This HibernationMicroclimatesREADME.txt file was generated on 2023-11-20 by RACHEL FINDLAY-ROBINSON
GENERAL INFORMATION
1. Title of Dataset: Data associated with the research article "Hibernation nest site selection but not overwinter activity is associated with microclimatic conditions in a hibernating mammal".
2. Author Information
A. Principal Investigator Contact Information
Name: Rachel FINDLAY-ROBINSON
Institution: University of Glasgow
Address: Graduate School, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Email: rachel.findlay-robinson@glasgow.ac.uk / rachel.findlay.robinson@gmail.com
B. Associate or Co-investigator Contact Information
Name: Davina HILL
Institution: University of Glasgow
Address: School of Biodiversity, One Health and Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Email: davina.hill@glasgow.ac.uk
3. Date of data collection (single date, range, approximate date):
2020/02/22 - 2021/03/07
4. Geographic location of data collection :
Bradfield Woods, Suffolk, England
Coed Fron y Wyllt, Denbighshire, Wales
5. Information about funding sources that supported the collection of the data:
People's Trust for Endangered Species funded fieldwork
University of Cumbria PhD scholarship funded RFR
SHARING/ACCESS INFORMATION
1. Licenses/restrictions placed on the data:
- Nest site location data not to be made publicly available due to details of locations of sensitive species
- Climate data generated with microclimc can be made publicly available
2. Links to publications that cite or use the data:
## To update following publication
3. Links to other publicly accessible locations of the data:
N/A
4. Links/relationships to ancillary data sets:
N/A
5. Was data derived from another source? No
6. Recommended citation for this dataset:
To be updated following publication
DATA & FILE OVERVIEW
1. File List:
nest_locations.csv - Dataset containing a list of locations where dormouse hibernation nest sites were found during fieldwork, and locations of associated paired non-nest sites.
daily_vars_final.csv - Dataset containing microclimatic variables summarized to daily mean and standard deviation for each location in nest_locations.csv
2. Relationship between files, if important: Data in daily_vars_final.csv was generated from the microclimc R package using latitude and longitude data from nest_locations.csv
3. Additional related data collected that was not included in the current data package: None
4. Are there multiple versions of the dataset? No
METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION
1. Description of methods used for collection/generation of data:
## Update following publication - link to methods section
2. Methods for processing the data:
daily_vars_final.csv was generated using the microclimc R package (
3. Instrument- or software-specific information needed to interpret the data:
R project for statistical computing (R Core Team) was used for analysis
R script linked to analysis available on request
4. Describe any quality-assurance procedures performed on the data:
Temperature and humidity readings generated as part of daily_vars_final.csv were ground-truthed using temperature and humidity dataloggers to ensure accuracy.
5. People involved with sample collection, processing, analysis and/or submission:
Rachel Findlay-Robinson: Conceptualization, methodology, validation, writing - original draft preparation, writing - review and editing, funding acquisition
Davina Hill: Conceptualization, methodology, writing - review and editing, funding acquisition, supervision
DATA-SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR: nest_locations.csv
1. Number of variables: 9
2. Number of cases/rows: 26
3. Variable List:
Variable name(s) - description(s) - unit(s) - value
location - site where nest was found - NA - bradfield / bontuchel
season - whether nest was found in the first or second season of fieldwork - NA - 1 / 2
nestid - indiviudal ID of nest - NA - 1, 2, 3, 4, dmbox228, dmbox30, dmbox28
nest_pair - are values for a nest or paired site - NA - nest / pair
loc - physical location of nest - NA - ground / box
lat - latitude of nest or paired location - degrees - NA
long - longitude of nest or paired location - degrees - NA
start - the first date that dataloggers were deployed at the site - DD/MM/YYYY - NA
end - the last date that dataloggers collected data at the site - DD/MM/YYYY - NA
4. Missing data codes:
No missing data
5. Specialized formats or other abbreviations used:
None
DATA-SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR: daily_vars_final.csv
Microclimatic data generated using the microclimc package, summarized to daily mean and standard deviation
1. Number of variables: 42
2. Number of cases/rows: 2335
3. Variable List:
nestid - individual identifier of hibernation nest site or paired location - name - NA
date - date for which microclimatic variables are presented - DD/MM/YYYY - NA
pres_abs - presence/absence of a dormouse for the given date - NA - 1 (present) or 0 (absent)
