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Subalpine meadow plant communities in Yosemite and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 2011-2012

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2011
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2012

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Lee, S.R., Berlow, E.L., Ostoja, S.M., Brooks, M.L., Génin, Alexandre, Matchett, J.R., and Hart, S.C., 2017, Subalpine meadow plant communities in Yosemite and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 2011-2012: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7RR1WQK.

Summary

This publication presents data collected within meadows from samples used to assess meadow plant community responses to recreational pack stock as part of a USGS Natural Resources Preservation Project. High elevation meadows are a vital ecological component of mountain systems throughout western North America. They provide critical habitat for wildlife, supply key ecosystem services, and are favored destinations for people visiting the mountains. The biophysical characteristics of meadows are highly variable, especially related to hydrologic regimes and associated plant community types. In the semi-arid landscape of the Sierra, water availability operates at multiple scales strongly influencing meadow plant community structure. Among [...]

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Dataset_Subalpine meadow plant communities.csv 17.21 MB
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Purpose

These data were collected to investigate the potential impacts of recreational pack stock on plant communities. Future research could be used for comparison of meadow communities over time.

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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. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7RR1WQK

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