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Plant functional traits, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2012-2014—Data

Data for journal manuscript: Variation in species-level plant functional traits over wetland indicator status categories

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2012
End Date
2014

Citation

McCoy-Sulentic, M.E., Kolb, T.E., and Palmquist, E.C., 2017, Plant functional traits, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2012-2014—Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7BV7DTQ.

Summary

These data were compiled or measured (depending on the trait) for 110 plant species which were documented in vegetation monitoring surveys in years 2012-2014 along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. New trait data was collected forspecific leaf area, stem specific gravity, δ13C, δ15N, percent carbon and nitrogen, and carbon/nitrogen ratio. Seed mass and plant height data were collected from the literature and the KEW Royal Botanic Garden Seed Information Database (http://data.kew.org/sid/).

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Purpose

The purpose of these data are to examine how species-level functional traits vary across wetland indicator status categories, but can be used for a wide variety of trait-based analyses.

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/F7BV7DTQ

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