We strive to make all the data sets we collect available to the scientific community for use in analyses beyond those for which they were originally collected. The data used in several of our recent papers (and metadata describing them) have been archived and available for downloading at  repositories like Dryad, Figshare, and GenBank. We are also archiving data used in previously published papers, but if the data you need aren’t archived yet please contact Emilio Bruna to request them.
You can read more about why I think data archiving is important here: Bruna, E. M. 2010. Journals can advance tropical biology and conservation by requiring data archiving.  Biotropica 42(4): 399–401.

Ant-Plant Mutualisms

  • Bruna E.M., T.J. Izzo, B. D. Inouye, and H. L. Vasconcelos. in pressEffect of mutualist partner identity on plant demography. Ecology. DATA: Dryad Digital Repository doi:10.5061/dryad.5kc45.   CODE for analyses: (1) v 1.0 with DOI cited in the paper (2) GitHub repository where code is avialable for download and improvement.
  • Bruna EM, Izzo TJ, Inouye BD, Uriarte M, and Vasconcelos H. 2011. Data from: Asymmetric dispersal and colonization success of Amazonian plant-ants queens. PLoS ONE. Dryad Digital Repository. doi:10.5061/dryad.h6t7g
  • Passmore, H. A., E. M. Bruna, S. Heredia, and H. L. Vasconcelos. Data from: Resilient networks of ant-plant mutualists in Amazonian forest fragments.PLoS ONE. doi:10.5061/dryad.pf2r

Heliconia Demography

  • Bruna, E. M. and A. Segalin de Andrade. 2011. Data from: Phenotypic plasticity in plant responses to edge effects: experimental test with an Amazonian understory herb. American Journal of Botany. Dryad Digital Repository: doi:10.5061/dryad.553hc134
  • Data from: Corrêa Côrtes M, Uriarte M, Lemes MR, Gribel R, Kress WJ, Smouse PE, Bruna EM (2013). Low plant density enhances gene dispersal in the Amazonian understory herb Heliconia acuminata. Molecular Ecology doi:10.5061/dryad.b003f
  • Heliconia acuminata (Heliconiaceae) Leaf Length vs. Leaf Area. Figshare: http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.92691
  • Heliconia acuminata seed set (seeds per fruit) 2008. Figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1273926
  • Microsatellite sequences from: Cortes, MC; Gowda, V; Kress, WJ; Bruna, EM; Uriarte, M. 2009. Characterization of 10 microsatellite markers for the understorey Amazonian herb Heliconia acuminata. Molecular Ecology Resources 9(4): 1261-1264. Genbank

Cerrado Ecology

  • Copeland, S. M. E. M. Bruna, L. V. Barbosa, M. C. Mack, and H. L. Vasconcelos. 2012. Data from: Effects of experimentally elevated precipitation and nitrogen on soil fertility and plant growth in a Neotropical savanna. Ecosphere. Dryad Digital Repository: doi: 10.5061/dryad.dg380p9q

Molecular Phylogenetics of Pacific Skinks

  • Mitochondrial DNA sequences of several species from the Skink genus Emoia used in my Master’s thesis. Genbank


  • Stocks G, Seales L, Paniagua F, Maehr E, and Bruna EM. 2008. Data from: The geographical and institutional distribution of ecological research in the tropics. Biotropica. Dryad Digital Repository: doi:10.5061/dryad.9097
  • Cho et al. 2014. 2014. Data from; Women are underrepresented on the editorial boards of journals in environmental biology and natural resource management. PeerJ.  DATA: Dryad Digital Repository: doi:10.5061/dryad.6jn86. CODE (analyses & figures): Github
  •  [link coming soon].  Code used to analyze data and generate figures Github (see also below).

Miscellaneous Code for other publications & projects

  • Java  code for the UF Campus Tree Guide: available for non-commercial use at Github
  • R package and its tools are designed to read, analyze and visualize Thomson-Reuters Web of Knowledge/Science, ISI and SCOPUS format reference data files. Social network analyses, geocoding of addresses and spatial visualization are supported: available at R-Forge.  [NOTE: this code is currently in development!]