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dc.contributor.authorGotelli, Nicholas J.
dc.contributor.authorBooher, Douglas B.
dc.contributor.authorUrban, Mark C.
dc.contributor.authorUlrich, Werner
dc.contributor.authorSuarez, Andrew V.
dc.contributor.authorSkelly, David K.
dc.contributor.authorRussell, David J.
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Rebecca J.
dc.contributor.authorRothendler, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorRios, Nelson
dc.contributor.authorRehan, Sandra M.
dc.contributor.authorNi, George
dc.contributor.authorMoreau, Corrie S.
dc.contributor.authorMagurran, Anne E.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Faith A. M.
dc.contributor.authorGraves, Gary R.
dc.contributor.authorFiera, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorBurkhardt, Ulrich
dc.contributor.authorPrimack, Richard B.
dc.identifier.citationGotelli , N J , Booher , D B , Urban , M C , Ulrich , W , Suarez , A V , Skelly , D K , Russell , D J , Rowe , R J , Rothendler , M , Rios , N , Rehan , S M , Ni , G , Moreau , C S , Magurran , A E , Jones , F A M , Graves , G R , Fiera , C , Burkhardt , U & Primack , R B 2021 , ' Estimating species relative abundances from museum records ' , Methods in Ecology and Evolution , vol. Early View .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 275787022
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: cee0f8f7-33ff-4a30-99ec-f3dda9bc7409
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:0A1BB1262C21462FBB7C4334842C0AC5
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-0036-2795/work/99804483
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-6571-714X/work/99804643
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85114325821
dc.descriptionFunding: C.F., U.B. and D.J.R. acknowledge COST Action ‘European Soil-Biology Data Warehouse for Soil Protection’ (EUdaphobase), CA18237, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). AEM thanks the Leverhulme Trust (RPG-2019-401). D.B.B. was supported by an NSF Postdoc Research Fellowship in Biology (NSF 000733206), S.M.R. was supported by an NSERC Discovery Grant Author Contributions, A.V.S. was supported by NSF 1755336, C.S.M was supported by NSF 1398620 and N.J.G was supported by NSF 2019470.en
dc.description.abstract1. Dated, geo-referenced museum specimens are a rich data source for reconstructing species' distribution and abundance patterns. However, museum records are potentially biased towards over-representation of rare species, and it is unclear whether museum records can be used to estimate relative abundance in the field. 2. We assembled 17 coupled field and museum datasets to quantitatively compare relative abundance estimates with the Dirichlet distribution. Collectively, these datasets comprise 73,039 museum records and 1,405,316 field observations of 2,240 species. 3. Although museum records of rare species overestimated relative abundance by 1-fold to over 100-fold (median study = 9.0), the relative abundance of species estimated from museum occurrence records was strongly correlated with relative abundance estimated from standardized field surveys (r2 range of 0.10-0.91, median study = 0.43). 4. These analyses provide a justification for estimating species relative abundance with carefully curated museum occurrence records, which may allow for the detection of temporal or spatial shifts in the rank ordering of common and rare species.
dc.relation.ispartofMethods in Ecology and Evolutionen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.en
dc.subjectMuseum recordsen
dc.subjectRelative abundanceen
dc.subjectAM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)en
dc.subjectGC Oceanographyen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleEstimating species relative abundances from museum recordsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Biological Diversityen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modellingen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Fish Behaviour and Biodiversity Research Groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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