Imperial College London

Dr Samraat Pawar

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Senior Lecturer



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2.4KennedySilwood Park






BibTex format

author = {Rund, SSC and Braak, K and Cator, L and Copas, K and Emrich, SJ and Giraldo-Calderón, GI and Johansson, MA and Heydari, N and Hobern, D and Kelly, SA and Lawson, D and Lord, C and MacCallum, RM and Roche, DG and Ryan, SJ and Schigel, D and Vandegrift, K and Watts, M and Zaspel, JM and Pawar, S},
doi = {10.1038/s41597-019-0042-5},
journal = {Scientific Data},
title = {MIReAD, a minimum information standard for reporting arthropod abundance data},
url = {},
volume = {6},
year = {2019}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Arthropods play a dominant role in natural and human-modified terrestrial ecosystem dynamics. Spatially-explicit arthropod population time-series data are crucial for statistical or mathematical models of these dynamics and assessment of their veterinary, medical, agricultural, and ecological impacts. Such data have been collected world-wide for over a century, but remain scattered and largely inaccessible. In particular, with the ever-present and growing threat of arthropod pests and vectors of infectious diseases, there are numerous historical and ongoing surveillance efforts, but the data are not reported in consistent formats and typically lack sufficient metadata to make reuse and re-analysis possible. Here, we present the first-ever minimum information standard for arthropod abundance, Minimum Information for Reusable Arthropod Abundance Data (MIReAD). Developed with broad stakeholder collaboration, it balances sufficiency for reuse with the practicality of preparing the data for submission. It is designed to optimize data (re)usability from the “FAIR,” (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles of public data archiving (PDA). This standard will facilitate data unification across research initiatives and communities dedicated to surveillance for detection and control of vector-borne diseases and pests.
AU - Rund,SSC
AU - Braak,K
AU - Cator,L
AU - Copas,K
AU - Emrich,SJ
AU - Giraldo-Calderón,GI
AU - Johansson,MA
AU - Heydari,N
AU - Hobern,D
AU - Kelly,SA
AU - Lawson,D
AU - Lord,C
AU - MacCallum,RM
AU - Roche,DG
AU - Ryan,SJ
AU - Schigel,D
AU - Vandegrift,K
AU - Watts,M
AU - Zaspel,JM
AU - Pawar,S
DO - 10.1038/s41597-019-0042-5
PY - 2019///
SN - 2052-4463
TI - MIReAD, a minimum information standard for reporting arthropod abundance data
T2 - Scientific Data
UR -
UR -
VL - 6
ER -