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Hillshade of lidar-derived, bare earth digital elevation model, with 235-degree azimuth and 20-degree sun angle, 0.25m resolution, depicting earthquake effects following the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake.
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This dataset is from a restoration field study conducted at seven sites distributed across the southern Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona as part of the RestoreNet dryland restoration field trial network. The data consist of post-experimental restoration treatment (2018-2019) plant density and height measurements along with site precipitation, temperature, and soils data. Plant data were collected through plot monitoring visits distributed throughout the first year following restoration treatments and seeding.
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This dataset contains hydrological data collected at a series of leaky weirs on a working ranchland site in a semiarid ecosystem in Cochise County, Arizona, from 2018-2020. Leaky weirs are a type of structure being experimented with by land managers in aridlands to reduce peak flow events and increase recharge to the aquifer. The weirs are constructed of rock cemented into place in areas of exposed bedrock within the channel are built to allow for water to leak through slowly. Three sites were instrumented for monitoring, one control and two sites treated with ‘leaky weirs’. At each site, at least one pressure transducer was installed in a piezometer to measure water level. Each site also had multiple “3-in-1” gauges,...
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Collection of low sun angle hillshade images of lidar-derived, bare earth digital elevation models, 0.25m resolution, that depict fault rupture and ground deformation features, collected following the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake.
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Data included are from a series of field sample collections from Lakes Michigan and Huron, and laboratory mesocosms targeting the round goby fish (Neogobius melanostomus). The round goby is a benthic fish that has heavily invaded four of the five Laurentian Great Lakes. Because it inhabits a variety of substrates, including coastal breakwaters, traditional methods (e.g., trawling, trapping) are inadequate to quantify overall population size. Environmental DNA (eDNA) may be a viable option for improving detection and quantification of the species. Field data include number of round goby caught and associated ambient conditions of the aquatic matrix (temperature, pH, turbidity, conductivity, dissolved oxygen). Mesocosm...
Hydroacoustics is a common sampling tool in freshwater and marine ecosystems, yet the full potential of this tool remains restricted, owing to an incomplete understanding of the influence of many data collection settings. In particular, investigation into the effects of the pulse duration setting on common hydroacoustic measures remains limited. Hydroacoustic theory suggests that pulse duration can affect how many single targets (e.g., individual fish or invertebrates) are detected, the mean target strength (TS) of sample cells, and estimates of target density, especially in ecosystems with an abundance of potential targets. To quantify the influence of the pulse duration setting on these important and commonly...
We assessed the impacts of co-occurring invasive plant species on fire regimes and postfire native communities in the Mojave Desert, western USA by analyzing the distribution and co-occurrence patterns of three invasive annual grasses known to alter fuel conditions and community structure: Red Brome (Bromus rubens), Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), and Mediterranean grass (Schismus spp.: Schismus arabicus and Schismus barbatus), and an invasive forb, red stemmed filaree (Erodium cicutarium) which can dominate postfire sites. We developed species distribution models (SDMs) for each of the four taxa and analyzed field plot data to assess the relationship between invasives and fire frequency, years postfire, and the impacts...
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This database is a compilation of marine mammal and seabird information collected along the Pacific coast of the United States and U.S. territories in the Pacific from surveys that were solicited among regional research communities and persons. Information from standardized surveys was gathered from 2015 to 2018 and includes programs and researchers who collected information regarding seabirds since 1960. These data support the following publication: Adams, J., Lafferty, K.D., Kelsey, E.C., and Johnston, C.A. 2019. Synopsis of Research Programs that can Provide Baseline and Monitoring Information for Offshore Energy Activities in the Pacific Region: Seabird and Marine Mammal Surveys in the Pacific Region. U.S....
