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A database of zooplankton biomass in Australian marine waters


McEnnulty, FR and Davies, CH and Armstrong, AO and Atkins, N and Coman, F and Clementson, L and Edgar, S and Eriksen, RS and Everett, JD and Koslow, JA and Lonborg, C and McKinnon, AD and Miller, M and O'Brien, TD and Pausina, SA and Uribe-Palomino, J and Rochester, W and Rothlisberg, PC and Slotwinski, A and Strzelecki, J and Suthers, IM and Swadling, KM and Tonks, ML and van Ruth, PD and Young, JW and Richardson, AJ, A database of zooplankton biomass in Australian marine waters, Scientific Data, 7 Article 297. ISSN 2052-4463 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1038/s41597-020-00625-9


Zooplankton biomass data have been collected in Australian waters since the 1930s, yet most datasets have been unavailable to the research community. We have searched archives, scanned the primary and grey literature, and contacted researchers, to collate 49187 records of marine zooplankton biomass from waters around Australia (060S, 110160E). Many of these datasets are relatively small, but when combined, they provide >85 years of zooplankton biomass data for Australian waters from 1932 to the present. Data have been standardised and all available metadata included. We have lodged this dataset with the Australian Ocean Data Network, allowing full public access. The Australian Zooplankton Biomass Database will be valuable for global change studies, research assessing trophic linkages, and for initialising and assessing biogeochemical and ecosystem models of lower trophic levels.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:marine zooplankton biomass
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Atkins, N (Dr Natalia Atkins)
UTAS Author:Swadling, KM (Associate Professor Kerrie Swadling)
ID Code:140810
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2020-09-09
Last Modified:2021-02-11
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