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A global database of soil nematode abundance and functional group composition

Johan van den Hoogen 1 Stefan Geisen 2 Diana Wall 3 David Wardle 4 Walter Traunspurger 5 Ron de Goede 6 Byron Adams 7 Wasim Ahmad 8 Howard Ferris 9 Richard Bardgett 10 Michael Bonkowski 11 Raquel Campos-Herrera 12 Juvenil Cares Tancredi Caruso Larissa de Brito Caixeta Xiaoyun Chen Sofia Costa Rachel Creamer José da Cunha E Castro Marie Dam Djibril Djigal Miguel Escuer Bryan Griffiths Carmen Gutiérrez Karin Hohberg Daria Kalinkina Paul Kardol Alan Kergunteuil 13 Gerard Korthals Valentyna Krashevska Alexey Kudrin Qi Li Wenju Liang Matthew Magilton Mariette Marais José Martín Elizaveta Matveeva El Mayad E. Mzough Christian Mulder Peter Mullin Roy Neilson T. Nguyen Uffe Nielsen Hiroaki Okada Juan Rius Kaiwen Pan Vlada Peneva Loïc Pellissier Julio da Silva Camille Pitteloud Thomas Powers Kirsten Powers Casper Quist Sergio Rasmann Sara Moreno Stefan Scheu Heikki Setälä Anna Sushchuk Alexei Tiunov Jean Trap 14 Mette Vestergård Cecile Villenave 14 Lieven Waeyenberge Rutger Wilschut Daniel Wright Aidan Keith Jiue-In Yang Olaf Schmidt R. Bouharroud Z. Ferji Wim van der Putten Devin Routh Thomas Crowther
Abstract : As the most abundant animals on earth, nematodes are a dominant component of the soil community. They play critical roles in regulating biogeochemical cycles and vegetation dynamics within and across landscapes and are an indicator of soil biological activity. Here, we present a comprehensive global dataset of soil nematode abundance and functional group composition. This dataset includes 6,825 georeferenced soil samples from all continents and biomes. For geospatial mapping purposes these samples are aggregated into 1,933 unique 1-km pixels, each of which is linked to 73 global environmental covariate data layers. Altogether, this dataset can help to gain insight into the spatial distribution patterns of soil nematode abundance and community composition, and the environmental drivers shaping these patterns.
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Johan van den Hoogen, Stefan Geisen, Diana Wall, David Wardle, Walter Traunspurger, et al.. A global database of soil nematode abundance and functional group composition. Scientific Data , Nature Publishing Group, 2020, 7 (1), pp.103. ⟨10.1038/s41597-020-0437-3⟩. ⟨hal-03139779⟩

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