Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 10421: Davidson: Ecological stoichiometry and the spatial distributions and temporal dynamics of arthropods , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Fagan W. 2008.
Detritivory: stoichiometry of a neglected trophic level data
nceas.919.3 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.919.3/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Detritivory: stoichiometry of a neglected trophic level data
Identifier:nceas.919
Abstract:
This is a compiled database of the allometry and nutritional stoichiometry (N and P) of detritivorous arthropods. This data is used and described in more detail in, 'Detritivory: stoichiometry of a neglected tropic level'.
Keywords:None:
  • Detritivory
  • Ecological stoichiometry
  • Body nitrogen content
  • Body phosphorus content
Publication Date:2008-04-03
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:DetritivorePaper.NCEAS_TrophicGroups.csv ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:DetritivorePaper.NCEAS_Species.csv ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Other Data:DetritivorePaper.NCEAS.xls ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 10421: Davidson: Ecological stoichiometry and the spatial distributions and temporal dynamics of arthropods
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: William Fagan
Organization:Department of Biology, University of Maryland
Phone:
+1-301-4054672 (voice)
Email Address:
bfagan@umd.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: William Fagan
Organization:Department of Biology, University of Maryland
Phone:
+1-301-4054672 (voice)
Email Address:
bfagan@umd.edu
Associated Parties:
Individual: William Fagan
Individual: Holly M. Martinson
Individual: Katie Schneider
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Callie Bowdish

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:No set location
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -112.0000  degrees
East:  -112.0000  degrees
North:  34.0000  degrees
South:  34.0000  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
2003
End:
2005

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

Methods

Using 20 published and unpublished sources, we obtained data on arthropod nutrient content (N, n = 49; P, n = 68). When multiple observations were available for a single species, they were averaged prior to analysis. In all, stoichiometric data were available for representatives of 12 taxonomic orders (Acari, Chordeumatida, Amphipoda, Isopoda, Collembola, Ephemeroptera, Orthoptera, Plecoptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Tri- choptera, and Diptera). We also obtained data on adult body length (mm) or body mass (mg). The complete dataset, which includes source references, is posted at http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/ecostoichiometry.

Data Set Usage Rights

Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:denyFirst
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File