Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 9140: Preisser: When, and how much, does fear matter? Quantitatively assessing the impact of predator intimidation of prey on community dynamics , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Preisser E. 2007.
Data on nonconsumptive predator effects
nceas.873.24 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.873.24/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Data on nonconsumptive predator effects
Identifier:nceas.873.24
Alternate Identifier:Fear and loathing in food webs
Abstract:
This data set consists of information gathered from published research measuring the non-lethal effect of predators on their prey. For each of 300 published studies, we provide taxonomic information for both predator and prey, the variable(s) being measured, and means and measures of variation for prey in both a non-lethal treatment and a control treatment.
Keywords:GCMD:
  • Food-web Dynamics
  • Trophic Dynamics
  • Community Dynamics
  • Species Predation
  • Survival Rates
Publication Date:2007-12-28
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:FearDatabase12.27.07.csv ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:Food-web structures ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:Fear_Database_12.27.07_Papers.csv ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 9140: Preisser: When, and how much, does fear matter? Quantitatively assessing the impact of predator intimidation of prey on community dynamics
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Evan Preisser
Organization:University of Rhode Island
Address:
Dept. of Biological Sciences 100 Flagg Rd., University of Rhode Island,
Kingston, Rhode Island 02891 USA
Phone:
4018742120 (voice)
Phone:
4018744256 (Fax)
Email Address:
preisser@uri.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Evan Preisser
Organization:University of Rhode Island
Address:
Dept. of Biological Sciences 100 Flagg Rd., University of Rhode Island,
Kingston, Rhode Island 02891 USA
Phone:
4018742120 (voice)
Phone:
4018744256 (Fax)
Email Address:
preisser@uri.edu
Associated Parties:
Individual: Evan Preisser
Individual: Daniel Bolnick
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Evan Preisser

Data Set Characteristics

Time Period:
Begin:
1971-01-01
End:
2005-12-31

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

Data were extracted from figures and graphs using digital calipers, then entered into the database.

Sampling Area And Frequency:
We attempted to find and enter all studies published on nonconsumptive predator effects up to 12/31/2005. The resulting database includes ~200 lines from 300 different studies.
Sampling Description:
We attempted to find and enter all studies published on nonconsumptive predator effects up to 12/31/2005.

Data Set Usage Rights

People wishing to use this dataset should contact me (Evan Preisser) and discuss the potential use(s) that they're planning. I have more data than is in the set posted online that hasn't yet been doublechecked for accuracy but that might nonethlesss be quite useful for answering a variety of additional questions.
Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:denyFirst
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File