Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Data description paper
06 Dec 2021
Data description paper |  | 06 Dec 2021

The Plankton Lifeform Extraction Tool: a digital tool to increase the discoverability and usability of plankton time-series data

Clare Ostle, Kevin Paxman, Carolyn A. Graves, Mathew Arnold, Luis Felipe Artigas, Angus Atkinson, Anaïs Aubert, Malcolm Baptie, Beth Bear, Jacob Bedford, Michael Best, Eileen Bresnan, Rachel Brittain, Derek Broughton, Alexandre Budria, Kathryn Cook, Michelle Devlin, George Graham, Nick Halliday, Pierre Hélaouët, Marie Johansen, David G. Johns, Dan Lear, Margarita Machairopoulou, April McKinney, Adam Mellor, Alex Milligan, Sophie Pitois, Isabelle Rombouts, Cordula Scherer, Paul Tett, Claire Widdicombe, and Abigail McQuatters-Gollop


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'What an incredible solution! (Comment on essd-2021-171)', Todd OBrien, 12 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-171', Aleksandra Lewandowska, 20 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Clare Ostle on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Oct 2021) by David Carlson
RR by Todd OBrien (19 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish as is (25 Oct 2021) by David Carlson
AR by Clare Ostle on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2021)
Short summary
Plankton form the base of the marine food web and are sensitive indicators of environmental change. The Plankton Lifeform Extraction Tool brings together disparate plankton datasets into a central database from which it extracts abundance time series of plankton functional groups, called lifeforms, according to shared biological traits. This tool has been designed to make complex plankton datasets accessible and meaningful for policy, public interest, and scientific discovery.
Final-revised paper