Data from: The downed and dead wood inventory of forests in the United States

The Forest Inventory and Analysis program of the United States (US) Forest Service has conducted an annual downed dead wood (DDW) inventory on all coterminous US forest land since 2002 (~1 plot per 38,850 ha), with a sample intensification occurring since 2012 (~1 plot per 19,425 ha). The data are organized according to DDW components and by sampling information which can all be linked to a multitude of auxiliary information in the national database.

Agroecosystems & Environment

Leaf-level trade-offs between drought avoidance and desiccation recovery drive elevation stratification in arid oaks: site environmental data, individual tree stem and leaf physiological data, and analyses

We investigated whether oak species in the Chiricahua Mountains were 1) elevationally stratified, 2) whether that stratification was correlated with temperature minima, maxima, and water availability, 3) if physiological tolerances to freezing or drought stress correlated with elevation ranges, and 4) if traits important to local (elevation) distributions were correlated with climatic values of the wider species ranges. Data were collected at field sites from wild, adult trees in the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA from 2014-2015.

Leaf level trade-off chart

Restoration of the 1936 Statewide Forest Survey of Minnesota

Over 300 stand and stock tables and summary of volume tables for Minnesota were restored from the first FIA Lake States forest survey conducted between 1930 and 1938. The level of detail of the data varied, but included area of forest cover types and stand size classes, and number of trees and volumes per acre by individual species. The data was presented in an Access database with a series of tables and queries. Definitions and further explanations about the restored historic data can be found in Staff Paper Series No. 241, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota.

Minnesota forest restoration map

National Land Cover Database 2011 (NLCD 2011)

National Land Cover Database 2011 (NLCD 2011) is the most recent national land cover product created by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium, providing the capability to assess national land cover changes and trends across the United States from 2001 to 2011 at a spatial resolution of 30 meters, based primarily on a decision-tree classification of circa 2011 Landsat satellite data.

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