The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts

Lawrence N. HUDSON, Tim NEWBOLD, Sara CONTU, Samantha L. L. HILL, Igor LYSENKO, Adriana DE PALMA, Helen R. P. PHILLIPS, Rebecca A. SENIOR, Dominic J. BENNETT, Hollie BOOTH, Argyrios CHOIMES, David L. P. CORREIA, Julie DAY, Susy ECHEVERRIA-LONDONO, Morgan GARON, Michelle L. K. HARRISON, Daniel J. INGRAM, Martin JUNG, Victoria KEMP, Lucinda KIRKPATRICKCallum D. MARTIN, Yuan PAN, Hannah J. WHITE, Stefan ABRAHAMCZYK, Job ABEN, Gilbert B. ADUM, Virginia AGUILAR-BARQUERO, Marcelo A. AIZEN, Marc ANCRENAZ, Enrique ARBELAEZ-CORTES, Inge ARMBRECHT, Badrul AZHAR, Adrián B. AZPIROZ, Lander BAETEN, András BALDI, John E. BANKS, Jos BARLOW, Péter BATARY, Adam J. BATES, Erin M. BAYNE, Pedro BEJA, Åke BERG, Nicholas J. BERRY, Jake E. BICKNELL, Jochen H. BIHN, Katrin BOHNING-GAESE, Teun BOEKHOUT, Céline BOUTIN, Jérémy BOUYER, Francis Q. BREARLEY, Isabel BRITO, Jörg BRUENT, Grzegorz BUCZKOWSKI, Erika BUSCARDO, Jimmy CABRA-GARCIA, María CALVINO-CANCELA, Sydney A. CAMERON, Eliana M. CANCELLO, Tiago F. CARRIJO, Anelena L. CARVALHO, Helena CASTRO, Alejandro A. CASTRO-LUNA, Rolando CERDA, Alexis CEREZO, Matthieu CHAUVAT, Frank M. CLARKE, Daniel F. R. CLEARY, Stuart P. CONNOP, Biagio D'ANIELLO, Pedro GIOVANI DA SILVA, Ben DARVILL, Jens DAUBER, Alain DEJEAN, Tim DIEKOTTER, Yamileth DOMINGUEZ-HAYDAR, Carsten F. DORMANN, Bertrand DUMONT, Simon G. DURES, Mats DYNESIUS, Lars EDENIUS, Zoltán ELEK, Martin H. ENTLING, Nina FARWIG, Tom M. FAYLE, Antonio FELICIOLI, Annika M. FELTON, Gentile F. FICETOLA, Bruno K. C. FILGUEIRAS, Steven J. FONTE, Lauchlan H. FRASER, Daisuke FUKUDA, Dario FURLANI, Jörg U. GANZHORN, Jenni G. GARDEN, Carla GHELER-COSTA, Paolo GIORDANI, Simonetta GIORDANO, Marco S. GOTTSCHALK, Dave GOULSON, Aaron D. GOVE, James GROGAN, Mick E. HANLEY, Thor HANSON, Nor R. HASHIM, Joseph E. HAWES, Christian HEBERT, Alvin J. HELDEN, John‐André HENDEN, Lionel HERNANDEZ, Felix HERZOG, Diego HIGUERA-DIAZ, Branko HILJE, Finbarr G. HORGAN, Roland HORVATH, Kristoffer HYLANDER, Paola ISAACS-CUBIDES, Masahiro ISHITANI, Carmen T. JACOBS, Víctor J. JARAMILLO, Birgit JAUKER, Mats JONSELL, Thomas S. JUNG, Vena KAPOOR, Vassiliki KATI, Eric KATOVAI, Michael KESSLER, Eva KNOP, Annette KOLB, Ádám KOROSI, Thibault LACHAT, Victoria LANTSCHNER, Violette Le FEON, Gretchen LEBUHN, Jean‐Philippe LEGARE, Susan G. LETCHER, Nick A. LITTLEWOOD, Carlos A. LOPEZ-QUINTERO, Mounir LOUHAICHI, Gabor L. LOVEI, Manuel Esteban LUCAS-BORJA, Victor H. LUJA, Kaoru MAETO, Tibor MAGURA, Neil Aldrin MALLARI, Erika MARIN-SPIOTTA, E. J. P. MARSHALL, Eliana MARTINEZ, Margaret M. MAYFIELD, Grzegorz MIKUSINSKI, Jeffrey C. MILDER, James R. MILLER, Carolina L. MORALES, Mary N. MUCHANE, Muchai MUCHANE, Robin NAIDOO, Akihiro NAKAMURA, Shoji NAOE, Guiomar NATES-PARRA, Dario A. Navarrete GUTIERREZ, Eike L. NEUSCHULZ, Norbertas NOREIKA, Olivia NORFOLK, Jorge Ari NORIEGA, Nicole M. NOSKE, Niall O'DEA, William ODURO, Caleb OFORI-BOATENG, Chris O. OKE, Lynne M. OSGATHORPE, Juan PARITSIS, Alejandro PARRA-H, Nicolás PELEGRIN, Carlos A. PERES, Anna S. PERSSON, Theodora PETANIDOU, Ben PHALAN, T. Keith PHILIPS, Katja POVEDA, Eileen F. POWER, Steven J. PRESLEY, Vânia PROENCA, Marino QUARANTA, Carolina QUINTERO, Nicola A. REDPATH-DOWNING, J. Leighton REID, Yana T. REIS, Danilo B. RIBEIRO, Barbara A. RICHARDSON, Michael J. RICHARDSON, Carolina A. ROBLES, Jörg ROMBKE, Luz Piedad ROMERO-DUQUE, Loreta ROSSELLI, Stephen J. ROSSITER, T'ai H. ROULSTON, Laurent ROUSSEAU, Jonathan P. SADLER, Szabolcs SAFIAN, Romeo A. SALDANA-VAZQUEZ, Ulrika SAMNEGARD, Christof SCHUEPP, Oliver SCHWEIGER, Jodi L. SEDLOCK, Ghazala SHAHABUDDIN, Douglas SHELL, Fernando A. B. Silva SILVA, Eleanor M. SLADE, Allan H. SMITH-PARDO, Navjot S. SODHI, Eduardo J. SOMARRIBA, Ramón A. SOSA, Jane C. STOUT, Matthew J. STRUEBIG, Yik Hei SUNG, Caragh G. THRELFALL, Rebecca TONIETTO, Béla TOTHMERESZ, Teja TSCHARNTKE, Edgar C. TURNER, Jason M. TYLIANAKIS, Adam J. VANBERGEN, Kiril VASSILEV, Hans A. F. VERBOVEN, Carlos H. VERGARA, Pablo M. VERGARA, Jort VERHULST, Tony R. WALKER, Yanping WANG, James I. WATLING, Konstans WELLS, Christopher D. WILLIAMS, Michael R. WILLIG, John C. Z. WOINARSKI, Jan H. D. WOLF, Ben A. WOODCOCK, Douglas W. YU, Andrey S. ZAITSEV, Ben COLLEN, Rob M. EWERS, Georgina M. MACE, Drew W. PURVES, Jörn P. W. SCHARLEMANN, Andy PURVIS

