23 Works

Thirteen years of vegetation chronosequence data in ex-arable and undisturbed fields near Winthrop, Washington, USA

andrew kulmatiski & Karen Beard
Non-native plants have invaded much of the western United States over the past 100 years. Most of these invasive species are early-successional, yet they appear to persist for decades. The goal of this research was to describe non-native and native plant abundance in ex-arable and adjacent undisturbed fields over time.

Impact of basal diet on obesity phenotype of recipient mice following fecal microbiome transfer from obese or lean human donors. Appendix D. Microbiome sequencing data

Daphne Rodriguez, Abby Benninghoff & Korry Hintze
The complete data set generated by 16S rRNA sequencing of all fecal samples analyzed is provided as a digital data .biom file accessible.

Genetic differentiation between two species of buckwheat (Eriogonum)

Paul G. Wolf & Jenessa B. Lemon
Discovering the extent of genetic differentiation between closely related taxa facilitates decisions regarding species protection under the Endangered Species Act. Here, we analyze genotype data to explore the relatedness of two buckwheat species: Eriogonum soredium Reveal- a narrow endemic under consideration for protection, and a widespread close relative, Eriogonum shockleyi S. Watson. Eriogonum soredium grows only on Ordovician limestone outcroppings in west central Utah, whereas the range of E. shockleyi is broad, spanning the western...

Incorporating Drones in My Classroom: Survey Data from High School Teachers 2018

Tyson Sorenson, Kelsey Hall, Olivia Horning, Joshua Dallin & Davis Francis
Survey data collected from 69 high school and middle school teachers. Survey gauges intentions of integrating drone curriculum concepts into the classroom. Dataset includes summary data, raw data and survey instrument.

Genetic Engineering in Agriculture Curricula for Grades 9-12

Tyson Sorenson, Olivia Horning, Kelsey Hall, David Francis & Joshua Dallin
This is a curriculum package that was developed for teachers to be able to integrate genetic engineering and biotechnology concepts, skills, and career applications into their classrooms. This package was developed as part of the LEARN workshop entitled "Genetic Engineering: Workshop for Teachers." This curriculum package includes five full units of instructions with lesson plans, presentation resources, and other resources for teachers. This package is intended for students in grades 9-12. Each unit is complete...

The Total Western Diet and Vancomycin Treatment Increase Inflammation-Mediated Colorectal Cancer--Microbiome Sequencing Data

Korry Hintze & Niklas Aardema
Data includes .biom and mapping files (.txt) of microbiome data sequenced via 16s rRNA sequencing and processed using the latest version of QIIME. A complete dataset of 16S rRNA sequencing of terminal fecal samples is provided as a digital data .biom file. Biom files are readable through QIIME software, available at Qiime.org. A mapping file, formatted as a tab-delimited .txt file, is also available.

Alllenrolfea Wetland Genetics Data

Paul G. Wolf, Carol A. Rowe & Robert W. Lichvar
The hydrophyte Allenrolfea occidentalis (S. Watson) Kuntze (iodine bush) is a halophytic shrub of the arid southwest that is listed as a facultative wetland (FACW) species on the National Wetland Plant List. This rating means the species is usually a hydrophyte but occasionally is found in uplands. We tested for genetic (ecotypic) differences between plants sampled from wetlands versus uplands. We used genotyping-by-sequencing (ddRAD-seq) to generate data from 133 plants from 30 locations representing both...

Data for pre-fire and post-fire surface fuel loading in a Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest.

C. Alina Cansler, Mark E. Swanson, Tucker J. Furniss, Andrew J. Larson & James A. Lutz
This data set includes measurements of the 116 fuel transects that were used in Cansler et al. (in review). The research was conducted in the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot, Yosemite National Park, California, USA (Lutz et al. 2012). File Cansler_et_al_YFDP_Density_By_Species_By_Decay_Class.csv This file contains the wood density values used for the calculations. File Cansler_et_al_YFDP_2011_CWD_DWD_input.xlsx File Cansler_et_al_YFDP_2014_CWD_DWD_input.xlsx These two files with identical field definitions compare the pre-fire (2011) tally of coarse woody debris (CWD) with the post-fire...

Elk female age, brucellosis status, and pregnancy status collected over >20 years at winter feedgrounds in Wyoming

Johan T du Toit & Gavin Cotterill
We investigated the impacts of brucellosis (Brucella abortus) on elk (Cervus canadensis) productivity using serological data from over 6000 captures since 1990 in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, USA. Over 1000 of these records included known age and pregnancy status. Using Bayesian multilevel models, we estimated the age-specific pregnancy probabilities of exposed and native elk. We then used repeat-capture data to investigate the full effects of the disease on life history. Brucellosis exposure reduced pregnancy rates...

Data from Kruger Park Porometry Project

andrew kulmatiski
This data is part of a body of work exploring tree and grass water use in Kruger National Park.

Replication data for “Can you take the heat?\" Heat-health symptoms are associated with protective behaviors

Emily D. Esplin, Jennifer R. Marlon, Anthony Leiserowitz & Peter Howe
This dataset contains survey data of the U.S. adult population that includes self-reported heat-health symptoms, protective behaviors implemented during heat waves, and perceptions of how a heat wave would affect personal health and the health of others. Temperature estimates of what participants may have experienced the summer prior to the survey are included at the county level. Demographic variables and spatial scales by region, state, and county are also included.