type - whether a row corresponds to a nest or paired location - NA - nest / pair
Tref_mean - the mean temperature measured at reference height (1m above ground) at the given location on the given date - degrees centigrade - NA
Tref_sd - the standard deviation temperature measured at reference height (1m above ground) at the given location on the given dat - degrees centigrade - NA
Tloc_mean - the mean temperature measured at 1cm above ground at the given location on the given date - degrees centigrade - NA
Tloc_sd - the standard deviation of temperature measured at 1cm above ground at the given location on the given date - degrees centigrade - NA
RHref_mean - the mean relative humidity measured at reference height (1m above ground) at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
RHref_sd - the standard deviation of relative humidity measured at reference height (1m above ground) at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
RHloc_mean - the mean relative humidity measured at 1cm above ground at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
RHloc_sd - the standard deviation of relative humidity measured at 1cm above ground at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
RSWloc_mean - the mean relative shortwave radiation measured at 1cm above ground at the given location on the given date - W/m2 - NA
RSWloc_sd - the standard deviation of relative shortwave radiation measured at 1cm above ground at the given location on the given date - W/m2 - NA
RLWloc_mean - the mean relative longwave radiation measured at 1cm above ground at the given location on the given date - W/m2 - NA
RLWloc_sd - the standard deviation of relative longwave radiation measured at 1cm above ground at the given location on the given date - W/m2 - NA
windspeed_mean - the mean windspeed measured at 1cm above ground at the given location on the given date - XXXX
windspeed_sd - the standard deviation of windspeed measured at 1cm above ground at the given location on the given date - XXXX
D0cm_mean - the mean soil temperature at 0cm depth at the given location on the given date - degrees centigrade - NA
D0cm_sd - the standard deviation of soil temperature at 0cm depth at the given location on the given date - degrees centigrade - NA
D2.5cm_mean - the mean soil temperature at 2.5cm depth at the given location on the given date - degrees centigrade - NA
D2.5cm_sd - the standard deviation of soil temperature at 2.5cm depth at the given location on the given date - degrees centigrade - NA
D5cm_mean - the mean soil temperature at 5cm depth at the given location on the given date - degrees centigrade - NA
D5cm_sd - the standard deviation of soil temperature at 5cm depth at the given location on the given date - degrees centigrade - NA
D10cm_mean - the mean soil temperature at 10cm depth at the given location on the given date - degrees centigrade - NA
D10cm_sd - the standard deviation of soil temperature at 10cm depth at the given location on the given date - degrees centigrade - NA
RH0cm_mean - the mean relative humidity at 0cm depth at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
RH0cm_sd - the standard deviation of relative humidity at 0cm depth at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
RH2.5cm_mean - the mean relative humidity at 2.5cm depth at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
RH2.5cm_sd - the standard deviation of relative humidity at 2.5cm depth at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
RH5cm_mean - the mean relative humidity at 5cm depth at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
RH5cm_sd - the standard deviation of relative humidity at 5cm depth at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
RH10cm_mean - the mean relative humidity at 10cm depth at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
RH10cm_sd - the standard deviation of relative humidity at 10cm depth at the given location on the given date - percentage - NA
WC0cm_mean - the mean soil water content at 0cm depth at the given location on the given date - XXXX
WC0cm_sd - the standard deviation of soil water content at 0cm depth at the given location on the given date - XXXX
WC2.5cm_mean - the mean soil water content at 2.5cm depth at the given location on the given date - XXXX
WC2.5cm_sd - the standard deviation of soil water content at 2.5cm depth at the given location on the given date - XXXX
WC5cm_mean - the mean soil water content at 5cm depth at the given location on the given date - XXXX
WC5cm_sd - the standard deviation of soil water content at 5cm depth at the given location on the given date - XXXX
WC10cm_mean - the mean soil water content at 10cm depth at the given location on the given date - XXXX
WC10cm_sd - the standard deviation of soil water content at 10cm depth at the given location on the given date - XXXX
4. Missing data codes:
No missing data
5. Specialized formats or other abbreviations used:
NA