What is COM(P)ADRE?

COM(P)ADRE is an online repository for matrix population models (MPMs) and metadata on plants, animals, bacteria, viruses, algae, and fungi.

Two separate databases are produced from this repository: COMPADRE and COMADRE.

COMPADRE contains models and metadata for plants, algae, and fungi. COMADRE contains models and metadata for animals, bacteria, and viruses.

The COMPADRE database was initiated in 1989 by Jonathan Silvertown and Miguel Franco. COMADRE was instituted by Rob Salguero-Gómez in 2011. From 2011-2018, these databases were supported and hosted at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany). Since 2017, the repository and databases have been supported by Lincoln Park Zoo (United States). See the funding page for the most up to date information on our sources of support.

To learn more about the COMPADRE and COMADRE databases—including their data and structure—please review our Intro to COMPADRE and COMADRE tutorial page and our User Guide.

To learn more about us, as well as the history and development of the databases, check out our team and story pages.