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A Century of Landscape Disturbance and Urbanization of the San Francisco Bay Region affects the Present-day Genetic Diversity of the California Ridgway’s Rail (Rallus obsoletus obsoletus)
Fragmentation and loss of natural habitat have important consequences for wild populations and can negatively affect long-term viability and resilience to environmental change. Salt marsh obligate species, such as those that occupy the San Francisco Bay Estuary in western North America, occupy already impaired habitats as result of human development and modifications and are highly susceptible to increased habitat loss and fragmentation due to global climate change. We examined the genetic variation of the California Ridgway’s rail ( Rallus obsoletus obsoletus), a state and federally endangered species that occurs within the fragmented salt marsh of the San Francisco Bay Estuary. We genotyped 107 rails across 11...
Data Release for Manuscript titled "Modeling Watershed-Scale Water Quality Impacts of Traditional versus Low Impact Development Stormwater Best Management Practices "
Stormwater runoff and associated pollutants from urban areas in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed represent a serious impairment to local streams and downstream ecosystems, despite urbanized land comprising only 7% of the Bay watershed area. Excess nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment affect local streams in the Bay watershed by causing problems ranging from eutrophication and toxic algal blooms to reduced oxygen levels and loss of biodiversity. Traditional management of urban stormwater has primarily focused on directing runoff away from developed areas as quickly as possible. More recently, stormwater best management practices (BMPs) have been implemented in a low impact development (LID) manner on the landscape to treat...
The dataset includes tiltmeter data at a sample rate of 1 sample per minute from a downhole tiltmeter at Uwekahuna Vault (UWE). Location is -155.291162, 19.420972 (NAD83), elevation 1257 m. Data has two orientations for each time sample (north and east). Each file contains a year of data. The original datasource removes the mean, so the ends of subsequent files will not align. The absolute value of tilt has little value, so the user should manually shift the records by a constant if alignment is required between year files.
Isolated patches of native vegetation in human-modified landscapes are important reservoirs of biological diversity because they may be the only places in which rare or native species can persist. Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia, is an island embedded in a matrix of intensively modified lands; it is becoming increasingly isolated due to growth of the greater Washington, D.C. area. A series of cliffs along Bull Run support an eastern white pine community disjunct from its more typical range in the Appalachian Mountains. Cliffs frequently support vegetation communities that differ from surrounding habitat. In this ecological context, the cliffs along Bull Run are islands of specialized habitat within...
This database is the result of an extensive literature search aimed at identifying documents relevant to the emerging field of dam removal science. In total the database contains 179 citations that contain empirical monitoring information associated with 130 different dam removals across the United States and abroad. Data includes publications through 2014 and supplemented with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams database, U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System and aerial photos to estimate locations when coordinates were not provided. Publications were located using the Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information.
Water Levels and Water Quality in the Sparta-Memphis Aquifer (Middle Claiborne Aquifer) in Arkansas, 2013, datasets, SIR2017-XXXX
Concentration of suspended sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus from urban (centralized versus distributed stormwater management) and forested reference watersheds in Clarksburg, MD or Fairfax, VA (2004-2016)
Spatial, fixed site, and phytoplankton data for Milford Lake, Kansas, July 26-27 and August 30-31, 2015