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This dataset contains the physical collection information (e.g., sample location, date, gear type) and microsatellite DNA genotype of egg and larval Lake Sturgeon collected in the St. Clair and Detroit rivers in 2015 and 2016. Individuals were genotyped for 18 microsatellite loci (13 disomic and 5 polysomic). Alleles (base pair sizes) were recorded as presence absence scores (1:present, 2:absent, 0:missing data) for all previously observed alleles. Thus individual genotypes were recorded as pseudo diploid dominant phenotypes resulting in individual vectors of length n=205 for each genotyped egg or larval individual.
Categories: Data; Tags: Acipenser, Acipenser fulvescens, Acipenseridae, Anthropogenic, Anthropogenic Rock, All tags...
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In 2017-2019, USGS Western Ecological Research Center (USGS WERC) partnered with California State Parks to continue long-term, at-sea surveys to estimate at-sea abundance and juvenile (i.e. hatch-year) productivity of Marbled Murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Zone 6 (central California: San Francisco Bay to Monterey Bay). Marbled Murrelets have been listed as “Endangered” by the State of California and “Threatened” by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1992. Marbled Murrelets have been surveyed at sea off central California since 1995 (Becker et al. 1997), and standardized surveys to estimate abundance and productivity have been conducted since 1999 (excluding...
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Hillshade of lidar-derived, bare earth digital elevation model, with 55-degree azimuth and 20-degree sun angle, 0.25m resolution, depicting earthquake effects following the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake.
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The data released are associated with an examination of eDNA from round goby fish (Neogobius melanostomus) in a series of field sample collections (lake nearshore and stream transport) and in vitro laboratory experiments. The round goby was used as a model for our source of eDNA in the field collections and mesocosm experiments. The field samples for lake nearshore (water and sediment) were collected from two Lake Michigan shoreline locations (Portage Lakefront, Portage, Indiana and Washington Park, Michigan City, Indiana) to examine the detectability of eDNA, the influence of sediment on eDNA estimates, and eDNA spatial and temporal resolution. The field samples for stream transport (water) were collected from...
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Herein we provide a comprehensive database of storm-petrel (Hydrobates spp.) morphometrics, banding, and associated mist-netting data collected within Channel Islands National Park (CHIS) from 1994 to 2018. The most abundant storm-petrel species in CHIS, the ashy storm-petrel (Hydrobates homochroa; ASSP), was the focal species in most mist-netting efforts, but data also were recorded for Leach’s (H. leucorhoa; Adams et al. 2016) and black (H. melania) storm-petrel. Collecting and compiling recent and historic mist-net datasets into one database has facilitated summary analyses of important components of these data including species morphometrics, recapture rates, and incubation patch condition (a potential indicator...
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This data release presents data used for analyzing spatial and temporal differences in soil surface roughness within selected biocrust communities. These records were collected by ground-based lidar for 121, 1m x 3m soil plots with biological soil crusts (biocrusts). Roughness was estimated from 5 mm resolution data (CloudCompare v. 2.10.2, 2019) for two Great Basin Desert sites (UTTR-1; UTTR-2) in December 2015 and one Chihuahuan Desert site (JER) in February 2016. Data were again collected in June 2018 for UTTR-1 and UTTR-2. Additional field and laboratory data were included within this study to understand differences in soil surface roughness between UTTR and JER as well as between the 2016 and 2018 surveys at...
Categories: Data; Tags: 5 mm resolution, Chihuahuan Desert, Ecology, Geography, Geomorphology, All tags...
Groundwater/surface-water (GW/SW) exchange and hyporheic processes are topics receiving increasing attention from the hydrologic community. Hydraulic, chemical, temperature, geophysical, and remote sensing methods are used to achieve various goals (e.g., inference of GW/SW exchange, mapping of bed materials, etc.), but the application of these methods is constrained by site conditions (e.g., water depth, bed material, etc.). Researchers and environmental professionals working on GW/SW problems come from diverse fields and rarely have expertise in all available field methods; hence there is a need for guidance to design field campaigns and select methods that both contribute to study goals and are likely to work...


