Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: Complete Collection, Version 1.1Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_CESIC_COMPLETE_V11
Abstract: The Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections contains 426 indicators for 239 countries from five major environmental sustainability indicator efforts: the 2006 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), 2004 Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI), the Rio to Johannesburg Dashboard, the Wellbeing of Nations, and 2006 National ... Footprint Accounts. It also incorporates 38 ancillary variables such as region name, dummy variables for landlocked countries and small island states, population, GDP, and land area. The collection is compiled and distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The data in comma-separated values (CSV), SPSS (SAV) and Stata (DTA) formats and a data dictionary for all indicators and ancillary variables in Word (DOC), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Microsoft Access (MDB) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To make the acquisition, comparison and analysis of sustainability indicators easier by compiling them in a single database, incorporating multiple country codes, and condensing the indicator descriptions into short methodological summaries in an accompanying data dictionary.
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Upson, R., Newsham, K.K., Bridge, P.D., Pearce, D.A. & Read, D.J. Phylogenetic affinities of dark septate endophytes in the roots of Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis, the two native Antarctic vascular plant species. Fungal Ecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2009.02.004 Upson, R., Read, D.J. & Newsham, K.K. (2009). Nitrogen form influences plant response to dark septate root ... endophytes. Mycorrhiza. DOI: 10.1007/s00572-009-0260-3. Newsham, K.K., Upson, R. & Read, D.J. (2009). Mycorrhizas and dark septate endophytes in polar regions. Fungal Ecology 2, 10-20. Upson, R., Newsham, K.K. & Read, D.J. (2008). Root-fungal associations of Colobanthus quitensis and Deschampsia antarctica in the maritime and sub-Antarctic. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 40, 592-599. Upson, R., Newsham, K.K. & Read, D.J. (2007) Widespread association between the ericoid mycorrhizal fungus Rhizoscyphus ericae and a leafy liverwort in the maritime and sub-Ant
arctic. New Phytologist 176, 460-471 Upson, R. (2006) The status of dark septate root fungal endophytes in Antarctic plant and soil communities. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield. Upson, R., Newsham, K. K. and Read D.J. Antarctic dark septate root fungal endophytes: diversity and function. 5th International Conference on Mycorrhiza (ICOM 5), Granada, Spain (Invited workshop contribution). 23rd to 27th July 2006. (Oral) Upson, R., Newsham, K. K. and Read D.J. (2005) The status of dark septate root and rhizoid-inhabiting fungal endophytes in three Antarctic plant species. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part IA 141: S219-S224 Upson, R., Newsham, K. K. and Read D.J. The status of dark septate root and rhizoid-inhabiting fungal endophytes in three Antarctic plant species. Annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB), Barcelona, Spain (Part of the Below Ground Processes session). July 2005. (Oral) Upson, R., Newsham, K. K. and Read D.J. The phylogen
etic affinities of dark septate endophytes from two Antarctic plant s
pecies: evidence for global ubiquity. Biological Sciences Division Posterday. University of Sheffield. May 2005. (Poster) Upson, R., Newsham, K. K. and Read D.J. The status of dark septate fungi in Antarctic plant and soil communities. British Antarctic Surveys annual Antarctic Funding Initiative conference, Newnham College, Cambridge. September 2003. (Oral)
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-04-27