Global database of biodiversity time series
A resource for quantifying and understanding biodiversity change


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By downloading these data you are agreeing to respect the licenses associated to the database and datasets as per the metadata table. You also agree to cite the database paper as well as any relevant citations for the data you use in any publication.

BioTIME is an open access resource, free to anyone, anywhere in the world to use for education, research or conservation. However, the future of the BioTIME database, and its continued availability as a resource for ecologists around the world, depends on our ability to raise funds to secure it over the coming years. If you will be using BioTIME data in a funded research project, please contribute to our running costs. Or, if you are writing a grant proposal for work that will draw on the BioTIME database, please include a contribution to these running costs in your budget. To contribute, or for advice on wording to be included in a grant application, please contact us here. Your support is greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged on the BioTIME website.

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Please cite as detailed below when using BioTIME: ('save link as' to download .ris file)
Dornelas M, Antão LH, Moyes F, Bates, AE, Magurran, AE, et al. BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecol Biogeogr. 2018; 27:760 - 786.

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