Datasets Available

1. Pantheria (Jones et al. 2009)
name: pantheria
citation: Kate E. Jones, Jon Bielby, Marcel Cardillo, Susanne A. Fritz, Justin O’Dell, C. David L. Orme, Kamran Safi, Wes Sechrest, Elizabeth H. Boakes, Chris Carbone, Christina Connolly, Michael J. Cutts, Janine K. Foster, Richard Grenyer, Michael Habib, Christopher A. Plaster, Samantha A. Price, Elizabeth A. Rigby, Janna Rist, Amber Teacher, Olaf R. P. Bininda-Emonds, John L. Gittleman, Georgina M. Mace, and Andy Purvis. 2009. PanTHERIA:a species-level database of life history, ecology, and geography of extant and recently extinct mammals. Ecology 90:2648.
description: PanTHERIA is a data set of multispecies trait data from diverse literature sources and also includes spatial databases of mammalian geographic ranges and global climatic and anthropogenic variables.
2. PREDICTS Database
name: predicts
citation: Lawrence N Hudson; Tim Newbold; Sara Contu; Samantha L L Hill et al. (2016). Dataset: The 2016 release of the PREDICTS database. http://dx.doi.org/10.5519/0066354
description: A dataset of 3,250,404 measurements, collated from 26,114 sampling locations in 94 countries and representing 47,044 species.
3. Wine Composition
name: wine-composition
reference: Exploration, Classification and Correlation. Institute of Pharmaceutical
citation: Forina, M. et al, PARVUS - An Extendible Package for Data
description: A chemical analysis of wines grown in the same region in Italy but derived from three different cultivators.
4. vertnet:
name: vertnet
citation: Not currently available
description:
5. Shortgrass steppe mapped plants quads - Chu et al. 2013
name: mapped-plant-quads-co
citation: Cover, density, and demographics of shortgrass steppe plants mapped 1997-2010 in permanent grazed and ungrazed quadrats. Chengjin Chu, John Norman, Robert Flynn, Nicole Kaplan, William K. Lauenroth, and Peter B. Adler. Ecology 2013 94:6, 1435-1435.
description: This data set maps and analyzes demographic rates of many common plant species in the shortgrass steppe of North America under grazed and ungrazed conditions.
6. species data on densities and percent cover in the 60 experimental plots from 1996 to 2002
name: macroalgal_communities
citation: Peter S. Petraitis and Nicholas Vidargas. 2006. Marine intertidal organisms found in experimental clearings on sheltered shores in the Gulf of Maine, USA. Ecology 87:796 Frederick F. Knowlton, and Charles Stoddart. 2005. Mammal abundance indices in the northern portion of the Great Basin, 1962-1993. Ecology 86:3130.
description: Experimental clearings in macroalgal stands were established in 1996 to determine if mussel beds and macroalgal stands on protected intertidal shores of New England represent alternative community states
7. Wisconsin Breast Cancer Database
name: breast-cancer-wi
citation: Lichman, M. (2013). UCI Machine Learning Repository [http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml]. Irvine, CA: University of California, School of Information and Computer Science.
description: Database containing information on Wisconsin Breast Cancer Diagnostics
8. Fray Jorge community ecology database (Kelt et al. 2013)
name: fray-jorge-ecology
citation: D. A. Kelt, P. L. Meserve, J. R. Gutierrez, W. Bryan Milstead, and M. A. Previtali. 2013. Long-term monitoring of mammals in the face of biotic and abiotic influences at a semiarid site in north-central Chile. Ecology 94:977. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-1811.1.
description: Long-term monitoring of small mammal and plant communities in the face of biotic and abiotic influences at a semiarid site in north-central Chile.
9. Fire-related traits for plant species of the Mediterranean Basin. Ecology 90:1420
name: mediter-basin-plant-traits
citation: S. Paula, M. Arianoutsou, D. Kazanis, Ç. Tavsanoglu, F. Lloret, C. Buhk, F. Ojeda, B. Luna, J. M. Moreno, A. Rodrigo, J. M. Espelta, S. Palacio, B. Fernández-Santos,, P. M. Fernandes, and J. G. Pausas. 2009. Fire-related traits for plant species of the Mediterranean Basin. Ecology 90:1420.
description: This data set compiles the most updated and comprehensive information on fire-related traits for vascular plant species of the Mediterranean Basin
10. Foraging attributes for birds and mammals (Wilman, et al., 2014)
name: elton-traits
citation: Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world’s birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027.
description: Characterization of species by physiological, behavioral, and ecological attributes that are subjected to varying evolutionary and ecological constraints and jointly determine their role and function in ecosystems.
