Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5617–5642, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5617–5642, 2021

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 et al.


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
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
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.