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SoilTemp: A global database of near-surface temperature

Abstract Current analyses and predictions of spatially explicit patterns and processes in ecology most often rely on climate data interpolated from standardized weather stations. This interpolated climate data represents long-term average thermal conditions at coarse spatial resolutions only. Hence, many climate-forcing factors that operate at fine spatiotemporal resolutions are overlooked. This is particularly important in relation to effects of observation height (e.g. vegetation, snow and soil characteristics) and in habitats varying in their exposure to radiation, moisture and wind (e.g. topography, radiative forcing or cold-air pooling). Since organisms living close to the ground relate more strongly to these microclimatic conditions than to free-air temperatures, microclimatic ground and near-surface data are needed to provide realistic forecasts of the fate of such organisms under anthropogenic climate change, as well as of the functioning of the ecosystems they live in. To fill this critical gap, we highlight a call for temperature time series submissions to SoilTemp, a geospatial database initiative compiling soil and near-surface temperature data from all over the world. Currently, this database contains time series from 7,538 temperature sensors from 51 countries across all key biomes. The database will pave the way toward an improved global understanding of microclimate and bridge the gap between the available climate data and the climate at fine spatiotemporal resolutions relevant to most organisms and ecosystem processes.


Number of pages 14
Volume 26
Magazine issue 11
Pages (to-from) 6616-6629
Type A1: Web of Science-article
Category Research
Magazine Global Change Biology
Issns 1354-1013
Language English

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Jonas Lembrechts
Juha Aalto
Michael B. Ashcroft
Pieter De Frenne
Martin Kopecký
Jonathan Lenoir
Miska Luoto
Ilya M. D. Maclean
Olivier Roupsard
Eduardo Fuentes-Lillo
Rafael A. García
Loïc Pellissier
Camille Pitteloud
Juha M. Alatalo
Stuart W. Smith
Robert G. Björk
Lena Muffler
Amanda Ratier Backes
Simone Cesarz
Felix Gottschall
Joseph Okello
Josef Urban
Roman Plichta
Martin Svátek
Shyam S. Phartyal
Sonja Wipf
Nico Eisenhauer
Mihai Pușcaș
Pavel Dan Turtureanu
Andrej Varlagin
Romina D. Dimarco
Alistair S. Jump
Krystal Randall
Ellen Dorrepaal
Keith Larson
Josefine Walz
Luca Vitale
Miroslav Svoboda
Rebecca Finger Higgens
Aud H. Halbritter
Salvatore R. Curasi
Ian Klupar
Austin Koontz
William D. Pearse
Elizabeth Simpson
Michael Stemkovski
Bente Jessen Graae
Mia Vedel Sørensen
Toke T. Høye
M. Rosa Fernández Calzado
Juan Lorite
Michele Carbognani
Marcello Tomaselli
T'ai G. W. Forte
Alessandro Petraglia
Stef Haesen
Ben Somers
Koenraad Van Meerbeek
Mats P. Björkman
Kristoffer Hylander
Sonia Merinero
Mana Gharun
Nina Buchmann
Jiri Dolezal
Radim Matula
Andrew D. Thomas
Joseph J. Bailey
Dany Ghosn
George Kazakis
Miguel A. de Pablo
Julia Kemppinen
Pekka Niittynen
Lisa J. Rew
Tim Seipel
Christian Larson
James D.M. Speed
Jonas Ardö
Nicoletta Cannone
Mauro Guglielmin
Francesco Malfasi
Maaike Y. Bader
Rafaella Canessa
Angela Stanisci
Juergen Kreyling
Jonas Schmeddes
Laurenz M. Teuber
Valeria Aschero
Marek Čiliak
František Máliš
Pallieter De Smedt
Sanne Govaert
Camille Meeussen
Pieter Vangansbeke
Khatuna Gigauri
Andrea Lamprecht
Harald Pauli
Klaus Steinbauer
Manuela Winkler
Masahito Ueyama
Martin A. Nuñez
Tudor-Mihai Ursu
Sylvia Haider
Ronja E. M. Wedegärtner
Marko Smiljanic
Mario Trouillier
Martin Wilmking
Jan Altman
Josef Brůna
Lucia Hederová
Martin Macek
Matěj Man
Jan Wild
Pascal Vittoz
Meelis Pärtel
Peter Barančok
Róbert Kanka
Jozef Kollár
Andrej Palaj
Agustina Barros
Ana C. Mazzolari
Marijn Bauters
Pascal Boeckx
José-Luis Benito Alonso
Shengwei Zong
Valter Di Cecco
Zuzana Sitková
Katja Tielbörger
Liesbeth van den Brink
Robert Weigel
Jürgen Homeier
Carl Johan Dahlberg
Sergiy Medinets
Volodymyr Medinets
Hans J. De Boeck
Miguel Portillo-Estrada
Lore T. Verryckt
Ann Milbau
Gergana N. Daskalova
Haydn J. D. Thomas
Isla H. Myers-Smith
Benjamin Blonder
Jörg G. Stephan
Patrice Descombes
Florian Zellweger
Esther R. Frei
Bernard Heinesch
Christopher Andrews
Jan Dick
Lukas Siebicke
Adrian Rocha
Rebecca A. Senior
Christian Rixen
Juan J. Jimenez
Julia Boike
Aníbal Pauchard
Thomas Scholten
Brett Scheffers
David Klinges
Edmund W. Basham
Jian Zhang
Zhaochen Zhang
Charly Géron
Fatih Fazlioglu
Onur Candan
Jhonatan Sallo Bravo
Filip Hrbacek
Kamil Laska
Edoardo Cremonese
Peter Haase
Fernando Esteban Moyano
Christian Rossi
Ivan Nijs