Ben Raymond, Michelle Marshall, Gabrielle Nevitt, Chris L. Gillies, John van den Hoff, Jonathan S. Stark, Marcel Losekoot, Eric J. Woehler, and Andrew J. Constable. 2011. A Southern Ocean dietary database. Ecology 92:1188.


Data Paper

Ecological Archives E092-097-D1.

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Abstract
Metadata (updated 5/2/12)

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Author(s)

Ben Raymond
Australian Antarctic Division
Department for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Australian Government
Channel Highway, Kingston, 7050, Australia, and
Australia and Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, 7001 Australia
E-mail: Ben.Raymond@aad.gov.au

Michelle Marshall
Australia and Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, 7001 Australia, and
Department for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Australian Government
Channel Highway, Kingston, 7050, Australia

Gabrielle Nevitt
Section of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA, and
Bodega Marine Laboratory, 2099 Westside Road, Bodega Bay, California 94923 USA

Chris L. Gillies
National Marine Science Centre
Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour, 2450, Australia, and
Department for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Australian Government
Channel Highway, Kingston, 7050, Australia

John van den Hoff
Australian Antarctic Division, Department for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Australian Government
Channel Highway, Kingston, 7050, Australia

Jonathan S. Stark
Australian Antarctic Division, Department for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Australian Government
Channel Highway, Kingston, 7050, Australia

Marcel Losekoot
Bodega Marine Laboratory
University of California, California 94923, USA and
Department of Avian Sciences, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA

Eric J. Woehler
School of Zoology
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 5, Hobart, 7001, Australia

Andrew J. Constable
Australian Antarctic Division
Department for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Australian Government
Channel Highway, Kingston, 7050, Australia and
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, 7001 Australia


Data Files (updated 5/2/12)

diet.csv -- comma-separated ascii text, 26235 records, 8526 kB.

isotopes.csv -- comma-separated ascii text, 1756 records, 435 kB

sources.csv -- comma-separated ascii text, 341 records, 313 kB

Older version (archived) data files

diet.csv -- comma-separated ascii text, 25793 records, 8401 kB.

isotopes.csv -- comma-separated ascii text, 1477 records, 344 kB

sources.csv -- comma-separated ascii text, 328 records, 290 kB


Abstract

Knowledge of the trophic functioning of Southern Ocean ecosystems is critical to their understanding and management. Marine ecosystem models, often used to explore the potential impacts of human disturbance and climate change, and for fisheries stock assessments, generally rely on suitable data to underpin the parameterization of taxon attributes and diets.
Diet-related data from published and unpublished data sets and studies were collated into a single consistent data set, circum-Antarctic in scope, with two principal tables. The first table relates to direct sampling methods of dietary assessment, including gut, scat, and bolus content analyses, stomach flushing, and observed feeding. It currently comprises ~25000 records from 300 studies and includes information on >1000 taxa. The second table is a compilation of stable isotope values (currently 1500 records from 20 studies, covering 200 taxa). Each record in these two tables includes details such as the location and date of sampling, predator size and mass, prey size and mass, and estimates of dietary importance.
We envisage that these data will be of interest to research groups specializing in Antarctic and Southern Ocean studies, as well as those interested in general marine trophic ecology and food web analyses.

Key words: Antarctica; diet; predator; prey; Southern Ocean; stable isotope; trophic.


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