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Butterflies (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea) as potential ecological indicators of riparian quality in the semi-arid western United States
Ecological indicators can be used to detect, diagnose, and summarize information about environmental problems. Despite these important values, few indicators have been systematically validated. Broad information on relevance, feasibility, estimates of variance, and interpretation of the ecological indicator is needed for initial validation. Comparisons of ecological indicators can only be accomplished if they are contrasted with standard published criteria. In this paper, information on the potential use of butterflies as indicators of riparian quality is provided within a standard framework. Additionally, data from riparian areas along the Arkansas, Green, Pecos, Rio Grande, and Yampa rivers were collected to validate...
MINNESOTA STATE TRUNK HIGHWAY 23 FROM 0.74 KM WEST OF THE JUNCTION OF MINNESOTA STATE TRUNK HIGHWAY 22 AND INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 94, STEARNS COUNTY, MINNESOTA.
SOUNDING ROCKET PROGRAM, WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, WALLOPS ISLAND, ACCOMACK COUNTY, VIRGINIA; POKER FLAT RESEARCH RANGE, FAIRBANKS, ALASKA; WHITE SANDS MISSLE RANGE, WHITE SANDS, DONA ANA COOUNTY, NEW MEXICO (FINAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT OF JULY 1973).
This community serves to document data and analysis collected by researchers within the Upper Midwest Water Science Center whose mission is to collect high-quality hydrologic data and conduct unbiased, scientifically sound studies of water resources within the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Basins. We strive to meet the changing needs of those who use our information—from the distribution, availability, and quality of our water resources to topic-oriented research that addresses current hydrological issues.
Climate Change Scenario Inundation Metrics along the Upper and Middle Mississippi and Lower Missouri Rivers
Within large-river ecosystems, floodplains serve a variety of important ecological functions. A recent survey of 80 managers of floodplain conservation lands along the Upper and Middle Mississippi and Lower Missouri Rivers in the central United States found that the most critical information needed to improve floodplain management centered on metrics for characterizing depth, extent, frequency, duration, and timing of inundation. These metrics can be delivered to managers efficiently through cloud-based interactive maps. To calculate these metrics, we interpolated an existing one-dimensional HEC-RAS hydraulic model for the Lower Missouri River, which simulated water surface elevations at cross sections spaced (<1...
Stakeholder-led science: engaging resource managers to identify science needs for long-term management of floodplain conservation lands
Floodplains pose challenges to managers of conservation lands because of constantly changing interactions with their rivers. Although scientific knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and drivers of river-floodplain systems can provide guidance to floodplain managers, the scientific process often occurs in isolation from management. Further, communication barriers between scientists and managers can be obstacles to appropriate application of scientific knowledge. With the coproduction of science in mind, our objectives were the following: (1) to document management priorities of floodplain conservation lands, and (2) identify science needs required to better manage the identified management priorities under...
Data on denitrification and ecological characteristics of nontidal floodplains, Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA, 2013-2016
This data set presents attributes of floodplain ecosystem characteristics including floodplain soil denitrification, floodplain soil biogeochemistry, floodplain vegetation, floodplain sedimentation, floodplain and channel morphometry, stream discharge and water quality, floodplain climate, floodplain physiographic region, and catchment land cover. Attributes are associated with 18 floodplains of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. For many of these attributes, mean values are summaries of multiple measurements made within each floodplain site.
LOWER MERAMEC BASIN WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN, SAINT LOUIS, JEFFERSON AND SAINT LOUIS COUNTIES, MISSOURI.
RUNWAY 8L-26R AND ASSOCIATED NEAR-TERM MASTER PLAN PROJECTS, GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT/HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS.
LAKE MCDONALD/PARK HEADQUARTERS WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM REHABILITATION, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, A PORTION OF WATERTON-GLACIER INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK, FLATHEAD AND GLACIER COUNTIES, MONTANA.
Spatial and temporal variations of stygobite Amphipod populations in interstitial aquatic habitats of karst/floodplain interfaces in France and Morocco