These digital collections include faculty publications, presentations, reports, and datasets from the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL). Included here are individual datasets for the Ethiopia Project, Shortgrass Steppe-Long Term Ecological Research (SGS-LTER), Riparian Habitat and Invasive Species in the Colorado River Basin, and Yellowstone Willows LTREB. Also included is a collection of publications by Eldor A. Paul, a Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and a Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences.

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  • Confounding factors in algal phosphorus limitation experiments 

    Author(s):Beck, Whitney S.; Hall, Ed K.
    Date Issued:2018-10-18
    Format:born digital; articles
    Assessing algal nutrient limitation is critical for understanding the interaction of primary production and nutrient cycling in streams, and nutrient diffusing substrate (NDS) experiments are often used to determine limiting ...
  • Colorado climate change markets act: executive summary report: report to the Colorado Legislature, March 15th, 2007, The 

    Author(s):Conant, Rich; Ojima, Dennis; Paustian, Keith; Doran, Kevin; Guruswamy, Lakshman; Keating, Rob; Vilsack, Doug; Nummedal, Dag; Deardoff, Jason; Young, Genevieve
    Date Issued:2007
    Format:born digital; reports
  • Assessment of imperiled habitat in Colorado, An 

    Author(s):Theobald, David; Hobbs, Tom; Schrupp, Don; O'Brien, Lee
    Date Issued:1998
    Format:born digital; reports
    Wildlife habitat is threatened by rapid conversion of agricultural to residential land use throughout the Rocky Mountain West. As a result of these changes, citizens, planners and decision makers need to identify areas of ...
  • Effects of population growth on wildlife habitat in Colorado: a briefing paper for the Colorado Division of Wildlife commissioners, June 1998 

    Author(s):Hobbs, N. Thompson; Theobald, David M.
    Date Issued:1998
    Format:born digital; reports
    Wildlife and people need habitat in Colorado. Wildlife need forest and range and wetlands. People need places to live, places to work, roads to travel on, and schools to educate their children. Meeting the "habitat" needs ...
  • Mapping native and non-native riparian vegetation in the Colorado River Watershed 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul; Young, Nicholas; Vorster, Tony; West, Amanda; Hatcher, Emma; Woodward, Brian; Anderson, Ryan; Girma, Rebecca
    Date Issued:2018-10-24
    Format:born digital; reports
    Using remote sensing to map riparian vegetation, particularly single species such as tamarisk and Russian olive, requires georeferenced occurrence locations with estimations of foliar cover to train remote sensing-based ...
  • 2006 riparian vegetation within the Colorado River Basin 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul; Woodward, Brian; West, Amanda; Vorster, Tony; Young, Nicholas; Girma, Rebecca; Hatcher, Emma; Carroll, Sarah; Vashisht, Amandeep; Tilakamonkul, Chanin; Campbell, Emily; Colorado State University. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
    Date:2017
    Format:ZIP; TIFF
    GeoTiff 30 meter raster of 2006 riparian vegetation within the Colorado River Basin. This map was created from a random forest model developed in Google Earth Engine.
  • Elevation (10 meter) for Colorado River Basin 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul; West, Amanda; Young, Nicholas; Vorster, Tony; Girma, Rebecca; Colorado State University. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
    Date:2017
    Format:ZIP; TIFF
    This elevation layer, which is part of the National Elevation Dataset (NED), is available from the USGS National Geospatial Program. It has a 10 meter resolution and covers the Colorado River Basin.
  • Valley Bottom Extraction Tool results for Colorado River Basin 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul; Woodward, Brian; West, Amanda; Vorster, Tony; Young, Nicholas; Girma, Rebecca; Carroll, Sarah; Vashisht, Amandeep; Tilakamonkul, Chanin; Campbell, Emily; Hatcher, Emma; Colorado State University. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
    Date:2017
    Format:ZIP; Shapefile; TIFF
    Valley Bottom Extraction Tool (V-BET) was used to spatially define riparian corridors based on topography and vegetation. The V-BET algorithm was applied to all streams and rivers present within the Colorado River Basin ...
  • Mapbook Atlas of tamarisk occurrence for 2016 for select Landsat scenes 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul; Young, Nicholas; Vorster, Tony; West, Amanda; Woodward, Brian; Mayer, Timothy; Hatcher, Emma; Girma, Rebecca; Carroll, Sarah; Vashisht, Amandeep; Tilakamonkul, Chanin; Campbell, Emily; Vahsen, Megan; Carver, Daniel; Sullivan, Julia; Martinez, Audrey
    Date:2017
    Format:JPEG; PDF; TXT
    An ArcGIS created Mapbook atlas of the results of modeling tamarisk occurrence in select scenes in Colorado River Basin for 2016. The atlas includes an overview of the Colorado River Basin with these model results as well ...
  • Tablet Field Data Collection (shapefiles) 

