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CERC makes scientific data available to the public through the USGS ScienceBase catalog. Our most recent data releases are highlighted below.  If you need assistance in locating specific data, please contact the CERC Natural Resources Data Management Specialist or the CERC Librarian.

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Date published: June 17, 2019

XRF_samples_Palmyra_Atoll_2008_and_2010

Soils and organismal tissue from known and potential sources of contamination at Palmyra Atoll were measured for concentrations of 13 elements using a hand-held X-Ray Flourometer (XRF). Measured elements include; Lead (PB), Arsenic (As), Cobalt (Co), Cromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Antimony (Sb), Iron (Fe), Titanium (Ti), Zinc (Zn), Nickel (Ni), Manganese (Mn), Sulphur (S) and Phosphorous (P)....

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 2040-2069 using GFDL-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

Pre-restoration vegetation data, Little Saint Francis River chat pile site, Missouri, USA, 2017 and 2018

This data set includes geospatial data and tables providing location, environmental, and vegetation data collected in 2017 and 2018 at the Little Saint Francis River chat pile restoration site, Fredericktown, Madison County, Missouri. Restoration actions are being implemeneted as part of the settlement for the Madison County Mines Superfund site to compensate the public for losses of natural...

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

Acute and chronic toxicity of aluminum to a unionid mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea) and an amphipod (Hyallela azteca) in water-only exposures-Data

Data collected from acute 96-hour and chronic 28-day toxicity tests of Aluminum to a commonly tested unionid mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea) and a commonly tested amphipod (Hyalella azteca) at a pH of 6 and water hardness of 100 mg/L as CaCO3.

Date published: June 17, 2019

Fecundity of Sicklefin (Macrhybopsis meeki) and Shoal Chub (M. hyostoma)

Attributes measured to estimate total fecundity for two Macrhybopsis species typically found in the lower Missouri river

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

Fish fillet lead concentration sample locations in the Big River, Southeast Missouri Mining District Missouri, USA, 2005-2012

Lead (Pb) and calcium (Ca) concentrations were measured in fillet samples of longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis) and suckers (Catostomidae) collected in 2005‒12 from the Big River, which drains a historical mining area in southeastern Missouri, where a consumption advisory is in effect due to elevated Pb concentrations in fish. Regression analysis indicated that fillet Ca explained 75‒&gt...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Chemsitry data for assessment of the containment pond vegetation at Canyon Mine 2018

These data are comprised of measurements of elements (e.g., uranium, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, cadmium, lead, etc.) in Canyon Mine containment pond vegetation samples collected in calendar year 2018, plus mercury in vegetation samples collected in 2017 and 2018.

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

Percent moisture and concentrations of lead and calcium in fish fillets from the Big River, Southeast Missouri Mining District Missouri, USA, 2005 to 2012

Lead (Pb) and calcium (Ca) concentrations were measured in fillet samples of longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis) and suckers (Catostomidae) collected in 2005‒12 from the Big River, which drains a historical mining area in southeastern Missouri, where a consumption advisory is in effect due to elevated Pb concentrations in fish. Regression analysis indicated that fillet Ca explained 75‒>...