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Primary production and precipitation data along an elevation gradient in and adjacent to the San Francisco Mountains near Flagstaff, Arizona - 2015-2020

Data for journal manuscript: Primary production responses to extreme changes in North American Monsoon precipitation vary by elevation and plant functional composition through time

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2015
End Date
2020

Citation

Munson, S.M., 2022, Primary production and precipitation data along an elevation gradient in and adjacent to the San Francisco Mountains near Flagstaff, Arizona - 2015-2020: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9TGGMOE.

Summary

These data were compiled to allow further understanding of how aboveground net primary production of different plant functional types in ecosystems along an elevation gradient in the southwestern U.S. respond to extreme changes in warm-season precipitation (drought and water addition) associated with the North American Monsoon. The objectives of the study were to 1) determine how primary production responds to warm-season precipitation extremes over time; 2) compare production sensitivities to warm-season precipitation (slopes of production – precipitation relationships) across an elevation gradient; 3) evaluate whether the sensitivity of production differed under extreme dry and wet years compared to ambient precipitation. These data [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Seth M Munson
Originator :
Seth M Munson
Metadata Contact :
Seth M Munson
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
SDC Data Owner :
Southwest Biological Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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ANPP_Data.csv 40.15 KB text/csv
MaySepPrecipitation_Data.csv 1.41 KB text/csv

Purpose

The purpose of these data are to document changes in aboveground net primary production from 2015 - 2020 and extreme changes in warm-season precipitation imposed by experimental manipulation. These data were created to relate aboveground net primary production to changes in warm-season precipitation that may occur under climate change and compare responses across ecosystem types. These data can be used to to better understand how production of different plant functional types respond to changes in warm-season precipitation in the desert scrubland, desert grassland, juniper savanna, ponderosa pine meadow, and mixed conifer meadow ecosystem types in the southwestern U.S..

Rights

The author(s) of these data request that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9TGGMOE

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