sPlotOpen – An environmentally balanced, open‐access, global dataset of vegetation plots

Type Article
Date 2021-09
Language English
Author(s) Sabatini Francesco Maria1, 2, Lenoir JonathanORCID3, Hattab Tarek4, 5, Arnst Elise Aimee6, Chytry MilanORCID7, Dengler Juergen8, 9, de Ruffray Patrice10, Hennekens Stephan M.11, Jandt UteORCID1, 2, Jansen Florian12, Jimenez-Alfaro Borja13, Kattge Jens14, 131, Levesley Aurora15, Pillar Valerio D.16, Purschke Oliver17, Sandel Brody18, Sultana Fahmida19, Aavik Tsipe20, Acic Svetlana21, Acosta Alicia T. R.22, Agrillo Emiliano23, Alvarez Miguel24, Apostolova Iva25, Arfin Khan Mohammed A. S.19, Arroyo Luzmila26, Attorre Fabio27, Aubin Isabelle28, Banerjee Arindam29, Bauters Marijn30, 31, Bergeron Yves32, Bergmeier Erwin33, Biurrun Idoia34, Bjorkman Anne D.ORCID35, 36, Bonari Gianmaria37, Bondareva Viktoria38, Brunet Jorg39, Carni Andraz40, 41, Casella Laura23, Cayuela Luis42, Cerny Tomas43, Chepinoga Victor44, Csiky Janos45, Custerevska Renata46, de Bie Els47, de Gasper Andre Luis48, de Sanctis Michele27, Dimopoulos Panayotis49, Dolezal Jiri50, Dziuba Tetiana51, El-Sheikh Mohamed Abd El-Rouf Mousa52, 53, Enquist Brian54, Ewald Joerg55, Fazayeli Farideh56, 57, Field Richard58, Finckh Manfred59, Gachet Sophie60, Galan-De-Mera Antonio61, 62, 63, Garbolino Emmanuel64, Gholizadeh Hamid65, Giorgis Melisa66, Golub Valentin67, Alsos Inger Greve68, Grytnes John-Arvid69, Guerin Gregory Richard70, Gutierrez Alvaro G.71, Haider Sylvia1, 2, Hatim Mohamed Z.43, 72, Herault Bruno74, 75, 76, Hinojos Mendoza Guillermo77, Hoelzel Norbert78, Homeier Juergen79, Hubau Wannes80, 81, Indreica Adrian82, Janssen John A. M.83, Jedrzejek Birgit78, Jentsch Anke84, Juergens Norbert59, Kacki Zygmunt85, Kapfer Jutta86, Karger Dirk Nikolaus87, Kavgaci Ali88, Kearsley Elizabeth31, Kessler Michael89, Khanina Larisa90, Killeen Timothy91, Korolyuk Andrey92, Kreft HolgerORCID93, Kuehl Hjalmar S.1, 94, Kuzemko AnnaORCID95, Landucci Flavia7, Lengyel Attila96, Lens Frederic97, 98, Lingner Debora Vanessa99, Liu Hongyan100, Lysenko Tatiana101, 102, 103, Mahecha Miguel D.1, 104, Marceno Corrado7, 34, Martynenko Vasiliy105, Moeslund Jesper Erenskjold106, Monteagudo Mendoza Abel107, 108, Mucina Ladislav109, 110, Muller Jonas V.111, Munzinger Jerome112, Naqinezhad Alireza113, Noroozi Jalil114, Nowak Arkadiusz115, 116, Onyshchenko Viktor117, Overbeck Gerhard E.118, Partel Meelis20, Pauchard Anibal119, 120, Peet Robert K.121, Penuelas Josep122, 123, Perez-Haase Aaron124, 125, Peterka Tomas7, Petrik Petr126, Peyre Gwendolyn127, Phillips Oliver L.15, Prokhorov Vadim128, Rasomavicius Valerijus129, Revermann Rasmus130, 131, Rivas-Torres Gonzalo132, Rodwell John S., Ruprecht Eszter133, Rusina Solvita134, Samimi Cyrus135, Schmidt Marco136, Schrodt Franziska58, Shan Hanhuai137, Shirokikh Pavel105, Sibik Jozef138, Silc Urban139, Sklenar Petr140, Skvorc Zeljko141, Sparrow Ben142, Sperandii Marta GaiaORCID22, 143, Stancic Zvjezdana144, Svenning Jens-Christian145, Tang Zhiyao100, Tang Cindy Q.146, Tsiripidis Ioannis147, Vanselow Kim Andre148, Vasquez Martinez Rodolfo107, Vassilev Kiril25, Velez-Martin Eduardo149, Venanzoni RobertoORCID150, Vibrans Alexander Christian99, Violle Cyrille151, Virtanen RistoORCID1, 152, 153, von Wehrden Henrik154, Wagner Viktoria155, Walker Donald A.156, Waller Donald M.157, Wang Hua-Feng158, Wesche Karsten1, 159, 160, Whitfeld Timothy J. S.161, Willner Wolfgang114, Wiser Susan K.6, Wohlgemuth ThomasORCID162, Yamalov Sergey163, Zobel MartinORCID20, Bruelheide HelgeORCID1, 2
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2 : Martin Luther Univ Halle Wittenberg, Inst Biol, Halle, Germany.
3 : Univ Picardie Jules Verne, Ecol & Dynam Syst Anthropises EDYSAN, CNRS, UMR 7058, Amiens, France.
4 : Univ Montpellier, MARBEC, CNRS, IFREMER, Sete, France.
5 : IRD, Sete, France.
6 : Manaaki Whenua Landcare Res, Lincoln, New Zealand.
7 : Masaryk Univ, Dept Bot & Zool, Brno, Czech Republic.
8 : Zurich Univ Appl Sci ZHAW, Vegetat Ecol Grp, Inst Nat Resource Sci IUNR, Wadenswil, Switzerland.
9 : Univ Bayreuth, Bayreuth Ctr Ecol & Environm Res BayCEER, Bayreuth, Germany.
10 : Univ Strasbourg, CNRS, Inst Biol Mol Plantes, Strasbourg, France.
11 : Wageningen Environm Res, Wageningen, Netherlands.
12 : Univ Rostock, Fac Agr & Environm Sci, Rostock, Germany.
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26 : Univ Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno, Direcc Carrera Biol, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
27 : Sapienza Univ Rome, Dept Environm Biol, Rome, Italy.
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32 : Univ Quebec Abitibi Temiscamingue, Forest Res Inst, Rouyn Noranda, PQ, Canada.
33 : Univ Gottingen, Vegetat Ecol & Phytodivers, Gottingen, Germany.
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42 : Univ Rey Juan Carlos, Dept Biol & Geol, Phys & Inorgan Chem, Mostoles, Spain.
43 : Czech Univ Life Sci Prague, Fac Forestry & Wood Sci, Dept Forest Ecol, Prague 6, Czech Republic.
44 : RAS, Cent Siberian Bot Garden, SB, Novosibirsk, Russia.
45 : Univ Pecs, Dept Ecol, Pecs, Hungary.
46 : Ss Cyril & Methodius Univ, Fac Nat Sci & Math, Ins Biol, Skopje, North Macedonia.
47 : Res Inst Nat & Forest INBO, Biotope Divers, Brussels, Belgium.
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50 : Czech Acad Sci, Inst Bot, Dept Funct Ecol, Trebon, Czech Republic.
51 : Natl Acad Sci Ukraine, MG Kholodny Inst Bot, Geobotany & Ecol, Kiev, Ukraine.
52 : King Saud Univ, Bot & Microbiol Dept, Coll Sci, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
53 : Damanhour Univ, Bot Dept, Fac Sci, Damanhour, Egypt.
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65 : Univ Mazandaran, Dept Plant Biol, Babolsar, Iran.
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Source Global Ecology And Biogeography (1466-822X) (Wiley), 2021-09 , Vol. 30 , N. 9 , P. 1740-1764
DOI 10.1111/geb.13346
Keyword(s) big data, biodiversity, biogeography, database, functional traits, macroecology, vascular plants, vegetation plots
Abstract

