Fort Collins Science Center

Data and Tools

Our interdisciplinary, integrated science teams develop various data sets and tools in support of the USGS mission areas. These tools then aid natural resource managers in decision making and support of the complex issues they face in today's world.

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Date published: January 1, 2019

Hierarchically nested and biologically relevant monitoring frameworks for Greater Sage-grouse, 2019, Cluster Level 6 (Nevada), Interim

nv_lvl6_coarsescale: Nevada hierarchical cluster level 6 (coarse-scale) for Greater sage-grouseWe developed a hierarchical clustering approach that identifies biologically relevant landscape units that can 1) be used as a long-term population monitoring framework, 2) be repeated across the Greater sage-grouse range, 3) be used to track the outcomes of local and regional populations by...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Metagenomic detection and reconstruction of Lake Sinai Virus from honey bee sequence data

A survey of public honey bee sequence data was performed to detect infections by Lake Sinai Virus (LSV). The Sequence Read Archive of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) was queried to identify accessions of RNA sequence data derived from honey bee. These were filtered as described below and then up to 50 million reads or read pairs were downloaded and searched against a...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Potential suitable habitat for Rosy two-toned beardtongue (Penstemon bicolor ssp. Roseus) in the California desert

Here we present the map of potential suitable habitat for Rosy two-toned beardtongue (Penstemon bicolor ssp. Roseus). The data indicate both how many models predicted each location to be potentially suitable for the species and the average standardized habitat suitability score for each location.Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Probable suitable habitat for Mojave tarplant (Deinandra mohavensis) in the California desert

Here we present the map of probable suitable habitat for Mojave tarplant (Deinandra mohavensis). The data indicate both how many models predicted each location to be suitable for the species, and the average standardized habitat suitability score for each location.Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the original model inputs. However, maps...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Laboratory Incubation results from 2015 for bacterial cell counts, carbon use efficiency, growth efficiency, and dissolved organic matter chemistry from four glacier outflows and four rock glacier outflows in Colorado

Bacterial Data include results of incubations of lakewater bacteria with dissolved organic matter extracted from Colorado glacier or rock glacier outflows in 2015. Cells were counted pre- and post- incubations. The “Counts” tab is the number of cells counted in each view of the microscope using the acridine orange method. “C Calculations” tab is the...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Probable suitable habitat for Cushenberry buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum) in the California desert

Here we present the map of probable suitable habitat for Cushenberry buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum). The data indicate both how many models predicted each location to be suitable for the species, and the average standardized habitat suitability score for each location.Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the original model...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Potential productivity and change for buffalograss in the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative area

This data set includes the relative production scenarios for bufflaograss [0.72(Temp) - 0.12(Precip) - 0.04(Sand) + 3.08]; this is the model from Epstein, et al. (1998). Soil texture (percent by weight) came from the Earth Systems Science Center (2008) which provided processed soils data from NRCS (gSSURGO), mean annual temperature (Celsius) and/or mean annual precipitation (millimeters) came...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Probable Suitable Habitat Maps For 26 of 43 Rare Plants In The California Desert

Here we present the maps probable suitable habitat of 26 of 43 rare plants in the California desert. The multispecies map of probable suitable habitat combines data from all 26 species for which probable suitable habitat was mapped and indicates the number of species for which probable suitable habitat is predicted at each location. Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels,...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Stable carbon isotope and wood component concentration data for riparian cottonwood tree rings, Little Missouri River, North Dakota

This dataset includes stable carbon isotope values, lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose concentrations (expressed as percent of ash-free dry mass) for riparian cottonwood (Populus deltoides) tree rings growing on the Little Missouri River floodplain, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota. Drought stress induces stomatal closure and the carbon isotope ratio of annual tree rings tends...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Probable suitable habitat for Nye milk-vetch (Astragalus nyensis) in the California desert

Here we present the map of probable suitable habitat for Nye milk-vetch (Astragalus nyensis). The data indicate both how many models predicted each location to be suitable for the species, and the average standardized habitat suitability score for each location.Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the original model inputs. However, maps of...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Potential suitable habitat for Flat-seeded spurge (Chamaesyce platysperma) in the California desert

Here we present the map of potential suitable habitat for Flat-seeded spurge (Chamaesyce platysperma). The data indicate both how many models predicted each location to be potentially suitable for the species and the average standardized habitat suitability score for each location.Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the original model...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Greater sage-grouse population change (percent change) in a moderate oil and gas development, high population estimate scenario, and with no effects of climate change (2006-2062)

This data set defines boundaries of oil and gas project areas, greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) core areas, and non-core and non-project areas within the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI; southwestern Wyoming). Specifically , the data represents results from the manuscript “Combined influences of future oil and gas development and climate on potential...