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Grigoropoulou, A., Hamid, S. A., Acosta, R., Akindele, E. O., Al-Shami, S. A., Altermatt, F., Amatulli, G., Angeler, D. G., Arimoro, F. O., Aroviita, J., Astorga-Roine, A., Bastos, R. C., Bonada, N., Boukas, N., Brand, C., Bremerich, V., Bush, A., Cai, Q., Callisto, M. … Domisch, S. (2023). The global EPTO database: Worldwide occurrences of aquatic insects. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 32, 642– 655. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13648

The global EPTO database : worldwide occurrences of aquatic insects

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Author: Grigoropoulou, Afroditi1,2; Ab Hamid, Suhaila3; Acosta, Raúl4;
Akindele, Emmanuel Olusegun5; Al-Shami, Salman A.6; Altermatt, Florian7,8; Amatulli, Giuseppe1,9; Angeler, David G.10; Arimoro, Francis O.11; Aroviita, Jukka12; Astorga-Roine, Anna13; Bastos, Rafael Costa14,15; Bonada, Núria4,16; Boukas, Nikos17; Brand, Cecilia18,19; Bremerich, Vanessa1; Bush, Alex20; Cai, Qinghua21,22; Callisto, Marcos23; Chen, Kai24,25; Cruz, Paulo Vilela26; Dangles, Olivier27; Death, Russell28; Deng, Xiling29; Domínguez, Eduardo30; Dudgeon, David31; Eriksen, Tor Erik32; Faria, Ana Paula J.15; Feio, Maria João33; Fernández-Aláez, Camino34; Floury, Mathieu1,35; García-Criado, Francisco34; García-Girón, Jorge34,36; Graf, Wolfram37; Grönroos, Mira38; Haase, Peter29,39; Hamada, Neusa40; He, Fengzhi1; Heino, Jani36; Holzenthal, Ralph41; Huttunen, Kaisa-Leena42; Jacobsen, Dean43; Jähnig, Sonja C.1,44; Jetz, Walter9; Johnson, Richard K.10; Juen, Leandro15; Kalkman, Vincent45; Kati, Vassiliki17; Keke, Unique N.11; Koroiva, Ricardo46,47; Kuemmerlen, Mathias48; Langhans, Simone Daniela49; Ligeiro, Raphael15; Van Looy, Kris50; Maasri, Alain1,51; Marchant, Richard52; Garcia Marquez, Jaime Ricardo1; Martins, Renato T.40; Melo, Adriano S.53; Metzeling, Leon; Miserendino, Maria Laura18,19; Moe, S. Jannicke32; Molineri, Carlos30; Muotka, Timo42; Mustonen, Kaisa-Riikka42; Mykrä, Heikki12; Cavalcante Do Nascimento, Jeane Marcelle40,54; Valente-Neto, Francisco55; Neu, Peter J.56; Nieto, Carolina30; Pauls, Steffen U.29; Paulson, Dennis R.57; Rios-Touma, Blanca58; Rodrigues, Marciel Elio59; de Oliveira Roque, Fabio60; Salazar Salina, Juan Carlos61; Schmera, Dénes62; Schmidt-Kloiber, Astrid37; Shah, Deep Narayan63; Simaika, John P.64; Siqueira, Tadeu65,66; Tachamo-Shah, Ram Devi67; Theischinger, Günther68; Thompson, Ross69; Tonkin, Jonathan D.66,70,71; Torres-Cambas, Yusdiel1; Townsend, Colin72; Turak, Eren73; Twardochleb, Laura74; Wang, Beixin24; Yanygina, Liubov75; Zamora-Muñoz, Carmen76; Domisch, Sami1
Organizations: 1Department of Community and Ecosystem Ecology, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany
2Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
3School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
4FEHM-Lab (Freshwater Ecology, Hydrology and Management), Departament de Biologia Evolutiva, Ecologia i Ciències Ambientals, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Barcelona, Spain
5Department of Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
6Indian River Research and Education Center, IFAS, University of Florida, Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
7Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
8Department of Aquatic Ecology, Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
9Center for Biodiversity and Global Change, EEB Department, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
10Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
11Department of Animal Biology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
12Finnish Environment Institute, Freshwater Centre, Oulu, Finland
13Centro de Investigacion en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia, CIEP, Coyhaique, Chile
14Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Codó, Brazil
15Laboratório de Ecologia e Conservação, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil
16Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat (IRBio), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Barcelona, Spain
17Department of Biological Applications and Technologies, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
18CIEMEP (CONICET-UNPSJB), Esquel, Argentina
19Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Esquel, Argentina
20Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
21State Key Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology and Biotechnology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China
22University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
23Departamento de Genética, Ecologia e Evolução, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
24Department of Entomology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
25State Key Laboratory of Marine Resource Utilization in South China Sea, Hainan University, Haikou, China
26Laboratório de Biodiversidade e Conservação, Universidade Federal de Rondônia – UNIR, Rolim de Moura, Brazil
27Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Université de Montpellier, UMR 5175, CNRS, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier, EPHE, IRD, Montpellier, France
28Institute of Natural Resources – Ecology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
29Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
30Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical- CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Yerba Buena, Argentina
31Division of Ecology & Biodiversity, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
32Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, Norway
33Department Life Sciences, FCTUC, Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Associate Laboratory ARNET, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
34Department of Biodiversity and Environmental Management, University of León, León, Spain
35Univ Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS, ENTPE, UMR 5023 LEHNA, Villeurbanne, France
36Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
37University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
38Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
39Faculty of Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
40Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil
41Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, USA
42Ecology and Genetics Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
43Freshwater Biological Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
44Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
45Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
46Universidade Federal da Paraíba – UFPB, João Pessoa, Brazil
47Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil
48[NA], Bonn, Germany
49Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
50OVAM, Mechelen, Belgium
51The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
52Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
53Departamento de Ecologia – IB, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
54Programa de Pós Graduação em Zoologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil
55Departamento de Biologia Animal, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
56Independent Scholar
57Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington State, USA
58Facultad de Ingenierías y Ciencias Aplicadas, Grupo de Investigación en Biodiversidad, Medio Ambiente y Salud (BIOMAS), Universidad de Las Américas-Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
59Departamento de Ciências Exatas e Tecnológicas, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Vitória da Conquista, Brazil
60Institute of BioScience, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
61Departamento de Biología y Geografía, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
62Balaton Limnological Research Institute, Tihany, Hungary
63Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal
64Department of Water Resources and Ecosystems, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
65Institute of Biosciences, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Rio Claro, Brazil
66School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
67Department of Life Sciences and Aquatic Ecology Centre, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal
68Australian Museum, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
69Centre for Applied Water Science, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
70Te Pūnaha Matatini Centre of Research Excellence, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
71Bioprotection Aotearoa Centre of Research Excellence, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
72Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
73Department of Planning and Environment, NSW Government, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
74California Department of Water Resources, West Sacramento, California, USA
75Altai State University, Barnaul, Russia
76Departamento de Biología Animal, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
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Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2023031732187
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-03-17
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Abstract

