Southwest Biological Science Center

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Date published: May 24, 2017

DATA RELEASE - Plant Functional Traits, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2012-2014

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.

Date published: March 24, 2017

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.

Date published: March 24, 2017

Channel Mapping of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, May 2009, river miles 29 to 62—Data

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. The study reach is located from river miles 29 to 62 at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers. Channel bathymetry was mapped using multibeam and singlebeam echosounders, subaerial topography was mapped using ground-based...

Date published: March 22, 2017

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 Data for the matrix were compiled from published scientific papers, unpublished reports, plant fact sheets, existing trait databases, regional floras, and plant guides.

Date published: January 31, 2017

APPLICATION - Discharge, Sediment, and Water Quality Monitoring Application

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.

Date published: January 30, 2017

APPLICATION - Grand Canyon Sandbar Monitoring

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.

Date published: January 23, 2017

APPLICATION - Grand Canyon Citizen Science Story Map

This story map application provides an interactive map showing light trap locations along the Colorado River as well as other content further describing this Citizen Science initiative. Data are currently available for the years 2012 through 2014, with more recent efforts coming soon.

Date published: January 19, 2017

APPLICATION - Grand Canyon Aquatic Ecology Web Application

This application allows for the exploration of a select set of insect emergence data collected as part of a citizen science project initiated by the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC).  Data present in this application relate to a recent BioScience publication from USGS scientists and collaborators that investigated the effects of dam operations on downstream aquatic insects...

Date published: January 3, 2017

DATA RELEASE - Community-level riparian plant traits, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2013-2015

Data were compiled based on field observations and available literature. Field data were collected on sandbars along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon between river miles 0 and 226 and included plant cover and trait measurements. Plant height and photosynthetic pathway were gleaned from the literature. Trait values were converted to a community-level value.

Date published: January 2, 2017

DATA RELEASE - Population Attributes Red Eared Slider Japan

These data are compiled from published studies of various subspecies of the slider turtle (Trachemys scripta) from throughout the native range of the species in the United States. Data include sample sizes of adult male and female turtles as well as various estimates of their body size.

Date published: January 2, 2017

DATA RELEASE - Stream Drift Sampling in Arizona, 2014

Data were compiled from field drift collections and from a meta-analysis of published drift literature. Field data were collected in 2014 from the Colorado River downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona. Data represent flow meter measurements taken at the mouth and adjacent to a drift net, and suspended solids concentrations collected by the drift net, over varying net deployment durations.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Riparian vegetation classification of the Colorado River Corridor, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2013—Data

These data are classification maps of total riparian vegetation along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon from Glen Canyon Dam to Pearce Ferry in Arizona. The data are derived from interpretation of multispectral high resolution airborne imagery that was acquired in May 2013. The total vegetation data have the same 0.2-meter ground resolution as the imagery. These data have not undergone a...