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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Brian J Enquist conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Rick Condit conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Robert K Peet conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Mark Schildhauer conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Barbara M. Thiers conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

1) The BIEN database, http://bien.nceas.ucsb.edu/bien/

2) https://bien3.org; and www.biendata.org

Funding

This study was conducted as a part of the BIEN Working Group (Principal Investigators: B.J.E., RC, Brad Boyle, Steven Dolins, and R.K.P.) supported by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, a center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Grant EF-0553768); the University of California, Santa Barbara; and the State of California. The BIEN Working Group was also supported by funding from iPlant (NSF Grant DBI-0735191) to the BIEN working group, principal Investigators: B.J.E., R.C., M.S., R.K.P., and B.M.T. We thank all the contributors for the invaluable data provided to the BIEN (http://bien.nceas.ucsb.edu/bien/people/data-contributors/). B.J.E. was also supported by a fellowship from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and NSF Macrosystems Award DBI-1065861. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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