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Alpine vegetation trends in Glacier National Park, Montana 2003-2018

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Start Date
2003
End Date
2018

Citation

Fagre, D.B., and Milone, K.M., 2019, Alpine vegetation trends in Glacier National Park, Montana 2003-2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9PX9UVT.

Summary

This dataset is focused on alpine plant species presence/absence, species turnover, and trends in species abundance on four mountain summits in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA from 2003 through 2014. Two summit sites were established in 2003 on Dancing Lady and Bison Mountain, east of the continental divide. Two additional summit sites were established in 2004 on Pitamakin and Mt. Seward, also east of the continental divide. This multi-summit approach to monitoring alpine plant species follows the protocols of the Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA) that were initiated by the University of Vienna in 2000 and which have been refined and revised since then. GLORIA summit sites now exist throughout [...]

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Contacts

Point of Contact :
Daniel B. Fagre
Originator :
Daniel B. Fagre, Karen M. Milone
Metadata Contact :
Karen M. Milone
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Purpose

The data were collected as part of the GLORIA (Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments) network to establish long term observation sites for the comparative study of climate change impacts on mountain biodiversity. This data set is for the Target Region in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9PX9UVT

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