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 amplum
Acer cordatum
Adinandra millettii
Adenostemma lavenia
Acer pubipalmatum
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 wudangshanensis
Aenictus hodgsoni
Aenictus gutianshanensis
Aenictus hoelldobleri
Aenictus bobaiensis
Operational Taxonomic Unit
Operational Taxonomic Unit corresponding to microfauna
Data group: Operational taxonomic unit (OTU)
Keywords: OTU
Values
Otu_B_00004
Otu_B_00005
Otu_B_00001
Otu_B_00003
Otu_B_00002
(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
Acer_amplum
Adinandra_miletii
Adenostemma_lavenia
Acer_pubipalmatum
Acer_cordatum
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
Curculionidae
Araneae
Chilopoda
Cerambycidae
Bacteria
CSP1
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 1
Data group: Abundance
Values
104
0
100
1
10
CSP2
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 2
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
10
1
101
102
CSP3
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 3
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
103
100
10
0
CSP4
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 4
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
10
1
102
106
CSP5
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 5
Data group: Abundance
Values
10
1
101
0
102
CSP6
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 6
Data group: Abundance
Values
100
102
1
10
0
CSP7
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 7
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
10
100
0
102
CSP8
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 8
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
109
10
0
100
CSP9
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 9
Data group: Abundance
Values
10
0
1
101
100
CSP10
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 10
Data group: Abundance
Values
100
101
10
0
1
CSP11
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 11
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
0
103
10
100
CSP12
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 12
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
10
101
100
1
CSP13
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 13
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
104
106
1
10
CSP14
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 14
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
101
0
102
10
CSP15
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 15
Data group: Abundance
Values
102
1
10
101
0
CSP16
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 16
Data group: Abundance
Values
101
1
1012
0
10
CSP17
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 17
Data group: Abundance
Values
101
100
1
0
10
CSP18
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 18
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
102
1
104
10
CSP19
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 19
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
10
100
1
107
CSP20
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 20
Data group: Abundance
Values
10
104
0
1058
1
CSP21
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 21
Data group: Abundance
Values
1
0
100
10
107
CSP22
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 22
Data group: Abundance
Values
10
1004
0
101
1
CSP23
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 23
Data group: Abundance
Values
104
10
1044
0
1
CSP24
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 24
Data group: Abundance
Values
10
0
103
104
1
CSP25
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 25
Data group: Abundance
Values
102
10
1
100
0
CSP26
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 26
Data group: Abundance
Values
0
1
10
103
102
CSP27
Number of individuals recorded in study plot 27
Data group: Abundance
Values
100
10
1
0
101