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

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

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

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

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Where/When

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

Supplemental information

This dataset is cited by:

Griffiths HM, Ashton LA, Walker AE, et al. Ants are the major agents of resource removal from tropical rainforests. J Anim Ecol. 2017;00:1-8

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.

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.
The University of Liverpool

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Tags

Topic categories
Environment , Biota
Keywords
Animal behaviour ants,  fortnightly,  HMTF,  Human-modified tropical forest,  invertebrates,  Malaysian Borneo
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities