Southwest Biological Science Center

Data and Tools

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Date published: January 1, 2017

USGS 2017 AKasprak Geomorphic Process Topographic Form—Data

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." These data include (1) raster digital surface models (DSMs) from 2002, 2009, and 2013 of seven sites along...

Date published: December 14, 2016

APPLICATION - RAMPS Climate Partitioning Tool

The purpose of this application is to aid sampling efforts along climate gradients for a geographic region of interest. Examples of potential uses of this tool include: sampling plant materials for common garden studies, establishing common garden arrays, establishing vegetation transects, or banking seed for native plant conservation. Funding support from BLM Colorado Plateau Native Plant...

Date published: December 14, 2016

APPLICATION - RAMPS Seed Selection Tool

The purpose of this application is to aid seed selection efforts of restoration and revegetation practitioners by matching the climate of georeferenced seed sources to potential target sites. Funding support from BLM Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program.

Date published: December 10, 2016

APPLICATION - Digital Grain Size Calculator

This is a free tool, working through your web browser, to calculate the particle size distribution of grains within digital photographs of sediment and other granular material. This is an implementation of the method of Buscombe (2013). Log in, upload your images, and download your particle size statistics.

Date published: December 2, 2016

DATA RELEASE - Experimental Design Plant and Soil Measurement Data, Colorado Plateau, 2011

These plant and soil data were collected by Timothy M. Wertin and Sasha C. Reed in the spring, summer, and fall of 2011 at a climate manipulation experiment site near Moab, UT (38.521411, -109.470567). These data were collected to assess how warming affects leaf photosynthesis, soil CO2 efflux, and soil chemistry in plots of ambient and warming treatments.

Date published: December 1, 2016

DATA RELEASE - TsezhinBii Field and Summary Data, Navajo Nation, Arizona, 2004

These data provide the locational coordinates, soil texture characteristics, plant species occurrence and cover, and vegetation summary characteristics for the Tsezhin bii region in the south-central area of the Navajo Nation.

Date published: December 1, 2016

DATA RELEASE - Four Band Image Mosaic of the Colorado River Corridor in Arizona--2013, including Accuracy Assessment Data

The imagery data are airborne multispectral high resolution data for the Colorado River in Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. The data consist of four bands (blue, green, red and near infrared) with a ground resolution of 20 centimeters (cm). These data are available to the public as 16-bit geotiff files.

Date published: January 1, 2016

Southwestern Riparian Plant Trait Matrix, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2014 - 2016—Data

This dataset contains information on the physical traits and environmental tolerances of plant species occurring along the lower Colorado River through Grand Canyon. Due to the unique combination of plant species within the Grand Canyon, this flora shares species with many riparian areas in the western U.S.A. and represents obligate wetland to obligate upland plant species. Data for the matrix...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Southwestern Riparian Plant Trait Matrix, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2014 - 2016—Data

This dataset contains information on the physical traits and environmental tolerances of plant species occurring along the lower Colorado River through Grand Canyon. Due to the unique combination of plant species within the Grand Canyon, this flora shares species with many riparian areas in the western U.S.A. and represents obligate wetland to obligate upland plant species. Data for the matrix...

Date published: January 1, 2016

TsezhinBii Field and Summary Data, Navajo Nation, Arizona, 2004

These data provide the locational coordinates, soil texture characteristics, plant species occurrence and cover, and vegetation summary characteristics for the Tsezhin bii region in the south-central area of the Navajo Nation. They were collected in the fall of 2004 and their subsequent analysis reported in the paper titled 'Vegetation of semi-stable rangeland dunes of the Navajo Nation%2

Date published: January 1, 2016

Flow management for hydropower extirpates aquatic insects, undermining river food webs

Two unique datasets were gathered to document whether flow management for hydropower affects the abundance and diversity of aquatic insect assemblages. The first dataset was collected in Grand Canyon from 2012-2014 by citizen scientists rafting the Colorado River. Simple light traps were set out each night in camp and used to capture the adult life stages of aquatic insects that emerged from...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Four Band Multispectral High Resolution Image Mosaic of the Colorado River Corridor, Arizona - Data

In May 2013, the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC) of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC) acquired airborne multispectral high resolution data for the Colorado River in Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. The imagery data consist of four bands (blue, green, red and near infrared) with a ground resolution of 20