Vegetation data from 7 sampling sites along the Yukon River in Alaska during the summer of 2012

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Andy Baltensperger and colleagues
Publication_Date: 20120817
Title:
Vegetation data from 7 sampling sites along the Yukon River in Alaska during the summer of 2012
Edition: 1
Series_Information:
Series_Name: 1
Issue_Identification: 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
EWHALE Lab, Institute of Arctic Biology, Biology & Wildlife Dept.
Publisher: University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF)
Other_Citation_Details: This dataset is part of an ongoing PhD thesis by the author.
Online_Linkage: See related datasets by the author.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Description:
Abstract:
This data set descibes results from a vegetation sampling project in Alaska during May-July, 2012. Dominant woody plants, herbaceous plants, fungi, moss, and lichen were collected in the field. Five samples from each of the above functional groups were sampled from at least 3 locations within each of 7 sampling sites across Alaska. The following sites are included: Yukon Crossing (latitude 65.86579 N, longitude -149.74113 W, elevation 200 m), Kokrine Hills (latitude 64.92532 N, longitude -154.99438 W, elevation 730), Nulato Hills (latitude 64.44390 N, longitude -150.60069, elevation 28), Fox Point Island (latitude 63.02524 N, longitude -159.79390 W, elevation 25), Kako Mountain (latitude 61.91278 N, longitude -159.45473 W, elevation 196 m), Mountain Village (latitude 62.11773 N, longitude -163.84276 W, elevation 7 m), Bethel (latitude 60.81123 N, longitude -161.81007, elevation 14). Species were described with the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS.org). For wider context and information, please see also related datasets for plot descriptions, small mammal trapping, plant collections and a plot-specific species list. Ths dataset is part of a forthcoming PhD thesis of the author.
Purpose:
Provide geo-referenced open access data for a dissertation about isoscapes for Alaskan small mammals during summer. This dataset is part of a forthcoming PhD thesis of the author.
Supplemental_Information:
See Small Mammal research and atlas references, as well as Alaska GAP project.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20120517
Ending_Date: 20120713
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -163.84276
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -149.74113
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 65.86579
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.81123
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 7.000
Altitude_Maximum: 730.000
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: 7 plots along the Yukon River within the state of Alaska
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation sampling
Theme_Keyword: Yukon River
Theme_Keyword: Alaska
Theme_Keyword: Stable isotopes
Theme_Keyword: Isoscapes
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Yukon River
Place_Keyword: State of Alaska
Place_Keyword: USA
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Name Thesaurus
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Code Thesaurus
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: Summer
Access_Constraints:
These data are part of a dissertation and data sharing is courtesy of the author after all data are worked up and analyzed. However, the sharing of this data set is promoted; contact author for details.
Use_Constraints: None, best to contact authors for proper use
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: collection
Taxonomic_Keywords: multiple species
Taxonomic_Keywords: single species
Taxonomic_Keywords: fungi
Taxonomic_Keywords: lichens
Taxonomic_Keywords: mosses
Taxonomic_Keywords: plants
Taxonomic_Keywords: vegetation
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: ITIS.org
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Taxonomic_Procedures:
species were identified according to the following literature references:

Heller, C.A. 1966. Wild edible and poisonous plants of Alaska. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, AK.

Laursen, G.A., R.D. Seppelt. 2009. Common interior Alaska cryptogams: Fungi, lichenicolous fungi, lichenized fungi, slime molds, mosses, & liverworts. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, AK.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2006. Lichens of the National Forests in Alaska. R10-RG-170. Washington, D.C.

Kavanagh, J. A pocket naturalist guide to Mushrooms: An introduction to familiar North American Species. Waterford Press, Inc., Phoenix, AZ.

Pratt, V.E. 1989. Field guide to Alaskan wildlflowers. Alaskakrafts, Inc. Anchorage, AK.

Vitt, D.H., J.E. Marsh, and R.B. Bovey. 1988. A photographic field guide to the mosses, lichens and ferns of northwest North America. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA.

Data_Set_Credit: Andy Baltensperger, Falk Huettmann, David Keiter, Tim Mullet
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Excel IBM PC
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description: None specifically for this dataset

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Data are checked, and accurate. Photos were taken to aid with species identification and can be followed up on as needed.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Data are collected in a consistent form and following defined standard procedures.
Completeness_Report:
Data are complete for each plot and fully transfered from notebooks. Sampling was designed to be representative of each site and the food sources available to small mammals.

The complete raw dataset is presented here.

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Most location was geo-referenced with a GPS, and at the center point.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Dominant woody plants, herbaceous plants, fungi, moss, and lichen were sampled. Five samples from each of the above functional groups were collected from at least 5 locations within each of 12 sampling sites across Alaska.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110601
Ending_Date: 20110824
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were collected in the field, put into field noteboks and entered into an Excel sheet. The specimens were frozen and processed in a stable isotope lab.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Andy Baltensperger
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andy Baltensperger
Contact_Organization: University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 907 474 7959
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: abaltens@alaska.edu
Contact_Instructions: Per email, phone, regular mail or visit

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Plot location names and handdrawn maps
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: World Geodetic System of 1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.25722210088

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Vegetation Sampling 2012
Entity_Type_Definition: Data about vegetation sampling in Alaska 2012
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Andy Baltensperger
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Plot
Attribute_Definition: Study Plot from which vegetation specimens were collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: Andy Baltensperger
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Funct_Group
Attribute_Definition: Functional group to which vegetation samples belong
Attribute_Definition_Source: Andy Baltensperger
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sample_Num
Attribute_Definition:
Sequential numeric label denoting the sample number within each functional group
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latitude
Attribute_Definition: Latitude at the location the vegetation sample was collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: Andy Baltensperger
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Longitude
Attribute_Definition: Longitude at the location the vegetation sample was collected
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Geo_Datum
Attribute_Definition:
Geographic datum corresponding to the spatial coordinates at the site of collection
Attribute_Definition_Source: Andy Baltensperger
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sci_Name
Attribute_Definition: Scientific name of species collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: Andy Baltensperger
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Comm_Name
Attribute_Definition: Common name of species collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: Andy Baltensperger
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Date_Range
Attribute_Definition: Range of dates during which specimens were collected
Attribute_Definition_Source: Andy Baltensperger
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Notes
Attribute_Definition:
Additional information pertaining to the collection of specimens
Attribute_Definition_Source: Andy Baltensperger

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andy Baltensperger
Contact_Organization: University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: EWHALE lab
Address: Inst of Arctic Biology, Biology & Wildlife Dept
Address: 419 Irving I
Address: University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF)
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 474 7959
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: abaltens@alaska.edu
Distribution_Liability: None
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Transfer_Size: 1
Format_Information_Content: MS Excel data
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: NA
Access_Instructions: email
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: IBM PC
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions: Via email, phone, regular email or visit.
Turnaround: As possible
Resource_Description: Excel sheet of collection details for each plot for the season
Custom_Order_Process: Contact by email, phone, regular mail or visit.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120817
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Andy Baltensperger,Falk Huettmann
Contact_Organization: University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: EWHALE lab
Address: Inst of Arctic Biology, Biology & Wildlife Dept
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 907 474 7959
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: abaltens@alaska.edu
Hours_of_Service: M-F 9-5
Contact_Instructions: By email, phone, regular mail or visit
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://nrdata.nps.gov/profiles/NPS_Profile.xml>
Profile_Name: NPS NR and GIS Metadata Profile
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified

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