• Rapid Assessment Biodiversity Grid Data for Broad Pass 'divide' in Denali Preserve, Alaska, U.S., July 2016

      Huettmann, Falk; Andrew, Phillip (EWHALE lab, Inst of Arctic Biology, Biology & Wildlife Dept., University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), 2016-07)
      This data set consists of a citizen-science type rapid biodiversity assessment at landscape watershed divide in Denali Preserve, Alaska, U.S..The data include 25 plots spaced 100m apart from each other, and 5 additional random points. The geo-referencing was done with a GPS, a geographic datum of WGS84 was used with decimal degrees (5 decimals) of latitude and longitude. The bounding box of this data set is: 63.33421 til 63.33847 Northern latitude, and 149.10451 til 149.11398 Western longitude. The grid was visited three times from July 7th, 8th and 9th in 2016 allowing for occupancy and distance sampling abundance estimates for instance. Point transects were carried out for bird sightings; the vegetation (flowers and trees) and insects (trapping web of 100 cups) were briefly assessed. Three photos were taken for each grid plot, including one sky shot to capture the atmospheric light conditions, e.g. for Remote Sensing work. Noteworthy are the high occurrences of moose browse, as well as savannah and white-crowned sparrows. Despite its esthetic landscape appeal, the grid area was heavily affected by humans, e.g. a highway, local airport and railway and a camp ground are located at the grid. Incidence of hunting and snowmobiling was found. Basic weather data were also collected for 24h during the survey period. This dataset consists of an MS Excel sheet and is less than 1MB in size.