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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Koa flowers
October 24, 2017

Kanakaleonui Bird Corridor Montane Plants 2016

The datasets used in the the research project entitled, "Facilitating Adaptation in Montane Plants to Changing Precipitation along an Elevation Gradient," are presented. Report available.

Coastal strand vegetation
October 24, 2017

Hawaiian Islands Coastal Vegetation Survey 2013-2015


This dataset provides information on the current status and various other habitat and descriptive attributes of the native coastal vegetation for seven of the main Hawaiian Islands (i.e., does not include Ni`ihau). Report available.

October 19, 2017

Experimental recovery rates of tidal marsh vegetation

We measured the response of plants to disturbance across a gradient in inundation times by transplanting tussocks of Schoenoplectus americanus into mesocosms of different elevation in two marsh organ platforms.

Pharmaceuticals in water, fish, and ospreys nesting in Delaware River and Bay
October 19, 2017

Pharmaceuticals in water, fish, and ospreys nesting in Delaware River and Bay

Exposure of wildlife to Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) is likely to occur but evidence of hazard and risk is limited. One exposure pathway that has received attention is trophic transfer of APIs in a water-fish-osprey food chain. 

Scientists collecting data in the Conasauga River, GA
October 19, 2017

Toxicity Assessment of Sediments Collected Upstream and Downstream of the White Dam in Clarke County, Georgia

A breach in the White Dam has been proposed to facilitate fish passage. As a Technical Assistance project, the U.S. Geological Survey provided toxicity assessments of sediment samples collected by USEPA personnel. 

Eisenoides lonnbergi, a native earthworm, found to contain extremely high concentrations of lead
October 19, 2017

Anomalous bioaccumulation of lead in the earthworm Eisenoides lonnbergi (Michaelsen)

This data set includes metal concentrations measured in a species of earthworm (Eisenoides lonnbergi) collected at various locations on the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.

Historic lead mine in southeastern Missouri
October 19, 2017

Exposure of Peromyscus leucopus to lead and cadmium in the Southeast Missouri Lead Mining District

The exposure of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) to lead and cadmium and the potential associated toxic effects were examined at three sites contaminated with lead in the Southeast Missouri Lead Mining District and at a reference site. 

Conasauga River, Georgia
October 19, 2017

Nutrient levels in surface waters of the Conasauga River and other tributaries within the Coosa River Watershed

Data Release for Report describes surface-water nutrient concentrations from multiple sites on the Conasauga River in northern Georgia in comparison with rivers in adjacent watersheds

USGS visual identity - green
October 18, 2017

Dataset: Forest growth in and around an ungulate enclosure on Northern Guam, 2005-2011

On an island largely devoid of native vertebrate seed dispersers, we monitored forest succession for seven years following ungulate exclusion from a 5-hectare area and adjacent plots with ungulates still present. 

The Little Missouri River, flood plain
October 17, 2017

Shapefiles and Historical Aerial Photographs, Little Missouri River, 1939-2003

The data archive contains the aerial photographs and channel delineations used in our analysis. The images have been geo-referenced to the 1995 digital orthophoto quarter quadrangles as described by Miller and Friedman (2009). The channel delineations for all photo years (including 2003) and the delineation of the outer flood-plain boundary are stored as shapefiles.

USGS visual identity - green
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.