36 Works

Compiled Idaho sagebrush chemistry and plant herbivore interaction data

Jennifer Sorensen Forbey, Peter Olsoy, Brecken Robb, Marcella R. Fremgen-Tarantino & Jordan D. Nobler

The role of multiple Pleistocene refugia in promoting diversification in the Pacific Northwest

Megan Smith, Jessica Wallace, David Tank, Jack Sullivan & Bryan Carstens
Pleistocene glacial cycles drastically changed the distributions of taxa endemic to temperate rainforests in the Pacific Northwest, with many experiencing reduced habitat suitability during glacial periods. In this study, we investigate whether glacial cycles promoted intraspecific divergence and whether subsequent range changes led to secondary contact and gene flow. For seven invertebrate species endemic to the PNW, we estimated Species Distribution Models (SDMs) and projected them onto current and historical climate conditions to assess how...

Data from: Forest carbon emission sources are not equal: putting fire, harvest, and fossil fuel emissions in context

Kristina Bartowitz, Eric Walsh, Jeffrey Stenzel, Crystal Kolden & Tara Hudiburg
Climate change has intensified the scale of global wildfire impacts in recent decades. To help policymakers and managers avoid these unintended carbon consequences and to present carbon emission sources in the same context, we calculate western US forest fire carbon emissions and compare them with harvest and fossil fuel emissions over the same timeframe. We find that forest fire carbon emissions are on average only 6% of anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions (FFE) over the past...

Data from: A diversification relay race from Caribbean-Mesoamerica to the Andes: historical biogeography of Xylophanes hawkmoths

Xuankun Li, Chris Hamilton, Ryan Laurent, Liliana Ballesteros-Mejia, Amanda Markee, Rodolphe Rougerie, Ian Kitching & Akito Kawahara
The regions of the Andes and Caribbean-Mesoamerica are both hypothesized to be the cradle for many Neotropical lineages, but few studies have fully investigated the dynamics and interactions between Neotropical bioregions. The NewWorld hawkmoth genus Xylophanes is the most taxonomically diverse genus in the Sphingidae, with the highest endemism and richness in the Andes and Caribbean-Mesoamerica. We integrated phylogenomic and DNA barcode data and generated the first time-calibrated tree for this genus, covering 93.8% of...

Data from: Near-infrared spectroscopy aids ecological restoration by classifying variation of taxonomy and phenology of a native shrub

Brecken Robb, Peter Olsoy, Jessica Mitchell, T. Trevor Caughlin, Donna Delparte, Stephanie Galla, Marcella R. Fremgen-Tarantino, Jordan D. Nobler, Janet Rachlow, Lisa A. Shipley & Jennifer Sorensen Forbey

Activity Recognition Model: Sensor (AS), GNSS, Time and Motion Study (TM), and Individual Tree Data

Ryer Becker & Robert Keefe

Fuel and fuel consumption maps for the Kaibab Plateau in 2012, 2019, and 2020

Benjamin C. Bright, Andrew T. Hudak, T. Ryan McCarley, Alexander Spannuth, Nuria Sánchez-López, Roger D. Ottmar & Amber J. Soja
These maps were created to estimate fuel loads across the Kaibab Plateau and fuel consumption across the 2019 Castle and Ikes Fires in northern Arizona, USA. For details on how these maps were created, see Bright et al. (2022) “Multitemporal lidar captures heterogeneity in fuel loads and consumption on the Kaibab Plateau”. SUMMARY: Airborne light detection and ranging (lidar) data were acquired across the Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona, USA, in 2012 and 2019. To...

Survey of risk perception, trust, and behavioral intention during the COVID-19 pandemic

Benjamin Ridenhour
Early public health strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the United States relied on non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) as vaccines and therapeutic treatments were not yet available. Implementation of NPIs, primarily social distancing and mask wearing, varied widely between communities within the US due to variable government mandates, as well as differences in attitudes and opinions. To understand the interplay of trust, risk perception, behavioral intention, and disease burden, we developed a survey instrument...

Genomic evidence of an ancient Inland Temperate Rainforest in the Pacific Northwest of North America

Megan Ruffley
The disjunct temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest of North America (PNW) are characterized by late-successional dominant tree species Thuja plicata (western redcedar) and Tsuga heterophylla (western hemlock). The demographic histories of these species, along with the PNW rainforest ecosystem in its entirety, have been heavily impacted by geological and climatic changes the PNW has experienced over the last 5 million years, including mountain orogeny and repeated Pleistocene glaciations. These environmental events have ultimately shaped...

Tepee Fire Fuel and Fuel Consumption

, Andrew T. Hudak, Joseph C Restaino, Michael Billmire, Nancy H. F. French, Roger D. Ottmar, Bridget Hass, Kyle Zarzana, Tristan Goulden & Rainer Volkamer
Data Overview Mapped attributes: Fuel consumption derived from ALS data Post-fire fuel load derived from ALS data Pre-fire fuel load derived from ALS data Fuel consumption derived from FCCS data Post-fire fuel load derived from FCCS data Pre-fire fuel load derived from FCCS data Supplements: ALS data extent Tepee fire perimeter Prior forest fuel treatments Description Landscape scale estimates of pre-fire fuel load and fuel consumption are valuable resources for land managers and scientists. We...

