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Hawaiian Islands climate compatibility of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB, Oryctes rhinoceros) based on global and local species occurrences 2022

The arrival of the coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB, Oryctes rhinoceros) in Hawaii poses serious threats to endemic palm species, crop species and iconic palm trees across the archipelago. As this invasive is found on the island of Oahu primarily at lower elevations, there are concerns about the species spreading towards high value native habitats at higher elevations and/or to other islands across

Topo-bathymetric survey at Gandys Beach, New Jersey, 2018

This Data Release contains field topo-bathymetric survey data in a selected saltmarsh shoreline along Gandys Beach, New Jersey, where constructed oyster reefs (CORs, aka oyster castles) were installed to protect the shoreline and enhance habitat for oyster and other species.  Oyster castles were constructed as a part of a living shoreline project along Gandys Beach in 2016 in response to the damag

Potentiometric-Surface Contours in a Bedrock Aquifer near High Falls, New York, 2019–2020

This geospatial data set contains groundwater level contours, well locations, and associated metadata that characterize the potentiometric surface near the Rondout pressure-tunnel in High Falls, New York during November 5–7, 2019, and January 21–22, 2020. The pressure tunnel was shut down and partially dewatered for 74 days from November 11, 2019, to January 23, 2020, for inspection and repairs.

Hawaii Island forest bird movement data from 2014 to 2019

This data release includes data and metadata containing estimated and predicted locations of radio telemetered Hawaiian forest birds. Radio telemetry data was collected using an automated radio telemetry network from 2014 to 2019 from birds in two study sites, one a continuous forest and the other a fragmented forest. Four bird species that varied in age and sex were studied: the nectarivorous ʻiʻ

Changes in wildfire occurrence and risk to homes from 1990 through 2019 in the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA (data release)

Wildfires and housing development have increased since the 1990s, presenting unique challenges for fire management. However, it is unclear how the relative influences of housing growth and changing wildfire occurrence have contributed to risk to homes. We fit a random forest using weather, land cover, topography, and past fire history to predict burn probabilities and uncertainty intervals. Then,

Building locations identified before and after the Camp, Tubbs, and Woolsey wildfires

Wildland-urban interface (WUI) maps identify areas with wildfire risk, but they are often outdated due to the lack of building data. Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) can extract building locations from remote sensing data, but their accuracy in WUI areas is unknown. Additionally, CNNs are computationally intensive and technically complex making it challenging for end-users, such as those who u

Hawaiʻi Ambrosia Beetle Direct ROD Transmission 2018-2022

This release includes data and metadata (1-2) documenting visitation of ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to healthy ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha) trees in two separate experiments, (3) geographical location and details of the trees used in the experiments, (4) culture of the fungal pathogens Ceratocystis lukuohia and Ceratocystis huliohia from naturally and experimentally infected a

African fish mercury burden and isotopic composition from archived museum specimens

Fish collected for taxonomic and systematic purposes are often preserved and then archived in museum collections. Preserved fish are commonly first fixed in a formalin solution and then transferred to ethanol for long-term storage. The wet preservation method can potentially introduce mercury (Hg) contamination or unintentionally extract Hg from tissue. An experiment was designed to test the utili

White-tailed deer and sharp-tailed grouse data used in constrained generalized additive models to enhance survival analyses and incorporate ecological theory

Grouse: These data on sharp-tailed grouse survival times are provided for individuals wanting to run an age-period survival analysis. Entry and exit times are expressed in integer days from the start of the study. Entry age and exit age expressed in integer days are also included. Data are structured to implement survival analysis. White-tailed Deer: These data on white-tailed deer survival times

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Nutrient cycling in riverbed sediment in the Maumee River Basin, 2019 and 2021 Data

The Maumee River transports huge loads of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) to Lake Erie. The increased concentrations of N and P are causing eutrophication of the lake, creating hypoxic zones, and contributing to phytoplankton blooms. It is hypothesized that the P loads are a major contributor to harmful algal blooms that occur in the western basin of Lake Erie, particularly in summer. The Maumee R

The North American Breeding Bird Survey, Analysis Results 1966 - 2021

This data product consists of a database of population change and abundance estimates for North American birds, estimated from North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data. Data are presented for 548 species of birds in 4 spreadsheets containing trend estimates and annual indices for 2 time periods. Estimates are derived for each species using the 1 of 4 alternative models, and a cross-validatio

Isotope data from Shimada 2018 research expedition

Stable isotope data of fauna, particulate organic matter, and rocks collected during the 2018 research cruise aboard the NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada that examined benthic communities off the western U.S. coast.