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Science Datasets

The data collected and the techniques used by USGS scientists should conform to or reference national and international standards and protocols if they exist and when they are relevant and appropriate. For datasets of a given type, and if national or international metadata standards exist, the data are indexed with metadata that facilitates access and integration.

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Date published: November 20, 2020

Nearshore Wave Observations Made Near South Padre Island, Texas, August 2018–February 2019 (ver. 1.1, November 2020)

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of South Padre Island, Texas, deployed an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to measure surface wave, pressure, and current-velocity data approximated 1-mile (1.61-kilometers) offshore from South Padre Island, Texas during August 2018–February 2019. The data were collected by using a trawl-resistant Teledy

Date published: November 20, 2020

Stable isotope dynamics of herbivorous reef fishes and their ectoparasites: 2012, 2013, 2018

Acanthurid surgeonfishes are an abundant and diverse group of herbivorous fishes on coral reefs. While their contribution to trophic linkages and dynamics in coral reef systems has received considerable attention, the role of linkages involving their parasites has not. As both consumers of fish tissue and prey to microcarnivores, external parasites can play a significant role in trophic trans...

Date published: November 20, 2020

Kootenai River Supplemental Surveys near Bonners Ferry, ID, 2012-2020

In 2009, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho released and implemented the Kootenai River Habitat Restoration Master Plan. This plan aimed to restore, enhance, and maintain the Kootenai River habitat and landscape to support and sustain habitat conditions for aquatic species and animal populations. In support of these restoration efforts, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Koote

Date published: November 20, 2020

USGS Land Treatment Digital Library Data Release: A centralized archive for land treatment tabular and spatial data (ver. 3.0, November 2020), Treatment Frequency Rasters

Across the country, public land managers make hundreds of decisions each year that influence landscapes and ecosystems within the lands they manage. Many of these decisions involve vegetation manipulations known as land treatments. Land treatments include activities such as removal or alteration of plant biomass, seeding burned areas, and herbicide applications. Data on these land treatment...

Date published: November 20, 2020

Landscape inputs and simulation output for the LANDIS-II model in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

This data release provides inputs needed to run the LANDIS-II landscape change model, NECN and Base Fire extensions for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), USA, and simulation results that underlie figures and analysis in the accompanying publication. We ran LANDIS-II simulations for 112 years, from 1988-2100, using interpolated weather station data for 1988-2015 and downscale

Date published: November 20, 2020

Microbial Communities Across a Successional Gradient at Indiana Dunes National Park, 2015-2017

This soil and vegetation data were collected along a successional gradient at the Indiana Dunes National Park. Soil samples were processed for standard soil chemistry, texture, and nutrients. DNA extracted from soil samples were analyzed for bacterial communities using 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing technique to understand the composition and distribution of these communities along the success...

Date published: November 20, 2020

Traits and Factors Catalog (TRAFAC): Hardwood specialists of North America

These data were compiled in support of the 'Predicting the next high-impact insect invasion: Elucidating traits and factors determining the risk of introduced herbivorous insects on North American native plants' project, supported by the U.S. Geological Survey John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis. The project working group compiled data for non-native insects herbivorous o

Date published: November 20, 2020

NRCS FY2018 Soil Properties and Interpretations, Derived Using gSSURGO Data and Tools

These data depict the western United States Map Unit areas as defined by the USDA NRCS. Each Map Unit area contains information on a variety of soil properties and interpretations. The raster is to be joined to the .csv file by the field "mukey." We keep the raster and csv separate to preserve the full attribute names in the csv that would be truncated if attached to the raster. Once joined%2...

Date published: November 20, 2020

USGS Land Treatment Digital Library Data Release: A centralized archive for land treatment tabular and spatial data (ver. 3.0, November 2020)

Across the country, public land managers make hundreds of decisions each year that influence landscapes and ecosystems within the lands they manage. Many of these decisions involve vegetation manipulations known as land treatments. Land treatments include activities such as removal or alteration of plant biomass, seeding burned areas, and herbicide applications. Data on these land treatment...

Date published: November 20, 2020

Nearshore Current Observations Made Near South Padre Island, Texas, August 2018–February 2019 (ver. 1.1, November 2020)

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of South Padre Island, Texas, deployed an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to measure surface wave, pressure, and current-velocity data approximated 1-mile (1.61-kilometers) offshore from South Padre Island, Texas during August 2018–February 2019. The data were collected by using a trawl-resistant Teledy

Date published: November 19, 2020

Mark-recapture data for a boreal toad metapopulation at the Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge, Montana (2003-2018)

From 2003-2018, USGS researchers and collaborators conducted mark-recapture studies of the boreal toad at the Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Montana, USA. The datasets included here contain information on individual toad capture history, body size, and disease status. These data were collected annually over the 16-year period at up to 11 breeding sites per year on the

Date published: November 19, 2020

Site and Survey Data for Amphibian Surveys in Yosemite National Park, 2018

These data represent occupancy surveys conducted in long-term monitoring sites in Yosemite National Park in 2018 for three anurans, the Yosemite Toad (Anaxyrus canorus), the Sierran Treefrog (Pseudacris sierra), and the Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog (Rana sierrae). The data include independent double-observer surveys and time-to-detection data to calculate detection probabili