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Date published: June 17, 2019

US_Navy_1944_Palmyra_Atoll_Map_land_clip

Version of "US_Navy_1944_Palmyra_Atoll_Map" clipped to 1944 land area. Scanned, georectified, and mosaiced image of 1944 hand-drawn map of buildings and facilities at Palmyra Atoll during World War II, at which time the atoll served as a training facility for the U.S. Navy. Scanned images were georeferenced against control points identifiable from 2007 QuickBird satellite imagery and on...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Change in fire probability from baseline to 2040-2069 using CGCM-projected climate values

Globally, changing fire regimes due to climate is one of the greatest threats to ecosystems and society. This dataset presents projections of historic and future fire probability for the southcentral U.S. using downscaled climate projections and the Physical Chemistry Fire Frequency Model (PC2FM, Guyette et al., 2012). Climate data from 1900-1929 and projected climate data for 2040-2069 and...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

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...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Toxicity of Chromium (VI) to Two Mussels and an Amphipod in Water-Only Exposures With or Without a Co-stressor of Elevated Temperature, Zinc, or Nitrate-Data

The objectives of the present study were to develop methods for propagating western pearlshell (Margaritifera falcata) for laboratory toxicity testing and evaluate acute and chronic toxicity of chromium VI [Cr (VI)] to the pearlshell and a commonly tested mussel (fatmucket, Lampsilis siliquoidea at 20°C or in association with a co-stressor of elevated temperature (27°C), zinc (50 µg Zn/L), or...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Physical, chemical, and bioassay data from an evaluation of chronic toxicity of sodium chloride and potassium chloride to a unionid mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea)

This dataset provides individual measurements of toxicity and water quality data. Multiple tests were conducted to determine the chronic toxicity of sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl) to a unionid mussel (fatmucket, Lampsilis siliquoidea). Initially, a 4-week NaCl test and a 4-week KCl test were conducted starting with 2-month-old mussels following the ASTM standard method. A...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

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...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

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...

Date published: June 17, 2019

US_Navy_1944_Palmyra_Atoll_Map

Scanned, georectified, and mosaiced image of 1944 hand-drawn map of buildings and facilities at Palmyra Atoll during World War II, at which time the atoll served as a training facility for the U.S. Navy. Scanned images were georeferenced against control points identifiable from 2007 QuickBird satellite imagery and on control points for which positional data were gathered during sampling in...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

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...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

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...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Change in fire probability from baseline to 2070-2099 using CGCM-projected climate values

Globally, changing fire regimes due to climate is one of the greatest threats to ecosystems and society. This dataset presents projections of historic and future fire probability for the southcentral U.S. using downscaled climate projections and the Physical Chemistry Fire Frequency Model (PC2FM, Guyette et al., 2012). Climate data from 1900-1929 and projected climate data for 2040-2069 and...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

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...