Motivation

Assessing biodiversity status and trends in plant communities is critical for understanding, quantifying and predicting the effects of global change on ecosystems. Vegetation plots record the occurrence or abundance of all plant species co-occurring within delimited local areas. This allows species absences to be inferred, information seldom provided by existing global plant datasets. Although many vegetation plots have been recorded, most are not available to the global research community. A recent initiative, called ‘sPlot’, compiled the first global vegetation plot database, and continues to grow and curate it. The sPlot database, however, is extremely unbalanced spatially and environmentally, and is not open-access. Here, we address both these issues by (a) resampling the vegetation plots using several environmental variables as sampling strata and (b) securing permission from data holders of 105 local-to-regional datasets to openly release data. We thus present sPlotOpen, the largest open-access dataset of vegetation plots ever released. sPlotOpen can be used to explore global diversity at the plant community level, as ground truth data in remote sensing applications, or as a baseline for biodiversity monitoring.

Main types of variable contained

Vegetation plots (n = 95,104) recording cover or abundance of naturally co-occurring vascular plant species within delimited areas. sPlotOpen contains three partially overlapping resampled datasets (c. 50,000 plots each), to be used as replicates in global analyses. Besides geographical location, date, plot size, biome, elevation, slope, aspect, vegetation type, naturalness, coverage of various vegetation layers, and source dataset, plot-level data also include community-weighted means and variances of 18 plant functional traits from the TRY Plant Trait Database.

