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Date published: January 1, 2020

Louisiana Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program – 2008 habitat map, West Chenier Region (ver. 1.1, May 2020)

The Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring (BICM) program was developed by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and is implemented as a component of the System Wide Assessment and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). The program uses both historical data and contemporary data collections to assess and monitor changes in the aerial and subaqueous extent of is

Date published: December 31, 2019

Mangrove coverage of Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Florida in 2005

This shapefile is the approximate location of mangroves within the boundary of Ten Thousand Islands NWR in 2005.

Date published: December 31, 2019

Mangrove coverage of Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Florida in 2014

This shapefile is the approximate location of mangroves within the boundary of Ten Thousand Islands NWR in 2014.

Date published: December 31, 2019

Soil surface elevation dynamics in a mangrove-to-marsh ecotone characterized by vegetation shifts

This release consists of soil surface elevation, also called vertical land motion of the wetland (VLMw), and vertical accretion data collected over time across an environmental gradient at Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge near Naples, Florida, USA. VLMw was measured using rod surface elevation tables, while accretion was measured using feldspar marker horizons (i.e.%2

Date published: December 31, 2019

Comparison of mangrove extent from 2005 and 2014 of Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Florida, USA

This shapefile compares the approximate location of mangroves within the boundary of Ten Thousand Islands NWR in 2005 to their location in 2014.

Date published: December 19, 2019

Trends in organic matter in baldcypress swamps of the southeastern United States: 2007-2011

A better understanding of the potential of climate change to affect carbon dynamics in wetlands can be gained through the study of plant decomposition and soil organic matter trends across continental gradients. This study from 2007 and 2011 examines patterns of wood, leaf and cloth decomposition, as well as soil organic matter storage in Taxodium distichum (T. distichum) swamps along the

Date published: December 16, 2019

Hydrologic restoration of the Amite River Diversion Canal (PO-0142): 2017 habitat classification

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority works to conserve, restore, create and enhance Louisiana's coastal wetlands. The wetland restoration plans developed specifically require an evaluation of the effectiveness of each coastal wetlands restoration project in achieving long-term solutions to arresting coastal wetlands loss. This data set includes satellite imagery for th...

Date published: December 12, 2019

Locations of mines and mining activity in the contiguous United States 2013

This dataset includes locations and associated information about mines and mining activity in the contiguous United States. The database was developed by combining publicly available national datasets of mineral mines, uranium mines, and minor and major coal mine activities. This database was developed in 2013, but temporal range of mine data varied dependent on source. Uranium mine infor...

Date published: November 19, 2019

Determining the habitat suitability of coastal waterbirds in New Jersey: impacts related to Hurricane Sandy

Understanding the long-term consequences of hurricane effects on wildlife and their habitats is critical to efficiently and effectively protect and restore important coastal wetland and marsh habitat. Hurricane Sandy caused widespread and substantial physical, environmental, ecological damage, likely impacting the food supplies, habitats, and reproductive success of many animal species

Date published: November 13, 2019

Surveying butterfly populations of prairie restorations in South Louisiana

In this study our objective was to establish baseline abundance numbers of butterflies and to evaluate a monitoring system that can be used by persons with relatively little experience to assess changes in butterfly abundance. Because butterflies that depend on grasslands use flowering plants as nectar sources and a variety of plant species as larval host plants, nectar and pollen resources...

Date published: November 4, 2019

Can biotic resistance explain the small geographic range of non-native croaking gourami Trichopsis vittata (Cuvier, 1831) in Florida, USA?

In this report, we evaluate this hypothesis for croaking gourami Trichopsis vittata, a non-native species that has established a reproducing population, but has not successfully spread beyond its very small (5 km2) range. We suspected the inability of T. vittata to colonize new habitats may be due to biotic resistance by the native eastern mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki.

Date published: November 4, 2019

Invasion frustration? Can biotic resistance explain the small geographic range of non-native croaking gourami Trichopsis vittata (Cuvier, 1831) in Florida, USA?

In this report, we evaluate this hypothesis for croaking gourami Trichopsis vittata, a non-native species that has established a reproducing population, but has not successfully spread beyond its very small (5 km2) range. We suspected the inability of T. vittata to colonize new habitats may be due to biotic resistance by the native eastern mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki.