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Bibliography of hydrological and ecological research in the Great Basin terminal lakes, USA

This database contains literature citations and associated abstracts pertaining to the ecology and hydrology of terminal lakes in the Great Basin region of the western United States. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, nor did we perform a systematic meta-analysis; rather, literature records were included based on topical relevance.

Mercury in smallmouth bass from the Snake River, USA, 2013-2022

Comma-separated values (.csv) file containing data related to mercury in smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) collected from the Snake River, USA.

Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) captures before and after drought mitigation at Jack Creek, Oregon 2009-2021

Amphibians are among the most sensitive taxa to climate change, and species inhabiting arid and semiarid landscapes at the extremes of their range are especially vulnerable to periods of drought. The Jack Creek, Oregon, USA population of Oregon spotted frogs (Rana pretiosa) faces unique challenges occupying the highest elevation site in the species’ extant range and one that has been hydrologicall

Cover of exotic annual and perennial grasses across post-fire restoration treatments on the Soda Wildfire

Data includes functional group cover of exotic annual grasses, deep rooted perennial grasses, and shallow rooted perennial grasses within the first five years after the 2015 Soda wildfire across different post-fire restoration treatments. Additional landscape and weather covariates hypothesized to influence treatment effectiveness are included.

Mercury concentrations in amphibian tissues across the United States, 2016-2021

Comma-separated values (.csv) file containing data related to amphibian sampling across the United States between 2016 and 2021. Data files contain mercury concentrations in amphibian and dragonfly tissues, mercury concentrations in sediment, as well as amphibian morphometrics, and habitat and climate characteristics where the samples were collected.

Wadeable stream habitat data integrated from multiple monitoring programs for the US from 2000-2022

Wadeable stream habitat data from four long-term monitoring programs (AIM, AREMP, NRSA, PIBO MP) were obtained, pre-processed, transformed, and combined using R code following the Stream Habitat Metrics Integration (SHMI) Data Exchange Standard. The dataset includes 26 stream habitat metrics collected between 2000 and 2022 across the United States at ~12,000 locations from ~19,000 data collection

Fat content and morphometric data in barred owls (Strix varia) in the Pacific Northwest

Body condition indices and related metrics can help assess habitat quality and other ecological processes, and ideally these metrics are based on measures of lipids directly extracted from the species of interest. In recent decades, barred owls (Strix varia) have become a species of conservation concern as they invaded older forests of the U.S. Pacific Northwest, and caused population declines of

Nuclear microsatellite genotypes of six populations of yellow rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis) sampled 2005-2008

These data reflect nuclear microsatellite genotypes for specimens of yellow rails (Coturnicops noveboracensis) sampled in 2005-2008. Data from six populations are included.

Cover, density, and biomass data from Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda) restoration treatments

The dataset includes several measurements collected for two complementary phases of a Sandberg bluegrass restoration project. In the first phase of the project, percentage of vegetation and soil surface cover (e.g. soil, rock) were measured within each of 20 treatment plots (described in the following section) using the Line Point Intercept (LPI) method (Herrick et al. 2005) from 2019-2021. Sandbe

Biological soil crust and vascular plant data from Horse Heaven Hills, Washington, measured in 1999 and remeasured in 2020

This dataset contains biocrust lichen and moss cover at 186 plots at Horse Heaven Hills in Washington, USA. These data were measured by Jeanne Ponzetti in 1999 and remeasured by Heather Root in 2020. In addition to the biocrust data, we include site data such as elevation, location, wildfire history, and cover classes of dominant plants, rock and soil.

Larval headwater stream amphibian captures from the Trask River Watershed Experimental Study of forest harvest impacts, 2008-2016

Forest harvest is one of the primary landscape-scale management actions affecting riparian forests of the Pacific Northwest, U.S, yet the effect of harvest on headwater steam amphibians is largely understudied. Existing information is often limited because of the difficulty separating movement and emigration processes from occupancy and abundance estimates. We designed a before-after control-impac

Simulated streamflow and stream temperature in the Donner und Blitzen River Basin, southeastern Oregon, using the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS)

Streamflow and stream temperature in the Donner und Blitzen River Basin for water years 1980 through 2021 were simulated using the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) with the "stream_temp" module. The model domain was discretized into 175 stream segments and calibrated to observed streamflow and stream temperature at points distributed throughout the basin. Model input files, including a