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Five alcoves (rock shelters) in the Forty-Mile Canyon—Willow Gulch area of the Escalante River Basin in southeastern Utah yielded rich deposits of late Quaternary macrobotanical remains. The deposits were sampled and the contents identified in order to construct a chronology of vegetational change. Fourteen radiocarbon dates indicate that the fossils were deposited between 12,690 and 7510 yr B.P. (years before present). Ninety-one plant taxa were identified, 62 to species. Six species were common to all alcoves: Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii), box-elder (Acer negundo), prickly pear (Opuntia subgenus Platyopuntia), skunkbush (Rhus aromatica var. trilobata), serviceberry (Amelanchier utahensis), and Indian ricegrass...
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The importance of efficaciously assessing the risk for introduction and establishment of pest species is an increasingly important ecological and economic issue. Evaluation of climate is fundamental to determining the potential success of an introduced or invasive insect pest. However, evaluating climatic suitability poses substantial difficulties; climate can be measured and assessed in a bewildering array of ways. Some physiological filter, in essence a lens that focuses climate through the requirements and constraints of a potential pest introduction, is required. Difficulties in assessing climate suitability are further exacerbated by the effects of climate change. Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) is an exotic,...
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Gall abundance and biomass was recorded on marked valley oak and blue oak individuals throughout California. Galls, mostly caused by cynipid gall wasps, were identified to species. Sampling effort per tree was recorded as the number of leaves searched for gall wasps. Leaves were taken from two branches per tree using pole pruners, and total galls per tree were summed in each observation. Annual observations of galls on each tree were made from 2000-2006.
Due to a gap in information on regeneration of hard-mast trees in the floodplain, interpretation was completed of existing 8“/pixel aerial imagery delineating a detailed hardwood forest spatial dataset within the floodplain forest of the Fish and Wildlife Upper Mississippi National Wildlife & Fish Refuge, McGregor District. The detailed map of bottomland hardwoods will allow for the identification of existing habitat and assess bottomland hardwood tree patterns to enable management of these areas.
The recovery plan for the Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) recommended protection of owl nesting and roosting habitat. Descriptions of rnicrohabitat (less than or equal to-0.04 ha) characteristics associated with suitable nesting sites have been limited for the area of pine-oak forest occupied by this species in Arizona, USA. Therefore, we studied Mexican spotted owl habitat on a 585-km(2) study area on the Coconino Plateau near Flagstaff, Arizona. Mexican spotted owls nested primarily in mature (greater than or equal to45.7-cm diameter at breast height dbh) Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii; 40%) and ponderosa pine (Pines ponderosa; 37%) trees. We examined a plausible set of a priori models using both...
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The dataset comprises analyses of core and surface samples collected in and around the Red Mountain porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The dataset includes: analyses for 13 minerals in 245 core samples (Appendix 1); analyses for 44 elements in 818 core samples (Appendix 2); analyses for 54 elements in 122 rock samples (Appendix 3); analyses for 55 elements in 119 soil samples (Appendix 4); and analyses for percent ash and 66 elements in 57 mesquite ash (Appendix 5), 68 oak ash (Appendix 6), and 68 juniper ash (Appendix 7) samples, respectively. The samples were collected and analyzed between 1980 and 2000.


    map background search result map search result map Risk assessment in the face of a changing environment: gypsy moth and climate change in Utah. Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Sudden Oak Death Quarantine Areas 2012 Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Sudden Oak Death Infested Area USGS 1:24000-scale Quadrangle for Oak, NE 1960 Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge: McGregor District Mast Hardwood Floodplain Forest Community Data to accompany U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019-5077: Geochemical and mineralogical study of the Red Mountain porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit and vicinity, Santa Cruz County, Arizona Data on gall wasp abundance and biomass on valley oak and blue oak trees in California Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Sudden Oak Death Infested Area USGS 1:24000-scale Quadrangle for Oak, NE 1960 Data to accompany U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019-5077: Geochemical and mineralogical study of the Red Mountain porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit and vicinity, Santa Cruz County, Arizona Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Sudden Oak Death Quarantine Areas 2012 Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge: McGregor District Mast Hardwood Floodplain Forest Community Risk assessment in the face of a changing environment: gypsy moth and climate change in Utah. Data on gall wasp abundance and biomass on valley oak and blue oak trees in California