11. Oosting Natural Area (North Carolina) plant occurrence (Palmer et al. 2007)
name: plant-occur-oosting
citation: Michael W. Palmer, Robert K. Peet, Rebecca A. Reed, Weimin Xi, and Peter S. White. 2007. A multiscale study of vascular plants in a North Carolina Piedmont forest. Ecology 88:2674.
description: A data set collected in 1989 of vascular plant occurrences in overlapping grids of nested plots in the Oosting Natural Area of the Duke Forest, Orange County, North Carolina, USA.
12. Mapped plant quadrat time-series from Montana (Anderson et al. 2011)
name: mapped-plant-quads-mt
citation: Jed Anderson, Lance Vermeire, and Peter B. Adler. 2011. Fourteen years of mapped, permanent quadrats in a northern mixed prairie, USA. Ecology 92:1703.
description: Long term plant quadrats of northern mixed prairie in Montana.
13. Vertnet Mammals
name: vertnet-mammals
citation: Bloom, D., Wieczorek J., Russell, L. (2016). VertNet_Mammals_Sept. 2016. CyVerse Data Commons. http://datacommons.cyverse.org/browse/iplant/home/shared/commons_repo/curated/VertNet_Mammals_Sep2016
description: Compilation of digitized museum records of mammals including locations, dates of collection, and some trait data.
14. Vascular plant composition - McGlinn, et al., 2010
name: plant-comp-ok
citation: Daniel J. McGlinn, Peter G. Earls, and Michael W. Palmer. 2010. A 12-year study on the scaling of vascular plant composition in an Oklahoma tallgrass prairie. Ecology 91:1872.
description: The data is part of a monitoring project on vascular plant composition at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Osage County, Oklahoma, USA.
15. Vertnet Birds
name: vertnet-birds
citation: Bloom, D., Wieczorek J., Russell, L. (2016). VertNet_Aves_Sept. 2016. CyVerse Data Commons. http://datacommons.cyverse.org/browse/iplant/home/shared/commons_repo/curated/VertNet_Aves_Sep2016
description: Compilation of digitized museum records of birds including locations, dates of collection, and some trait data.
16. Nematode traits and environmental constraints in 200 soil systems
name: nematode-traits
citation: Christian Mulder and J. Arie Vonk. 2011. Nematode traits and environmental constraints in 200 soil systems:scaling within the 60–6000 µm body size range. Ecology 92:2004.
description: This data set includes information on taxonomy, life stage, sex, feeding habit, trophic level, geographic location, sampling period, ecosystem type, soil type, and soil chemistry
17. Vertnet Fishes
name: vertnet-fishes
citation: Bloom, D., Wieczorek J., Russell, L. (2016). VertNet_Fishes_Sept. 2016. CyVerse Data Commons. http://datacommons.cyverse.org/browse/iplant/home/shared/commons_repo/curated/VertNet_Fishes_Sep2016
description: Compilation of digitized museum records of fishes including locations, dates of collection, and some trait data.
18. Fish parasite host ecological characteristics (Strona, et al., 2013)
name: fish-parasite-hosts
citation: Giovanni Strona, Maria Lourdes D. Palomares, Nicolas Bailly, Paolo Galli, and Kevin D. Lafferty. 2013. Host range, host ecology, and distribution of more than 11800 fish parasite species. Ecology 94:544.
description: The data set includes 38008 fish parasite records (for Acanthocephala, Cestoda, Monogenea, Nematoda, Trematoda) compiled from scientific literature.
19. Alwyn H. Gentry Forest Transect Dataset
name: gentry-forest-transects
citation: Phillips, O. and Miller, J.S., 2002. Global patterns of plant diversity: Alwyn H. Gentry’s forest transect data set. Missouri Botanical Press.
description:
20. Iris Plants Database
name: iris
citation: R. A. Fisher. 1936. The Use of Multiple Measurements in Taxonomic Problems. and Asuncion, A. & Newman, D.J. (2007). UCI Machine Learning Repository [http://www.ics.uci.edu/~mlearn/MLRepository.html]. Irvine, CA: University of California, School of Information and Computer Science.
description: Famous dataset from R. A. Fisher. This dataset has been corrected. Information Source: Asuncion, A. & Newman, D.J. (2007). UCI Machine Learning Repository [http://www.ics.uci.edu/~mlearn/MLRepository.html]. Irvine, CA: University of California, School of Information and Computer Science.
21. USDA plant list - taxonomy for US plant species
name: plant-taxonomy-us
citation: USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, DATEOFDOWNLOAD). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
description: Plant taxonomy data for the United States from the USDA plants website
22. Miscellaneous Abundance Database (figshare 2012)
name: community-abundance-misc
citation: Baldridge, Elita, A Data-intensive Assessment of the Species Abundance Distribution(2013). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. Paper 4276.
description: Community abundance data for fish, reptiles, amphibians, beetles, spiders, and birds, compiled from the literature by Elita Baldridge.
