A global database for metacommunity ecology, integrating species, traits, environment and space

Type Article
Date 2020-01
Language English
Author(s) Jeliazkov Alienor1, Mijatovic Darko1, Chantepie Stéphane, Andrew Nigel, Arlettaz Raphaël, Barbaro Luc, Barsoum Nadia, Bartonova Alena, Belskaya Elena, Bonada Núria, Brind'Amour Anik, Carvalho Rodrigo, Castro Helena, Chmura Damian, Choler Philippe, Chong-Seng Karen, Cleary Daniel, Cormont Anouk, Cornwell William, De Campos Ramiro, De Voogd Nicole, Doledec Sylvain, Drew Joshua, Dziock Frank, Eallonardo Anthony, Edgar Melanie J., Farneda Fábio, Hernandez Domingo Flores, Frenette-Dussault Cédric, Fried Guillaume, Gallardo Belinda, Gibb Heloise, Gonçalves-Souza Thiago, Higuti Janet, Humbert Jean-Yves, Krasnov Boris R., Saux Eric Le, Lindo Zoe, Lopez-Baucells Adria, Lowe Elizabeth, Marteinsdottir Bryndis, Martens Koen, Meffert Peter, Mellado-Díaz Andres, Menz Myles H. M., Meyer Christoph F. J., Miranda Julia Ramos, Mouillot David, Ossola Alessandro, Pakeman Robin, Pavoine Sandrine, Pekin Burak, Pino Joan, Pocheville Arnaud, Pomati Francesco, Poschlod Peter, Prentice Honor C., Purschke Oliver, Raevel Valerie, Reitalu Triin, Renema Willem, Ribera Ignacio, Robinson Natalie, Robroek Bjorn, Rocha Ricardo, Shieh Sen-Her, Spake Rebecca, Staniaszek-Kik Monika, Stanko Michal, Tejerina-Garro Francisco Leonardo, Braak Cajo Ter, Urban Mark C., Klink Roel Van, Villéger Sébastien, Wegman Ruut, Westgate Martin J., Wolff Jonas, Żarnowiec Jan, Zolotarev Maxim, Chase Jonathan M.
Affiliation(s) 1 : German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Deutscher Platz 5E, 04103, Leipzig, Germany
2 : Department of Computer Science, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, 06099, Halle, Salle, Germany
3 : Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
4 : Zoology, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, 2351, Australia
5 : Division of Conservation Biology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, 3012, Bern, Switzerland
6 : Dynafor, INRA-INPT, Univ. Toulouse, Auzeville, France
7 : Centre d’Ecologie et des Sciences de la Conservation (CESCO), Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
8 : Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LH, UK
9 : Biology Centre CAS, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Entomology, Branisovska 31, 370 05, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
10 : University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Faculty of Science, Branisovska 1760, 370 05, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
11 : Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Eighth March Street 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144, Russia
12 : Grup de Recerca “Freshwater Ecology, Hydrology and Management” (FEHM), Departament de Biologia Evolutiva, Ecologia i Ciències Ambientals, Facultat de Biologia, Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat (IRBio), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Diagonal 643, 08028, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
13 : Unité Écologie et Modèles pour l’Halieutique, IFREMER, Rue de l’île d’Yeu, B.P. 21105, 44311, Nantes, Cedex 03, France
14 : Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Goiás, Campus Palmeiras de Goiás, Palmeiras de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil
15 : Universidade Estadual de Goiás (UEG), Programa de Pós-Graduação em Recursos Naturais do Cerrado (RENAC), Campus de Ciências Exatas e Tecnológicas - Henrique Santillo, BR 153, No. 3105 Fazenda Barreiro do Meio, 75132400, Anápolis, GO, Brazil
16 : CFE- Centre for Functional Ecology - Science for People & the Planet, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, 3000-456, Coimbra, Portugal
17 : Institute of Environmental Protection and Engineering, University of Bielsko-Biala, Willowa 2, 43-309, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
18 : Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Univ. Savoie Mont Blanc, CNRS, LECA, F-38000, Grenoble, France
19 : ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811, Australia
20 : Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
21 : Tropical Island Sustainable Development Research Center, National Penghu University of Science and Technology, 300 Liu-Ho Rd., Magong City, Penghu, 880, Taiwan
22 : Wageningen Environmental Research, Wageningen University & Research, Droevendaalsesteeg 3-3 A, 6708 PB, Wageningen, The Netherlands
23 : Ecology and Evolution Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, 2052, Australia
24 : Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia de Ambientes Aquáticos Continentais, Núcleo de Pesquisas em Limnologia, Ictiologia, Universidade Estadual de Maringá. Av. Colombo, 5790, CEP, 87020-900, Maringá, PR, Brazil
25 : Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Marine Biodiversity, Vondellaan 55, 2332 AA, Leiden, The Netherlands
26 : Institute of Environmental Sciences, Environmental Biology Department, Leiden University, Einsteinweg 2, 2333 CC, Leiden, The Netherlands
27 : UMR 5023 LEHNA, Université Lyon 1, Université Lyon, Villeurbanne, France
28 : Department of Environmental and Forest Biology. State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. 1 Forestry Dr. Syracuse, New York, NY, 13210, USA
