The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts

Hudson, Lawrence N., Newbold, Tim, Contu, Sara, Hill, Samantha L.L., Lysenko, Igor, De Palma, Adriana, Phillips, Helen R.P., Senior, Rebecca A., Bennett, Dominic J., Booth, Hollie, Choimes, Argyrios, Correia, David L.P., Day, Julie, Echeverria-Londono, Susy, Garon, Morgan, Harrison, Michelle L.K., Ingram, Daniel J., Jung, Martin, Kemp, Victoria, Kirkpatrick, Lucinda, Martin, Callum D., Pan, Yuan, White, Hannah J., Aben, Job, Abrahamczyk, Stefan, Adum, Gilbert B., Aguilar-Barquero, Virginia, Aizen, Marcelo A., Ancrenaz, Marc, Arbelaez-Cortes, Enrique, Armbrecht, Inge, Azhar, Badrul, Azpiroz, Adrian B., Baeten, Lander, Baldi, Andras, Banks, John E., Barlow, Jos, Batary, Peter, Bates, Adam J., Bayne, Erin M., Beja, Pedro, Berg, Ake, Berry, Nicholas J., Bicknell, Jake E., Bihn, Jochen H., Boehning-Gaese, Katrin, Boekhout, Teun, Boutin, Celine, Bouyer, Jeremy, Brearley, Francis Q., Brito, Isabel, Brunet, Joerg, Buczkowski, Grzegorz, Buscardo, Erika, Cabra-Garcia, Jimmy, Calvino-Cancela, Maria, Cameron, Sydney A., Cancello, Eliana M., Carrijo, Tiago F., Carvalho, Anelena L., Castro, Helena, Castro-Luna, Alejandro A., Cerda, Rolando, Cerezo, Alexis, Chauvat, Matthieu, Clarke, Frank M., Cleary, Daniel F. R., Connop, Stuart P., D'Aniello, Biagio, da Silva, Pedro Giovani, Darvill, Ben, Dauber, Jens, Dejean, Alain, Diekoetter, Tim, Dominguez-Haydar, Yamileth, Dormann, Carsten F., Dumont, Bertrand, Dures, Simon G., Dynesius, Mats, Edenius, Lars, Elek, Zoltan, Entling, Martin H., Farwig, Nina, Fayle, Tom M., Felicioli, Antonio, Felton, Annika M., Ficetola, Gentile F., Filgueiras, Bruno K.C., Fonte, Steven J., Fraser, Lauchlan H., Fukuda, Daisuke, Furlani, Dario, Ganzhorn, Joerg U., Garden, Jenni G., Gheler-Costa, Carla, Giordani, Paolo, Giordano, Simonetta, Gottschalk, Marco S., Goulson, Dave, Gove, Aaron D., Grogan, James, Hanley, Mick E., Hanson, Thor, Hashim, Nor R., Hawes, Joseph E., Hebert, Christian, Helden, Alvin J., Henden, John-Andre, Hernandez, Lionel, Herzog, Felix, Higuera-Diaz, Diego, Hilje, Branko, Horgan, Finbarr G., Horvath, Roland, Hylander, Kristoffer, Isaacs-Cubides, Paola, Ishitani, Masahiro, Jacobs, Carmen T., Jaramillo, Victor J., Jauker, Birgit, Jonsell, Mats, Jung, Thomas S., Kapoor, Vena, Kati, Vassiliki, Katovai, Eric, Kessler, Michael, Knop, Eva, Kolb, Annette, Koroesi, Adam, Lachat, Thibault, Lantschner, Victoria, Le Feon, Violette, LeBuhn, Gretchen, Legare, Jean-Philippe, Letcher, Susan G., Littlewood, Nick A., Lopez-Quintero, Carlos A., Louhaichi, Mounir, Loevei, Gabor L., Lucas-Borja, Manuel Esteban, Luja, Victor H., Maeto, Kaoru, Magura, Tibor, Mallari, Neil Aldrin, Marin-Spiotta, Erika, Marshall, E. J. P., Martinez, Eliana, Mayfield, Margaret M., Mikusinski, Grzegorz, Milder, Jeffrey C., Miller, James R., Morales, Carolina L., Muchane, Mary N., Muchane, Muchai, Naidoo, Robin, Nakamura, Akihiro, Naoe, Shoji, Nates-Parra, Guiomar, Navarrete Gutierrez, Dario A., Neuschulz, Eike L., Noreika, Norbertas, Norfolk, Olivia, Noriega, Jorge Ari, Noeske, Nicole M., O'Dea, Niall, Oduro, William, Ofori-Boateng, Caleb, Oke, Chris O., Osgathorpe, Lynne M., Paritsis, Juan, Parra-H, Alejandro, Pelegrin, Nicolas, Peres, Carlos A., Persson, Anna S., Petanidou, Theodora, Phalan, Ben, Philips, T. Keith, Poveda, Katja, Power, Eileen F., Presley, Steven J., Proenca, Vania, Quaranta, Marino, Quintero, Carolina, Redpath-Downing, Nicola A., Reid, J. Leighton, Reis, Yana T., Ribeiro, Danilo B., Richardson, Barbara A., Richardson, Michael J., Robles, Carolina A., Roembke, Joerg, Romero-Duque, Luz Piedad, Rosselli, Loreta, Rossiter, Stephen J., Roulston, T'ai H., Rousseau, Laurent, Sadler, Jonathan P., Safian, Szabolcs, Saldana-Vazquez, Romeo A., Samnegard, Ulrika, Schueepp, Christof, Schweiger, Oliver, Sedlock, Jodi L., Shahabuddin, Ghazala, Sheil, Douglas, Silva, Fernando A.B., Slade, Eleanor M., Smith-Pardo, Allan H., Sodhi, Navjot S., Somarriba, Eduardo J., Sosa, Ramon A., Stout, Jane C., Struebig, Matthew J., Sung, Yik-Hei, Threlfall, Caragh G., Tonietto, Rebecca, Tothmeresz, Bela, Tscharntke, Teja, Turner, Edgar C., Tylianakis, Jason M., Vanbergen, Adam J., Vassilev, Kiril, Verboven, Hans A.F., Vergara, Carlos H., Vergara, Pablo M., Verhulst, Jort, Walker, Tony R., Wang, Yanping, Watling, James I., Wells, Konstans, Williams, Christopher D., Willig, Michael R., Woinarski, John C.Z., Wolf, Jan H.D., Woodcock, Ben A., Yu, Douglas W., Zaitsev, Andrey S., Collen, Ben, Ewers, Rob M., Mace, Georgina M., Purves, Drew W., Scharlemann, Joern P.W., and Purvis, Andy (2014) The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution, 4 (24). pp. 4701-4735.

