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Earth System Science Data The Data Publishing Journal
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 99-113, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-99-2017
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14 Feb 2017
A trait database for marine copepods
Philipp Brun et al.

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We compiled data to understand the organization of marine zooplankton based on their fundamental traits, such as body size or growth rate, rather than based on species names. Zooplankton, and in particular the dominant crustacean copepods, are central to marine food webs and the carbon cycle. The data include 14 traits and thousands of copepod species and may be used for comparisons between species or communities and ultimately to inspire better large-scale models of planktonic ecosystems.
We compiled data to understand the organization of marine zooplankton based on their fundamental...
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