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A database of zooplankton biomass in Australian marine waters


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McEnnulty, FR, Davies, CH, Armstrong, AO, Atkins, N, Coman, F, Clementson, L, Edgar, S, Eriksen, RS, Everett, JD, Koslow, JA, Lonborg, C, McKinnon, AD, Miller, M, O'Brien, TD, Pausina, SA, Uribe-Palomino, J, Rochester, W, Rothlisberg, PC, Slotwinski, A, Strzelecki, J, Suthers, IM, Swadling, KM ORCID: 0000-0002-7620-841X, Tonks, ML, van Ruth, PD, Young, JW and Richardson, AJ 2020 , 'A database of zooplankton biomass in Australian marine waters' , Scientific Data, vol. 7 , pp. 1-9 , doi: 10.1038/s41597-020-00625-9.

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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 (0–60°S, 110–160°E). 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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Authors/Creators: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
Keywords: marine zooplankton biomass
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Data
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 2052-4463
DOI / ID Number: 10.1038/s41597-020-00625-9
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