Data from: Tradeoffs with growth limit host range in complex life cycle helminths
Benesh, Daniel; Parker, Geoff; Chubb, James C.; Lafferty, Kevin (2020), Data from: Tradeoffs with growth limit host range in complex life cycle helminths, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.8931zcrnh
Data on the host generalism of complex life cycle helminths was compiled from literature sources and databases. We compared helminth generalism to that from life cycles simulated in empirical food webs. More details on how data were compiled, processed, and analysed can be found in our manuscript (Benesh et al. 2020. Tradeoffs with growth limit host range in complex life cycle helminths. The American Naturalist), in the metadata associated with the data files, and in this GitHub repository: https://github.com/dbenesh82/clc_generalism.
The data are divided into 5 zip archives. Three contain the raw data used to calculate parasite generalism: "lc_database.zip", "host_records_taxonomy.zip", and "study_effort.zip". They include life cycle, host association, and study effort data, respectively. From these data, we calculated parasite generalism (and other variables) at the parasite species and stage levels. Those tables were used in the main analyses and are contained in "compiled_data_at_species_stage_level.zip". An additional archive, "simulated_life_cycles.zip", has generalism data for parasite life cycles that were simulated in real food webs. Each archive contains a "METADA.txt" describing contents of the data files.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Award: BE 5336/3-1