ComPADRe III and ComADRe demographic databases
Conducted by Roberto Salguero-Gomez; Owen R. Jones, James W. Vaupel, Annette Baudisch, Alexander Scheuerlein, Dalia Amor Conde Ovando, Fernando Colchero; in Collaboration with Judy Che-Castaldo (National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, USA), Hal Caswell (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution / MPIDR, USA)
ComPADRe III (Comparative Plant & Algae Demographic Research) and ComADRE (Comparative Animal Demographic Research)are two sister databases that contain demographic information in the form of projection matrices and integral projection models for over 850 plants and over 1000 animal species from published research. The databases also contain taxonomic, ecological and biogeographic covariates. This wealth of data empowers us to address broad ecological and evolutionary questions. The goal of this project is to synthesize and digitalize this literature, explore the evolution of senescence across the tree of life, and ultimately make the data publicly available to encourage more comparative demographic studies.Detailed description
Research keywords: Ageing, Mortality and Longevity; Biodemography; Data and Surveys
This is a joint project with the Laboratory:
- Modeling the Evolution of Aging Description
Figures & Graphs
Figure 1: Number of plant (ComPADre III) and animal species (ComADRe) for which discrete projection matrices have been published as a function of heir year of publication. Integral projection models (blue) for over 50 species already exist.