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Developing a network of research institutes and collaborators interested in time-series biodiversity data

Mark Costello (University of Auckland) and Amanda Bates are working on the initial steps in developing a global network of research institutes and collaborators interested in time-series biodiversity data. We are hoping that you would be willing to provide some information on long-term monitoring programmes/data series/observatories that are based at your institute.  Our aim is to identify temporal marine data sets and data holders in Europe, starting with the EUROMARINE community.

 

Ideally, for each data set at your institute, they would appreciate information on:
1.    The taxa/community being sampled (e.g., zooplankton, intertidal invertebrates, benthic fish)
2.    The duration and frequency of sampling (e.g., annual surveys from 1992 to present)
3.    Data on presence/absence, or ideally a measure of abundance, of each species at each site
4.    Location of the survey (latitude-longitude coordinates of approximate sampling points would be very useful at this stage)
5.    An indication of whether sampling was conducted in conservation areas (e.g., marine protected areas, MCZs)
6.    An indication of whether the data are freely available or come with publishing/use restrictions.
7.    In addition to these, we are also interested in any data you have on the ecological traits of the study species, and whether or not they are native to your study region.
We will collate this information and circulate to all those who respond to our query, as well as begin discussions on our vision for a 1) European ocean time-series network and 2) global network, and possible models for funding this initiative.

 

Posted on behalf of Amanda and Mark
Contact: A.E.Bates [at] soton.ac.uk

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