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Dataset: Forest growth in and around an ungulate enclosure on Northern Guam, 2005-2011

Dates

Publication Date
Time Period
2005-02
Time Period
2006-02
Time Period
2007-02
Time Period
2008-02
Time Period
2009-02
Time Period
2010-02
Time Period
2011-02

Citation

Reed, R.N., Nafus, M.G., & Yackel Adams, A.A., 2017, Dataset: Forest growth in and around an ungulate enclosure on Northern Guam, 2005-2011: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7SN07DK.

Summary

On an island largely devoid of native vertebrate seed dispersers, we monitored forest succession for seven years following ungulate exclusion from a 5-hectare area and adjacent plots with ungulates still present. The study site was in northern Guam on Andersen Air Force Base (13°37’N, 144°51’E) and situated on a coralline limestone plateau. We established 22 plots and six 0.25-m2 subplots to measure trees and understory canopy. Data were collected in February or March, during the dry season from 2005-2011.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Melia Nafus
Originator :
Robert N Reed, Melia G Nafus, Amy A Yackel Adams
Metadata Contact :
Melia Nafus
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase
Data Owner :
Fort Collins Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Fort Collins Science Center

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NWFX_Veg_Mon_2015_2011_SubPlots.csv
“Data table, csv format”
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NWFX_Veg_Mon_2015_2011_TreePlots.csv
“Data table, csv format”
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NWFX_Veg_Mon_2015_2011_TreeSubPlots.xml
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Purpose

The data were collected to monitor forest succession after ungulate removal on Guam to inform restoration approaches.

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  • Fort Collins Science Center (FORT)
  • USGS Data Release Products

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7SN07DK

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