Title

BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene

Authors

Maria Dornelas
Laura H. Antão
Faye Moyes
Amanda E. Bates
Anne E. Magurran
Dušan Adam
Asem A. Akhmetzhanova
Ward Appeltans
José Manuel Arcos
Haley Arnold
Narayanan Ayyappan
Gal Badihi
Andrew H. Baird
Miguel Barbosa
Tiago Egydio Barreto
Claus Bässler
Alecia Bellgrove
Jonathan Belmaker
Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi
Brian J. Bett
Anne D. Bjorkman
Magdalena Błażewicz
Shane A. Blowes
Christopher P. Bloch
Timothy C. Bonebrake
Susan Boyd
Matt Bradford
Andrew J. Brooks
James H. Brown
Helge Bruelheide
Phaedra Budy
Fernando Carvalho
Edward Castañeda-Moya
Chaolun Allen Chen
John F. Chamblee
Tory J. Chase
Laura Siegwart Collier
Sharon K. Collinge
Richard Condit
Elisabeth J. Cooper
J Hans C. Cornelissen
Unai Cotano
Shannan Kyle Crow
Gabriella Damasceno
Claire H. Davies
Robert A. Davis, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
Frank P. Day
Steven Degraer
Tim S. Doherty, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
Timothy E. Dunn
Giselda Durigan
J. Emmett Duffy
Dor Edelist
Graham J. Edgar
Robin Elahi
Sarah C. Elmendorf
Anders Enemar
S. K. Morgan Ernest
Rubén Escribano
Marc Estiarte
Brian S. Evans
Tung-Yung Fan
Fabiano Turini Farah
Luiz Loureiro Fernandes
Fábio Z. Farneda
Alessandra Fidelis
Robert Fitt
Anna Maria Fosaa
Geraldo Antonio Daher Correa Franco
Grace E. Frank
William R. Fraser
Hernando García
Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
Or Givan
Elizabeth Gorgone-Barbosa
William A. Gould
Corinna Gries
Gary D. Grossman
Julio R. Gutierréz
Stephen Hale
Mark E. Harmon
John Harte
Gary Haskins
Donald L. Henshaw
Luise Hermanutz
Pamela Hidalgo
Pedro Higuchi
Andrew Hoey
Gert Van Hoey
Annika Hofgaard
Kristen Holeck
Robert D. Hollister
Richard Holmes
Mia Hoogenboom
Chih-Hao Hsieh
Stephen P. Hubbell
Falk Huettmann
Christine L. Huffard
Allen H. Hurlbert
Natália Macedo Ivanauskas
David Janík
Ute Jandt
Anna Jażdżewska
Tore Johannessen
Jill Johnstone
Julia Jones
Faith A. M. Jones
Jungwon Kang
Tasrif Kartawijaya
Erin C. Keeley
Douglas A. Kelt
Rebecca Kinnear
Kari Klanderud
Halvor Knutsen
Christopher C. Koenig
Alessandra R. Kortz
Kamil Král
Linda A. Kuhnz
Chao-Yang Kuo
David J. Kushner
Claire Laguionie-Marchais
Lesley T. Lancaster
Cheol Min Lee
Jonathan S. Lefcheck
Esther Lévesque
David Lightfoot
Francisco Lloret
John D. Lloyd
Adrià López-Baucells
Maite Louzao
Joshua S. Madin
Borgþór Magnússon
Shahar Malamud
Iain Matthews
Kent P. McFarland
Brian McGill
Diane McKnight
William O. McLarney
Jason Meador
Peter L. Meserve
Daniel J. Metcalfe
Christoph F. J. Meyer
Anders Michelsen
Nataliya Milchakova
Tom Moens
Even Moland
Jon Moore
Carolina Mathias Moreira
Jörg Müller
Grace Murphy
Isla H. Myers-Smith
Randall W. Myster
Andrew Naumov
Francis Neat
James A. Nelson
Michael Paul Nelson
Stephen F. Newton
Natalia Norden
Jeffrey C. Oliver
Esben M. Olsen
Vladimir G. Onipchenko
Krzysztof Pabis
Robert J. Pabst
Alain Paquette
Sinta Pardede
David M. Paterson
Raphaël Pélissier
Josep Peñuelas
Alejandro Pérez-Matus
Oscar Pizarro
Francesco Pomati
Eric Post
Herbert H. T. Prins
John C. Priscu
Pieter Provoost
Kathleen L. Prudic
Erkki Pulliainen
B. R. Ramesh
Olivia Mendivil Ramos
Andrew Rassweiler
Jose Eduardo Rebelo
Daniel C. Reed
Peter B. Reich
Suzanne M. Remillard
Anthony J. Richardson
J. Paul Richardson
Itai van Rijn
Ricardo Rocha
Victor H. Rivera-Monroy
Christian Rixen
Kevin P. Robinson
Ricardo Ribeiro Rodrigues
Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres
Lars Rudstam
Henry Ruhl
Catalina S. Ruz
Erica M. Sampaio
Nancy Rybicki
Andrew Rypel
Sofia Sal
Beatriz Salgado
Flavio A. M. Santos
Ana Paula Savassi-Coutinho
Sara Scanga
Jochen Schmidt
Robert Schooley
Fakhrizal Setiawan
Kwang-Tsao Shao
Gaius R. Shaver
Sally Sherman
Thomas W. Sherry
Jacek Siciński
Caya Sievers
Ana Carolina da Silva
Fernando Rodrigues da Silva
Fabio L. Silveira
Jasper Slingsby
Tracey Smart
Sara J. Snell
Nadejda A. Soudzilovskaia
Gabriel B. G. Souza
Flaviana Maluf Souza
Vinícius Castro Souza
Christopher D. Stallings
Rowan Stanforth
Emily H. Stanley
José Mauro Sterza
Maarten Stevens
Rick Stuart-Smith
Yzel Rondon Suarez
Sarah Supp
Jorge Yoshio Tamashiro
Sukmaraharja Tarigan
Gary P. Thiede
Simon Thorn
Anne Tolvanen
Maria Teresa Zugliani Toniato
Ørjan Totland
Robert R. Twilley
Gediminas Vaitkus
Nelson Valdivia
Martha Isabel Vallejo
Thomas J. Valone
Carl Van Colen
Jan Vanaverbeke
Fabio Venturoli
Hans M. Verheye
Marcelo Vianna
Rui P. Vieira
Tomáš Vrška
Con Quang Vu
Lien Van Vu
Robert B. Waide
Conor Waldock
Dave Watts
Sara Webb
Tomasz Wesołowski
Ethan P. White
Claire E. Widdicombe
Dustin Wilgers
Richard Williams
Stefan B. Williams
Mark Williamson
Michael R. Willig
Trevor J. Willis
Sonja Wipf
Kerry D. Woods
Eric J. Woehler
Kyle Zawada
Michael L. Zettler

