Citing ÆKOS data

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How to cite ÆKOS data in scientific papers?

The ÆKOS Data Contributors represents all of the data contributors who are the original authors of data submitted and integrated into the ÆKOS repository. We recommended you use The ÆKOS Data Contributors as the generic author for occasions when you need to credit/attribute/cite many or all of the original data contributors of the ÆKOS. This is a condition of TERN's licensing policy.

The ÆKOS Data Contributors citation and use:

The ӔKOS Data Contributors. (2014). A derivative of multiple ecological plot databases for the Advanced Ecological Knowledge and Observation System (ÆKOS). Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.portal.aekos.org.au/), made available by original authors and owners, derived by modelling onto a common ontology. Accessed [dd mmm yyyy, e.g., 01 Apr 2013]

Conditions of use:
(i)  the last author in the list of authors of your scientific citation and

(ii) hyperlinked to this page (see the example below) to display the full list of ÆKOS's original data authors. (Note, you may have to specify and work with journal typesetters to achieve this.)

If you are using a subset of data with few data authors, please include the citations outlined in the Citation PDF received when data are downloaded from the portal. 

Examples: 

(i) Datasets and Integrated Site Data slightly modified (e.g., data values not changes, number of columns not changed but swapped the order - no derivative)

Original data author(s). (Year of Publication). Title, Version. DOI/Persistent hyperlink (if available). Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.aekos.org.au/), made available by University of Adelaide (http://www.adelaide.edu.au). Accessed [dd mmm yyyy, e.g. 01 Apr 2013].

Eg. 1 (Integrated Site Data). TERN AusPlots (2013). AusPlots Rangelands, Version 6 /2014. Persistent
Hyperlink: http://www.aekos.org.au/collection/adelaide.edu.au/ausplotsrangelands. Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.aekos.org.au/), made available by University of Adelaide (http://www.adelaide.edu.au), derived by modelling onto a common ontology. Accessed 04 Apr 2014.

Eg. 2 (Statistic/opaque dataset): Wardle GMW , Dickman CRD (2014). DERG Trachymene glaucifolia dataset for MARSS models . 10.4227/05/53BA0C132D80A. Obtained from Advanced Ecological Knowledge and Observation System Data Portal (ÆKOS, http://www.portal.aekos.org.au/), made available by University of Sydney. Accessed 10 March 2015. 

(ii) Integrated Site Data substantially modified to create a derivative (e.g., subsetted ~1,000 surveys to create a single derivative of ~21,000 records for selected data fields)

Derivative author(s) and The ӔKOS Data Contributors. (Year). Title, a derivative of....... [DOI], derived by [state how the derivative is different].  Journal, Volume: pp-pp.

Eg.1 (derivative of original data): Author1, author2, author3, The ӔKOS Data Contributors. (2015). The sPlot II database, a derivative of global vegetation plot databases. 10.4227/05/53BA0C132D80A, derived by subsetting for 21,000 records for selected data fields.  Journal of Vegetation Science, 26:1-10.

Eg. 2 (derivative of a derivative): Allan, K. B., The ӔKOS Data Contributors. (2015). A derivative dataset of the sPlot II database (10.4227/05/53BA0C132D80A) and derivative of the ÆKOS system. 10.4227/05/53BA0C132D80A. Obtained via sPlot II database ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.aekos.org.au/), made available
by University of Adelaide (http://www.adelaide.edu.au), derived by subsetting 1,000 records for species and abundance fields. Accessed 01 Apr 2013.

The ÆKOS Data Contributors (including individual citations) are: 

1. TERN Eco-informatics. (2013). A common ontology, description model and delivery platform for the Advanced Ecological Knowledge and Observation System (ÆKOS). Viewed via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.portal.aekos.org.au/), TERN Eco-informatics website (http://www.ecoinformatics.org.au/why_aekos), made
available by The University of Adelaide (http://www.adelaide.edu.au), Adelaide, South Australia.

2. ABARES (2012). Ground Cover Reference Sites Database, Version 9 /2014. Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.portal.aekos.org.au/), made available by Commonwealth of Australia (Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) (http://www.daff.gov.au/abares), derived by modelling onto a common ontology . Accessed [dd mmm yyyy, e.g., 01 Apr 2013]. 

3. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (2012). Biological Survey of South Australia - Vegetation Survey, Biological Database of South Australia, Version 11 /2014. Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.portal.aekos.org.au/), made available by State of South Australia (Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources), derived by modelling onto a common ontology. Accessed [dd mmm yyyy, e.g., 01 Apr 2013]. 

4. Department of Parks and Wildlife (Biogeography Program) (2012). Biological Survey of the Ravensthorpe Range (Phase 1), Version 1 /2013. Persistent Hyperlink: http://www.aekos.org.au/collection/wa.gov.au/ravensthorpe. Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.portal.aekos.org.au/), made available by the State of Western Australia (Department of Parks and Wildlife), Perth, Western Australia, derived by modelling onto a common ontology. Accessed [dd mmm yyyy, e.g., 01 Apr 2013].

5. Joint Remote Sensing Research Program (2013). AusCover Supersites SLATS Star Transects, Version 2 /2013. Persistent Hyperlink: http://www.aekos.org.au/collection/uq/sscover. Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.portal.aekos.org.au/), made available by The University of Queensland (Joint Remote Sensing Research Program), derived by modelling onto a common ontology. Accessed [dd mmm yyyy, e.g., 01 Apr 2013].

6. New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (2014). Data from the Atlas of NSW database: VIS flora survey module, Version 11 /2013. Persistent Hyperlink: http://www.aekos.org.au/collection/nsw.gov.au/nsw_atlas/vis_flora_module.... Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.portal.aekos.org.au/), made available by State of New South Wales (Office of Environment and Heritage http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/),derived by modelling onto a common ontology. Accessed [dd mmm yyyy, e.g., 01 Apr 2013]. 

7. Queensland Herbarium (2012). Queensland CORVEG Database, Version 9 /2013. Persistent Hyperlink: http://www.aekos.org.au/collection/qld.gov.au/corveg. Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.portal.aekos.org.au/), made available by State of Queensland (Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, http://www.qld.gov.au/dsitia/), derived by modelling onto a common ontology. Accessed [dd mmm yyyy, e.g., 01 Apr 2013].

8. TERN AusPlots (2013). AusPlots Rangelands, Version 6 /2014. Persistent Hyperlink: http://www.aekos.org.au/collection/adelaide.edu.au/ausplotsrangelands. Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.aekos.org.au/), made available by University of Adelaide (http://www.adelaide.edu.au), derived by modelling onto a common ontology. Accessed [dd mmm yyyy, e.g., 01 Apr 2013]. 

9. TERN Australian Transects (2013). Transect for Environmental Monitoring and Decision Making (TREND), Version 6 /2014. Persistent Hyperlink: http://www.aekos.org.au/collection/adelaide.edu.au/trend. Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.aekos.org.au/), made available by University of Adelaide (http://www.adelaide.edu.au), derived by modelling onto a common ontology. Accessed [dd mmm yyyy, e.g., 01 Apr 2013]. 

10. TERN Australian Transect Network, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Western Australia (2013). South West Australian Transitional Transect (SWATT), Version 11 /2014. Persistent Hyperlink: http://www.aekos.org.au/collection/wa.gov.au/swatt. Obtained via ÆKOS Data Portal (http://www.portal.aekos.org.au/), made available by The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia and the State of Western Australia (Department of Parks and Wildlife), derived by modelling onto a common ontology. Accessed [dd mmm yyyy, e.g., 01 Apr 2013].