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Global data on earthworm abundance, biomass, diversity and corresponding environmental properties

Helen Phillips 1, 2, 3, * Elizabeth Bach 4, 5 Marie Bartz 6, 7 Joanne Bennett 1, 8, 9 Rémy Beugnon 1, 2 Maria Briones 10 George Brown 11 Olga Ferlian 1, 2 Konstantin Gongalsky 12, 13 Carlos Guerra 1, 8 Birgitta König-Ries 1, 14 Julia Krebs 1, 2 Alberto Orgiazzi 15 Kelly Ramirez 16 David Russell 17 Benjamin Schwarz 18, 19 Diana Wall 4, 5 Ulrich Brose 1, 14 Thibaud Decaëns 20 Patrick Lavelle 21 Michel Loreau 22 Jérôme Mathieu 21 Christian Mulder 23 Wim van der Putten 16, 24 Matthias Rillig 25 Madhav Thakur 16 Franciska de Vries 26 David Wardle 27 Christian Ammer 28, 29, 30 Sabine Ammer 28, 31 Miwa Arai 32, 33 Fredrick Ayuke 34, 35 Geoff Baker 36 Dilmar Baretta 37 Dietmar Barkusky 38 Robin Beauséjour 39 Jose Bedano 40 Klaus Birkhofer 41 Eric Blanchart 42 Bernd Blossey 43 Thomas Bolger 44, 45, 46 Robert Bradley 39 Michel Brossard 42 James Burtis 43 Yvan Capowiez 47 Timothy Cavagnaro 48, 49 Amy Choi 50, 51 Julia Clause 52 Daniel Cluzeau 53 Anja Coors 54 Felicity Crotty 55, 56 Jasmine Crumsey 57, 58 Andrea Dávalos 59, 60 Darío Díaz Cosín 61 Annise Dobson 62, 63 Anahí Domínguez 40 Andrés Duhour 64, 65 Nick van Eekeren 66 Christoph Emmerling 67 Liliana Falco 64, 65 Rosa Fernández 68 Steven Fonte 69 Carlos Fragoso 70 André Franco 71 Abegail Fusilero 72, 73 Anna Geraskina 74 Shaieste Gholami 75 Grizelle González 76 Michael Gundale 77 Mónica Gutiérrez López 61 Branimir Hackenberger 78 Davorka Hackenberger 78 Luis Hernández 79 Jeff Hirth 80 Takuo Hishi 81 Andrew Holdsworth 82 Martin Holmstrup 83 Kristine Hopfensperger 84 Esperanza Huerta Lwanga 85, 86, 24 Veikko Huhta 87 Tunsisa Hurisso 69, 88 Basil Iannone 89 Madalina Iordache 90 Ulrich Irmler 91 Mari Ivask 92 Juan Jesús 61 Jodi Johnson-Maynard 93 Monika Joschko 38 Nobuhiro Kaneko 94 Radoslava Kanianska 95 Aidan Keith 96 Maria Kernecker 38 Armand Koné 97 Yahya Kooch 98 Sanna Kukkonen 99 H. Lalthanzara 100 Daniel Lammel 25 Iurii Lebedev 12, 13, 101 Edith Le Cadre 102 Noa Lincoln 103 Danilo López-Hernández 104, 105 Scott Loss 106 Raphael Marichal 107, 108 Radim Matula 109 Yukio Minamiya 110 Jan Hendrik Moos 111, 112 Gerardo Moreno 113, 114 Alejandro Morón-Ríos 115 Hasegawa Motohiro 116 Bart Muys 117 Johan Neirynck 118 Lindsey Norgrove 119 Marta Novo 61 Visa Nuutinen 99 Victoria Nuzzo 120 P. Mujeeb Rahman 121 Johan Pansu 122, 123 Shishir Paudel 106, 124 Guénola Pérès 53, 102 Lorenzo Pérez-Camacho 125, 126 Jean-François Ponge 127 Jörg Prietzel 128, 129 Irina Rapoport 130 Muhammad Imtiaz Rashid 131, 132 Salvador Rebollo 125, 126 Miguel Á. Rodríguez 125, 133 Alexander Roth 134 Guillaume Rousseau 79, 135 Anna Rozen 136 Ehsan Sayad 75 Loes van Schaik 24, 86 Bryant Scharenbroch 137, 138 Michael Schirrmann 139 Olaf Schmidt 44, 140, 141 Boris Schröder 142, 143 Julia Seeber 144, 145, 146 Maxim Shashkov 147, 148 Jaswinder Singh 149 Sandy Smith 50 Michael Steinwandter 145, 146 Katalin Szlavecz 150 José Antonio Talavera 151 Dolores Trigo 61 Jiro Tsukamoto 152 Sheila Uribe-López 153 Anne de Valença 154 Iñigo Virto 155 Adrian Wackett 156 Matthew Warren 157 Emily Webster 158 Nathaniel Wehr 159 Joann Whalen 160, 161 Michael Wironen 162 Volkmar Wolters 163 Pengfei Wu 164 Irina Zenkova 165 Weixin Zhang 166 Erin Cameron 3, 167 Nico Eisenhauer 1, 2
* Corresponding author
96 UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
NERC - Natural Environment Research Council
Abstract : Earthworms are an important soil taxon as ecosystem engineers, providing a variety of crucial ecosystem functions and services. Little is known about their diversity and distribution at large spatial scales, despite the availability of considerable amounts of local-scale data. Earthworm diversity data, obtained from the primary literature or provided directly by authors, were collated with information on site locations, including coordinates, habitat cover, and soil properties. Datasets were required, at a minimum, to include abundance or biomass of earthworms at a site. Where possible, site-level species lists were included, as well as the abundance and biomass of individual species and ecological groups. this global dataset contains 10,840 sites, with 184 species, from 60 countries and all continents except Antarctica. The data were obtained from 182 published articles, published between 1973 and 2017, and 17 unpublished datasets. Amalgamating data into a single global database will assist researchers in investigating and answering a wide variety of pressing questions, for example, jointly assessing aboveground and belowground biodiversity distributions and drivers of biodiversity change.
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Helen Phillips, Elizabeth Bach, Marie Bartz, Joanne Bennett, Rémy Beugnon, et al.. Global data on earthworm abundance, biomass, diversity and corresponding environmental properties. Scientific Data , Nature Publishing Group, 2021, 8, pp.136. ⟨10.1038/s41597-021-00912-z⟩. ⟨hal-03233434⟩

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