Allometry of behavior and niche differentiation among congeneric African antelopes

Robert Pringle, Joshua Daskin, Justine Becker, Tyler Kartzinel, Arjun Potter, Reena Walker, Fredrik Eriksson, Courtney Buoncore, Alexander Getraer & Ryan Long
Size-structured differences in resource use stabilize species' coexistence in animal communities, but what behavioral mechanisms underpin these niche differences? Behavior is constrained by morphological and physiological traits that scale allometrically with body size, yet the degree to which behaviors exhibit allometric scaling remains unclear; empirical datasets often encompass broad variation in environmental context and phylogenetic history, which complicates the detection and interpretation of scaling relationships between size and behavior. We studied the movement and foraging...

The generality of cryptic dietary niche differences in diverse large-herbivore assemblages

Robert Pringle, Johan Pansu, Matthew Hutchinson, T. Michael Anderson, Mariska Te Beest, Colleen Begg, Keith Begg, Aurelie Bonin, Lackson Chama, Simon Chamaillé-Jammes, Eric Coissac, Joris Cromsigt, Margaret Demmel, Jason Donaldson, Jennifer Guyton, Christina Hansen, Christopher Imakando, Azwad Iqbal, Davis Kalima, Graham Kerley, Samson Kurukura, Marietjie Landman, Ryan Long, Isaack Munuo, Ciara Nutter … & Tyler Kartzinel
Ecological niche differences are necessary for stable species coexistence but are often difficult to discern. Models of dietary niche differentiation in large mammalian herbivores invoke the quality, quantity, and spatiotemporal distribution of plant tissues and growth-forms but are agnostic towards food-plant species identity. Empirical support for these models is variable, suggesting that additional mechanisms of resource partitioning may be important in sustaining large-herbivore diversity in African savannas. We used DNA metabarcoding to conduct a taxonomically...

Data from: Mapping foodscapes and sagebrush morphotypes with unmanned aerial systems for multiple herbivores

Peter Olsoy, Jennifer Sorensen Forbey, Lisa Shipley, Janet Rachlow, Brecken Robb, Jordan Nobler & Daniel Thornton

Phased, chromosome-scale genome assemblies of tetraploid potato reveals a complex genome, transcriptome, and predicted proteome landscape underpinning genetic diversity

Genevieve Hoopes, Xiaoxi Meng, John P. Hamilton, Sai Reddy Achakkagari, Fernanda De Alves Freitas Guesdes, Marie E. Bolger, Joseph J. Coombs, Danny Esselink, Natalie R. Kaiser, Linda Kodde, Maria Kyriakidou, Brian Lavrijssen, Natascha Van Lieshout, Rachel Shereda, Heather K. Tuttle, Brieanne Vaillancourt, Joshua C. Wood, Jan M. De Boer, Nolan Bornowski, Peter Bourke, David Douches, Herman J. Van Eck, Dave Ellis, Max J. Feldman, Kyle M. Gardner … & Richard Finkers
Hoopes G., Meng X., Hamilton J.P., Achakkagari S.R., de Alves Freitas Guesdes F., Bolger M.E., Coombs J.J., Esselink D., Kaiser N.R., Kodde L., Kyriakidou M., Lavrijssen B., van Lieshout N., Shereda R., Tuttle H.K., Vaillancourt B., Wood J.C., de Boer J.M., Bornowski N., Bourke P., Douches D., van Eck H.J., Ellis D., Feldman M.J., Gardner K.M., Hopman J.C.P., Jiang J., De Jong W.S., Kuhl J.C., Novy R.G., Oome S., Sathuvalli V., Tan E.H., Ursum R.A.,...

Data from: Phylogenomics of paleoendemic lampshade spiders (Araneae, Hypochilidae, Hypochilus), with description of a new species from montane California

Erik Ciaccio, Andrew Debray & Marshal Hedin
The spider genus Hypochilus is a relictual lineage of Nearctic species distributed disjunctly across the United States in three montane regions (California, southern Rocky Mountains, southern Appalachia). Phylogenetic resolution of species relationships in Hypochilus has been challenging, with different data types recovering sometimes conflicting topologies. Furthermore, conserved morphology coupled with extreme genetic divergence and paraphyletic topologies at the species level has led to uncertain species limits in some complexes. Using a combination of ultraconserved elements...

Mechanisms of dietary resource partitioning in large-herbivore assemblages: a plant-trait-based approach

Arjun Potter, Matthew Hutchinson, Johan Pansu, Bart Wursten, Ryan Long, Jonathan Levine & Robert Pringle
Sympatric large mammalian herbivore species differ in diet composition, both by eating different parts of the same plant and by eating different plant species. Various theories proposed to explain these differences are not mutually exclusive, but are difficult to reconcile and confront with data. Moreover, whereas several of these ideas were originally developed with reference to within-plant partitioning (i.e., consumption of different tissues), they may analogously apply to partitioning of plant species; this possibility has...