    map background search result map search result map Airborne Lidar Hillshade Images Depicting Fault Rupture Produced by the Mw 6.0 South Napa Earthquake Hillshade raster (55-degree azimuth, 20-degree sun angle) derived from lidar data collected after the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake Hillshade raster (235-degree azimuth, 20-degree sun angle) derived from lidar data collected after the August 24, 2014 South Napa earthquake Fledging times of grassland birds in North Dakota and Minnesota Round goby eDNA survey, evaluation, and laboratory data in Lakes Michigan and Huron 2016-2017 Database of Marine Mammal and Seabird Research Activity in the Pacific (US) Annual Marbled Murrelet Abundance and Productivity Surveys Off Central California (Zone 6), 1999-2019 (ver. 3.0, March 2020) Invasive Plant Cover in the Mojave Desert, 2009 - 2013 (ver. 2.0, April 2021) Microsatellite genotypes for Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) Eggs and Larvae from Constructed Reefs in the St. Clair-Detroit River System (2015-2016) RestoreNet: seedling treatment and site environmental characteristics data at restoration treatment plots in northern Arizona, USA Environmental DNA detection and survival, influence of sediment, and stream transport in a Lake Michigan watershed, 2018 Effects of pulse duration on common hydroacoustic measures in Lake Erie in 2011-2012 and Ohio Reservoirs in 2017 Hydrologic Data Collected at Leaky Weirs, Cienega Ranch, Willcox, AZ (March 2019 - October 2020) Species distribution model of the invasive annual grass Bromus rubens (red brome) in the Mojave Desert Species distribution model of the invasive annual forb Erodium cicutarium (red-stemmed filaree) in the Mojave Desert Species distribution model of the invasive annual grass Schismus spp (Mediterranean split grass) in the Mojave Desert Species distribution model of the invasive annual grass Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass) in the Mojave Desert Soil surface properties and roughness data at two experimental restoration sites within the Southwestern USA Catch-Per-Unit-Effort (CPUE), Banding, and Morphometric Data Collected During Nocturnal Mist-Netting Sessions to Evaluate Trends and Variability Among Storm-Petrels of the California Channel Islands (1994-2018) Hydrologic Data Collected at Leaky Weirs, Cienega Ranch, Willcox, AZ (March 2019 - October 2020) Hillshade raster (55-degree azimuth, 20-degree sun angle) derived from lidar data collected after the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake Hillshade raster (235-degree azimuth, 20-degree sun angle) derived from lidar data collected after the August 24, 2014 South Napa earthquake Airborne Lidar Hillshade Images Depicting Fault Rupture Produced by the Mw 6.0 South Napa Earthquake Environmental DNA detection and survival, influence of sediment, and stream transport in a Lake Michigan watershed, 2018 Microsatellite genotypes for Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) Eggs and Larvae from Constructed Reefs in the St. Clair-Detroit River System (2015-2016) RestoreNet: seedling treatment and site environmental characteristics data at restoration treatment plots in northern Arizona, USA Catch-Per-Unit-Effort (CPUE), Banding, and Morphometric Data Collected During Nocturnal Mist-Netting Sessions to Evaluate Trends and Variability Among Storm-Petrels of the California Channel Islands (1994-2018) Effects of pulse duration on common hydroacoustic measures in Lake Erie in 2011-2012 and Ohio Reservoirs in 2017 Fledging times of grassland birds in North Dakota and Minnesota Round goby eDNA survey, evaluation, and laboratory data in Lakes Michigan and Huron 2016-2017 Invasive Plant Cover in the Mojave Desert, 2009 - 2013 (ver. 2.0, April 2021) Species distribution model of the invasive annual grass Bromus rubens (red brome) in the Mojave Desert Species distribution model of the invasive annual forb Erodium cicutarium (red-stemmed filaree) in the Mojave Desert Species distribution model of the invasive annual grass Schismus spp (Mediterranean split grass) in the Mojave Desert Species distribution model of the invasive annual grass Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass) in the Mojave Desert Soil surface properties and roughness data at two experimental restoration sites within the Southwestern USA Database of Marine Mammal and Seabird Research Activity in the Pacific (US)