Terrestrial invertebrate abundance in the Elwha River estuary, Washington, in 2007 and 2013.

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Terrestrial invertebrate abundance in the Elwha River estuary, Washington, in 2007 and 2013.
Abstract:
This portion of the data release presents terrestrial invertebrate abundance data from samples collected in emergent and shrub vegetation along the edge of the Elwha River estuary, Washington, in 2007 and 2013 (no associated USGS Field Activities numbers because data were collected predominantly by biologists from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe). We deployed terrestrial insect fallout traps at ten locations in the east estuary, five replicates each in shrub and emergent (littoral) vegetation habitats. Clear, rectangular traps (2,400 cm2 in 2007 and 3,526 cm2 in 2013) were filled with 5 cm of filtered soapy water and deployed for 72 hours. Invertebrate counts from 2013 were standardized to the 2007 bin size to account for the different area of the fallout traps between years. Samples were filtered through a funnel sieve and stored in 70 percent ethanol until processing. Invertebrates were identified to genera when possible. However, taxonomic resolution was not consistent across species so we grouped data by Order for our analyses (unless otherwise noted in the attributes). The locations of samples were determined with a hand-held global positioning system (GPS). Terrestrial invertebrate abundance data are provided in a comma-delimited spreadsheet (.csv).
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Foley, Melissa M., Beirne, Matthew M., Paradis, Rebecca, and Duda, Jeffrey J., 2017, Terrestrial invertebrate abundance in the Elwha River estuary, Washington, in 2007 and 2013.: data release DOI:10.5066/F75B00N4, U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California.

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    This is part of the following larger work.

    Foley, Melissa M., Shafroth, Patrick B., Beirne, Matthew M., Paradis, Rebecca, and Ritchie, Andrew C., 2017, Elwha River Estuary grain size, sediment deposition, water quality, habitat type, fish abundance, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrate abundance, and vegetation coverage before and during dam removal: data release DOI:10.5066/F75B00N4, U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.56071
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.56009
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.14770
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.14700
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 24-May-2007
    Ending_Date: 16-Sep-2013
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition at time data were collected
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: comma-delimited text
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      This is a Point data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Point (68)
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.00001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.00001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees. The horizontal datum used is WGS_1984.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257223563.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    Terrestrial invertebrates
    Tabular data (Source: Producer defined)
    Date
    Date samples collected (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:05/24/2007
    Maximum:09/16/2013
    Units:Dates in mm/dd/yyyy format
    Latitude (deg. N)
    Latitude of sample in decimal degrees, north (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:48.14700
    Maximum:48.14770
    Units:decimal degrees
    Longitude (deg. E)
    Longitude of sample in decimal degrees, east (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-123.56009
    Maximum:-123.56071
    Units:decimal degrees
    Dam condition
    Dam status at the time of sample collection (Source: producer defined)
    ValueDefinition
    Before removalsamples collected before dam removal began
    During removalsamples collected during dam removal (2011-2014)
    Vegetation type
    Vegetation type where fallout traps were located in the estuary. (Source: producer defined)
    ValueDefinition
    emergent vegetationsample was collected from emergent vegetation
    shrubsample was colleted from shrub vegetation
    Replicate
    Number of samples collected at a site (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:5
    Units:integers
    Acarina
    insect Order Acarina (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:18
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Arachnida
    insect Class Archnida (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:1
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Araneae
    insect Order Anostraca (Source: producer defined.)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:39
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Coleoptera
    insect Order Coleoptera (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:5
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Collembola
    insect Order Collembola (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:161.8
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Diptera
    insect Order Diptera (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:2.7
    Maximum:302.6
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Gastropoda
    insect Class Gastropoda (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:8
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Hemiptera
    insect Order Hemiptera (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:28
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Hymenoptera
    insect Order Hymenoptera (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:18
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Lepidoptera
    insect Order Lepidoptera (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:4
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Megaloptera
    insect Order Megaloptera (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:3
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Nematoda
    insect Phylum Nematoda (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:2.7
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Neuroptera
    insect Order Neuroptera (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:4
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Odonata
    insect Order Odonata (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:31
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Oligochaeta
    insect Class Oligochaeta (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:1.4
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Plecoptera
    insect Class Plecoptera (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:1
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Psocoptera
    insect Order Psocoptera (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:5
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Thysanoptera
    insect Order Thysanoptera (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:23.1
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Trichoptera
    insect Order Trichoptera (Source: producer defined)
    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:7.5
    Units:number per 2400 cm2 sample
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: The first line of the csv file is a header line.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: U.S. Geological Survey

