Field Station Datasets

The collection of a variety of long-term datasets is an important part of the Field Station's research programs. Weather data, species lists for the Field Station area, and selected vegetation data from the Cedarburg Bog are available for download below. In addition to these databases, we maintain over 30 years of records on breeding bird populations and banding data for migrants. A complete map of all trees and diameter measurements in a 2.25 ha area of the beech-maple forest was made in 1987. A geographic information system (GIS) map with many base layers for the Field Station is available.

We also collect long-term data from the Neda Mine Bat Hibernaculum. We have been monitoring bat activity at the hibernaculum continuously since 2001 using an infra-red photo beam-break detection system. Temperatures inside and outside of the mine have been continuously monitored since 1996 using battery-powered HOBO dataloggers, and airflow into the mine has been monitored since 2001.

Weather
Long-term weather records are available back to 1989 in an easily-accessible digital format and can be downloaded here. Contact the Field Station for more recent data that have not yet been posted here.
Species Lists
Species lists for vascular plants, birds, mammals, and amphibians and reptiles can be downloaded here. Lists of bryophytes, lichens, fungi, and selected taxa of invertebrates are also available: contact the Field Station for information.
Cedarburg Bog Vegetation Data
A complete, quantitative survey of the vegetation of the Cedarburg Bog was first conducted in 1991 and repeated in 2006. We have detailed data on herbs, shrubs, trees and seedlings of woody plants from 165 permanently located sample units. In addition, during the winter of 2006 we collected cores from live trees and stem cross sections from dead, standing tamarack (Larix laricina). We collected full cross sections from the largest glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) individuals near the same sample units.