23. Mapped plant quadrat time-series from Kansas (Adler et al. 2007)
name: mapped-plant-quads-ks
citation: Peter B. Adler, William R. Tyburczy, and William K. Lauenroth. 2007. Long-term mapped quadrats from Kansas prairie:demographic information for herbaceaous plants. Ecology 88:2673.
description: Demographic data for testing current theories in plant ecology and forecasting the effects of global change.
24. The data was used to investigate patterns and causes of variation in NPP by the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, which is believed to be one of the fastest growing autotrophs on earth.
name: macrocystis-variation
citation: Andrew Rassweiler, Katie K. Arkema, Daniel C. Reed, Richard C. Zimmerman, and Mark A. Brzezinski. 2008. Net primary production, growth, and standing crop of Macrocystis pyrifera in southern California. Ecology 89:2068.
description:
25. USGS North American Breeding Bird Survey
name: breed-bird-survey
citation: Pardieck, K.L., D.J. Ziolkowski Jr., M.-A.R. Hudson. 2015. North American Breeding Bird Survey Dataset 1966 - 2014, version 2014.0. U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
description: A Cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service to monitor the status and trends of North American bird populations.
26. Mammal Life History Database - Ernest, et al., 2003
name: mammal-life-hist
citation: S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2003. Life history characteristics of placental non-volant mammals. Ecology 84:3402.
description: The purpose of this data set was to compile general life history characteristics for a variety of mammalian species to perform comparative life history analyses among different taxa and different body size groups.
27. Bird Body Size and Life History (Lislevand et al. 2007)
name: bird-size
citation: Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamas Szekely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605.
description: A comprehensive compilation of data set on avian body sizes that would be useful for future comparative studies of avian biology.
28. MammalDIET
name: mammal-diet
citation: Kissling WD, Dalby L, Flojgaard C, Lenoir J, Sandel B, Sandom C, Trojelsgaard K, Svenning J-C (2014) Establishing macroecological trait datasets:digitalization, extrapolation, and validation of diet preferences in terrestrial mammals worldwide. Ecology and Evolution, online in advance of print. doi:10.1002/ece3.1136
description: MammalDIET provides a comprehensive, unique and freely available dataset on diet preferences for all terrestrial mammals worldwide.
29. Percentage leaf herbivory across vascular plant species
name: leaf-herbivory
citation: Martin M. Turcotte, Christina J. M. Thomsen, Geoffrey T. Broadhead, Paul V. A. Fine, Ryan M. Godfrey, Greg P. A. Lamarre, Sebastian T. Meyer, Lora A. Richards, and Marc T. J. Johnson. 2014. Percentage leaf herbivory across vascular plant species. Ecology 95:788. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-1741.1.
description: Spatially explicit measurements of population level leaf herbivory on 1145 species of vascular plants from 189 studies from across the globe.
30. Gulf of Maine intertidal density/cover (Petraitis et al. 2008)
name: intertidal-abund-me
citation: Peter S. Petraitis, Harrison Liu, and Erika C. Rhile. 2008. Densities and cover data for intertidal organisms in the Gulf of Maine, USA, from 2003 to 2007. Ecology 89:588.
description: The data set provides access to data on densities and percent cover in the 60 experimental plots from 2003 to 2007 and to update data from 1996 to 2002 that are already published in Ecological Archives.It includes densities of mussels, an herbivorous limpet, herbivorous snails, a predatory snail, a barnacle , and fucoid algae and percent cover by mussels, barnacles, fucoids, and other sessile organisms.
31. A database on the life history traits of the Northwest European flora
name: plant-life-hist-eu
citation: KLEYER, M., BEKKER, R.M., KNEVEL, I.C., BAKKER, J.P, THOMPSON, K., SONNENSCHEIN, M., POSCHLOD, P., VAN GROENENDAEL, J.M., KLIMES, L., KLIMESOVA, J., KLOTZ, S., RUSCH, G.M., HERMY, M., ADRIAENS, D., BOEDELTJE, G., BOSSUYT, B., DANNEMANN, A., ENDELS, P., GoeTZENBERGER, L., HODGSON, J.G., JACKEL, A-K., KueHN, I., KUNZMANN, D., OZINGA, W.A., RoeMERMANN, C., STADLER, M., SCHLEGELMILCH, J., STEENDAM, H.J., TACKENBERG, O., WILMANN, B., CORNELISSEN, J.H.C., ERIKSSON, O., GARNIER, E., PECO, B. (2008): The LEDA Traitbase: A database of life-history traits of Northwest European flora. Journal of Ecology 96: 1266-1274
description: The LEDA Traitbase provides information on plant traits that describe three key features of plant dynamics: persistence, regeneration and dispersal.