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • Melissa M. Foley
    • Matthew M. Beirne
    • Rebecca Paradis
    • Jeffrey J. Duda
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Matthew Beirne
    Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
    Environmental Coordinator for Natural Resources
    2805 Lower Elwha Road
    Port Angeles, WA

    360-457-4012 ext. 7480 (voice)
    360-452-4848 (FAX)
    matt.beirne@elwha.org

Why was the data set created?

Data were obtained to assess the change in terrestrial invertebrate abundance and diversity in the Elwha estuary following the removal of two dams on the Elwha River between 2011 and 2014.
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 24-May-2007 (process 1 of 7)
    Fallout trap samples were collected from five emergent vegetation locations and four shrub locations in May 2007. A hand-held global positioning system was used to determine the location of the sampling location.
    Date: 21-Jun-2007 (process 2 of 7)
    Fallout trap samples were collected from five emergent vegetation locations and five shrub locations in June 2007. A hand-held global positioning system was used to determine the location of the sampling location.
    Date: 27-Jul-2007 (process 3 of 7)
    Fallout trap samples were collected from five emergent vegetation locations and five shrub locations in July 2007. A hand-held global positioning system was used to determine the location of the sampling location.
    Date: 13-Sep-2007 (process 4 of 7)
    Fallout trap samples were collected from five emergent vegetation locations and five shrub locations in September 2007. A hand-held global positioning system was used to determine the location of the sampling location.
    Date: 17-May-2013 (process 5 of 7)
    Fallout trap samples were collected from five emergent vegetation locations and five shrub locations in May 2013. A hand-held global positioning system was used to determine the location of the sampling location.
    Date: 18-Jul-2013 (process 6 of 7)
    Fallout trap samples were collected from five emergent vegetation locations and four shrub locations in July 2013. A hand-held global positioning system was used to determine the location of the sampling location.
    Date: 16-Sep-2013 (process 7 of 7)
    Fallout trap samples were collected from five emergent vegetation locations and five shrub locations in September 2013. A hand-held global positioning system was used to determine the location of the sampling location.
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?
    Foley, Melissa M., Warrick, Jonathan A., Ritchie, Andrew C., Stevens, Andrew W., Shafroth, Patrick B., Duda, Jeffrey J., Beirne, Matthew M., Paradis, Rebecca, Gelfenbaum, Guy R., McCoy, Randall, and Cubley, Erin S., 2017, Coastal habitat and biological community response to dam removal on the Elwha River: Ecological Monographs, Ecological Society of America, Washington DC.

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How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    No formal attribute accuracy tests were conducted.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    A formal accuracy assessment of the horizontal positional information in the data set has not been conducted.
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    Dataset is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract. Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for additional details.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    No formal logical accuracy tests were conducted.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain from the U.S. Government and are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize and acknowledge the U.S. Geological Survey and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe as the originators of the dataset and in products derived from these data.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
    Denver Federal Center, Building 810, Mail Stop 302
    Denver, CO

    1-888-275-8747 (voice)
    sciencebase@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? Terrestrial invertebrate abundance data are presented as a comma-delimited file (.csv) and associated metadata.
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 10-Jul-2017
Metadata author:
Matthew Beirne
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Environmental Coordinator for Natural Resources
2851 Lower Elwha Rd
Port Angeles, WA
United States of America

360-457-4012 ext. 7480 (voice)
matt.beirne@elwha.org
Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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