The collaborative design which joins wildlife biologists and hydrologists enables ARMI to ask the kinds of questions it does about the environmental variables that affect amphibians in a truly integrated manner. Understanding how water quality, quantity, or timing affects amphibians is a critical component of ARMI research.
A hydrologist is associated with each ARMI region and works with the ARMI PI to develop and implement research and monitoring projects. These collaborations enable ARMI to ask questions about how water quality (e.g., nutrients, agro-chemicals, acidification), water budgets (e.g., ground and surface water models), storm surge impacts, or other hydrologic conditions can affect amphibian life cycles, disease transport, or habitat quality.
USGS Toxics Substances Hydrology program
Water - ARMI Papers & Reports
Data Release Calculations of BioLake climate data
These BioLake raster data provide global estimates (~10.0 x 12.4 km resolution) of twelve bioclimatic variables based on estimated lake temperature. Eleven of these twelve variables (BioLake01 - BioLake11) are estimated for each of three lake strata: lake mix (surface) layer, lake bottom, and total lake water column. These eleven variables correspond to CHELSA (Climatologies at high resolution for the earth's land surface areas) bioclimatic variables BIO1 - BIO11, except that these BioLake variables are based on lake water temperature and CHELSA BIO1 - BIO11 variables are based on air temperature. CHELSA BIO is also calculated a finer spatial resolution (~1 x 1 km). The twelfth variable (BioLake20; months with non-zero ice cover) does not correspond to any CHELSA bioclimatic variable. The data are supplied as a multi-layer raster (.grd) file in the World Mollweide projection, accompanied by a header file (.gri) with layer names.
For BioLake layer download, see https://doi.org/10.5066/P96QLN5Y
Data Release BioLake bioclimatic variables based on ERA5-Land lake temperature estimates 1991-2020
Data Release Water level data from select depressional wetlands at Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge: July 2010 - May 2019 (ver. 2.0, August 2022)
1. water level monitoring site Locations (tabular data)
2. wetland perimeters (GIS vector data)
3. water level and water temperature data for 59 select wetlands (tabular data)
4. revision history text file that describes the changes from the original release to version 2.0.
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