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Abstract

Biodiversity continues to decline in the face of increasing anthropogenic pressures such as habitat destruction, exploitation, pollution and introduction of alien species. Existing global databases of species’ threat status or population time series are dominated by charismatic species. The collation of datasets with broad taxonomic and biogeographic extents, and that support computation of a range of biodiversity indicators, is necessary to enable better understanding of historical declines and to project – and avert – future declines. We describe and assess a new database of more than 1.6 million samples from 78 countries representing over 28,000 species, collated from existing spatial comparisons of local‐scale biodiversity exposed to different intensities and types of anthropogenic pressures, from terrestrial sites around the world. The database contains measurements taken in 208 (of 814) ecoregions, 13 (of 14) biomes, 25 (of 35) biodiversity hotspots and 16 (of 17) megadiverse countries. The database contains more than 1% of the total number of all species described, and more than 1% of the described species within many taxonomic groups – including flowering plants, gymnosperms, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, beetles, lepidopterans and hymenopterans. The dataset, which is still being added to, is therefore already considerably larger and more representative than those used by previous quantitative models of biodiversity trends and responses. The database is being assembled as part of the PREDICTS project (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems – www.predicts.org.uk). We make site‐level summary data available alongside this article. The full database will be publicly available in 2015.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4701-4735
Number of pages35
JournalEcology and Evolution
Volume4
Issue number24
Early online date2 Dec 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Bibliographical note

The PREDICTS project was supported by theU.K. Natural Environment Research Council(Grant Number NE/J011193/1) and is acontribution from the Imperial College GrandChallenges in Ecosystems and theEnvironment initiative. Adriana De Palma wassupported by the U.K. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (GrantNumber BB/F017324/1). Helen Philips wassupported by a Hans Rausing PhDScholarship.

Keywords

  • Data sharing
  • global change
  • habitat destruction
  • land use

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HUDSON, L. N., NEWBOLD, T., CONTU, S., HILL, S. L. L., LYSENKO, I., DE PALMA, A., PHILLIPS, H. R. P., SENIOR, R. A., BENNETT, D. J., BOOTH, H., CHOIMES, A., CORREIA, D. L. P., DAY, J., ECHEVERRIA-LONDONO, S., GARON, M., HARRISON, M. L. K., INGRAM, D. J., JUNG, M., KEMP, V., ... PURVIS, A. (2014). The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution, 4(24), 4701-4735. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1303