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Global Ecology and Biogeography

ISSN

1466-822X

Volume

27

Issue

7

First Page

760

Last Page

786

PubMed ID

30147447

Publisher

Wiley

School

School of Science

RAS ID

27228

Funders

Funding information available at https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12729

Grant Number

ARC Number : CE140100020

Comments

Originally published as: Dornelas, M., Antao, L. H., Moyes, F., Bates, A. E., Magurran, A. E., Adam, D., ... Zetter, M. L.. (2018). BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27(7), 760–786. Original publication available here

Abstract

Motivation: The BioTIME database contains raw data on species identities and abundances in ecological assemblages through time. These data enable users to calculate temporal trends in biodiversity within and amongst assemblages using a broad range of metrics. BioTIME is being developed as a community-led open-source database of biodiversity time series. Our goal is to accelerate and facilitate quantitative analysis of temporal patterns of biodiversity in the Anthropocene.

Main types of variables included: The database contains 8,777,413 species abundance records, from assemblages consistently sampled for a minimum of 2 years, which need not necessarily be consecutive. In addition, the database contains metadata relating to sampling methodology and contextual information about each record.

Spatial location and grain: BioTIME is a global database of 547,161 unique sampling locations spanning the marine, freshwater and terrestrial realms. Grain size varies across datasets from 0.0000000158 km

Time period and grain: BioTIME records span from 1874 to 2016. The minimal temporal grain across all datasets in BioTIME is a year.

Major taxa and level of measurement: BioTIME includes data from 44,440 species across the plant and animal kingdoms, ranging from plants, plankton and terrestrial invertebrates to small and large vertebrates.

Software format: .csv and .SQL.

DOI

10.1111/geb.12729

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