32. Mammal abundance indices in the northern portion of the Great Basin
name: great-basin-mammal-abundance
citation: Rebecca A. Bartel, Frederick F. Knowlton, and Charles Stoddart. 2005. Mammal abundance indices in the northern portion of the Great Basin, 1962-1993. Ecology 86:3130.
description: Indices of abundance of selected mammals obtained for two study areas within the Great Basin.
33. Portal Project Data (Ernest et al. 2016)
name: portal-dev
citation: S. K. M. Ernest, G. M. Yenni, G. Allington, E. M. Christensen, K. Geluso, J. R. Goheen, M. R. Schutzenhofer, S. R. Supp, K. M. Thibault, James H. Brown, and T. J. Valone. 2016. Long-term monitoring and experimental manipulation of a Chihuahuan desert ecosystem near Portal, Arizona (1977-2013). Ecology 97:1082.
description: The data set represents a Desert ecosystems using the composition and abundances of ants, plants, and rodents has occurred continuously on 24 plots.
34. Amniote life History database
name: amniote-life-hist
citation: Myhrvold, N.P., Baldridge, E., Chan, B., Sivam, D., Freeman, D.L. and Ernest, S.M., 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles:Ecological Archives E096-269. Ecology, 96(11), pp.3109-000.
description: Compilation of life history traits for birds, mammals, and reptiles.
35. A stream gage database for evaluating natural and altered flow conditions in the conterminous United States.
name: streamflow-conditions
citation: James A. Falcone, Daren M. Carlisle, David M. Wolock, and Michael R. Meador. 2010. GAGES:A stream gage database for evaluating natural and altered flow conditions in the conterminous United States. Ecology 91:621.
description: streamflow in ecosystems
36. Mount St. Helens vegetation recovery plots (del Moral 2010)
name: mt-st-helens-veg
citation: Roger del Moral. 2010. Thirty years of permanent vegetation plots, Mount St. Helens, Washington. Ecology 91:2185.
description: Documenting vegetation recovery from volcanic disturbances using the most common species found in non-forested habitats on Mount St. Helens.
37. Indian Forest Stand Structure and Composition (Ramesh et al. 2010)
name: forest-plots-wghats
citation: B. R. Ramesh, M. H. Swaminath, Santoshgouda V. Patil, Dasappa, Raphael Pelissier, P. Dilip Venugopal, S. Aravajy, Claire Elouard, and S. Ramalingam. 2010. Forest stand structure and composition in 96 sites along environmental gradients in the central Western Ghats of India. Ecology 91:3118.
description: This data set reports woody plant species abundances in a network of 96 sampling sites spread across 22000 km2 in central Western Ghats region, Karnataka, India.
38. USA National Phenology Network
name: NPN
citation: Schwartz, M. D., Ault, T. R., & J. L. Betancourt, 2012: Spring Onset Variations and Trends in the Continental USA: Past and Regional Assessment Using Temperature-Based Indices. International Journal of Climatology (published online, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3625).
description: The data set was collected via Nature’s Notebook phenology observation program (2009-present), and (2) Lilac and honeysuckle data (1955-present)
39. A database on visible diurnal spring migration of birds
name: bird-migration-data
citation: Georg F. J. Armbruster, Manuel Schweizer, and Deborah R. Vogt. 2011. A database on visible diurnal spring migration of birds (Central Europe:Lake Constance). Ecology 92:1865.
description: Birds migration data
40. Antarctic Site Inventory breeding bird survey data, 1994-2013
name: antarctic-breed-bird
citation: Heather J. Lynch, Ron Naveen, and Paula Casanovas. 2013. Antarctic Site Inventory breeding bird survey data, 1994-2013. Ecology 94:2653.
description: The data set represents the accumulation of 19 years of seabird population abundance data which was collected by the Antarctic Site Inventory, an opportunistic vessel-based monitoring program surveying the Antarctic Peninsula and associated sub-Antarctic Islands.
41. Food web including metazoan parasites for a brackish shallow water ecosystem in Germany and Denmark
name: flensburg-food-web
citation: C. Dieter Zander, Neri Josten, Kim C. Detloff, Robert Poulin, John P. McLaughlin, and David W. Thieltges. 2011. Food web including metazoan parasites for a brackish shallow water ecosystem in Germany and Denmark. Ecology 92:2007.
description: This data is of a food web for the Flensburg Fjord, a brackish shallow water inlet on the Baltic Sea, between Germany and Denmark.
