Stephanie Figary, Michael Meyer, Warren Currie and others in GLEON
ZIG launched a call for existing zooplankton data through the GLEON network in January 2021. Since then, the group has grown and there are now about 100 data sets available from all continents. Over the past year, the participants of ZIG defined eight research questions and coalesced on one main question that the group will pursue together. The goal is to develop a global zooplankton dataset to test which aspects of zooplankton community structure are the indicators of environmental change. ZIG and ZooST launched a joint data call to the GLEON community in 2021 and have started the process of data homogenization.