Over 75 years of zooplankton data from Australia

Davies, Claire H., Armstrong, Amelia J., Baird, Mark, Coman, Frank, Edgar, Steven, Gaughan, Daniel, Greenwood, Jack, Gusmão, Felipe, Henschke, Natasha, Koslow, J. Anthony, Leterme, Sophie C., McKinnon, A. David, Miller, Margaret, Pausina, Sarah, Palomino, Julian Uribe, Roennfeldt, Ruben-Lee, Rothlisberg, Peter, Slotwinski, Anita, Strzelecki, Joanna, Suthers, Iain M., Swadling, Kerrie M., Talbot, Sam, Tonks, Mark, Tranter, David H., Young, Jock W. and Richardson, Anthony J. (2014) Over 75 years of zooplankton data from Australia. Ecology, 95 11: 3229-3229. doi:10.1890/14-0697.1

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Author Davies, Claire H.
Armstrong, Amelia J.
Baird, Mark
Coman, Frank
Edgar, Steven
Gaughan, Daniel
Greenwood, Jack
Gusmão, Felipe
Henschke, Natasha
Koslow, J. Anthony
Leterme, Sophie C.
McKinnon, A. David
Miller, Margaret
Pausina, Sarah
Palomino, Julian Uribe
Roennfeldt, Ruben-Lee
Rothlisberg, Peter
Slotwinski, Anita
Strzelecki, Joanna
Suthers, Iain M.
Swadling, Kerrie M.
Talbot, Sam
Tonks, Mark
Tranter, David H.
Young, Jock W.
Richardson, Anthony J.
Title Over 75 years of zooplankton data from Australia
Journal name Ecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0012-9658
Publication date 2014-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1890/14-0697.1
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 95
Issue 11
Start page 3229
End page 3229
Total pages 1
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher Ecological Society of America
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Zooplankton are the key trophic link between primary producers and fish in pelagic ecosystems. Historically, there are few zooplankton time series in Australia, with no data sets longer than two years prior to 2008. Here we compile 98 676 abundance records of more than 1000 zooplankton taxa from unpublished research cruises, student projects, published literature, and the recent Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS). This data set covers the entire coastal and shelf region of Australia and dates back to 1938. Most records are for copepods, but there are also data for other taxa such as decapods, chaetognaths, thaliaceans, appendicularians, and cladocerans. Metadata are provided for each record, including dates, coordinates, and information on mesh size and sampling methods. To facilitate analysis across the multiple data sets, we have updated the species names according to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) and converted units to abundance per cubic meter. These data will be valuable for studies of biodiversity, biogeography, impacts of climate change, and ecosystem health. We encourage researchers holding additional Australian zooplankton data to contact us and contribute their data to the data set so we can periodically publish updates.
Keyword Biogeography
Continuous plankton recorder
Integrated marine observing system (IMOS)
Species richness
Zooplankton abundance
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Data Files:
zooplankton_abundance_data.csv (MD5: 9d7672c32a4d2fe805cc91f081877e1b)
zooplankton_metadata.csv (MD5: 806bcd4109502706633c1bf61d2f3f66)

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