The BETSI database: summarize and organize data on soil invertebrate traits
The BETSI database hosts soil invertebrate trait data.
All the BETSI database content is public
1/ BETSI PROJECT
The BETSI database has been built during the BETSI project.
What is the BETSI project?
A french project with a permanent consortium of approximately 15 researchers on soil ecology
It means "Biological and Ecological Traits for Soil Invertebrates"
It began in February 2011 and finished in May 2014 (the database still operates)
The project was funded funding by the CESAB/FRB (Centre for the synthesis and anlysis of biodiversy / The Foundation for research on Biodiversity)
What were the main objectives?
Promote the use of trait-based approaches in soil invertebrate ecology
Give a reference structure to archive soil inverterbrate trait data
The BETSI consortium during a biannual BETSI workshop
2/ BETSI DATABASE OPERATING
To browse on BETSI database, fell free to click on the tabs on the left panel you are interested in and follow then the proposed procedures.
Data exploration map: consult geolocalized field experiment data of the BETSI database. By clicking on a sample, you have access to a synthetic description of it.
Data request: consult BETSI database data
Contribute data: contribute to BETSI database by inserting your own data
Tutorial: consult the learning guide for novice users of the BETSI database. It covers all the aspects of the database functioning: data contribution, data request.
3/ AROUND THE DATABASE
T-SITA: consult the Thesaurus for Soil Invertebrate Trait-based Approaches. It is a controlled vocabulary of soil invertebrate trait names. It was connected to the BETSI database to manage trait data.
Trait information scanning: consult a scanning tool which collect relevant literature on soil invertebrate trait-based approches
4/ BETSI MEMBERS