42. Michigan forest canopy dynamics plots - Woods et al. 2009
name: forest-plots-michigan
citation: Kerry D. Woods. 2009. Multi-decade, spatially explicit population studies of canopy dynamics in Michigan old-growth forests. Ecology 90:3587.
description: The data set provides stem infomation from a regular grid of 256 permanent plots includes about 20% of a 100-ha old-growth forest at the Dukes Research Natural Area in northern Michigan, USA.
43. Sagebrush steppe mapped plant quadrats (Zachmann et al. 2010)
name: mapped-plant-quads-id
citation: Luke Zachmann, Corey Moffet, and Peter Adler. 2010. Mapped quadrats in sagebrush steppe:long-term data for analyzing demographic rates and plant-plant interactions. Ecology 91:3427.
description: This data set consists of 26 permanent 1-m2 quadrats located on sagebrush steppe in eastern Idaho, USA.
44. Database of Vertebrate Home Range Sizes - Tamburello et al., 2015
name: home-ranges
citation: Tamburello N, Cote IM, Dulvy NK (2015) Energy and the scaling of animal space use. The American Naturalist 186(2):196-211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/682070.
description: Database of mean species masses and corresponding empirically measured home range sizes for 569 vertebrate species from across the globe, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and fishes.
45. Mammal Community DataBase (Thibault et al. 2011)
name: mammal-community-db
citation: Katherine M. Thibault, Sarah R. Supp, Mikaelle Giffin, Ethan P. White, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2011. Species composition and abundance of mammalian communities. Ecology 92:2316.
description: This data set includes species lists for 1000 mammal communities, excluding bats, with species-level abundances available for 940 of these communities.
46. Tree demography in Western Ghats, India - Pelissier et al. 2011
name: tree-demog-wghats
citation: Raphael Pelissier, Jean-Pierre Pascal, N. Ayyappan, B. R. Ramesh, S. Aravajy, and S. R. Ramalingam. 2011. Twenty years tree demography in an undisturbed Dipterocarp permanent sample plot at Uppangala, Western Ghats of India. Ecology 92:1376.
description: A data set on demography of trees monitored over 20 years in Uppangala permanent sample plot (UPSP).
47. Car Evaluation
name: car-eval
citation: Lichman, M. (2013). UCI Machine Learning Repository [http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml]. Irvine, CA: University of California, School of Information and Computer Science.
description: A database useful for testing constructive induction and structure discovery methods.
48. Spatial Population Data Alpine Butterfly - Matter et al 2014
name: butterfly-population-network
citation: Matter, Stephen F., Nusha Keyghobadhi, and Jens Roland. 2014. Ten years of abundance data within a spatial population network of the alpine butterfly, Parnassius smintheus. Ecology 95:2985. Ecological Archives E095-258.
description: Stephen F. Matter, Nusha Keyghobadhi, and Jens Roland. 2014. Ten years of abundance data within a spatial population network of the alpine butterfly, Parnassius smintheus. Ecology 95:2985.
49. Effects of biodiversity on the functioning of ecosystems:A summary of 164 experimental manipulations of species richness
name: species-exctinction-rates
citation: Bradley J. Cardinale, Diane S. Srivastava, J. Emmett Duffy, Justin P. Wright, Amy L. Downing, Mahesh Sankaran, Claire Jouseau, Marc W. Cadotte, Ian T. Carroll, Jerome J. Weis, Andy Hector, and Michel Loreau. 2009. Effects of biodiversity on the functioning of ecosystems:A summary of 164 experimental manipulations of species richness. Ecology 90:854.
description: A summary of the results on the accelerating rates of species extinction
50. Marine Predator and Prey Body Sizes - Barnes et al. 2008
name: predator-prey-size-marine
citation: C. Barnes, D. M. Bethea, R. D. Brodeur, J. Spitz, V. Ridoux, C. Pusineri, B. C. Chase, M. E. Hunsicker, F. Juanes, A. Kellermann, J. Lancaster, F. Menard, F.-X. Bard, P. Munk, J. K. Pinnegar, F. S. Scharf, R. A. Rountree, K. I. Stergiou, C. Sassa, A. Sabates, and S. Jennings. 2008. Predator and prey body sizes in marine food webs. Ecology 89:881.
description: The data set contains relationships between predator and prey size which are needed to describe interactions of species and size classes in food webs.
