Vegetation survey data from Blandy Experimental Farm in Virginia for the years 2012 and 2014

Sampling event
Latest version published by United States Geological Survey on Feb 6, 2023 United States Geological Survey
Publication date:
6 February 2023
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Description

Vegetation survey data collected in the summers of 2012 and 2014 by Itiya Aneece at the Blandy Experimental Farm (BEF) in north-central Virginia as part of her PhD dissertation. Vegetation was surveyed in four main study areas at BEF: northeast (NE) and southwest (SW) successional fields, Lake Arnold (LA), and a strip of land near the northeast successional field (NEB). The NE and SW successional fields were in various stages of succession: early (E), mid (M), and late (L), which follow NE and SW in the Plot code. Several 5m x 5m plots were established in each field, and vegetation surveys were conducted at 0.5m intervals within each plot at ground, understory, and canopy-level using the dowel method. The relative observation frequency of each species was determined based on the total number of observations at 0.5m intervals compared to the total number of observations in each plot. Please note although the utmost effort was made in identifying plant species, the user is responsible for assessing the species composition data for quality. For more details on these data and the studies they were used for, please see the following publications: Aneece, I. and Epstein, H.E. 2015. Distinguishing early successional plant communities using ground-level hyperspectral data. Remote Sensing, 7(12): 16588-16606. Aneece, I., 2016. Assessing the Role of Invasive Species in Successional Plant Communities Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. PhD Dissertation, University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences. Available at: https://doi.org/10.18130/V38575. Aneece, I. and Epstein, H.E. 2017. Identifying and mapping species using remote sensing in successional systems of north central Virginia. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38(1): 100-122. Aneece, I., Epstein, H.E., and Lerdau, M. 2017. Correlating species and spectral diversity using remote sensing in successional fields in Virginia. Ecology and Evolution, 7(10): 3475-3488.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 144 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Event (core)
144
Occurrence 
1008

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Aneece I, Epstein H (2023): Vegetation survey data from Blandy Experimental Farm in Virginia for the years 2012 and 2014. v1.1. United States Geological Survey. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://bison.usgs.gov/ipt/resource?r=blandy-vegetation-survey-2012-2014&v=1.1

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Occurrence

Contacts

Itiya Aneece
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Research Geographer
Western Geographic Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Howard Epstein
  • Originator
Professor of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
Abigail Benson
  • Publisher
Biologist
U.S. Geological Survey
Kelsey Huelsman
  • Processor
Graduate Student
University of Virginia Department of Environmental Science

Geographic Coverage

Blandy Experimental Farm (BEF) in north-western Virginia, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [39.035, -78.079], North East [39.067, -78.032]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2012-06-10 / 2014-06-17

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Aneece, I. and Epstein, H.E. 2015. Distinguishing early successional plant communities using ground-level hyperspectral data. Remote Sensing, 7(12): 16588-16606.
  2. Aneece, I., 2016. Assessing the Role of Invasive Species in Successional Plant Communities Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. PhD Dissertation, University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences. https://doi.org/10.18130/V38575
  3. Aneece, I., Epstein, H.E., and Lerdau, M. 2017. Correlating species and spectral diversity using remote sensing in successional fields in Virginia. Ecology and Evolution, 7(10): 3475-3488.