Griffiths, H.M.; Ashton, L.A.; Walker, A.E.; Hasan, R.; Evans, T.; Eggleton, P.; Parr, C.L.

Invertebrate activity data from an experiment in Malaysian Borneo, 2014-16 [HMTF]

This resource comprises a time series dataset of ant and other invertebrate abundance measured fortnightly at bait monitoring cards on an experimental plot in the Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Malaysian Borneo. The resource includes data regarding the amount of food resource removed from experimental plots when either ants or vertebrates were excluded from the resource. The data were collected to assess the roles that the different groups (ants, invertebrates, vertebrates) play in ecosystem function, and the capacity for functional redundancy within and between these groups. Data were collected between 2014 and 2016 during a project run by the University of Liverpool, which was part of the NERC Human-modified tropical forest (HMTF) Programme.

Publication date: 2017-06-29

Get the data

This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Griffiths, H.M.; Ashton, L.A.; Walker, A.E.; Hasan, R.; Evans, T.; Eggleton, P.; Parr, C.L. (2017). Invertebrate activity data from an experiment in Malaysian Borneo, 2014-16 [HMTF]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/5321bc6e-be35-4ed3-9b56-25598d61ac8f

 

© University of Liverpool 2017

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-12-16    to    2017-03-15

Provenance & quality

Data were collected fortnightly from the experimental field site in Malaysian Borneo as part of a project run by the University of Liverpool. See supporting documentation for further details.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

NERC Human-modified Tropical Forest (HMTF) Programme

Citations

Griffiths, H.M., Ashton, L.A., Walker, A.E., et al. (2018) Ants are the major agents of resource removal from tropical rainforests. J Anim Ecol. 87: 293– 300 https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12728

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Hannah Griffiths
University of Liverpool
School of Environmental Sciences
Liverpool
L69 3BX
UK
 hannah.griffiths@liverpool.ac.uk

Authors

Griffiths, H.M.
University of Liverpool
Ashton, L.A.
The Natural History Museum
Walker, A.E.
University of Liverpool
Hasan, R.
The Natural History Museum
Evans, T.
The University of Western Australia
Eggleton, P.
The Natural History Museum
Parr, C.L.
University of Liverpool

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Liverpool

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment , Biota
Keywords
Animal behaviour ants,  fortnightly,  HMTF,  Human-modified tropical forest,  invertebrates,  Malaysian Borneo
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
20 May 2022 10:39