These data represent the results of trapping efforts for native northwestern pond turtles (Actinemys marmorata) and non-native red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) in wetlands and irrigation canals in agricultural regions of the Sacramento Valley in 2018 and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in 2019. In addition to detection data for these two turtle species, the dataset includes habitat data from each trapped site and data on the capture rate of fish, frogs, and tadpoles at each site.
These data support the following publication:
Fulton, A.M., Rose, J.P. and Halstead, B.J., 2022. Rural turtles: estimating the occupancy of northwestern pond turtles and non-native red-eared sliders in agricultural habitats in california's sacramento valley and sacramento-san joaquin river delta. Northwestern Naturalist, 103(2), pp.97-109. https://doi.org/10.1898/NWN20-22
|Title||Data to Fit an Occupancy Model to Trapping Data for the Northwestern Pond Turtle and Red-Eared Slider in the Sacramento Valley (2018) and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (2019)|
|Authors||Alexandria M Fulton, Jonathan P Rose, Brian J Halstead|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Western Ecological Research Center|