Number of species and abundances
datasetposted on 24.11.2019 by Torben Hilmers, Nicolas Friess, Claus Bässler, Marco Heurich, Roland Brandl, Hans Pretzsch, Rupert Seidl, Jörg Müller
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This file contains the number of species and abundances from 23 taxonomic lineages on each study plot. The species were group-specifically sampled in a standardized way and covered six trophic groups: producers (higher plants, lichen, mosses), consumers I (phytophagous and pollinating arthropods), consumers II (invertebrates feeding on animal tissue), consumers III (vertebrates feeding on animal tissue), saprotrophs sensu lato (species feeding on dead tissue), and the special case of saproxylic saprotrophs (species depending on dead wood during their life cycle). Overall, this distinction of the 23 lineages into trophic groups yielded 33 functional groups; data of each of these functional groups is available on 29–287 plots.