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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 comparisons of local-scale biodiversity exposed to different intensities and types of anthropogenic pressures, from terrestrial sites around the world. The database was assembled as part of the PREDICTS project - Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems;

The taxonomic identifications provided in the original data sets are those determined at the time of the original research, and so will not reflect subsequent taxonomic changes.

This dataset is described in 10.1002/ece3.2579. A description of the way that this dataset was assembled is given in 10.1002/ece3.1303.

  • columns.csv: Description of data extract columns
  • Database in zipped CSV format
  • database.rds: Database in RDS format
  • Site-level summaries in compressed CSV format
  • sites.rds: Site-level summaries in RDS format
  • references.csv: Data references in CSV format
  • references.bib: Data references in BibTeX format

Data and Resources

Cite this as

Lawrence N Hudson; Tim Newbold; Sara Contu; Samantha L L Hill et al. (2016). Dataset: The 2016 release of the PREDICTS database. Natural History Museum Data Portal (

Retrieved: 03:50 08 May 2021 (GMT)

Additional Info

Field Value
Author(s) Lawrence N Hudson; Tim Newbold; Sara Contu; Samantha L L Hill et al.
Temporal extent 1984 - 2013
Update frequency Never
Last updated October 11, 2016
Last resource update October 11, 2016 (Data references in BibTeX format)
Created April 18, 2016
License CC-BY-4.0