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Erosion and Rehabilitation Data, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, USA

Data for journal manuscript: Temporal and abiotic fluctuations may be preventing successful rehabilitation of soil-stabilizing biocrust communities


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Young, K.E., and Reed, S.C., 2019, Erosion and Rehabilitation Data, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data were compiled for a restoration experiment testing the regenerative and functional response of biocrust inoculum reintroduced to a field setting. Regenerative traits measured included measurements of biocrust cover, chlorophyll content, and the roughness of the soil surface. Functional traits measured included nutrient cycling and soil stability. Additionally, these data were compiled for an experiment testing how much soil is lost from different types of ground cover. The data collected was related to ground cover and the amount of soil lost from plots through time. These data were used to inform the conclusions drawn in the accompanying manuscript.


Point of Contact :
Sasha C Reed
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U.S. Geological Survey
Originator :
Kristina Young, Sasha C Reed
Metadata Contact :
Sasha C Reed
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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 are to draw conclusions about the efficacy of reintroducing biocrust propagules into a field setting to recover ground cover and ecosystem functions. Additionally, the purpose of these data was to determine what types of ground cover result in soil erosion.


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DOI doi:10.5066/P933W4QC

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