CESTES - a global database for metaCommunity Ecology: Species, Traits, Environment and Space
Date of Archiving2019
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Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology
Key wordstraits, environment, spatial coordinates, community, meta community, animals, plants, global, synthesis, species abundance, species occurrence, marine, freshwater, terrestrial
CESTES is a global live database for metaCommunity Ecology: Species, Traits, Environment and Space. It compiles 80 datasets from trait-based studies. Each dataset includes four matrices: species community abundances or presences/absences across multiple sites, species trait information, environmental variables and spatial coordinates of the sampling sites. CESTES presents a harmonized structure and covers a diversity of ecosystem types (marine, terrestrial, freshwater), taxonomic groups (plants, vertebrates, invertebrates...), geographical regions, and spatial scales.