Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 6980: Borer: Synthesizing intraguild predation theory and data , Borer E , and National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.
Empirical Intraguild Predation Studies
nceas.182.3 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.182.3/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Empirical Intraguild Predation Studies
Identifier:nceas.182
Abstract:
These data were extracted from published papers to examine the timescales over which intraguild predation is studied empirically and to compare this to the generation times of the IG prey and IG predator.

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 6980: Borer: Synthesizing intraguild predation theory and data
Individual: Elizabeth Borer
Organization:NCEAS
Email Address:
borer@nceas.ucsb.edu
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Elizabeth Borer
Organization:NCEAS
Email Address:
borer@nceas.ucsb.edu
Associated Parties:
Individual: Cheryl Briggs
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Elizabeth Borer

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:We did not track where the studies collected for this dataset were performed.
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -37  degrees
East:  -37  degrees
North:  120  degrees
South:  120  degrees
Time Period:
Date:
2004-03-09

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

Survey of IGP datasets

We surveyed papers in online, digitally-available journals through the University of California Berkeley library with "intraguild pre*" in the title. We restricted this search to years since 1989 when G. Polis and colleagues published their influential Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics article (Polis et al. 1989). This search, while not exhaustive, provides a representative sample of recent empirical studies of IGP. Because studies examining biological control systems were most likely to quantify the basal resource density, we added 8 studies specifically examining the effect of IGP on the basal resource that did not match our original search criteria.

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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File