Special Issue "Biodiversity and Species Traits"
A special issue of Data (ISSN 2306-5729).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017).
Interests: multitrophic interactions; biodiversity–ecosystem function relationships; forest entomology; consequences of human impact and climate change for insect communities and related processes
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Modification of natural ecosystems has caused a loss of biodiversity worldwide. Moreover, in many ecosystems the structure of organismic communities has changed dramatically due to human impact. It is suggested that ongoing land-use change and intensification, as well as climate change, will further modify species communities. Therefore, it is important to store biodiversity data effectively and reproducibly in public data bases with detailed metadata and background information on each particular study. These data will provide an important basis for analysing changes in species occurrences, population densities and compositional changes, as well as range shifts of species. This includes data on species occurrences (morphologic- or genetic-based) as well as data on species traits including morphological, physiological, phenological, or behavioural characteristics of species.
We would like to invite you to submit articles regarding your recent compilation of biodiversity datasets including any organismic group. Potential datasets include:
- Monitoring data of species occurrences
- Data on species abundances across space and time
- Data on species or functional diversity in space and time
- Individual or species-based trait data including own measurements and text-book compilations
- Individual- or species based genetic data
- Behavioral studies of species
- Standardizations in biodiversity assessments
Dr. Martin M. Gossner
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- Species occurrence
- Species traits
- Species diversity
- Functional diversity
- Population fluctuations
- Spatial variation
- Temporal variation
- biodiversity monitoring