Data and Tools

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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October 16, 2017

Results of a U.S. General Public Survey to Inform the 2018 North American Waterfowl Management Plan Update (2017)

This contains data from 1,030 surveys returned in 2017 from across the United States. Data were collected via a mail-out survey stratified by the population of each state. The purpose of this survey was to inform the 2018 update of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

Color map of New Jersey Landslides
October 4, 2017

Digital Geodata Series: DGS06-3 Landslides In New Jersey

This Geographic Information System (GIS) point shapefile of Landslides in New Jersey with associated database file, projection file and metadata, contains point locations and other attributes for 287 landslide locations in New Jersey mapped by the Survey. 

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October 4, 2017

Sex, length, total mass, fat mass, and specimen condition data for 248 Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) collected in the Florida Everglade

These data were collected from Burmese pythons removed from the Florida everglades as part of invasive-species management. These data were used to validate several body condition indices in Burmese pythons.

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September 28, 2017

Provenance, classification, and abundance of RNA sequence fragments used to assess virus infections in honey bees, Apis mellifera

This dataset was used to assess the relative occurrence and titer of Deformed wing virus (DWV) and Varroa destructor virus 1 (VDV) in public RNA-seq accessions of honey bee using a rapid, kmer-based approach. The data highlight the utility of high-throughput sequencing to monitor viral polymorphisms and statistically test biological predictors of titer.

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September 28, 2017

Radio telemetry data on nighttime movements of two species of migratory nectar-feeding bats (Leptonycteris) in Hidalgo County, New Mexico, late-summer 2004 and 2005

These bat location estimates have been reported by Bogan and others and come in the form of a GIS shape file.

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September 27, 2017

Cheatgrass mapping in Squirrel Creek Wildfire, WY in 2014

This data bundle contains some of the inputs, all of the processing instructions and all outputs from two VisTrails/SAHM workflow. These models specifically include field data of locations with >40% cover of cheatgrass (presence) and <40% cover of cheatgrass (absence). Predictors included rasters derived from LandSat 8 imagery or from a digital elevation model.

Oregon spotted frog partially submerged
September 21, 2017

Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) Monitoring at Jack Creek

This dataset contains information from mark-recapture and egg mass surveys conducted by USGS as part of an ongoing Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) monitoring effort at Jack Creek, Klamath County, Oregon. Data consist of spotted frog counts aggregated by date, location, life stage, and sex, as well as data on environmental conditions at the time each survey.

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September 21, 2017

Habitat Data for Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow Territories, Nest Plots, and Random Transects, 2009 to 2013

These data provide information about vegetation structure and composition associated with Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow territories, nest plots, and random transects on two study sites in southeastern Arizona. Data were collected from 2009 through 2013.

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September 12, 2017

Asian carp acoustic stimuli data

Broadband sound recorded from an outboard motor can modulate carp behavior in captivity; however, the response of wild silver carp to broadband sound has yet to be determined. This data set includes information regarding the sound produced by outboard motor and speakers in the field and will help in determining effectiveness of the usage of control techniques in the management of carps.

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September 11, 2017

Long-term Trends in Midwestern Milkweeds and their Relevance for Monarchs

This is the dataset used in the BioScience publication of the same name.

Graph of Environmental DNA decay
September 1, 2017

Experimental observations on the decay of environmental DNA from bighead and silver carp-Data

Environmental DNA (eDNA) decay rates in waste materials and reproductive cells obtained from captive stocks of the invasive bigheaded carps, as well as the influence of differing levels of water turbulence, temperature, microbial load, and pH on rates of eDNA decay. 

Our results strongly demonstrate the potential for environmental factors to influence eDNA fate, and thus the interpretation of eDNA.