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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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Acute and chronic toxicity of two perfluoroalkyl substances to Neocloeon triangulifer

Dataset consists of 4-day, 14-day, and full life responses of laboratory cultured mayflies (Neocloeon triangulifer) to perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).  Responses were measured as survival at 4 days, 14 days, pre-emergent nymph (PEN) stage, and emergence; 14-day length; number of days to PEN stage, and imago live weight.  Water quality and analytical chemistry re

Survival, growth, and chemical data from a study on influences of water hardness on chronic toxicity of potassium chloride to a Unionid mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea)

The objective of this study was to evaluate the chronic toxicity of potassium  (tested as KCl) to a commonly tested unionid mussel (fatmucket, Lampsilis siliquoidea) at five water hardness levels (25, 50, 100, 200, 300 mg/L as CaCO3) representing most surface waters in the United States. Chronic 28-d potassium chloride toxicity tests were conducted with 3-week-old juvenile fatmucket using six

Terrestrial Invertebrate Diversity and Occurrence in Restored Hardwood Forest Floodplains, Indiana, United States, June – August 2016

To determine the progress of restoration, insect populations were sampled at four mitigation sites using walking butterfly transects and Malaise/pitfall insect traps. The data consists of date, time, type and placement of traps, as well as number and order of species found.

Total mercury, methylmercury, and isotopic composition in various life stages of boreal chorus frogs (Pseudacris maculata) at two subalpine ponds in the Rocky Mountains, CO, USA, 2015

Mercury is an atmospherically transported contaminant found even in relatively pristine habitats. Once accumulated at the base of the food web, mercury can move between animals that are linked trophically. Pond-breeding amphibians may be particularly important vectors of mercury flux from remote freshwater to terrestrial systems because they feed on algae and detritus as tadpoles and metamorphose

Veterinary antibiotic residues in surface runoff flowing through vegetative buffer strip plots located at the University of Missouri Bradford Research and Extension Center (Columbia, MO) in September 2020

Vegetative buffer strips have been demonstrated to effectively reduce loads of sediment, nutrients, and herbicides in surface runoff, but their effectiveness for reducing veterinary antibiotic loads in runoff has not been well documented. Surface runoff simulation where performed to determine the effectiveness of Vegetative buffer strips vegetation and width on surface runoff loads of the veterina

Inundation metrics by 10-km bend, Lower Missouri River Floodplain

This is a shapefile of points summarizing inundation metrics and geomorphic variables for bends in the downstream-most 800 km of the Lower Missouri River. Points are located at the centroids of 10-km bends of the river. The metrics were developed through analysis of inundation maps calculated from a 1-dimensional hydraulic model for the channel and floodplain. Water-surface elevations were extende

Egg thiamine content, length, weight and survival of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) exposed to three methods of experimental thiamine supplementation in 2022 and egg thiamine content from three Oregon hatcheries in 2019

Early rearing of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Oregon hatcheries is often problematic; fry can become emaciated and die during the period between hatch and first feed. Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency has caused early mortality in salmonids; however, thiamine status of Oregon’s anadromous steelhead populations is currently unknown. We sampled eggs of 7-10 females during spawning from three Or

Observations of survival and hatch of developing pallid sturgeon embryos in relation to experimental substrate and sediment cover

This dataset documents the number of normally developed hatched free embryos, abnormally developed hatched free embryos, and viable unhatched embryos from two laboratory trials (shovelnose sturgeon during April and pallid sturgeon during May 2016) in substrate conditions designed to simulate potential fates within a dynamic riverine environment. Trials were performed with substrate treatments that

Grass Carp detections via stationary receivers and manual tracking on Truman Reservoir, MO, January 2017 to October 2019

Diploid and triploid Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon Idella) tagged with acoustic transmitters were observed in Truman Reservoir, Missouri from January 2017 to October 2019 to determine longitudinal movements potentially associated with spawning. Passive acoustic receivers were deployed throughout the reservoir and its tributaries to monitor fish movements as they traversed up and downstream. This da

Capture method, habitat, length, and diet items consumed by wild-caught black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) in the Mississippi River Basin, 2017-2019

An inventory (enumeration and taxonomic identification) of diet items consumed by wild-caught black carp, based on the examination of gut contents from fish that were collected in the lower Mississippi River drainage of the U.S.

Invertebrates enumerated from the diets of larval pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) and shovelnose sturgeon (S. platorynchus) in the Upper Missouri River, Montana and North Dakota in 2019

An inventory (enumeration and taxonomic identification) of diet items consumed by wild-caught larval pallid sturgeon and larval shovelnose sturgeon, based on the examination of gut contents from fish that were collected in the Upper Missouri River drainage of the U.S.

Thiaminase activity measurements in whole zebrafish

Data describe results of a set of laboratory experiments using a previously described quantitative thiaminase I activity assay to test the thiaminase activity of whole zebrafish homogenates. Parameters described include the thiaminase activity data, dilution factors, incubation time, and tissue weight assayed. Experiments were conducted at the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia,