Data & Code

I believe in transparency in research and I will be making the data and code I use in my research publicly available to promote open science and reproducible workflows.


For my PhD, I am working with several publicly available databases, including:


bioTIME is a global database of biodiversity time series. BioTIME is being developed as a community led open-source database of biodiversity time series with the goal to accelerate and facilitate quantitative analysis of temporal patterns of biodiversity in the Anthropocene. For more information, please see:

Dornelas, M., & Willis, T. J. (2017). BioTIME: a database of biodiversity time series for the anthropoceneGlobal Ecology and Biogeography.

Living Planet Database

The Living Planet Database is an open source database collated by the WWF and the Royal Zoological Society, containing records vertebrate populations through time.

For more information, please see:

McRae L., Deinet S., & Freeman R. (2017) The Diversity-Weighted Living Planet Index: Controlling for Taxonomic Bias in a Global Biodiversity Indicator. PLoS ONE 12(1): e0169156.


You can find some of the code I have developed on GitHub. I will be making the code for the manuscripts I am leading publicly available upon publication.