Data from: Advancing our understanding of ecological stability

Kefi S, Dominguez-Garcia V, Donohue I, Fontaine C, Thébault E, Dakos V

Date Published: July 9, 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.c0t1892

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Title README
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Description Description of the different files submitted.
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Title Data base of papers
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Description This data base is composed of 459 empirical and theoretical papers quantifying stability in an ecological system and published between 1950 January 2018 in the journals Ecology, American Naturalist, Oikos, Ecology Letters, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Scientific Reports, Nature and Nature Communications. It can be visualized and edited using http://jsoneditoronline.org/. More information about the content of the data base can be found in the article and in guidelines_literature-analysis.docx.
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Title Guidelines for the content of the data base
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Description Information about the content of the data base merged_db_final.json
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Title Python code for figures 1a and 2
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Description Python code allowing to generate figure 1a and the data for figure 2 of the paper. It requires the package tethne: https://diging.github.io/tethne/ (works with python 2). It uses the data base of the paper "merged_db_final.json" and generates 4 output files: figure_1a.pdf and perturbation/metric_table.png (i.e. the tables used to generate figure 2).
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Title R code for figure 1b, 3, S2 and S3
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Title fig_hist_metricsfreq csv file
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Description Data file extracted from the data base containing the names of all the metrics (first column) and the number of times each of these metrics was used in the papers from the data base. This file is called by the code Plot_fig_1b-3-S2-S3.R and is used to generate fig 1b.
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Title papers csv file
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Description Data file extracted from the data base containing all the elements (presented in guidelines_literature-analysis.docx ) that have been recorded for each paper of the data base. This is called by the code Plot_fig_1b-3-S2-S3.R and is used to generate fig. S2 and S3
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Title pert csv file
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Description Data file extracted from the data base containing information about all the perturbations studied in the papers of the data base. It is called by the code Plot_fig_1b-3-S2-S3.R and is used to generate fig. 3 and S3.
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When using this data, please cite the original publication:

Kéfi S, Domínguez‐García V, Donohue I, Fontaine C, Thébault E, Dakos V (2019) Advancing our understanding of ecological stability. Ecology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13340

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Kefi S, Dominguez-Garcia V, Donohue I, Fontaine C, Thébault E, Dakos V (2019) Data from: Advancing our understanding of ecological stability. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.c0t1892
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