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The Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) encompasses over 280 million acres, includes parts of 6 states and 2 Canadian provinces, and must address issues that overlap with over 30 management and research entities. The data management framework will include options to deal with very large datasets as well as treatment of local data collection and project tracking efforts. The goal of the Landscape Conservation Cooperative process is to help resource managers address landscape-scale stressors. The issues facing these managers include habitat fragmentation, genetic isolation, spread of invasive species, and water scarcity, as well as how these issues are accelerated by climate change. Addressing...
Wetlands are valuable ecosystems that benefit society. They allow for gradual recharge of groundwater, control erosion, mitigate water pollution, provide water storage, support food and recreational bases for people, and play an important role in biogeochemical cycles. Additionally, wetlands are among the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, due largely to their dynamic hydrology, which depends on factors directly influenced by climate, such as precipitation and evaporation. Because of these factors, wetlands are considered to be especially sensitive to climate change. A small change in precipitation or evaporation—which is dependent on temperature, among other factors—can alter wetland hydrology, which in turn...
This document is a Template for a Data Management Plan (DMP). DMPs are required for all science projects funded by Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Completed DMPs will be stored in each project's Community under LC MAP/Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative/GNLCC Supported Science. Because DMPs are intended to be dynamic and likly to evolve over the course of a science project, multiple versions may be created for any project. PI's can download this version to use as a Template for their individual submission. From the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative Information Management, Delivery, and Sharing Standards (Revised FY15; GNLCC_DataMgt_Sharing_policy_FY15_9-23-15.pdf):...
This document defines the standard for data and information delivery for Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) science providers. It defines project-level data management practices, data documentation standards, and product delivery processes. The standards are designed to ensure and facilitate full and open access to scientific data[1] and data products funded by GNLCC. A well-developed data management strategy has mutual benefits for GNLCC and the Principal Investigators (PI) of funded projects. Specifically, GNLCC gains confidence that products will be delivered in a timely manner in a format most useful to partners, resource managers, and the public. PIs will have a priori understanding...
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