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Community-level riparian plant traits, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2013-2015—Data

Community-level riparian plant cover and trait data, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2013-2015

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2013
End Date
2015

Citation

Palmquist, E.C, McCoy-Sulentic, M.E., and Kolb, T.E., 2017, Community-level riparian plant traits, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2013-2015—Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F73R0R24.

Summary

These data were compiled based on field observations and available literature. Field observations of plant cover were made in September and October of 2013 and 2014, while trait measurements were made in September and October of 2014 and 2015. Field data was collected on sandbars along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon between river miles 0 and 226. Field measurements of specific leaf area, stem specific gravity, and total cover. Plant height was taken from the Flora of North America, the Jepson Desert Manual, or A Utah Flora. Seed mass values were available from the Kew Seed Information Database (http://data.kew.org/sid/). Photosynthetic pathway was compiled from published literature. The trait values were converted to a community-level [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Emily C Palmquist
Originator :
Emily C Palmquist, Miles E McCoy-Sulentic, Thomas E Kolb
Metadata Contact :
Kyrie L Fry
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Southwest Biological Science Center

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USGS_2017_EPalmquist_Community_Riparian_Plant_Traits_Colorado_River_Metadata.xml
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Purpose

The purpose of these data are to examine how plant cover varies by hydrology, how community-level traits vary across a hydrologic gradient, and how community-level traits are intercorrelated.

Rights

The authors of these data require that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS or the U.S. Government shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F73R0R24

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