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Environmental conditions, covariate data used in model fitting, and long-term establishment predictions from 1979 to 2016 in the Great Basin, USA

Data for journal manuscript: Adapting management to a changing world: Warm temperatures, dry soil, and inter-annual variability limit restoration success of a dominant woody shrub in temperate drylands


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Shriver, R.K. and Bradford, J.B, 2018, Environmental conditions, covariate data used in model fitting, and long-term establishment predictions from 1979 to 2016 in the Great Basin, USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data was collected to characterize the conditions under which sagebrush occurs after seeding and wildfire in the Great Basin, and used to parameterize models used to explore adaptive seeding approaches. Data includes plot level field data on sagebrush occurrence, density, weather, and soil moisture conditions in the year that seeding after wildfire occurred. Weather data includes both average annual summaries and average weather at 5-day intervals from day 1-250 of the year of seeding. Also included are summaries of annual temperature and soil moisture conditions from 1979 to 2016 and model predictions of the probability of sagebrush establishment in each of these years.


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John B Bradford
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Robert K Shriver, John B Bradford
Metadata Contact :
Robert K Shriver
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Southwest Biological Science Center
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The purpose of these data was to identify weather conditions leading to sagebrush establishment after wildfire and seeding. Plot-level weather conditions in the growing season following seeding are linked to sagebrush occurrence 1-35 years later. The data are also used to predict the probability of sagebrush establishment every year from 1979-2016.


The author(s) of these data request 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 for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9U67LQX

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