Southwest Biological Science Center
The Southwest Exotic Plant Mapping Program (SWEMP) is a collaborative effort to compile and distribute regional data on the occurrence of non-native invasive plants in the southwestern U.S. The database represents the known sites of non-native invasive plant infestations within AZ and NM, and adjacent portions of CA, CO, NV and UT. These data were collected from 1911to 2006.
These data were used to examine the effectiveness of a non-lethal tool (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) to estimate the physiological condition of endangered and threatened fishes in the Colorado River Basin. Humpback chub, bonytail, and roundtail Chub were subjected to different feeding trials to elicit a response in physiological condition.
Estimated precipitation data were compiled from 1995-2013 for sites near Palm Springs, CA and at Sugarloaf Mountain in the Tonto National Forest of AZ. We were interested in data for winter (October-March) and summer precipitation (June-September). These two periods are important for desert tortoise ecology since they trigger germination of food plants in the spring and in the summer.
This code was created to run a bioenergetics-based model of movement for Galapagos tortoises. It calculates energetic surplus or deficit at a daily time scale based on inputted temperature (6 times a day) and NDVI value (a single value per days), as well as the mass of an individual. It then uses dynamic programming to determine the optimal timing of movement between two foraging habitats.
These environmental raster covariate, geospatial vector data, and tabular data were compiled as input data for the Automated Reference Toolset (ART) algorithm. These data are a subset of all the environmental raster covariate data used in the ART algorithm.
Data on ambient-shade temperature, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) between February 1, 2010 and January 31, 2011 used for input onto a bioenergetics-based movement model for Galapagos turtles.
These data were used for the development and validation of the automated workflow for mechanistic segregation of geomorphic transport mechanisms presented in the manuscript "Geomorphic Process from Topographic Form: Automating the Interpretation of Repeat Survey Data in River Valleys."
Data were compiled or measured (depending on the trait) for 110 plant species which were documented in vegetation monitoring surveys in years 2012-2014 along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. New trait data were collected for specific leaf area, stem specific gravity, δ13C, δ15N, percent carbon and nitrogen, and carbon:nitrogen ratio.
DATA RELEASE - Channel Mapping of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona - May 2009, river miles 29 to 62
Bathymetric, topographic, and grain-size data were collected in May 2009 along a 33-mi reach of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Channel bathymetry was mapped using multibeam and singlebeam echosounders, subaerial topography was mapped using ground-based total-stations, and bed-sediment grain-size data were collected using an underwater digital microscope system.
DATA RELEASE - Southwestern Riparian Plant Trait Matrix, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2014 - 2016
This dataset contains information on the physical traits and environmental tolerances of plant species occurring along the lower Colorado River through Grand Canyon. Data for the matrix were compiled from published scientific papers, unpublished reports, plant fact sheets, existing trait databases, regional floras, and plant guides.
This link launches the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center’s discharge, sediment and water quality monitoring application gateway. Sediment and water quality information can be accessed from here for our on-going monitoring taking place across the Southwest U.S.
Several applications related to the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center’s long-term sandbar monitoring project can be accessed here, including the sandbar area and volume tool and applications highlighting changes to sandbars as a result of High-Flow Events (HFEs) conducted by Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Arizona.