29 : University of Applied Sciences HTW Dresden, Pillnitzer Platz 2, D-01326, Dresden, Germany
30 : OBG, Part of Ramboll, 400 Andrews St., Suite 710, Rochester, NY, 14604, USA
31 : Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
32 : Department of Ecology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 21941-902, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
33 : Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, National Institute for Amazonian Research and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 69011-970, Manaus, Brazil
34 : Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, University of Lisbon, 1749-016, Lisbon, Portugal
35 : Instituto EPOMEX, Universidad Autónoma de Campeche, Av. Héroe de Nacozari No. 480, Campus VI de Investigación-UAC, San Francisco de Campeche, 24020, Campeche, México
36 : Institut de recherche en biologie végétale, Montréal, Québec, Canada
37 : Anses, Laboratoire de la Santé des Végétaux, Unité Entomologie et Plantes Invasives, Montferrier-sur-Lez, France
38 : Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (IPE-CSIC). Avda. Montanana, 1005, zaragoza, Spain
39 : Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution and Centre for Future Landscapes, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, 3086, Australia
40 : Department of Biology, Ecological Synthesis and Biodiversity Conservation Lab, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
41 : Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede-Boqer Campus, Midreshet Ben-Gurion, 8499000, Israel
42 : Department of Biology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
43 : Granollers Museum of Natural Sciences, 08402, Granollers, Catalonia, Spain
44 : Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, 2109, Australia
45 : The soil conservation service of Iceland, Gunnarsholt, 851, Hella, Iceland
46 : Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
47 : University of Ghent, Department of Biology, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
48 : corvus, Lüchow 2, D-17179, Altkalen, Germany
49 : Departamento de Ecología e Hidrología, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Murcia, 30100, Murcia, Spain
50 : Department of Migration and Immuno-ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 78315, Radolfzell, Germany
51 : School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, M5 4WT, Salford, UK
52 : MARBEC, Univ Montpellier, CNRS, Ifremer, IRD, Montpellier, France
53 : The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, UK
54 : Istanbul Technical University, Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul, 34469, Turkey
55 : CREAF, Cerdanyola del Vallés 08193, Spain/UAB, Cerdanyola del Vallés, 08193, Spain
56 : CNRS & Université Paul Sabatier, Laboratoire Évolution et Diversité Biologique, UMR 5174, Bât. 4R1, 118 Route de Narbonne, F-31062, Toulouse, cedex 9, France
57 : Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Water Science and Technology, Uberlandstrasse 133, 8600, Dubendorf, Switzerland
58 : Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute for Plant Sciences, University of Regensburg, D-93040, Regensburg, Germany
59 : Department of Biology, Lund University, Sölvegatan 37, SE 223 62, Lund, Sweden
60 : CEFE UMR 5175, CNRS - Université de Montpellier - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier - EPHE, 1919 route de Mende, F-34293, Montpellier, Cedex 5, France
61 : Institute of Geology, Tallinn University of Technology, Ehitajate tee 5, 19086, Tallinn, Estonia
62 : Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Passeig Maritim Barceloneta 37, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
63 : National Ecological Observatory Network, 1685 38th Street Suite 100, Boulder, CO, 80301, USA
64 : University of Colorado Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCB 334, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 80309, USA
65 : School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
66 : Department of Ecological Humanities, Providence University, 200, Sec. 7, Taiwan Boulevard, Shalu Dist., Taichung, 43301, Taiwan
67 : School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
68 : Department of Geobotany and Plant Ecology, University of Lodz, Banacha 12/16, 90-237, Łódź, Poland
69 : Institute of Parasitology and Institute of Zoology, Slovak Acad. Sci., Loffl erova 10, SK-04001, Kosice, Slovakia
70 : Centro de Biologia Aquática, Escola de Ciências Agrárias e Biológicas, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás, Campus II. Av. Engler s/n, Jd. Mariliza, Goiânia, Goiás, CEP 74885460, Brazil
71 : Laboratório de Biodiversidade, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Sociedade Tecnologia e Meio Ambiente, UniEVANGÉLICA. Avenida Universitária km 3,5, Cidade Universitária, Anápolis, Goiás, CEP 75083-515, Brazil
72 : Biometris, Wageningen University & Research, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB, Wageningen, The Netherlands
73 : University of Connecticut, 75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043, Storrs, CT, 06269, USA
74 : Fenner School of Environment & Society, The Australian National University, Acton, ACT, 2601, Australia
Source Scientific Data (2052-4463) (Springer Science and Business Media LLC), 2020-01 , Vol. 7 , N. 1 , P. 6 (15p.)
