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BioTIME Consortium

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  <dc:creator>BioTIME Consortium</dc:creator>
  <dc:description>The BioTIME database contains raw data on species identities and abundances in ecological assemblages through time. The database consists of 11 tables; one raw data table plus ten related meta data tables. For further information please see our associated data paper.

This data consists of several elements:

	BioTIMESQL_24_06_2021.sql - an SQL file for the full public version of BioTIME which can be imported into any mySQL database. 
	BioTIMEQuery_24_06_2021.csv - data file, although too large to view in Excel, this can be read into several software applications such as R or various database packages. 
	BioTIMEMetadata_24_06_2021.csv  - file containing the meta data for all studies. 
	BioTIMECitations_24_06_2021.csv - file containing the citation list for all studies. 
	BioTIMECitations_24_06_2021.xlsx - file containing the citation list for all studies (some special characters are not supported in the csv format). 
	BioTIMEInteractions_02_04_2018.Rmd - an r markdown page providing a brief overview of how to interact with the database and associated .csv files (this will not work until field paths and database connections have been added/updated).

Please note: any users of any of this material should cite the associated data paper in addition to the DOI listed here.

To cite the data paper use the following:

Dornelas M, Antão LH, Moyes F, Bates, AE, Magurran, AE, et al. BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecol Biogeogr. 2018; 27:760 - 786.</dc:description>
  <dc:subject>time series</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>spatial and temporal analysis</dc:subject>
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