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dc.contributor.authorSalguero-Gomez, Roberto  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorJones, Owen R.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorArcher, C. Ruth  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Yvonne M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorChe-Castaldo, Judy  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorCaswell, Hal  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHodgson, David  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorScheuerlein, Alexander  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorConde, Dalia A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBrinks, Erik  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorde Buhr, Hendrik  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorFarack, Claudia  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGottschalk, France  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHartmann, Alexander  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHenning, Anne  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHoppe, Gabriel  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRomer, Gesa  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRunge, Jens  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRuoff, Tara  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorWille, Julia  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorZeh, Stefan  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDavison, Raziel  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorVieregg, Dirk  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBaudisch, Annette  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorAltwegg, Res  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorColchero, Fernando  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDong, Ming  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorde Kroon, Hans  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorLebreton, Jean-Dominique  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMetcalf, Charlotte J. E.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorNeel, Maile M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorParker, Ingrid M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorTakada, Takenori  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorValverde, Teresa  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorVelez-Espino, Luis A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorWardle, Glenda M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorFranco, Miguel  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorVaupel, James W.  Concept link
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Ecology 103 (2015): 202–218en_US
dc.description© The Author(s), 2014. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. The definitive version was published in Journal of Ecology 103 (2015): 202–218, doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12334.en_US
dc.description.abstractSchedules of survival, growth and reproduction are key life-history traits. Data on how these traits vary among species and populations are fundamental to our understanding of the ecological conditions that have shaped plant evolution. Because these demographic schedules determine population growth or decline, such data help us understand how different biomes shape plant ecology, how plant populations and communities respond to global change and how to develop successful management tools for endangered or invasive species. Matrix population models summarize the life cycle components of survival, growth and reproduction, while explicitly acknowledging heterogeneity among classes of individuals in the population. Matrix models have comparable structures, and their emergent measures of population dynamics, such as population growth rate or mean life expectancy, have direct biological interpretations, facilitating comparisons among populations and species. Thousands of plant matrix population models have been parameterized from empirical data, but they are largely dispersed through peer-reviewed and grey literature, and thus remain inaccessible for synthetic analysis. Here, we introduce the compadre Plant Matrix Database version 3.0, an open-source online repository containing 468 studies from 598 species world-wide (672 species hits, when accounting for species studied in more than one source), with a total of 5621 matrices. compadre also contains relevant ancillary information (e.g. ecoregion, growth form, taxonomy, phylogeny) that facilitates interpretation of the numerous demographic metrics that can be derived from the matrices. Large collections of data allow broad questions to be addressed at the global scale, for example, in genetics (genbank), functional plant ecology (try, bien, d3) and grassland community ecology (nutnet). Here, we present compadre, a similarly data-rich and ecologically relevant resource for plant demography. Open access to this information, its frequent updates and its integration with other online resources will allow researchers to address timely and important ecological and evolutionary questions.en_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported*
dc.subjectBig dataen_US
dc.subjectComparative approachen_US
dc.subjectMatrix population modelen_US
dc.subjectOpen accessen_US
dc.subjectPlant population and community dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectPopulation growth rateen_US
dc.subjectTransient dynamicsen_US
dc.titleThe COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database : an open online repository for plant demographyen_US

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