DOI 10.1038/s41597-019-0344-7
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Abstract

The use of functional information in the form of species traits plays an important role in explaining biodiversity patterns and responses to environmental changes. Although relationships between species composition, their traits, and the environment have been extensively studied on a case-by-case basis, results are variable, and it remains unclear how generalizable these relationships are across ecosystems, taxa and spatial scales. To address this gap, we collated 80 datasets from trait-based studies into a global database for metaCommunity Ecology: Species, Traits, Environment and Space; “CESTES”. Each dataset includes four matrices: species community abundances or presences/absences across multiple sites, species trait information, environmental variables and spatial coordinates of the sampling sites. The CESTES database is a live database: it will be maintained and expanded in the future as new datasets become available. By its harmonized structure, and the diversity of ecosystem types, taxonomic groups, and spatial scales it covers, the CESTES database provides an important opportunity for synthetic trait-based research in community ecology.

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Jeliazkov Alienor, Mijatovic Darko, Chantepie Stéphane, Andrew Nigel, Arlettaz Raphaël, Barbaro Luc, Barsoum Nadia, Bartonova Alena, Belskaya Elena, Bonada Núria, Brind'Amour Anik, Carvalho Rodrigo, Castro Helena, Chmura Damian, Choler Philippe, Chong-Seng Karen, Cleary Daniel, Cormont Anouk, Cornwell William, De Campos Ramiro, De Voogd Nicole, Doledec Sylvain, Drew Joshua, Dziock Frank, Eallonardo Anthony, Edgar Melanie J., Farneda Fábio, Hernandez Domingo Flores, Frenette-Dussault Cédric, Fried Guillaume, Gallardo Belinda, Gibb Heloise, Gonçalves-Souza Thiago, Higuti Janet, Humbert Jean-Yves, Krasnov Boris R., Saux Eric Le, Lindo Zoe, Lopez-Baucells Adria, Lowe Elizabeth, Marteinsdottir Bryndis, Martens Koen, Meffert Peter, Mellado-Díaz Andres, Menz Myles H. M., Meyer Christoph F. J., Miranda Julia Ramos, Mouillot David, Ossola Alessandro, Pakeman Robin, Pavoine Sandrine, Pekin Burak, Pino Joan, Pocheville Arnaud, Pomati Francesco, Poschlod Peter, Prentice Honor C., Purschke Oliver, Raevel Valerie, Reitalu Triin, Renema Willem, Ribera Ignacio, Robinson Natalie, Robroek Bjorn, Rocha Ricardo, Shieh Sen-Her, Spake Rebecca, Staniaszek-Kik Monika, Stanko Michal, Tejerina-Garro Francisco Leonardo, Braak Cajo Ter, Urban Mark C., Klink Roel Van, Villéger Sébastien, Wegman Ruut, Westgate Martin J., Wolff Jonas, Żarnowiec Jan, Zolotarev Maxim, Chase Jonathan M. (2020). A global database for metacommunity ecology, integrating species, traits, environment and space. Scientific Data, 7(1), 6 (15p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0344-7 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00604/71606/