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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Oregon spotted frog partially submerged
September 21, 2017

Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) Monitoring at Jack Creek 2015-2016

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.

Map showing Oregon coastal area and an outline of the area where data was collected offshore.
September 19, 2017

Interpretive data release for Oregon Outer Continental Shelf Seafloor Mapping: Selected Lease Blocks Relevant to Renewable Energy

This data release includes the results of analysis of video data conducted by Oregon State University and the geo-habitat interpretation of multibeam echo sounder (MBES) data conducted by the USGS.

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September 18, 2017

Created snag characteristics and cavity-nesting bird associations in the CFIRP stands, McDonald-Dunn Research Forest, Corvallis, OR, USA, 2016

We measured characteristics of 731 snags and quantified foraging and breeding use of snags by birds 25-27 years after their creation, and examined whether different harvest treatments (i.e., group selection, two-story, clearcut) and snag configurations (i.e., scattered and clustered) influenced snag characteristics or avian use for foraging and nesting.

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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.

Boreal Chorus Frog
August 31, 2017

Widespread Legacy Brine Contamination from Oil Shales Reduces Survival of Chorus Frog Larvae-Data

Survival of larval Boreal Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris maculata) reared on sediments from brine-contaminated wetlands and a control source.

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August 31, 2017

Count and detection-nondetection survey data of Barred Owls (Strix varia) in historical breeding territories of Northern Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) in the Oregon Coast Ranges, 1995-2016

This dataset contains count and detection-nondetection data of Barred Owls from 106 historical breeding territories of Northern Spotted Owl territories (i.e. sites) in the Oregon Coast Ranges from 1995 to 2016. 

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August 30, 2017

California spotted owl fledgling counts, climate, and landscape habitat at territories on the Lassen National Forest, CA 1991-2010

This is a comma separated values (CSV) file used to conduct the logistic quantile regression analyses in R provided by Cade et al. (2017). The data set consists of records of California spotted owl fledgling counts on 88 territories on the Lassen National Forest, CA from 1991-2010. Climatic condition data were obtained from PRISM and landscape habitat data were obtained from LANDFIRE.

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August 29, 2017

National Water Census Data Portal

The National Water Census Data Portal contains national estimates of water budget components for local watersheds, water withdrawal data for counties, tools to calculate statistics of daily streamflow records, modeled daily streamflow at ungaged stations, and access to records of aquatic biology observations.

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August 25, 2017

Roadside Survey Data from southeastern Arizona and New Mexico for Grasshopper Sparrow and other grassland Birds 2003 to 2005

These data include descriptions of all roadside segments surveyed, including GPS waypoints and verbal descriptions for each point (every half mile), survey data collected on roadside surveys in 2003-2005 in the months of July and August, along roads within the known breeding range of the Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus).