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79 datasets found

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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

The Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project

Project Summary Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) introduced the consistent use of binomial names for both plants and animals, validly publishing over 9,000 plant names. Since 1981 the...
Natural History Museum Research Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

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)

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)

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

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

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

Ordovician conodonts from Al Fleij, Oman

This dataset includes a listing of all conodont specimens illustrated from the Amdeh Formation at Al Fleij, Oman and accompanies a paper submitted to PGA on the trilobites and...
Giles Miller Collections Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)

Tropical Asian spiny Solanum

Specimen data used for the publication: Aubriot X, Knapp S (2022) A revision of the “spiny solanums” of Tropical Asia (Solanum Leptostemonum Clade: Solanaceae).PhytoKeys 198:...
Sandra Knapp; Xavier Aubriot Collections Open Data Commons Attribution License

Australia_NewGuinea_Oceania_Lycianthes

Specimen data used in the publication: Knapp S (2022) A revision of Lycianthes (Solanaceae) in Australia, New Guinea, and the Pacific. PhytoKeys, in press. Abstract. The genus...
Sandra Knapp Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Clifford Herbarium

The herbarium contains over 3,000 specimens collected by George Clifford (1685-1760), a wealthy Anglo-Dutch merchant. The Herbarium includes plants that were newly cultivated...
Charles E Jarvis Collections License not specified

The NHM Fossil Lithistida Collection

The Fossil Lithistida Collection at the NHM contains 5088 hand specimens and 265 thin sections mainly from the British Isles, Germany and France. This is a comprehensive dataset...
Natural History Museum Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Lepidosaur bite-force data

Data from paper: Clade-wide variation in bite-force performance is determined primarily by size not ecology. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.2493 Justin E Isip, Marc EH Jones...
Justin E Isip; Marc EH Jones; Natalie Cooper Research Creative Commons Attribution

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