51. Aquatic Animal Excretion
name: aquatic-animal-excretion
citation: Vanni, M. J., McIntyre, P. B., Allen, D., Arnott, D. L., Benstead, J. P., Berg, D. J., Brabrand, Å., Brosse, S., Bukaveckas, P. A., Caliman, A., Capps, K. A., Carneiro, L. S., Chadwick, N. E., Christian, A. D., Clarke, A., Conroy, J. D., Cross, W. F., Culver, D. A., Dalton, C. M., Devine, J. A., Domine, L. M., Evans-White, M. A., Faafeng, B. A., Flecker, A. S., Gido, K. B., Godinot, C., Guariento, R. D., Haertel-Borer, S., Hall, R. O., Henry, R., Herwig, B. R., Hicks, B. J., Higgins, K. A., Hood, J. M., Hopton, M. E., Ikeda, T., James, W. F., Jansen, H. M., Johnson, C. R., Koch, B. J., Lamberti, G. A., Lessard-Pilon, S., Maerz, J. C., Mather, M. E., McManamay, R. A., Milanovich, J. R., Morgan, D. K. J., Moslemi, J. M., Naddafi, R., Nilssen, J. P., Pagano, M., Pilati, A., Post, D. M., Roopin, M., Rugenski, A. T., Schaus, M. H., Shostell, J., Small, G. E., Solomon, C. T., Sterrett, S. C., Strand, O., Tarvainen, M., Taylor, J. M., Torres-Gerald, L. E., Turner, C. B., Urabe, J., Uye, S.-I., Ventelä, A.-M., Villeger, S., Whiles, M. R., Wilhelm, F. M., Wilson, H. F., Xenopoulos, M. A. and Zimmer, K. D. (2017), A global database of nitrogen and phosphorus excretion rates of aquatic animals. Ecology. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/ecy.1792
description: Dataset containing the nutrient cycling rates of individual animals.
52. Barnacle, fucoid, and mussel recruitment in the Gulf of Maine, USA, from 1997 to 2007
name: marine-recruitment-data
citation: Peter S. Petraitis, Harrison Liu, and Erika C. Rhile. 2009. Barnacle, fucoid, and mussel recruitment in the Gulf of Maine, USA, from 1997 to 2007. Ecology 90:571.
description: This data set provides access to recruitment data collected in the experimental plots from 1997 to 2007
53. Forest Inventory and Analysis
name: forest-inventory-analysis
citation: DATEOFDOWNLOAD. Forest Inventory and Analysis Database, St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [Available only on internet: http://apps.fs.fed.us/fiadb-downloads/datamart.html]
description: WARNING: This dataset requires downloading many large files and will probably take several hours to finish installing.
54. Bioclim 2.5 Minute Climate Data
name: bioclim
citation: Hijmans, R.J., S.E. Cameron, J.L. Parra, P.G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978.
description: Bioclimatic variables that are derived from the monthly temperature and rainfall values in order to generate more biologically meaningful variables.
55. Sonoran Desert Lab perennials vegetation plots
name: veg-plots-sdl
citation: Susana Rodriguez-Buritica, Helen Raichle, Robert H. Webb, Raymond M. Turner, and D. Lawrence Venable. 2013. One hundred and six years of population and community dynamics of Sonoran Desert Laboratory perennials. Ecology 94:976.
description: The data set constitutes all information associated with the Spalding-Shreve permanent vegetation plots from 1906 through 2012, which is the longest-running plant monitoring program in the world.
56. First-flowering dates of plants in the Northern Great Plains
name: ngreatplains-flowering-dates
citation: Steven E. Travers and Kelsey L. Dunnell. 2009. First-flowering dates of plants in the Northern Great Plains. Ecology 90:2332.
description: Observations data of first-flowering time of native and nonnative plant species in North Dakota and Minnesota over the course of 51 years in the last century
57. Forest fire data for Montesinho natural park in Portugal
name: forest-fires-portugal
citation: P. Cortez and A. Morais. A Data Mining Approach to Predict Forest Fires using Meteorological Data. In J. Neves, M. F. Santos and J. Machado Eds., New Trends in Artificial Intelligence, Proceedings of the 13th EPIA 2007 - Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, December, Guimaraes, Portugal, pp. 512-523, 2007. APPIA, ISBN-13 978-989-95618-0-9.
description: A database for regression analysis with the aim of predicting burned areas of forestry using meteorological and other data.
58. Body sizes of consumers and their resources
name: predator-prey-body-ratio
citation: Ulrich Brose, Lara Cushing, Eric L. Berlow, Tomas Jonsson, Carolin Banasek-Richter, Louis-Felix Bersier, Julia L. Blanchard, Thomas Brey, Stephen R. Carpenter, Marie-France Cattin Blandenier, Joel E. Cohen, Hassan Ali Dawah, Tony Dell, Francois Edwards, Sarah Harper-Smith, Ute Jacob, Roland A. Knapp, Mark E. Ledger, Jane Memmott, Katja Mintenbeck, John K. Pinnegar, Bjorn C. Rall, Tom Rayner, Liliane Ruess, Werner Ulrich, Philip Warren, Rich J. Williams, Guy Woodward, Peter Yodzis, and Neo D. Martinez10. 2005. Body sizes of consumers and their resources. Ecology 86:2545.
