Data from: More taxonomists describing significantly fewer species per unit effort may indicate that most species have been discovered

 

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Title Species per taxonomist
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Description The original data sources were the Catalogue of Life (CoL) for non-marine, and World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), for marine species; as described in the publication: Costello MJ, Wilson SP, Houlding B. 2012. Predicting total global species richness using rates of species description and estimates of taxonomic effort. Systematic Biology 61(5): 871-883. This file provides the values used in the graphs in this paper, namely the number of species described per author per year since 1761 to 2000 for each of the above datasets.
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Title Species per author per decade
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Description Uses the same source data as in: Costello MJ, Wilson SP, Houlding B. 2012. Predicting total global species richness using rates of species description and estimates of taxonomic effort. Systematic Biology 61(5): 871-883. This file contains the number and percentage of authors who described one or more species per decade for the non-marine (CoL) and marine (WoRMS) datasets.
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Title Regression data
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Description Details of regression analyses, including start year of correlation, fitted slope, p-value and R^2 coefficient for the Chalicoidea and Ichneumenoidea datasets.
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Title CoL WoRMS regressions
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Description Details of regression analyses, including start year of correlation, fitted slope, p-value and R^2 coefficient for the non-marine (CoL) and marine (WoRMS) species datasets.
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When using this data, please cite the original publication:

Costello MJ, Wilson S, Houlding B (2013) More taxonomists describing significantly fewer species per unit effort may indicate that most species have been discovered. Systematic Biology 62(4): 616-624. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syt024

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Costello MJ, Wilson S, Houlding B (2013) Data from: More taxonomists describing significantly fewer species per unit effort may indicate that most species have been discovered. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.k5268
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