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