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Date published: January 1, 2018

DNA yields and concentrations from buccal swab samples of Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers

The data were generated as part of a study to determine if buccal (oral) swabs could be used to obtain genetic material from Red-Cockaded Woodpecker chicks. Different swab types were investigated to determine if any specific type gave the highest DNA yields.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Riparian Final Vegclass. Olympic National Park NRCA Westside Rivers Riparian Vegetation Project (2016)

Beschta and Ripple (2012) assert that increased elk populations in the Olympic National Park due to extirpation of wolves in the 1920’s has led to a reduction in riparian vegetation. They hypothesize that a decrease in this vegetation has led to an increase in erosion and undercutting of large conifer trees along the river banks, causing woody debris in the river, which in turn im

Date published: January 1, 2018

Total Mercury Concentrations in Dragonfly Larvae from U.S. National Parks (2014-2017)

Comma-separated values (.csv) file containing data related to mercury concentrations in dragonfly samples from U.S. National Parks collected as part of the Dragonfly Mercury Project (DMP)

Date published: January 1, 2018

Total Mercury Concentrations in Dragonfly Larvae from U.S. National Parks (2014-2017) (ver. 2.0, October 2019)

Comma-separated values (.csv) file containing data related to mercury concentrations in dragonfly samples from U.S. National Parks collected as part of the Dragonfly Mercury Project (DMP)

Date published: January 1, 2018

Occurrence locations and trait data for freshwater fishes, amphibians, and reptiles native to the state of Oregon

These datasets include occurrence points and trait data for freshwater fishes, amphibians, and reptiles native to Oregon State. Occurrence data were extracted from the VertNet database and include points within Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, as well as points found within ecoregions that overlap with Oregon state (U.S. EPA Level III EcoRegions). Occurrence points include records fro

Date published: January 1, 2018

Environmental DNA (eDNA) data from aquatic habitats in Oregon and Nevada, 2017

The data sets contains hierarchical taxonomic identification information for DNA sequences detected in water samples from 5 locations.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Probability of Streamflow Permanence (PROSPER) Model Output Layers

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed the PRObability of Streamflow PERmanence (PROSPER) model, a GIS raster-based empirical model that provides streamflow permanence probabilities (probabilistic predictions) of a stream channel having year-round flow for any unregulated and minimally-impaired stream channel in the Pacific Northwest region, U.S. The model provides annual predictions...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Nest success and predation data for Mariana swiftlets (Aerodramus bartschi), Hawai'i, USA, 2006-2010

This study examined the reproductive biology of the Mariana Swiftlet over five annual cycles on the island of O‘ahu in the Hawaiian Islands. This introduced population used a human-made tunnel for roosting and nesting, and was studied as a surrogate to negate interference with the endangered populations in the Mariana Islands. Active nests (N = 478) were observed in every month of

Date published: January 1, 2018

Vegetation cover data used from the Soil Vegetation Inventory Method (SVIM) for Southwest Idaho

The US Department of Interior’s (USDI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has a long history of soil and vegetation monitoring of public rangelands it manages. However, historical monitoring data have been stored and managed at the field, district, or state level, making them difficult to compile and analyze. BLM’s Soil Vegetation Inventory Method (hereafter SVIM)

Date published: January 1, 2018

Western US 30m Raw Heatload Values

Heat load, a unitless value from approximately 0 (low incident radiation) to around 1 (high incident radiation), is calculated using aspect, slope, and latitude (McCune and Dylan 2002 ).

Date published: January 1, 2018

Forest management and cervid herbivory data from Western Oregon, USA, 2012 (Camera Data)

Land management practices often directly alter vegetation structure and composition, but the degree to which ecological processes such as herbivory interact with management to influence biodiversity is less well understood. We hypothesized that intensive forest management and large herbivores have compounding effects on early-seral plant communities and plantation establishment (i.e., tree

Date published: January 1, 2018

Disturbance characteristics, vegetation and biocrust cover from the northern Great Basin (USA) 2012-2013

Fifteen fires from the Chronosequence dataset (see Knutson et al. 2014) were visited in 2012 and 2013 and surveyed for cover of lichens and mosses. Fires were selected to cover the range of average precipitation for each of three water years following fire, fire severity, time since fire, season of ignition, total acres burned and grazing intensity. Cattle grazing was characterized by