description: Body size ratios between predators and their prey,
59. A Southern Ocean dietary database
name: socean-diet-data
citation: Ben Raymond, Michelle Marshall, Gabrielle Nevitt, Chris L. Gillies, John van den Hoff, Jonathan S. Stark, Marcel Losekoot, Eric J. Woehler, and Andrew J. Constable. 2011. A Southern Ocean dietary database. Ecology 92:1188.
description: Diet-related data from published and unpublished data sets and studies
60. BAAD: a Biomass And Allometry Database for woody plants
name: biomass-allometry-db
citation: Falster, D.S., Duursma, R.A., Ishihara, M.I., Barneche, D.R., FitzJohn, R.G., Varhammar, A., Aiba, M., Ando, M., Anten, N., Aspinwall, M.J. and Baltzer, J.L., 2015. BAAD: a Biomass And Allometry Database for woody plants.
description: The data set is a Biomass and allometry database (BAAD) for woody plants containing 259634 measurements collected in 176 different studies from 21084 individuals across 678 species.
61. Vertnet Amphibians
name: vertnet-amphibians
citation: Bloom, D., Wieczorek J., Russell, L. (2016). VertNet_Amphibia_Sept. 2016. CyVerse Data Commons. http://datacommons.cyverse.org/browse/iplant/home/shared/commons_repo/curated/VertNet_Amphibia_Sep2016
description: Compilation of digitized museum records of amphibians including locations, dates of collection, and some trait data.
62. Tree growth, mortality, physical condition - Clark, 2006
name: la-selva-trees
citation: David B. Clark and Deborah A. Clark. 2006. Tree growth, mortality, physical condition, and microsite in an old-growth lowland tropical rain forest. Ecology 87:2132.
description: The data set helps to examine the post-establishment ecology of 10 species of tropical wet forest trees selected to span a range of predicted life history patterns at the La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica.
63. The distribution and host range of the pandemic disease chytridiomycosis in Australia, spanning surveys from 1956-2007.
name: chytr-disease-distr
citation: Kris Murray, Richard Retallick, Keith R. McDonald, Diana Mendez, Ken Aplin, Peter Kirkpatrick, Lee Berger, David Hunter, Harry B. Hines, R. Campbell, Matthew Pauza, Michael Driessen, Richard Speare, Stephen J. Richards, Michael Mahony, Alastair Freeman, Andrea D. Phillott, Jean-Marc Hero, Kerry Kriger, Don Driscoll, Adam Felton, Robert Puschendorf, and Lee F. Skerratt. 2010. The distribution and host range of the pandemic disease chytridiomycosis in Australia, spanning surveys from 1956-2007. Ecology 91:1557.
description: The data is of a distribution and host range of this invasive disease in Australia
64. Nesting ecology and offspring recruitment in a long-lived turtle
name: turtle-offspring-nesting
citation: Lisa E. Schwanz, Rachel M. Bowden, Ricky-John Spencer, and Fredric J. Janzen. 2009. Nesting ecology and offspring recruitment in a long-lived turtle. Ecology 90:1709.
description:
65. Mammal Super Tree
name: mammal-super-tree
citation: Fritz, S. A., Bininda-Emonds, O. R. P. and Purvis, A. (2009), Geographical variation in predictors of mammalian extinction risk: big is bad, but only in the tropics. Ecology Letters, 12: 538-549. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01307.x
description: Mammal Super Tree from Fritz, S.A., O.R.P Bininda-Emonds, and A. Purvis. 2009. Geographical variation in predictors of mammalian extinction risk: big is bad, but only in the tropics. Ecology Letters 12:538-549
66. USGS North American Breeding Bird Survey 50 stop
name: breed-bird-survey-50stop
citation: Pardieck, K.L., D.J. Ziolkowski Jr., M.-A.R. Hudson. 2015. North American Breeding Bird Survey Dataset 1966 - 2014, version 2014.0. U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.
description: A Cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service to monitor the status and trends of North American bird populations.
67. Biovolumes for freshwater phytoplankton - Colin et al. 2014
name: phytoplankton-size
citation: Colin T. Kremer, Jacob P. Gillette, Lars G. Rudstam, Pal Brettum, and Robert Ptacnik. 2014. A compendium of cell and natural unit biovolumes for >1200 freshwater phytoplankton species. Ecology 95:2984.
description: Sampling phytoplankton communities basing on cell size.