Data from: Boosts in leaf-level photosynthetic capacity aid Pinus ponderosa recovery from wildfire

Kelsey Bryant, Hyojung Kwon, Crystal Kolden, Jeffrey Stenzel, Justin Mathias, Laurel Lynch & Tara Hudiburg
Forests mitigate climate change by sequestering massive amounts of carbon, but recent increases in wildfire activity are threatening carbon storage. Currently, our understanding of wildfire impacts on forest resilience and the mechanisms controlling post-fire recovery remains unresolved due to a lack of empirical data on mature trees in natural settings. Here, we quantify the physiological mechanisms controlling carbon uptake immediately following wildfire in mature individuals of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), a wide-spread and canopy-dominant tree...

Supplementary Materials for: Phylogenomics, lineage diversification rates, and the evolution of diadromy in Clupeiformes (anchovies, herrings, sardines, and relatives)

Joshua Egan
Migration independently evolved numerous times in animals, with a myriad of ecological and evolutionary implications. In fishes, perhaps the most extreme form of migration is diadromy, the migration between marine and freshwater environments. A key and longstanding question is how does diadromy influence lineage diversification rates? Many diadromous species travel long distances during migration, have large geographic ranges, and use isolated freshwater habitats, which may increase the likelihood of speciation. Alternatively, diadromy may reduce lineage...

Unoccupied aerial systems imagery near Castle Rocks Idaho-2021

Anna Roser, Valorie Marie, Peter Olsoy, Donna Delparte & T. Trevor Caughlin

Data from: CO2e Footprint and Eco-Impact of Ultralow Phosphorus Removal by Hydrous Ferric Oxide Reactive Filtration: A Municipal Wastewater LCA Case Study

Lusine Taslakyan, Martin Baker, Dev Shrestha, Daniel Strawn & Gregory Möller

Unoccupied aerial systems imagery from Duncan Saddle Idaho

Anna Roser, Valorie Marie, Peter Olsoy, Donna Delparte & T. Trevor Caughlin

Data supporting: Assessment of the performance of nonfouling polymer hydrogels utilizing citizen scientists

Matthew Bernards, Niko Hansen, Adriana Bryant, Roslyn McCormack, Hannah Johnson, Travis Lindsay & Kael Stelck
This dataset contains all data collected by citizen scientists in support of the publication: “Hansen N, Bryant A, McCormack R, Johnson H, Lindsay T, Stelck K, et al. (2021) Assessment of the performance of nonfouling polymer hydrogels utilizing citizen scientists. PLoS ONE 16(12): e0261817. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261817”. This study evaluates the performance of several commercially available nonfouling polymers using citizen science, to identify the best performing chemistry for future applications as bacteria resistant coatings. The specific polymer...

Evaluating the roles of microbial functional breadth and home-field advantage in leaf litter decomposition

Ernest Osburn
Soil biota are increasingly recognized as a primary control on litter decomposition at both local and regional scales, but the precise mechanisms by which biota influence litter decomposition have yet to be identified. There are multiple hypothesized mechanisms by which biotic communities may influence litter decomposition – for example, decomposer communities may be specially adapted to local litter inputs and therefore decompose litter from their home ecosystem at elevated rates. This mechanism is known as...

Data from: Food quality, security, and thermal refuge influence use of microsites and patches by pygmy rabbits (Brachylagus idahoensis) across landscapes and seasons

Peter Olsoy, Charlotte Milling, Jordan D. Nobler, Meghan J. Camp, Lisa A. Shipley, Janet Rachlow & Daniel Thornton

Strategies to Mitigate Enteric Methane Emissions by Ruminants

C. Arndt, A.N. Hristov, W.J. Price, S.C. McClelland, A.M. Pelaez, A.R. Bayat, L.A. Crompton, J. Dijkstra, M.A. Eugène, D. Enahoro, E. Kebreab, M. Kreuzer, M. McGee, C. Martin, C.J. Newbold, C.K. Reynolds, A. Schwarm, K.J. Shingfield, J.B. Veneman, D.R. Yáñez-Ruiz & Z. Yu
To meet the 1.5°C target, methane (CH4) from ruminants must be reduced by 11 to 30% of the 2010 level by 2030 and by 24 to 47% by 2050. A meta-analysis identified strategies to decrease product-based [PB; CH4 per unit meat or milk (CH4I)] and absolute (ABS) enteric CH4 emissions while maintaining or increasing animal productivity (AP; weight gain and milk yield). Next the potential of different adoption rates of one PB and/or ABS strategies...

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • University of Idaho
  • Boise State University
  • Washington State University
  • Idaho State University
  • University of California, Merced
  • Princeton University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Florida
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Michigan Tech Research Institute