing R scripts for analysis and dance simulation [00_system_prep.R] – R script with code that prepares the system for analysis [01_dance_data_prep.R] - R script with code that prepares the data for dance simulation and further analysis [02_pfrc_analysis_prep.R] - R script preparing the dance data and land cover data for analysis [03_simulate_dances.R] – R script defining function for simulating dances [04_pfrc_analysis.R] – R script containing the full analysis [05_pfrc_reports.rmd] - RMarkdown file containing code that creates figures 2-4 [azimuth.R] – R script with code that calculates solar azimuths for dance simulation [shapes] - folder containing all shapefiles and supporting files used in the analysis [Blacksburg_Landcover_Merge.dbf] – dBase database file containing attribute information for Blacksburg_Landcover_Merge.shp [Blacksburg_Landcover_Merge.prj] – File containing the coordinate system and map projection information for Blacksburg_Landcover_Merge.shp [Blacksburg_Landcover_Merge.shp] – shapefile containing feature geometry for land cover map within the 3250 m study radius [Blacksburg_Landcover_Merge.shx] – File containing index attribute information for Blacksburg_Landcover_Merge.shp