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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....
Categories: Data; Tags: Arizona, Botany, Climatology, Coconino County, Colorado Plateau, All tags...
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Two unique datasets on the abundance and morphology of the angel lichen moth (Cisthene angelus) in Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA were compiled to describe the phenology and life history of this common, but poorly known, species. The abundance data were collected from 2012 to 2013 through a collaboration with river runners in Grand Canyon National Park. These citizen scientists deployed light traps from their campsites for one hour each night of their expedition. Insects were preserved in ethanol on site, and returned to the Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona for analysis in the laboratory. A total of 2,437 light trap samples were sorted through, 903 of which contained C. angelus. In total, 73,841...
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We analyzed lizard assemblage structure as a function of elevation in the Bonneville Basin region of the Great Basin Desert using data from visual surveys performed between 2000 and 2003. A total of 1221 lizard observations were recorded, representing eight of the nine species known to occur in the Bonneville Basin. Individual species response curves showed Gaussian and truncated Gaussian distributions for most taxa, and most species demonstrated a nonrandom dispersion of occurrences along the elevation gradient. Nonmetric multidimensional scaling (NMS) revealed hierarchical structuring of lizard species, and strong correlation of NMS axes with elevation provided evidence of uniform lizard community assembly with...
Ecosystem susceptibility to invasion by nonnative species is poorly understood, but evidence is increasing that spatial and temporal variability in resources has large-scale effects. We conducted a study in Artemisia tridentata ecosystems at two Great Basin locations examining differences in resource availability and invasibility of Bromus tectorum over elevation gradients and in response to direct and interacting effects of removal of perennial herbaceous vegetation and fire. We monitored environmental conditions, soil variables, and B. tectorum establishment and reproduction over two years. Soil water (measured as the number of days soil matric potential was >?1.5 MPa) and nitrate availability (measured as micromoles...


    map background search result map search result map Elevation gradients and lizard assemblage structure in the Bonneville Basin, western USA Angel Lichen Moth Abundance and Morphology Data, Grand Canyon, AZ, 2012 Primary production and precipitation data along an elevation gradient in and adjacent to the San Francisco Mountains near Flagstaff, Arizona - 2015-2020 Primary production and precipitation data along an elevation gradient in and adjacent to the San Francisco Mountains near Flagstaff, Arizona - 2015-2020 Angel Lichen Moth Abundance and Morphology Data, Grand Canyon, AZ, 2012 Elevation gradients and lizard assemblage structure in the Bonneville Basin, western USA