About PoMS

The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (UK PoMS) aims to establish how insect pollinator populations are changing across the UK.

We are working with existing recording schemes that focus on pollinating insects, and have established two new large-scale surveys for UK PoMS (the FIT Counts and the 1 km square survey) which are running throughout the UK with help from many volunteers.

UK PoMS aims to engage individuals and communities in taking action for pollinators, and in helping provide evidence to the UK's four national pollinator strategies:

For more information about UK PoMS please contact us.

UK PoMS is a partnership funded jointly by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) (through funding from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland). UK PoMS is co-ordinated by UKCEH (UKCEH’s contribution is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability).

Project partners:

The Principal Investigator for the project is Dr Claire Carvell, who is based at UKCEH in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

"UK centre for Ecology & Hydrology"

"Bumblebee Conservation Trust" "Butterfly Conservation" "Hymettus" "Bird trust Ornithology" "University of Reading" "Buglife ""University of Leeds" "Natural History Museum" "Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs" "The Scottish Government" "Welsh Government services and information"