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BioTIME : a database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene

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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(2) (158 cm(2)) to 100 km(2) (1,000,000,000,000 cm(2)). Time period and grainBio: TIME 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.
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biodiversity, global, spatial, species richness, temporal, turnover, PRIMEVAL TEMPERATE FOREST, BIRD COMMUNITY DYNAMICS, ESTUARINE COASTAL LAGOON, BIALOWIEZA NATIONAL-PARK, LAND-BRIDGE ISLANDS, LONG-TERM CHANGE, SIMULATED HERBIVORY, POPULATION TRENDS, SECONDARY FOREST, DECIDUOUS FOREST

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Dornelas, Maria et al. “BioTIME : a Database of Biodiversity Time Series for the Anthropocene.” GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY 27.7 (2018): 760–786. Print.
APA
Dornelas, M., Antão, L. H., Moyes, F., Bates, A. E., Magurran, A. E., Adam, D., Akhmetzhanova, A. A., et al. (2018). BioTIME : a database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, 27(7), 760–786.
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Dornelas, Maria, Laura H Antão, Faye Moyes, Amanda E Bates, Anne E Magurran, Dušan Adam, Asem A Akhmetzhanova, et al. 2018. “BioTIME : a Database of Biodiversity Time Series for the Anthropocene.” Global Ecology and Biogeography 27 (7): 760–786.
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Dornelas, Maria, 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, Frank P Day, Steven Degraer, Tim S Doherty, Timothy E Dunn, Giselda Durigan, J Emmett Duffy, Dor Edelist, Graham J Edgar, Robin Elahi, Sarah C Elmendorf, Anders Enemar, SK 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 AM 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 FJ 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 HT Prins, John C Priscu, Pieter Provoost, Kathleen L Prudic, Erkki Pulliainen, BR 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 AM 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 BG 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, and Michael L Zettler. 2018. “BioTIME : a Database of Biodiversity Time Series for the Anthropocene.” Global Ecology and Biogeography 27 (7): 760–786.
Vancouver
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Dornelas M, Antão LH, Moyes F, Bates AE, Magurran AE, Adam D, et al. BioTIME : a database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY. 2018;27(7):760–86.
IEEE
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M. Dornelas et al., “BioTIME : a database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene,” GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 760–786, 2018.
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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(2) (158 cm(2)) to 100 km(2) (1,000,000,000,000 cm(2)). 
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  issn         = {1466-822X},
  journal      = {GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY},
  keywords     = {biodiversity,global,spatial,species richness,temporal,turnover,PRIMEVAL TEMPERATE FOREST,BIRD COMMUNITY DYNAMICS,ESTUARINE COASTAL LAGOON,BIALOWIEZA NATIONAL-PARK,LAND-BRIDGE ISLANDS,LONG-TERM CHANGE,SIMULATED HERBIVORY,POPULATION TRENDS,SECONDARY FOREST,DECIDUOUS FOREST},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {760--786},
  title        = {BioTIME : a database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12729},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2018},
}

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