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  • This dataset is part of the study of mimetic host shifts in an endangered social parasite of ants, which is a joint study of the NERC's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology(UK), the University of Oxford(UK), University of Bialystok(Poland), Polish Academy of Sciences(Poland) and UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research(Germany). Combined with datasets collected from previous study, they compare the proportions of caterpillars of Maculinea rebeli being adopted by resident Myrmica ant species near Przemysl, Poland in autumn with proportions of successful survivors the following summer to establish host specificity of the socially parasitic butterfly species. The data comprise: the study year, the ant species, total number of ant nest, the number of caterpillar survivors found in the nest of each ant species, number of nests with caterpillar presence and total number of nests without caterpillar presence. They were obtained from one population for 4 years(Y2001, Y2003, Y2004, Y2005). Detailed research method can be found in Thomas et al. (2013) Mimetic host shifts in an endangered social parasite of ants. Proc. R. Soc. B vol. 280 no.1751. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2336) Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/b472d635-d8fa-4c39-acfe-2b285ca0b9a8

  • [This nonGeographicDataset is embargoed until July 31, 2023]. The dataset consists of results of the electrochemical circle fit of the Nyquist plot generated by NOVA software to measure the Charge Transfer Resistance (RCT). Data demonstrates the curve of real and imaginary resistance against charges transmitted in the media of the carbon electrode biosensor. The change in RCT can detect the presence of the targeted antimicrobial resistance (AMR) DNA. The experiments were conducted by immersing the sensor's electrode in different concentrations of the target AMR DNA to determine the limit of detection. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/6bc69e2a-c771-4538-832e-2f6824b63474

  • The resource consists of cartesian coordinates, expressed in units of pixels for groups of eight individual fish, swimming in a shoal. The fish were filmed from above with a high resolution video camera. The data were generated from the images and video using automated two-dimensional tracking software. A food stimulus delivering a single food reward was presented six times per trial. The data were collected between July and August 2017 in a controlled fish laboratory at the University of Bristol by the data authors. The data were collected to test the effects of group behaviour in fish shoals on foraging performance. There are instances where one or more fish in a frame could not be tracked. Where such instances occur are indicated in the data files. The research was funded through NERC grant NE/P012639/1 Hunger and knowledge: foraging decisions in an uncertain and social world All procedures regarding the use of animals in research followed United Kingdom guidelines and were approved by the University of Bristol Ethical Review Group (UIN UB/17/060). Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/08305a43-79b5-432f-ad20-2ddffe0d1077

  • CT scans of adult little skates (Leucoraja erinacea). These scans consist of series of tiff images that can be imported into CT segmenting software to reconstruct their shape in three dimensions. Supplemental files include CT scanning parameters, landmark coordinates for each vertebra in each skate, up to vertebra 70, as well as an R script with code for analysing vertebral shape using morphometrics and segmented linear regression tests. Computed tomography scans of three adult little skates were obtained in order to quantitatively study vertebral column morphology and regionalization. The skate fins were removed to facilitate shipping to our scanning facility, and so the scans include only the head, gill basket, and axial column. The specimens are now housed in the University of Cambridge Museum of Zoology (specimen identification numbers 2021.50.1, 20201.50.2, and 2021.50.3). Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/9d7810c7-92af-47b2-81ec-365aafc39691

  • The resource consists of genome sequence data for the Drosophila C virus that has been serially passaged through different species of Drosophila in the laboratory. The genomes were sequenced and aligned to the reference genome. The frequency of variants at both biallelic and triallelic sites was then calculated. We also generated a phylogeny of the species involved using published data. This data was generated to understand how viruses adapt to new host species by Francis Jiggins and his co workers. The work was carried out between July 2016 and September 2017 and was funded by NERC under award reference NE/L004232/1 Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/4434a27d-5288-4f2e-88ac-4b1372e4d073

  • The UK Checklist of Freshwater Species is a collation of all the species (apart from algae) known to be found in association with fresh waters in the United Kingdom. The following eight major groups were identified as being associated with fresh waters in the UK: algae, amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, macrophytes, mammals and reptiles. Algae (except stoneworts) were not included in the UK Checklist of Freshwater Species as they are currently undergoing a major revision. Other microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses) are also not included in this species list. The checklist was compiled to allow querying of freshwater species data in the Biological Records Centre (BRC) but to also to query freshwater species data from the BRC via the UK Lakes Portal (https://eip.ceh.ac.uk/apps/lakes/), as well as to update the freshwater species list supplied to the UK Species Inventory (UKSI) partners, such as Recorder 6, National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Atlas and iRecord. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/57653719-434b-4b11-9f0d-3bd76054d8bd

  • This dataset constains information on population counts in experimental populations of Plodia interpunctella (Pyralidae; Hübner) and the parasitoid wasp Venturia canescens (Ichneumonidae; Gravenhorst). The data was collected from a multi-generation microcosm experiment carried out to characterise the combined effects of daily stochastic temperature fluctuations and resource degradation on population responses in the Plodia-Venturia host-parasitoid trophic interaction. The population count data include the weekly total numbers of dead adult hosts and parasitoids and the numbers of live early (L1-L3) and late (L4-L5) host instars and of host and parasitoid pupae in half sections of diet removed weekly and replaced by fresh diet (half sections are a 12th of experimental population boxes). The temperature time series data include the date and daily temperature in the fluctuating temperatures treatment. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/54b722a7-7cda-4817-86a5-b96ad0bb4ae7

  • This dataset was generated from a laboratory experiment investigating the toxicity of Zinc oxide nanoparticles and non-nanoparticles to the earthworm Eisenia andrei. The experiment followed the OECD protocol 222 OECD guideline for testing of chemicals Earthworm reproduction test (Eisenia fetida/andrei) 2004. Earthworms, Eisenia andrei, were exposed to Zinc oxide particles and nanoparticles, as well as an ionic reference, Zinc chloride, in soil for 28 days after which survival, reproduction and weight change were measured to assess the toxicity of the different zinc compounds. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/47644e3d-3abf-4fa2-9b82-991031f18b0b

  • This dataset contains response data from Q sort exercises investigating attitudes towards non-native lizards in the UK conducted in 2017-18. Data have been collected using standard Q method techniques for combined qualitative and quantitative investigation into subjective viewpoints surrounding a research topic. The data provided are the final Q sort arrangements obtained from participants and provide the basis for further factor analysis. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/a9c314d8-8a87-4992-9677-d9705c380f10

  • This dataset contains count data for the number of each aphid life stage (nymphal stages 1-4 and adult) consumed by coccinellids in two lab-based experiments. The unit of observation (row) in the dataset is aphid life stage, therefore five rows correspond to one focal coccinellid. We experimentally assessed changes in feeding behaviour (prey preference and consumption rate) of native UK coccinellid species (Adalia bipunctata and Coccinella septempunctata), whose populations are, respectively, declining and stable, when exposed to the invasive intraguild predator, Harmonia axyridis. Experiment 1 determined the number of aphids consumed by each coccinellid larval stage in the absence of competition for each of the three coccinellid species. Experiment 2 then assessed the impact of competition on the number of aphids consumed by each coccinellid species. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/c8c3f4ef-889b-457a-a05b-1b2214d5802c