Storm Enhanced Density Model Runs (GAIM-GM)

Robert W. Schunk & Larry C. Gardner
The Utah State University (USU) Global Assimilation of Ionospheric Measurements – Gauss Markov (GAIM-GM) model has been used to investigate the distribution of ionospheric plasma during storm times over the Continental United States. Storm periods dramatically increase the affects of space weather on the ionosphere and upper atmosphere, leading to impacts on over-the-horizon radars, GPS location determination, spacecraft charging, power grid overloads, and disruption of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)...

Salvinia RADseq

Carol A. Rowe, Donald Hauber & Paul G. Wolf

USU-CSU Na Lidar Data

Tao Yuan
The naturally existing mesospheric Na layer, overlapping the upper mesosphere and lower thermosphere, provides an excellent tracer for lidar remote sensing. The Na Doppler lidar technique is designed to measure neutral temperature and wind profiles in the mesopause region (~ 80-110 km) by observing the thermal broadening and Doppler shift of the atomic Na fluorescence spectrum. Relocated from Colorado State University (CSU), the Na lidar at Utah State University (USU) has been operating since the...

USU Careers in Agriculture, Forestry, Natural Resources, grades 9-12

Tyson Sorenson, Olivia Horning & Joshua Dallin
These are brochures (three currently have been completed) that were developed as part of this grant to promote AFNR careers among high school-aged students. These brochures were developed with a focus on careers related to Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. The brochures were distributed to participants of the workshop and with invitations for them to also distribute the brochures to their school's career/guidance counselors. The goal of the brochures is to help students learn about and...

Reproductive success of mountain pine beetle infesting cut bolts of Great Basin bristlecone pine, limber pine, and lodgepole pine

Barbara Bentz, Karen E. Mock & Erika Eidson
The preference-performance hypothesis states that ovipositing phytophagous insects will select host plants that are well-suited for their offspring and avoid host plants that do not support offspring performance (survival, development and fitness). The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae), a native insect herbivore in western North America, can successfully attack and reproduce in most species of Pinus throughout its native range. However, mountain pine beetles avoid attacking Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva), despite recent climate-driven...

General NM data Jakus and Akhundjanov

Paul Jakus & Sherzod B. Akhundjanov
Large, landscape-scale national monuments have long been controversial. It has been claimed that large monuments harm local economies by restricting growth of the grazing, timber, mining, and energy industries. Others have asserted that large monuments aid economic growth by reducing reliance on volatile commodity markets and fostering tourism growth. In this study, we use a synthetic control approach to measure the average causal effect of nine national monument designations on county-level per capita income. We...

Data on Household Disaster Preparedness for U.S. States and Metropolitan Areas

Peter Howe
This dataset contains model estimates of the proportion of the adult population who report having supplies at home to use in case of a disaster, at the state level and Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA) level in the U.S. “state_2015_table.csv” contains estimated proportion of adults (18+) who have set aside supplies at home in case of a disaster at the state level for 2015. “cbsa_2015_table.csv” contains estimated proportion of adults (18+) who have set aside supplies...

Mesospheric Densities and Temperatures Derived from 11 Years of Data Acquired with the Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar at the Atmospheric Lidar Observatory at Utah State University

Vincent Wickwar & Joshua Herron
Frequent observations were carried out with the Rayleigh-scatter lidar at Utah State University’s Atmospheric Lidar Observatory (41.742572° N, 111.808273° W, and 1466 m) from August 1993 through December 2004. Of 964 nights observed, a total of 839 nights were judged good for deriving temperatures. These 839 were reduced to obtain all-night relative neutral densities and absolute temperatures. These results extend from 45 to ≤ 95 km, thereby covering the mesosphere. This netCDF file starts by...

SDNET2018: A concrete crack image dataset for machine learning applications

Marc Maguire, Sattar Dorafshan & Robert J. Thomas
SDNET2018 is an annotated image dataset for training, validation, and benchmarking of artificial intelligence based crack detection algorithms for concrete. SDNET2018 contains over 56,000 images of cracked and non-cracked concrete bridge decks, walls, and pavements. The dataset includes cracks as narrow as 0.06 mm and as wide as 25 mm. The dataset also includes images with a variety of obstructions, including shadows, surface roughness, scaling, edges, holes, and background debris. SDNET2018 will be useful for...

Optimal Vehicle Trips (Cache County)

Arthur Caplan & Ramjee Acharya
This paper develops a conceptual model of optimal vehicle trips in a region plagued by weather-dependent, mobile-source air pollution, and numerically estimates optimal trips for one of the nation's perennially worst air quality regions in terms of short-term particulate matter. Based upon data-driven parameters and damage estimates, our numerical model generates steady-state values for region-wide vehicle trips and associated PM2.5 concentrations along with their corresponding optimal time paths. Our dataset includes a host of pertinent...

Preventative Capital Study (Cache County)

Arthur J. Caplan & Ramjee Acharya
We address the issue of optimal investment in “preventative capital” to mitigate episodic, mobile-source air pollution events. We calibrate Berry et al.'s (2015) endogenous-risk model using a unique dataset related to "red air day" episodes occurring in Northern Utah over the past decade. Our analysis demonstrates that, under a wide range of circumstances, the optimal steady-state level of preventative capital stock – raised through the issuance of a municipal “clean air bond” that funds more...

Data from: Polar Topside Ionosphere During Geomagnetic Storms: Comparison of ISIS-II with TDIM

Jan J. Sojka, Dan Rice, Michael David, Robert W. Schunk, Robert Benson & H. G. James
Output files from runs of the TDIM ionospheric model used for calculations and electron density profiles from ISIS-II and TDIM used in figures in the article in Radio Science.

Registration Year

  • 2018

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Utah State University
  • University of Montana
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Space Environment Corporation (United States)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Yale University
  • Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory