Information related to diet and energy flow is fundamental to a diverse range of Antarctic and Southern Ocean biological and ecosystem studies. The Expert Group on Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics (EG-ABI) and the Expert Group on Birds and Marine Mammal (EG-BAMM) are collating a centralised database of such information to assist the scientific community in this work. It includes data related to diet and energy flow from conventional (e.g. gut content) and modern (e.g. molecular) studies, stable isotopes, fatty acids, and energetic content. It is a product of the SCAR community and open for all to participate in and use.
- Access the Southern Ocean Diet and Energetics Database.
The database is a product of EG-ABI and is hosted by biodiversity.aq.
Antarctic or Southern Ocean researchers holding diet and energetics data, or who are interested in using such data in their work, are encouraged to make contact.