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Abstract

Biodiversity continues to decline in the face of increasing anthropogenic pressures such as habitat destruction, exploitation, pollution and introduction of alien species. Existing global databases of species' threat status or population time series are dominated by charismatic species. The collation of datasets with broad taxonomic and biogeographic extents, and that support computation of a range of biodiversity indicators, is necessary to enable better understanding of historical declines and to project - and avert - future declines. We describe and assess a new database of more than 1.6 million samples from 78 countries representing over 28,000 species, collated from existing spatial comparisons of local-scale biodiversity exposed to different intensities and types of anthropogenic pressures, from terrestrial sites around the world. The database contains measurements taken in 208 (of 814) ecoregions, 13 (of 14) biomes, 25 (of 35) biodiversity hotspots and 16 (of 17) megadiverse countries. The database contains more than 1% of the total number of all species described, and more than 1% of the described species within many taxonomic groups - including flowering plants, gymnosperms, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, beetles, lepidopterans and hymenopterans. The dataset, which is still being added to, is therefore already considerably larger and more representative than those used by previous quantitative models of biodiversity trends and responses. The database is being assembled as part of the PREDICTS project (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems - ). We make site-level summary data available alongside this article. The full database will be publicly available in 2015.

Item ID: 37540
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2045-7758
Keywords: data sharing, global change, habitat destruction, land use
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Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2015 07:34
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0699 Other Biological Sciences > 069902 Global Change Biology @ 20%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050102 Ecosystem Function @ 30%
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