Data for Schuldt et al. 2015 "Multitrophic diversity in a biodiverse forest is highly nonlinear across spatial scales" (Nature Communitcations)

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Dataset Abstract

This dataset accompanies the paper by Schuldt et al. "Diversity relations across trophic levels change with spatial scale in a biodiverse forest"

Dataset Design

Organism data for the 27 Comparative Study Plots in the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve. Details on sampling can be found in the Schuldt et al. Paper

Spatial Extent

Comparative Study Plots

Published

Schuldt et al. (2015) "Multitrophic diversity in a biodiverse forest is highly nonlinear across spatial scales", Nature Communitcations (accepted)

Temporal Extent

2008-2012

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

Plant species
Plant species
Data group: Scientific plant species name
Keywords: Scientific plant species name, plant species
Values
Acer cordatum
Adenostemma lavenia
Adinandra millettii
Acer pubipalmatum
Acer amplum
Arthropod species
Arthropod species identified along the comparative study plot. Here some species are given as morphospecies as the analysis was not dependent on detailed taxonomic information.
Data group: Arthropod species
Keywords: arthropods, morphospecies
Values
Aenictus hoelldobleri
Aenictus hodgsoni
Aenictus gutianshanensis
Aenictus wudangshanensis
Aenictus bobaiensis
Operational Taxonomic Unit
Operational Taxonomic Unit corresponding to microfauna
Data group: Operational taxonomic unit (OTU)
Keywords: OTU
Values
Otu_B_00002
Otu_B_00001
Otu_B_00005
Otu_B_00003
Otu_B_00004
(Morpho)species_or_OTU
Name code of (morpho)species or operational taxonomic unit (OTU). Nominal assignment to a group that can be used as a grouping factor for analyses on abundance across the Gutianshan study plots.
Data group: Nominal taxon
Keywords: taxon, morphospecies
Values
Adenostemma_lavenia
Adinandra_miletii
Acer_pubipalmatum
Acer_cordatum
Acer_amplum
Taxon
Higher taxonomic unit the (morpho)species or OTU belongs to. Moreover, detailed information on feeding preferences or similar are given.
Data group: Nominal taxon
Values
Cerambycidae
Araneae
Curculionidae
Chilopoda
Bacteria
CSP1
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 1
Data group: Abundance
Values
104
100
10
0
1
CSP2
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 2
Data group: Abundance
Values
10
102
1
0
101
CSP3
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 3
Data group: Abundance
Values
103
10
100
1
0
CSP4
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 4
Data group: Abundance
Values
10
0
102
1
106
CSP5
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 5
Data group: Abundance
Values
101
10
1
102
0
CSP6
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 6
Data group: Abundance
Values
10
100
1
0
102
CSP7
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 7
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
10
102
1
100
CSP8
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 8
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
109
100
10
0
CSP9
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 9
Data group: Abundance
Values
101
100
10
1
0
CSP10
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 10
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
10
1
101
100
CSP11
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 11
Data group: Abundance
Values
10
1
100
103
0
CSP12
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 12
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
1
100
101
10
CSP13
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 13
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
106
10
104
1
CSP14
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 14
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
10
101
1
102
CSP15
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 15
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
0
102
10
101
CSP16
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 16
Data group: Abundance
Values
101
0
10
1012
1
CSP17
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 17
Data group: Abundance
Values
101
100
10
0
1
CSP18
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 18
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
102
104
10
0
CSP19
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 19
Data group: Abundance
Values
100
10
1
0
107
CSP20
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 20
Data group: Abundance
Values
10
1
104
1058
0
CSP21
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 21
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
100
107
10
0
CSP22
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 22
Data group: Abundance
Values
1004
101
1
0
10
CSP23
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 23
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
0
1044
104
10
CSP24
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 24
Data group: Abundance
Values
104
1
0
103
10
CSP25
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 25
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
10
102
0
100
CSP26
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 26
Data group: Abundance
Values
10
0
102
103
1
CSP27
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 27
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
101
10
100
0