Spatial location and grain

Global, 0.01–40,000 m².

Time period and grain

1888–2015, recording dates.

Major taxa and level of measurement

42,677 vascular plant taxa, plot-level records.

Software format

Three main matrices (.csv), relationally linked.

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Sabatini Francesco Maria, Lenoir Jonathan, Hattab Tarek, Arnst Elise Aimee, Chytry Milan, Dengler Juergen, de Ruffray Patrice, Hennekens Stephan M., Jandt Ute, Jansen Florian, Jimenez-Alfaro Borja, Kattge Jens, Levesley Aurora, Pillar Valerio D., Purschke Oliver, Sandel Brody, Sultana Fahmida, Aavik Tsipe, Acic Svetlana, Acosta Alicia T. R., Agrillo Emiliano, Alvarez Miguel, Apostolova Iva, Arfin Khan Mohammed A. S., Arroyo Luzmila, Attorre Fabio, Aubin Isabelle, Banerjee Arindam, Bauters Marijn, Bergeron Yves, Bergmeier Erwin, Biurrun Idoia, Bjorkman Anne D., Bonari Gianmaria, Bondareva Viktoria, Brunet Jorg, Carni Andraz, Casella Laura, Cayuela Luis, Cerny Tomas, Chepinoga Victor, Csiky Janos, Custerevska Renata, de Bie Els, de Gasper Andre Luis, de Sanctis Michele, Dimopoulos Panayotis, Dolezal Jiri, Dziuba Tetiana, El-Sheikh Mohamed Abd El-Rouf Mousa, Enquist Brian, Ewald Joerg, Fazayeli Farideh, Field Richard, Finckh Manfred, Gachet Sophie, Galan-De-Mera Antonio, Garbolino Emmanuel, Gholizadeh Hamid, Giorgis Melisa, Golub Valentin, Alsos Inger Greve, Grytnes John-Arvid, Guerin Gregory Richard, Gutierrez Alvaro G., Haider Sylvia, Hatim Mohamed Z., Herault Bruno, Hinojos Mendoza Guillermo, Hoelzel Norbert, Homeier Juergen, Hubau Wannes, Indreica Adrian, Janssen John A. M., Jedrzejek Birgit, Jentsch Anke, Juergens Norbert, Kacki Zygmunt, Kapfer Jutta, Karger Dirk Nikolaus, Kavgaci Ali, Kearsley Elizabeth, Kessler Michael, Khanina Larisa, Killeen Timothy, Korolyuk Andrey, Kreft Holger, Kuehl Hjalmar S., Kuzemko Anna, Landucci Flavia, Lengyel Attila, Lens Frederic, Lingner Debora Vanessa, Liu Hongyan, Lysenko Tatiana, Mahecha Miguel D., Marceno Corrado, Martynenko Vasiliy, Moeslund Jesper Erenskjold, Monteagudo Mendoza Abel, Mucina Ladislav, Muller Jonas V., Munzinger Jerome, Naqinezhad Alireza, Noroozi Jalil, Nowak Arkadiusz, Onyshchenko Viktor, Overbeck Gerhard E., Partel Meelis, Pauchard Anibal, Peet Robert K., Penuelas Josep, Perez-Haase Aaron, Peterka Tomas, Petrik Petr, Peyre Gwendolyn, Phillips Oliver L., Prokhorov Vadim, Rasomavicius Valerijus, Revermann Rasmus, Rivas-Torres Gonzalo, Rodwell John S., Ruprecht Eszter, Rusina Solvita, Samimi Cyrus, Schmidt Marco, Schrodt Franziska, Shan Hanhuai, Shirokikh Pavel, Sibik Jozef, Silc Urban, Sklenar Petr, Skvorc Zeljko, Sparrow Ben, Sperandii Marta Gaia, Stancic Zvjezdana, Svenning Jens-Christian, Tang Zhiyao, Tang Cindy Q., Tsiripidis Ioannis, Vanselow Kim Andre, Vasquez Martinez Rodolfo, Vassilev Kiril, Velez-Martin Eduardo, Venanzoni Roberto, Vibrans Alexander Christian, Violle Cyrille, Virtanen Risto, von Wehrden Henrik, Wagner Viktoria, Walker Donald A., Waller Donald M., Wang Hua-Feng, Wesche Karsten, Whitfeld Timothy J. S., Willner Wolfgang, Wiser Susan K., Wohlgemuth Thomas, Yamalov Sergey, Zobel Martin, Bruelheide Helge (2021). sPlotOpen – An environmentally balanced, open‐access, global dataset of vegetation plots. Global Ecology And Biogeography, 30(9), 1740-1764. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13346 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00702/81385/