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Open Access to Shortgrass Steppe LTER Data

All data and metadata produced by the project may be re-used, re-distributed, and used in derived works as long as the original creator of the data are attributed. The SGS-LTER data collection represents over 30 years of hard work by dedicated scientists and technicians. Please respect the effort that went into the creation of these data sets. Prior to submission of your manuscript, you are also encouraged to send a copy of the report or manuscript to the principal investigator of the data. The SGS-LTER should be adequately cited in any resulting publications. Citation formats for data use are emerging, as an example we provide:

Lauenroth, W. K. (1981). SGS-LTER Historical LTER Soil water - neutron probe field data from across the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA, ARS Study Number 10. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10217/82918

 

SGS-LTER Data Collection

The SGS LTER collection comprises over 550 digital objects, including over 100 data packages as tables and supporting materials.  The data tables produced by SGS-LTER are diverse, small files with extensive metadata, well described using the Ecological Metadata Language (EML).  These data are largely field-based, geo-located, time-series measurements, which have been integrated longitudinally. Other series of materials prepared for the collection include over 400 image files, 17 Geographic Information System spatial layers, species lists, and proposals and progress reports to NSF. The SGS-LTER collection is curated within the Digital Collections of Colorado. Data tables and GIS layers are also served as part of the LTER Network Information System data portal, a centralized data access system for the entire LTER Network, by way of programmatic access by machine. A comprehensive report on the process of creating and preserving a collection of project-related scientific research materials - data, metadata, and artifacts - produced over 32 years at the SGS LTER site is also available.

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SGS-LTER Data Directory of Data Packages and GIS Layers

Data Package Title in the Digital Collections of Colorado (DCC)
Link to Data Package in the DCC
SGS-LTER GIS layer of Level 2 Soil Survey and Related Document on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
 http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87164
 SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on Exclosures on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
 http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87155
 SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on Landforms on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87158
 SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on physical landmarks on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87159
 SGS-LTER Long-Term Monitoring Project : Vegetation Cover and Structure on Small Mammal Trapping Webs on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1999 -2006, ARS Study Number 118
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83458
 SGS-LTER Standard Production Data : 1983-2008 Annual Aboveground Net Primary Production on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1983-2008, ARS Study Number 6
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/81141
Biochemical Responses of US Great Plains Grasslands to Regional and Interannual Variability in Precipitation (1999-2001)
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/85531
Open Top Chamber Experiment Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Elevation Experiment at the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/82454
SGS-LTER Aboveground Vegetation Measurements on and off US Forest Service Burns on the Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado, USA 1997-2004
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83326
SGS-LTER Avian Road Counts, Breeding Bird Survey, on the Pawnee National Grassland in eastern Colorado, USA
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/82150
SGS-LTER Bouteloua gracilis removal experiment vegetation data (ARS #155) on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/77676
SGS-LTER CPER Hillslope Soil Spatial Variability on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1983-1984
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83515
SGS-LTER Cross-Site Study : Natural Abundance N15 Study - Plants and Soils on the shortgrass steppes of Colorado, USA and Patagonia, Argentina
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/85633
SGS-LTER Disturbance intensity and above- and belowground herbivory effects on long-term recovery of shortgrass steppe on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1977-1990
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83444
SGS-LTER Earthwatch Project : nitrogen and carbon in native, abandoned and cultivated fields in eastern Colorado, USA
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/82140
SGS-LTER Ecosystem Stress Area : Long-term dataset following nutrient enrichment stress on the Central Plains Experimental Range in Nunn, Colorado, USA, ARS Study Number 3
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83317
SGS-LTER Effects of grazing on ecosystem structure and function (GZTX): Vegetation measurements on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1992-2008, ARS Study Number 32
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/85596
SGS-LTER Effects of water and nitrogen additions on plants in shortgrass ecosystems on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1997-2011, ARS Study Number 143
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/85629
SGS-LTER Genetic Structure of Metapopulations of Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs on the Central Plains Experimental Range and Pawnee National Grassland in Nunn, Colorado, USA 1997-1998
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83465
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on Buildings on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87154
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on CPER Boundary on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87153
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on Elevation Contours on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87151
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on Fences on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87156
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on IBP Vegetation on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87150
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on Lakes on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87157
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on Meteorological Stations on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87165
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on pasture boundaries on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
 http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87152
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on Pasture Treatment on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87160
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on Public Land Survey on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
 http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87161
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on Roads on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87162
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on Streams on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87163
SGS-LTER GIS layer with detailed information on study sites on Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 2012
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/87177
SGS-LTER Graduate Student Research : Cattle use of prairie dog towns on the shortgrass steppe of Colorado
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83512
SGS-LTER Historical LTER Soil water - neutron probe field data from across the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA, ARS Study Number 10
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/82912
SGS-LTER Impact of Labile and Recalcitrant Carbon Treatments on Plant Communities in a Semiarid Ecosystem on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1997-2012, ARS Study Number 3
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/85547
SGS-LTER Live arthropod pitfall trapping across a double catena on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1995-1998
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83402
SGS-LTER Long Term Nitrogen Concentration in LTNPP Monitoring on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1983 - 2011, ARS Study Number 6
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83462
SGS-LTER Long-term Monitoring Project : Carnivore Scat Count on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1997 -2006, ARS Study Number 98
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83392
SGS-LTER Long-Term Monitoring Project : Small Mammals on Trapping Webs on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1994 -2006, ARS Study Number 118
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83452
SGS-LTER Long-Term Monitoring Project : Spermophilus tridecemlineatus on Small Mammal Trapping Webs on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1999 -2006, ARS Study Number 118
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83456
SGS-LTER Long-term Monitoring Project : Spotlight Rabbit Count on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1994-2006, ARS Study Number 98
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83448
SGS-LTER Long-Term Montitoring Project : Arthropod Pitfall Trapping on Small Mammal Trapping Webs on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1998-2006, ARS Study Number 118
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83450
SGS-LTER Long-term Seasonal Root Biomass on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1985-2007, ARS Study Number 3
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/85665
SGS-LTER Paleopedology Study - pedon descriptions on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1992-1993
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/85625
SGS-LTER Spatial variability in seed production of the perennial bunchgrass Bouteloua gracilis on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA 1992-2005, ARS Study Number 20
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/82281
SGS-LTER Standard Met Data : 1969-2010 Manually Collected Aboveground and Belowground Meteorological Data collected on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, USA, ARS Study Number 4
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/82446
SGS-LTER Standard Met Data : Cr21x Station 12 - Meteorological Data on the Central Plains Experimental Range in Nunn, Colorado, USA 1986-2010, ARS Study Number 4
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/82449
SGS-LTER Standard Met Data : Monthly precipitation totals and temperatures from the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, CO 1940-1973
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83446
SGS-LTER Standard Meteorological Data on the Central Plains Experimental Range, Nunn, Colorado, ARS Study Number 4
http://hdl.handle.net/10217/82146

Disclaimer

While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". Principal Investigators encourage you to contact them with questions or concerns regarding the intended use and appropriate analyses for their datasets. The Shortgrass Steppe LTER shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.

For More Information

If you have any questions please email Nicole Kaplan, the SGS-LTER Information Manager (1999-2014), at Nicole.Kaplan@colostate.edu.