The state of knowledge about insect pollination in Norway
|Geographical scale of the assessment||National|
|Country or countries covered||Norway|
|Any other necessary information or explanation for identifying the location of the assessment, including site or region name||
Geographical scale of the assessment
Country or countries covered
Any other necessary information or explanation for identifying the location of the assessment, including site or region name
Conceptual framework, methodology and scope
Knowledge assessment of insect pollination in Norway.
Mandate for the assessment
Request for increased kowledge on ecosystem services i general, on pollinator in particular.
Conceptual framework and/or methodology used for the assessment
Other (please specify)
URL or copy of conceptual framework developed or adapted
- Forest and woodland
- Cultivated/Agricultural land
Species groups assessed
Relevant insect groups (Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Coleoptera) and plants
Ecosystem services/functions assessed
- Primary production
Scope of assessment includes
Drivers of change in systems and services
Impacts of change in services on human well-being
Options for responding/interventions to the trends observed
Explicit consideration of the role of biodiversity in the systems and services covered by the assessment
Timing of the assessment
Year assessment started
Year assessment finished
If ongoing, year assessment is anticipated to finish
Periodicity of assessment
Communication materials (e.g. brochure, presentations, posters, audio-visual media)
Tools and processes
Tools and approaches used in the assessment
Process used for stakeholder engagement in the assessment process and which component
Pure scientific assessment
Key stakeholder groups engaged
The number of people directly involved in the assessment process
Less than 10
Incorporation of scientific and other types of knowledge
- Scientific information only
Supporting documentation for specific approaches, methodology or criteria developed and/or used to integrate knowledge systems into the assessment
Reference list in the publication.
Assessment reports peer reviewed
Accessibility of data used in assessment
Some data accessible.
Impacts the assessment has had on policy and/or decision making, as evidenced through policy references and actions
Increased focus on pollination as ecosystem service and the need for knowledge to maintain such services in future.
Independent or other review on policy impact of the assessment
Lessons learnt for future assessments from these reviews
Importance of multi-disciplinary expert groups in such assessments.
Capacity building needs identified during the assessment
More capacity on knowledge of species interactions.
Actions taken by the assessment to build capacity
Communication and awareness raising
How have gaps in capacity been communicated to the different stakeholders
The assessment report has been widely distributed to all relevant stakeholders. Targeted media focus has created a lot of attention in society.
Gaps in knowledge identified from the assessment
More knowledge needed on the importance of complex interactions between plants and insects to better understand the pollination mechanisms.
How gaps in knowledge have been communicated to the different stakeholders
These gaps has been the main message in communication of the assessment, to all stakeholders.
Additional relevant information
The report has also been distributed internationally.