Motivation: Aquatic insects comprise 64% of freshwater animal diversity and are widely used as bioindicators to assess water quality impairment and freshwater ecosystem health, as well as to test ecological hypotheses. Despite their importance, a comprehensive, global database of aquatic insect occurrences for mapping freshwater biodiversity in macroecological studies and applied freshwater research is missing. We aim to fill this gap and present the Global EPTO Database, which includes worldwide geo-referenced aquatic insect occurrence records for four major taxa groups: Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera and Odonata (EPTO).

Main type of variables contained: A total of 8,368,467 occurrence records globally, of which 8,319,689 (99%) are publicly available. The records are attributed to the corresponding drainage basin and sub-catchment based on the Hydrography90m dataset and are accompanied by the elevation value, the freshwater ecoregion and the protection status of their location.

Spatial location and grain: The database covers the global extent, with 86% of the observation records having coordinates with at least four decimal digits (11.1 m precision at the equator) in the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84) coordinate reference system.

Time period and grain: Sampling years span from 1951 to 2021. Ninety-nine percent of the records have information on the year of the observation, 95% on the year and month, while 94% have a complete date. In the case of seven sub-datasets, exact dates can be retrieved upon communication with the data contributors.

Major taxa and level of measurement: Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera and Odonata, standardized at the genus taxonomic level. We provide species names for 7,727,980 (93%) records without further taxonomic verification.

Software format: The entire tab-separated value (.csv) database can be downloaded and visualized at https://glowabio.org/project/epto_database/. Fifty individual datasets are also available at https://fred.igb-berlin.de, while six datasets have restricted access. For the latter, we share metadata and the contact details of the authors.

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Series: Global ecology and biogeography. A journal of macroecology
ISSN: 1466-822X
ISSN-E: 1466-822X
ISSN-L: 1466-822X
Volume: 32
Issue: 5
Pages: 642 - 655
DOI: 10.1111/geb.13648
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1111/geb.13648
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1171 Geosciences
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
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