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Date published: August 19, 2019

Prescribed Fire Permit Records for Georgia and Florida

We compiled and analyzed a database of burn permits for prescribed fires conducted in Florida and Georgia from 2006-2016. The dataset contains the number of permitted burns and expected acres burned by county in the two states for every day in the 11 year period. Also included are the county-wide average daily weather conditions for temperature and relative humidity, calculated from the...

Date published: June 11, 2018

West Portrillo Mountains Scaled Quail Adult Survival 2014-2015

Grassland birds are among the most imperiled bird guilds in North America. Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) are a semi-arid grassland bird whose populations have declined over the past half century. We monitored scaled quail in New Mexico to study the effects of habitat, temperature and precipitation on survival of scaled quail adults, nests, and broods.

Date published: June 11, 2018

West Portrillo Mountains Scaled Quail Nest Survival 2014-2015

Grassland birds are among the most imperiled bird guilds in North America. Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) are a semi-arid grassland bird whose populations have declined over the past half century. We monitored scaled quail in New Mexico to study the effects of habitat, temperature and precipitation on survival of scaled quail adults, nests, and broods.

Date published: June 11, 2018

West Portrillo Mountains Scaled Quail Brood Survival 2014-2015

Grassland birds are among the most imperiled bird guilds in North America. Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) are a semi-arid grassland bird whose populations have declined over the past half century. We monitored scaled quail in New Mexico to study the effects of habitat, temperature and precipitation on survival of scaled quail adults, nests, and broods.

Date published: February 1, 2018

Impact of Drought on Southwestern Pronghorn Population Trends and Predicted Trajectories in the Southwest in the Face of Climate Change_Predictor

Climate often drives ungulate population dynamics, and as climates change, some areas may become unsuitable for species persistence. Unraveling the relationships between climate and population dynamics, and projecting them across time, advances ecological understanding that informs and steers sustainable conservation for species. Using pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) as an ecological model,...

Date published: February 1, 2018

Impact of Drought on Southwestern Pronghorn Population Trends and Predicted Trajectories in the Southwest in the Face of Climate Change

Climate often drives ungulate population dynamics, and as climates change, some areas may become unsuitable for species persistence. Unraveling the relationships between climate and population dynamics, and projecting them across time, advances ecological understanding that informs and steers sustainable conservation for species. Using pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) as an ecological model,...

Date published: January 24, 2018

Geospatial files associated with the delineation and characterization of surface-moisture zones in the vicinity of mapped springs in Harney County, Oregon, 2017

This data collection includes spatial and tabular datasets related to the delineation and characterization of surface moisture zones (SMZs) in the vicinity of springs mapped in the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) in southeastern Oregon using time-series analysis of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data derived from Landsat Thematic Mapper 5 imagery from 1985-2011. The study...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Effects of Climate on Scaled Quail Reproduction and Survival

Grassland birds are among the most imperiled bird guilds in North America. Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) are a semi-arid grassland bird whose populations have declined over the past half century. We monitored scaled quail in New Mexico to study the effects of habitat, temperature and precipitation on survival of scaled quail adults, nests, and broods. Seasonal nest survival (39.4%) had a...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Supporting data for two MWBMglacier applications to the Copper River basin in Alaska

These data can be used to replicate the application of MWBMglacier as described in two journal articles: 1) Enhancement of a parsimonious water balance model to simulate surface hydrology in a glacierized watershed (in review), and 2) Hydrologic regime changes in a high-latitude glacierized watershed under future climate conditions (doi:10.3390/w10020128). These simulations provide results...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Data for Plant production responses to precipitation differ along an elevation gradient and are enhanced under extremes (Northern Arizona, 1991-2016)

This dataset is from a precipitation manipulation experiment conducted at five grassland sites along an elevation gradient near Flagstaff, AZ. The data consist of pre- (1991 - 2015) and post-experimental (2016) treatment plant production and precipitation measurements. The plant production measurements were taken from satellite and hand-held spectroradiometer, in addition to plot-based...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Landward migration of tidal saline wetlands with sea-level rise and urbanization: a comparison of northern Gulf of Mexico estuaries

Coastal wetland ecosystems are expected to migrate landward in response to accelerated sea-level rise. However, due to differences in topography and coastal urbanization extent, estuaries vary in their ability to accommodate wetland migration. The landward movement of wetlands requires suitable conditions, such as a gradual slope and land free of urban development. Urban barriers can constrain...

Date published: October 1, 2017

Vegetation indicators and landscape characteristics for the Gearhart Mountain Wilderness, Oregon, USA

This dataset contains spatially-referenced tabular data associated with a study to characterize vegetation conditions within a dry mixed conifer forest study area (the Gearhart Mountain Wilderness) in southern Oregon, USA, in 2001 (a single year drought without any widespread insect mortality) and 2009 (during a multi-year drought that coincided with a severe outbreak of mountain pine beetle;...