68. 3-D maps of tree canopy geometries at leaf scale
name: tree-canopy-geometries
citation: Hervé Sinoquet, Sylvain Pincebourde, Boris Adam, Nicolas Donès, Jessada Phattaralerphong, Didier Combes, Stéphane Ploquin, Krissada Sangsing, Poonpipope Kasemsap, Sornprach Thanisawanyangkura, Géraldine Groussier-Bout, and Jérôme Casas. 2009. 3-D maps of tree canopy geometries at leaf scale. Ecology 90:283
description: This data set reports the three-dimensional geometry of a set of fruit and rubber trees at the leaf scale
69. PRISM Climate Data
name: prism-climate
citation: Not currently available
description: The PRISM data set represents climate observations from a wide range of monitoring networks, applies sophisticated quality control measures, and develops spatial climate datasets to reveal short- and long-term climate patterns.
70. Abalone Age and Size Data
name: abalone-age
citation: Lichman, M. (2013). UCI Machine Learning Repository [http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml]. Irvine, CA: University of California, School of Information and Computer Science.
description: Database to aid in the prediction of the age of an Abalone given physical measurements
71. Demography of the endemic mint Dicerandra frutescens in Florida scrub
name: dicerandra-frutescens
citation: Eric S. Menges. 2008. Demography of the endemic mint Dicerandra frutescens in Florida scrub. Ecology 89:1474.
description: Study of the demography of Dicerandra frutescens, an endemic and endangered mint restricted to Florida scrub
72. Phylogeny and metabolic rates in mammals (Ecological Archives 2010)
name: mammal-metabolic-rate
citation: Isabella Capellini, Chris Venditti, and Robert A. Barton. 2010. Phylogeny and metabolic rates in mammals. Ecology 20:2783-2793.
description: Data on basal metabolic rate (BMR) with experimental animal body mass, field metabolic rate (FMR) with wild animal body mass, and sources of the data. Ecological Archives E091-198-S1.
73. Wine Quality
name: wine-quality
reference: Modeling wine preferences by data mining from physicochemical properties. In Decision Support Systems, Elsevier, 47(4):547-553, 2009.http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets/Wine+Quality
citation: P. Cortez, A. Cerdeira, F. Almeida, T. Matos and J. Reis.
description: Two datasets are included, related to red and white vinho verde wine samples, from the north of Portugal. The goal is to model wine quality based on physicochemical tests
74. Poker Hand dataset
name: poker-hands
citation: Lichman, M. (2013). UCI Machine Learning Repository [http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml]. Irvine, CA: University of California, School of Information and Computer Science.
description: A dataset used to predict poker hands
75. Masses of Mammals (Smith et al. 2003)
name: mammal-masses
citation: Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403.
description: A data set of compiled body mass information for all mammals on Earth.
76. Biomass and Its Allocation in Chinese Forest Ecosystems (Luo, et al., 2014)
name: forest-biomass-china
citation: Yunjian Luo, Xiaoquan Zhang, Xiaoke Wang, and Fei Lu. 2014. Biomass and its allocation in Chinese forest ecosystems. Ecology 95:2026.
description: Forest biomass data set of China which includes tree overstory components (stems, branches, leaves, and roots, among all other plant material), the understory vegetation (saplings, shrubs, herbs, and mosses), woody liana vegetation, and the necromass components of dead organic matter (litterfall, suspended branches, and dead trees).
77. The effects of biodiversity on ecosystem community, and population variables reported 1974-2004
name: biodiversity-response
citation: Bernhard Schmid, Andrea B. Pfisterer, and Patricia Balvanera. 2009. Effects of biodiversity on ecosystem community, and population variables reported 1974-2004. Ecology 90:853
description:
78. New York City TreesCount
name: nyc-tree-count
citation: TreeCount 2015 is citizen science project of NYC Parks’[https://www.nycgovparks.org/trees/treescount].
description: Dataset consist of every street tree of New York City on the block
79. Vertnet Reptiles
name: vertnet-reptiles
citation: Bloom, D., Wieczorek J., Russell, L. (2016). VertNet_Reptilia_Sept. 2016. CyVerse Data Commons. http://datacommons.cyverse.org/browse/iplant/home/shared/commons_repo/curated/VertNet_Reptilia_Sep2016
description: Compilation of digitized museum records of reptiles including locations, dates of collection, and some trait data.
80. Portal Project Data (Ernest et al. 2009)
name: portal
citation: S. K. Morgan Ernest, Thomas J. Valone, and James H. Brown. 2009. Long-term monitoring and experimental manipulation of a Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem near Portal, Arizona, USA. Ecology 90:1708.
description: The data set represents a Desert ecosystems using the composition and abundances of ants, plants, and rodents has occurred continuously on 24 plots. Currently includes only mammal data.
81. Global wood density database - Zanne et al. 2009
name: wood-density
citation: Chave J, Coomes DA, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12(4): 351-366. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01285.x and Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.234
description: A collection and collation of data on the major wood functional traits, including the largest wood density database to date (8412 taxa), mechanical strength measures and anatomical features, as well as clade-specific features such as secondary chemistry.