Data indexed by GloBI is generously provided by researchers and collections openly sharing their datasets. When using this data, please make sure to attribute the original data contributors, including citing the specific datasets in derivative work. Each record indexed by GloBI contains a reference and dataset citation. Also, please consider to contribute to improve access to existing species interaction data.

Species interaction datasets indexed by GloBI can be accessed in various ways. For most, this website and its pages may be helpful to poke around the data. Other projects like GoMexSI, Encyclopedia of Life, and Ecosystem Explorer present GloBI data in a human readable format.

Exploratory, interactive queries can be executed through SPARQL and Cypher (see more examples) endpoints, GloBI Search/Browse pages, or by using the REST-y GloBI Web API. For those that use R, rglobi is available to explore interaction data. rglobi can also be used to execute Cypher queries.

For research or other data intensive project, please use GloBI’s stable versioned integrated data published via doi:10.5281/zenodo.3950589 or, perhaps even better, consider using the original underlying datasets. Please see the process page to better understand how GloBI integrates data so that you can make an informed decision on what data to use for your studies.

If you feel adventurous and would like to have the most recent data, you can use provided instable snapshots.

data description
citations.tsv.gz
stable / snapshot
contains data citations in a gzipped tab-separated values format.
citations.csv.gz
stable / snapshot
contains data citations in a in a gzipped comma-separated values format.
interactions.tsv.gz
stable / snapshot
contains species interactions tabulated as pair-wise interactions in a gzipped tab-separated values format.
interactions.csv.gz
stable / snapshot
contains species interactions tabulated as pair-wise interactions in a gzipped comma-separated values format.
interactions.nq.gz
stable / snapshot
contains species interactions expressed in the resource description framework in a gzipped rdf/quads format.
taxonMap.tsv.gz
stable / snapshot
describes how names in existing datasets were mapped into existing naming schemes in a gzipped tab-separated values format.
taxonCache.tsv.gz
stable / snapshot
contains hierarchies and identifiers associated with names from naming schemes in a gzipped tab-separated values format.
dwca.zip
stable / snapshot
contains species interactions data as a Darwin Core Archive using a custom, occurrence level, association extension.
dwca-by-study.zip
stable / snapshot
contains species interactions data as a Darwin Core Archive aggregated by study using a custom, occurrence level, association extension.
neo4j-graphdb.zip
stable / snapshot
contains a neo4j v2.3.12 database containing a graph representation of the species interaction data.

If you’d like to better understand how the above integrated data products came about, please visit the Data Integration Process page. Also, see the Accessing Species Interaction Data wiki page for additional information about data access methods.

In case the provided methods to access species interactions data do not quite suit your needs, please open an issue or contact the author(s) of doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2014.08.005.