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  • What is EGrowth

    • EGrowth is a database on body growth curves of earthworm species across the globe.
    • It contains 1061 growth curves, representing 15888 measures of body mass and covers 51 species of earthworm.
    • The data were compiled from a variety of documents published between 1950 and 2017, such as scientific publications, PhD reports, and reports, with the aim to be as exhaustive as possible.
    • The curves come with metadata that contains information about the environmental conditions in which the curves were produced.
    • A growth curve is a series of measure of body weights on a same batch of individuals.
    • Growth curves are necessary for many purpose such as making population dynamics models, assessing the toxicity of products, managing populations, decision taking and designing experiments.
    • The data base can be downloaded directly or accessed through a Graphical User Interface

    • EGrowth logo
      Locations covered in the database

  • The database GUI
    • This database is published in Soil Biology and Biochemistry . The database can be used from an R session, either through the console or a GUI. See the reference manual in the supplementary method of the paper. I recommend using EGrowth from R rather than from the web GUI, for speed.
    • Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in contributing new data or if you need further explanations on the way to use the database.

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