Global data on earthworm abundance, biomass, diversity and corresponding environmental properties



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Phillips, H. R. P. and Bach, Elizabeth M. and Bartz, M. L. Z. and Bennett, Joanne M. and Beugnon, Rémy and Briones, Maria J. I. and Brown, George G. and Ferlian, Olga and Gongalsky, Konstantin B. and Guerra, Carlos A. and König-Ries, Birgitta and Krebs, Julia J. and Orgiazzi, Alberto and Ramirez, Kelly S. and Russell, David J. and Schwarz, Benjamin and Wall, Diana H. and Brose, Ulrich and Decaëns, Thibaud and Lavelle, Patrick and Loreau, Michel and Mathieu, Jérôme and Mulder, Christian and van der Putten, Wim H. and Rillig, Matthias C. and Thakur, Madhav P. and Vries, Franciska T. de and Wardle, David A. and Ammer, Christian and Ammer, Sabine and Arai, Miwa and Ayuke, Fredrick O. and Baker, Geoff H. and Baretta, Dilmar and Barkusky, Dietmar and Beauséjour, Robin and Bedano, Jose C. and Birkhofer, Klaus and Blanchart, Eric and Blossey, Bernd and Bolger, Thomas and Bradley, Robert L. and Brossard, Michel and Burtis, James C. and Capowiez, Yvan and Cavagnaro, Timothy R. and Choi, Amy and Clause, Julia and Cluzeau, Daniel and Coors, Anja and Crotty, Felicity V. and Crumsey, Jasmine M. and Dávalos, Andrea and Díaz Cosín, Darío J. and Dobson, Annise M. and Domínguez, Anahí and Duhour, A. E. and van Eekeren, Nick and Emmerling, Christoph and Falco, Liliana B. and Fernández, Rosa and Fonte, Steven J. and Fragoso, Carlos and Franco, André L. C. and Fusilero, Abegail T. and Geraskina, Anna P. and Gholami, Shaieste and González, Grizelle and Gundale, Michael J. and Gutiérrez López, Mónica and Hackenberger, Branimir K. and Hackenberger, Davorka K. and Hernández, Luis M. and Hirth, Jeff R. and Hishi, Takuo and Holdsworth, Andrew R. and Holmstrup, Martin and Hopfensperger, Kristine N. and Huerta Lwanga, Esperanza and Huhta, Veikko and Hurisso, Tunsisa T. and Iannone, Basil V. and Iordache, Madalina and Irmler, Ulrich and Ivask, Mari and Jesús, Juan B. and Johnson Maynard, Jodi L. and Joschko, Monika and Kaneko, Nobuhiro and Kanianska, Radoslava and Keith, Aidan M. and Kernecker, Maria L. and Koné, Armand W. and Kooch, Yahya and Kukkonen, Sanna T. and Lalthanzara, H. and Lammel, Daniel R. and Lebedev, Iurii M. and Le Cadre, Edith and Lincoln, Noa K. and López Hernández, Danilo and Loss, Scott R. and Marichal, Raphael and Matula, Radim and Minamiya, Yukio and Moos, Jan Hendrik and Moreno, Gerardo and Morón Ríos, Alejandro and Motohiro, Hasegawa and Muys, Bart and Neirynck, Johan and Norgrove, Lindsey and Novo, Marta and Visa, Nuutinen and Nuzzo, Victoria and Rahman, P. Mujeeb and Pansu, Johan and Paudel, Shishir and Pérès, Guénola and Pérez Camacho, Lorenzo and Ponge, Jean François and Prietzel, Jörg and Rapoport, Irina B. and Rashid, Muhammad Imtiaz and Rebollo, Salvador and Rodríguez, Miguel Á. and Roth, Alexander M. and Rousseau, Guillaume X. and Rozen, Anna and Sayad, Ehsan and van Schaik, Loes and Scharenbroch, Bryant and Schirrmann, Michael and Schmidt, Olaf and Schröder, Boris and Seeber, Julia and Shashkov, Maxim P. and Singh, Jaswinder and Smith, Sandy M. and Steinwandter, Michael and Szlavecz, Katalin and Talavera, José Antonio and Trigo, Dolores and Tsukamoto, Jiro and Sheila, Uribe-López and Valença, Anne W. de and Virto, Iñigo and Wackett, Adrian A. and Warren, Matthew W. and Webster, Emily R. and Wehr, Nathaniel H. and Whalen, Joann K. and Wironen, Michael B. and Wolters, Volkmar and Wu, Pengfei and Zenkova, Irina V. and Zhang, Weixin and Cameron, Erin K. and Eisenhauer, Nico (2021) Global data on earthworm abundance, biomass, diversity and corresponding environmental properties. Scientific data, 8 (136). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2052-4463

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Earthworms are an important soil taxon as ecosystem engineers, providing a variety of crucial ecosystem functions and services. Little is known about their diversity and distribution at large spatial scales, despite the availability of considerable amounts of local-scale data. Earthworm diversity data, obtained from the primary literature or provided directly by authors, were collated with information on site locations, including coordinates, habitat cover, and soil properties. Datasets were required, at a minimum, to include abundance or biomass of earthworms at a site. Where possible, site-level species lists were included, as well as the abundance and biomass of individual species and ecological groups. This global dataset contains 10,840 sites, with 184 species, from 60 countries and all continents except Antarctica. The data were obtained from 182 published articles, published between 1973 and 2017, and 17 unpublished datasets. Amalgamating data into a single global database will assist researchers in investigating and answering a wide variety of pressing questions, for example, jointly assessing aboveground and belowground biodiversity distributions and drivers of biodiversity change.

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Subjects:Medical sciences > Biology > Ecology
Medical sciences > Biology > Invertebrates
ID Code:69861
Deposited On:04 Apr 2022 13:32
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