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178 datasets found

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Collection specimens

Specimen records from the Natural History Museum's collection
Natural History Museum Collections CC0-1.0

Index Lot collection

Index Lot records from the Natural History Museum's collection
Natural History Museum Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Join the Dots collection-level descriptions

The records in this dataset provide a high-level summary of the Natural History Museum's collection and encompass the material managed by its Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and...
Natural History Museum Collections Open Data Commons Attribution License

Release of data added to the PREDICTS database (November 2022)

This dataset comprises 1,044,888 measurements, collated from 9610 sampling locations in 46 countries and representing 7367 species. The data was collated from 116 existing...
Sara Contu; Adriana De Palma; Rachel Bates; Jessica Borer et al. Research Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)

Data for soil and above-ground assemblages from Burton et al.

The site-level data frame and code to reproduce models in Burton et al. Land use and soil characteristics affect soil organisms differently from above-ground assemblages. Human...
Victoria Burton; Sara Contu; Adriana De Palma; Samantha L L Hill et al. Research Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

The Biodiversity Intactness Index - country, region and global-level summarie...

Using the PREDICTS database of local biodiversity measures at thousands of sites around the world, we statistically modelled how total abundance of organisms and compositional...
Helen Phillips; Adriana De Palma; Ricardo E Gonzalez; Sara Contu et al. Research Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)

Global map of the Biodiversity Intactness Index, from Newbold et al. (2016) S...

This is the data used to plot figure S4 in Newbold et al. (2016) “Has land use pushed terrestrial biodiversity beyond the planetary boundary? A global assessment”, Science...
Tim Newbold; Lawrence Hudson; Andy Arnell; Sara Contu et al. Research CC-BY-4.0

Site-level data used in Gray, Hill et al. (2016) Local biodiversity is higher...

This is the site-level data used to analyses whether sampled biodiversity differs between sites inside and outside protected areas. These data were obtained from the November...
Claudia L Gray; Samantha L L Hill; Tim Newbold; Lawrence Hudson et al. Research CC-BY-SA-4.0

The 2016 release of the PREDICTS database

A dataset of 3,250,404 measurements, collated from 26,114 sampling locations in 94 countries and representing 47,044 species. The data were collated from 480 existing spatial...
Lawrence Hudson; Tim Newbold; Sara Contu; Samantha L L Hill et al. Research CC-BY-4.0

PREDICTS: site-level summary biodiversity and pressure data

This dataset contains site-level summaries of more than 1.6 million samples from 78 countries representing over 28,000 species, collated from existing spatial comparisons of...
Lawrence Hudson; Tim Newbold; Sara Contu; Samantha L L Hill et al. Research CC-BY-4.0

Site-level data and Jaccard similarities from Newbold et al. (2016) "Has land...

This is the site-level data used in Newbold et al. (2016) "Has land use pushed terrestrial biodiversity beyond the planetary boundary? A global assessment", Science, and the...
Tim Newbold; Lawrence Hudson; Andy Arnell; Sara Contu et al. Research CC-BY-NC-4.0

Sex bias and sex recording in global herpetology collections

Data from paper: Sex bias and sex recording in global herpetology collections. link to paper. Tara Wainwright, Morwenna Trevenna, Sarah R. Alewijnse, Patrick D. Campbell, Marc...
Tara Wainwright; Morwenna Trevenna; Sarah R. Alewijnse; Patrick Campbell et al. Research Creative Commons Attribution

NATRICINE

Data from the NATRICINE project led by V.Deepak (veerappandeepak@gmail.com), funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action. These data have been used in several papers: Deepak....
Veerappan Deepak; Natalie Cooper; David J Gower Research Creative Commons Attribution

Catalogue of Meteorites

The Catalogue of Meteorites is the world taxonomic database of all meteorite falls and finds recorded up to June 2002. The first edition was published in 1847 and consisted of...
Monica Grady Collections Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

Morphological study of Bombus flavescens’s visual organs

List of specimens, including species, collection (CUNHM= Chulalongkorn University Natural History Museum, Bangkok, Thailand; KKIC= Kasetsart Kamphaeng Saen Insect Collection,...
Chawatat Thanoosing; Alfried Vogler; Paul H Williams Research Creative Commons Attribution

Southeast Asian Bumblebee Specimen Database

List of Southeast Asian bumblebee specimens (the CT database), including CT ID, collection (BEEP=Bee Protection Laboratory, Department of Biology, Chiang Mai University, Chiang...
Chawatat Thanoosing; Alfried Vogler; Paul H Williams Research Creative Commons Attribution

Host-Parasite database

In 1922 Dr H.A. Baylis, then head of what today is the Parasitic worms group, devised a Host-Parasite Catalogue in which he recorded the host-parasite associations published in...
David I Gibson; Eileen Harris; Rod Bray; Charles Hussey Research Creative Commons Attribution

British and Irish butterflies and moths: The Cockayne collection

This collection was formed in 1970 by the amalgamation of the Rothschild-Cockayne-Kettlewell collection with the many other important British and Irish Lepidoptera collections...
Natural History Museum Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Ceratopogonidae Slide Collection

The Ceratopogonidae Slide Collection comprises the records of all the slide-mounted Ceratopogonidae (Diptera) material at the Natural History Museum, London at the time of...
Daniel Hall; Louise Berridge; Joseph Deane; Phaedra Kokkini et al. Collections Creative Commons CCZero

CHROMREP

Data from the CHROMREP project led by Marcello Mezzasalma (m.mezzasalma@gmail.com), funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action. This data was used in the paper: Marcello...
Marcello Mezzasalma; Jeffrey Streicher; Fabio Maria Guarino; Marc Jones et al. Research Creative Commons Attribution

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