Catchment Monitor

Rainfall and streamflow from the catchments that feed Cape Town's major dams

Analysing biotic communities

The previous tutorial covered a bunch of the basics with some pretty straightforward data, and was more focused on how R works. Now we’ll be looking at slightly more complicated data (species data), which will require learning some fancier data handling.

EFTEON Landscapes

A map of existing meteorological, hydrological and ecological datasets and infrastructure to assist with EFTEON proposals.

Weather stations

One of the biggest challenges of working on global change issues in South Africa is not having easy access to the country’s long-term weather records.

R Basics: Weather Data

This tutorial relies on data provided as supplementary material for the paper Slingsby et al. 2017. Intensifying postfire weather and biological invasion drive species loss in a Mediterranean-type biodiversity hotspot. PNAS.

TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access

[Access the paper here.]( Plant traits-the morphological, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and phenological characteristics of plants-determine how plants respond to environmental factors, affect other trophic …

BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene

[Access the paper here.]( Motivation: The BioTIME database contains raw data on species identities and abundances in ecological assemblages through time. These data enable users to calculate temporal trends in …

Producing a plant diversity portal for South Africa

[Access the paper here.]( Taxonomy provides a universal method to classify biodiversity at different scales locally and globally. Currently, existing taxonomic treatments are scattered, limiting their accessibility and …

Southern hemisphere biodiversity and global change: data gaps and strategies

[Access the paper here.]( Long‐term datasets needed to detect the impacts of global change on southern biodiversity are still scarce and often incomplete, challenging adaptation planning and conservation management. …

Archiving South African digital research data: How ready are we?

[Access the paper here.]( Digital data archiving and research data management have become increasingly important for institutions in South Africa, particularly after the announcement by the National …