Connecting the data landscape of long-term ecological studies: The SPI-Birds data hub

Culina A., Adriaensen F., Bailey L. D. , Burgess M. D. , Charmantier A., Cole E. F. , ...More

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY, vol.90, no.9, pp.2147-2160, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1365-2656.13388
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2147-2160
  • Keywords: birds, data standards, database, FAIR data, long&#8208, term studies, meta&#8208, data standards, research network, CLIMATE-CHANGE, CLUTCH-SIZE, GREAT TITS, SELECTION, POPULATIONS, PERSONALITY, EVOLUTION, RESPONSES, ALTER


The integration and synthesis of the data in different areas of science is drastically slowed and hindered by a lack of standards and networking programmes. Long-term studies of individually marked animals are not an exception. These studies are especially important as instrumental for understanding evolutionary and ecological processes in the wild. Furthermore, their number and global distribution provides a unique opportunity to assess the generality of patterns and to address broad-scale global issues (e.g. climate change).