    Author(s):Vorster, Tony; Evangelista, Paul; West, Amanda; Young, Nicholas; Sturtevant, Robert; Mayer, Timothy; Woodward, Brian; Colorado State University. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
    Date:2017
    Format:ZIP; Shapefile
    These shapefiles contain the 3,493 species occurrence and absence records for Russian olive and tamarisk represented in the Tablet Data Collection csv file. These are organized by location.
  • Tablet Field Data Collection (csv) 

    Author(s):Vorster, Tony; Evangelista, Paul; West, Amanda; Young, Nicholas; Sturtevant, Robert; Mayer, Timothy; Woodward, Brian; Colorado State University. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
    Date:2017
    Format:CSV
    This dataset contains 3,491 species occurrence and absence records for Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) and tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) along rivers within the Colorado River Basin in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, ...
  • Map of tamarisk probability for select Landsat scenes in 2016 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul; Young, Nicholas; Vorster, Tony; West, Amanda; Woodward, Brian; Mayer, Timothy; Hatcher, Emma; Girma, Rebecca; Carroll, Sarah; Vashisht, Amandeep; Tilakamonkul, Chanin; Campbell, Emily; Vahsen, Megan; Carver, Daniel; Sullivan, Julia; Martinez, Audrey; Colorado State University. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
    Date:2017
    Format:ZIP; TIFF
    Probability of tamarisk occurrence in 2016 as a raster for select Landsat scenes in the Colorado River Basin
  • 2016 riparian vegetation within the Colorado River Basin 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul; Woodward, Brian; West, Amanda; Vorster, Tony; Young, Nicholas; Girma, Rebecca; Hatcher, Emma; Carroll, Sarah; Vashisht, Amandeep; Tilakamonkul, Chanin; Campbell, Emily; Colorado State University. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
    Date:2017
    Format:ZIP; TIFF
    GeoTiff raster of 2016 riparian vegetation within the Colorado River Basin. This map was created from a random forest model developed in Google Earth Engine.
  • Cover field data collection 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul; Young, Nicholas; Vorster, Tony; West, Amanda; Woodward, Brian; Mayer, Timothy; Girma, Rebecca; Carroll, Sarah; Vashisht, Amandeep; Tilakamonkul, Chanin; Campbell, Emily; Hatcher, Emma; Vahsen, Megan; Carver, Daniel; Sullivan, Julia; Martinez, Audrey; Colorado State University. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
    Date:2017
    Format:ZIP; XML; Shapefile
    These shapefiles contain 353 species occurrence and absence records for Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) and tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) along rivers within the Colorado River Basin in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah.
  • Mapbook Atlas of Riparian Vegetation for 2006, 2016, and the change between years 

    Author(s):Hatcher, Emma; Young, Nicholas; Evangelista, Paul; Vorster, Tony; West, Amanda
    Date:2017
    Format:JPEG; PDF; TXT
    An ArcGIS created Mapbook atlas of the results of modeling riparian vegetation across the Colorado River Basin. The atlas includes an overview of the Colorado River Basin with these model results as well as an indexed ...
  • Map of Tamarisk Occurrence in Landsat Scenes across Colorado River Basin from 2015 to 2017 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul; Girma, Rebecca; Young, Nicholas
    Date:2017
    Format:JPEG; PDF; TXT
    An overview map of tamarisk location data between 2015-2017 that fell within Landsat scene extents that overlap with the Colorado River Basin.
  • Map of Tamarisk Occurrence in Landsat Scenes across Colorado River Basin from 2005 to 2007 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul; Girma, Rebecca; Young, Nicholas
    Date:2017
    Format:JPEG; PDF; TXT
    An overview map of tamarisk location data between 2005-2007 that fell within WRS2 Landsat scene extents that overlap with the Colorado River Basin.
  • Local knowledge of plants and their uses among women in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia 

    Author(s):Luizza, Matthew W.; Young, Heather; Kuroiwa, Christina; Evangelista, Paul; Worede, Aserat; Bussmann, Rainer W.; Weimer, Amber
    Date Issued:2013
    Format:born digital; articles
    Women's local ecological knowledge (LEK) is noted by many scholars to be unique and important for local conservation and development planning. Although LEK integration is inherent to ethnobotanical research, in Ethiopia, ...
  • Assessing habitat quality of the mountain nyala Tragelaphus buxtoni in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul H.; Norman, John, III; Swartzinki, Paul; Young, Nicholas E.
    Date Issued:2012
    Format:born digital; articles
    Populations of the endangered mountain nyala Tragelaphus buxtoni are significantly threatened by the loss of critical habitat. Population estimates are tentative, and information on the species' distribution and available ...
  • Demographic observations of mountain nyala Tragelaphus buxtoni in a controlled hunting area, Ethiopia 

    Author(s):Evangelista, Paul; Young, Nicholas; Swift, David; Wolde, Asrat
    Date Issued:2015
    Format:born digital; articles
    The highlands of Ethiopia are inhabited by the culturally and economically significant mountain nyala Tragelaphus buxtoni, an endemic spiral horned antelope. The natural range of this species has become highly fragmented ...

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