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The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological data resource.

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Strier, KB; Altmann, J; Brockman, DK; Bronikowski, AM; Cords, M; Fedigan, LM; Lapp, H; Liu, X; Morris, WF; Pusey, AE; Stoinski, TS; Alberts, SC
Published in: Methods in ecology and evolution
June 2010

The importance of data archiving, data sharing, and public access to data has received considerable attention. Awareness is growing among scientists that collaborative databases can facilitate these activities.We provide a detailed description of the collaborative life history database developed by our Working Group at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) to address questions about life history patterns and the evolution of mortality and demographic variability in wild primates.Examples from each of the seven primate species included in our database illustrate the range of data incorporated and the challenges, decision-making processes, and criteria applied to standardize data across diverse field studies. In addition to the descriptive and structural metadata associated with our database, we also describe the process metadata (how the database was designed and delivered) and the technical specifications of the database.Our database provides a useful model for other researchers interested in developing similar types of databases for other organisms, while our process metadata may be helpful to other groups of researchers interested in developing databases for other types of collaborative analyses.

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Methods in ecology and evolution

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EISSN

2041-210X

ISSN

2041-210X

Publication Date

June 2010

Volume

1

Issue

2

Start / End Page

199 / 211

Related Subject Headings

  • 4104 Environmental management
  • 3109 Zoology
  • 3103 Ecology
  • 0603 Evolutionary Biology
  • 0602 Ecology
  • 0502 Environmental Science and Management
 

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Strier, K. B., Altmann, J., Brockman, D. K., Bronikowski, A. M., Cords, M., Fedigan, L. M., … Alberts, S. C. (2010). The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological data resource. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 1(2), 199–211. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210x.2010.00023.x
Strier, Karen B., Jeanne Altmann, Diane K. Brockman, Anne M. Bronikowski, Marina Cords, Linda M. Fedigan, Hilmar Lapp, et al. “The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological data resource.Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1, no. 2 (June 2010): 199–211. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210x.2010.00023.x.
Strier KB, Altmann J, Brockman DK, Bronikowski AM, Cords M, Fedigan LM, et al. The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological data resource. Methods in ecology and evolution. 2010 Jun;1(2):199–211.
Strier, Karen B., et al. “The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological data resource.Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 1, no. 2, June 2010, pp. 199–211. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.2041-210x.2010.00023.x.
Strier KB, Altmann J, Brockman DK, Bronikowski AM, Cords M, Fedigan LM, Lapp H, Liu X, Morris WF, Pusey AE, Stoinski TS, Alberts SC. The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological data resource. Methods in ecology and evolution. 2010 Jun;1(2):199–211.
Journal cover image

Published In

Methods in ecology and evolution

DOI

EISSN

2041-210X

ISSN

2041-210X

Publication Date

June 2010

Volume

1

Issue

2

Start / End Page

199 / 211

Related Subject Headings

  • 4104 Environmental management
  • 3109 Zoology
  • 3103 Ecology
  • 0603 Evolutionary Biology
  • 0602 Ecology
  • 0502 Environmental Science and Management