Data product containing tree heights, survival, and genetic variation for "Genetic Variation in Ponderosa Pine: A 15-year Test of Provenances in the Great Plains"

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Van Haverbeke, David F.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Data product containing tree heights, survival, and genetic variation for "Genetic Variation in Ponderosa Pine: A 15-year Test of Provenances in the Great Plains"
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Collins, CO
Publisher: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2005-0006
Description:
Abstract:
Seeds from 79 natural stands throughout the ponderosa pine range, both east and west of the Continental Divide, were sown and grown in a nursery for three to four years in the 1960's. These seeds were then distributed to plantations, mostly in the Great Plains. This dataset contains the height of the surviving trees after 15 years for 14 plantations.
Purpose:
The study began in 1968 to determine the best seed provenances of ponderosa pine for use in protection plantings in the Great Plains of the United States. The data represent fifteen-year survival and height growth. The objectives of this study were to: 1) identifiy originals of superior performing seed sources; 2) determine the consistency of their performance across the range of plantations, and within regional groupings of plantations; and 3) determine how many years of data are necessary to detect reliable patterns in height growth.
Supplemental_Information:
Original metadata date was 10/04/2006. Metadata modified on 10/05/2012 to adjust citation to include the addition of a DOI (digital object identifier). Minor metadata updates on 02/28/2013, 10/27/2014, and 12/01/2016.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1982
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Seeds were collected from stands throughout the ponderosa pine (var. scopulorum) range, east of the Continental Divide; and populations in the ponderosa pine (var. ponderosa) range, west of the Continental Divide. These seeds were grown in a nursery near Halsey, Nebraska and a nursery near Towner, North Dakota. The seeds were planted in plantations widely distributed throughout the Great Plains of the United States in: Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Saskatchewan in Canada.
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -123
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 52
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 700
Altitude_Maximum: 4000.000
Altitude_Distance_Units: feet
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: height
Theme_Keyword: survival
Theme_Keyword: ponderosa
Theme_Keyword: scopulorum
Theme_Keyword: provenance
Theme_Keyword: plantation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: farming
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Research & Development Taxonomy
Theme_Keyword: Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment
Theme_Keyword: Plant ecology
Theme_Keyword: Forest & Plant Health
Theme_Keyword: Botany
Theme_Keyword: Natural Resource Management & Use
Theme_Keyword: Forest management
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Great Plains
Place_Keyword: Rocky Mountains
Place_Keyword: Oklahoma
Place_Keyword: Kansas
Place_Keyword: Missouri
Place_Keyword: Nebraska
Place_Keyword: Michigan
Place_Keyword: South Dakota
Place_Keyword: Minnesota
Place_Keyword: North Dakota
Place_Keyword: Saskatchewan
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus:
None
Taxonomic_Keywords: plants
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: ITIS
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Other_Citation_Details:
Retrieved [July, 26, 2005]
Online_Linkage: https://www.itis.gov
Taxonomic_Procedures:
unknown
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Plantae
Applicable_Common_Name: plants
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: SubKingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Tracheobionta
Applicable_Common_Name: vascular plants
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Division
Taxon_Rank_Value: Coniferophyta
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Pinopsida
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Pinales
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Pinaceae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Pinus
Applicable_Common_Name: pine
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Pinus ponderosa
Applicable_Common_Name: ponderosa pine
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Variety
Taxon_Rank_Value: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum Engelm.
Applicable_Common_Name: Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Variety
Taxon_Rank_Value: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa
Applicable_Common_Name: ponderosa pine
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These data were collected using funding from the U.S. Government and can be used without additional permissions or fees. If you use these data in a publication, presentation, or other research product please use the following citation:

Van Haverbeke, David F. 2005. Data product containing tree heights, survival, and genetic variation for "Genetic Variation in Ponderosa Pine: A 15-Year Test of Provenances in the Great Plains". Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2005-0006
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Original data file was an ASCII text file (GreatPlains_PP_15yr_Growth_ORIGINAL.dat). The original file has been put into a more useable format with some minor corrections (see Process Steps below) and is now available as a comma-delimted ASCII text file (GreatPlains_PP_15yr_Growth.csv).
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Van Haverbeke, David F.
Publication_Date: 1986
Title:
Genetic Variation in Ponderosa Pine: A 15-Year Test of Provenances in the Great Plains
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Research Paper
Issue_Identification: RM-RP-265
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Collins, CO
Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
Other_Citation_Details:
16 p.
Online_Linkage: //www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/20513
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Read, Ralph A.
Publication_Date: 1983
Title:
Ten-Year Performance of Ponderosa Pine Provenances in the Great Plains of North America
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Research Paper
Issue_Identification: RP-RM-250
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Collins, CO
Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
Other_Citation_Details:
17 p.
Online_Linkage: //www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/20535
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
unknown
Logical_Consistency_Report:
unknown
Completeness_Report:
Originally there were 28 plantations, mostly in the Great Plains, but low survival or no data precluded valid analysis of 12 of those plantations, hence data are only available for 16 plantations. Missing data resulting from provenances intentionally omitted from some plantations, lack of seedlings for complete stocking in all plantations, and poor survival in some planatations, restricted the analysis in the referenced publication to the following seven plantations: Towner, ND; Kellogg Forest, MI-1; HTS Alliance, NE-1; Halsey, NE-2; Hastings, NE-3b; Milford, KS; and Columbia, MO. Individual tree data are only available for 14 of the 16 plantations. This dataset has been passed down through the years and unfortunately we are unable to find original records for 2 plantations: Saskatchewan in Canada and Watertown in South Dakota. However, average heights for all 16 plantations are available in the publication listed below.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodolgy_Identifier:
Methodolgy_Keyword_Thesaurus:
None
Methodology_Keyword: plantation
Methodology_Keyword: nursery
Methodology_Keyword: cone collection
Methodology_Description:
Seeds were collected from 1962 through 1964, from 10 to 15 trees in each of 79 natural stands throughout the pondersoa pine range both east and west of the Continental Divide. Seeds from individual trees sampled within a population were bulked into provenance seedlots, sown, and grown from 1965 through 1968 at the USDA Forest Service Bessey Nursery near Halsey, NE and at the North Dakota State Nursery near Towner, ND. Seedlings were distributed from 1968 through 1970 to cooperators for the establishment of 28 plantations mostly in the Great Plains. The intended field design was to establish the 79 provenances in randomized complete blocks at each plantation, with 15 replications of 4-tree-linear plots. There were variations in the experimental design among plantations, depending upon local conditions. The methods used to determine tree height and survival are unknown.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Read, Ralph A.
Publication_Date: 1983
Title:
Ten-Year Performance of Ponderosa Pine Provenances in the Great Plains of North America
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Research Paper
Issue_Identification: RP-RM-250
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Collins, CO
Publisher: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
Other_Citation_Details:
17 p.
Online_Linkage: //www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/20535
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Individual tree heights were averaged within each plantation location, for each seed provenance. Trees that did not survive had a height measurement of 0, so survival percentage was calculated as the percentage of trees with a measured height divided by the total number of trees originally planted. Tree growth is considered to be tree height - 0, because all trees were originally seeds.
Process_Date: 1985
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The original ASCII dataset was a compilation of individual tree data from 14 different plantations and average heights for one plantation, separated with spaces and titles. Height measurements were in many different units. The data was put into tabular form and a column added for plantation name. Then all of the height measurements were converted to the same units (feet) and verified against averages published in the paper listed in the Supplemental Information section above. Units for some of the plantations were not listed and one was incorrect. The final dataset only contains the individual tree data from 14 plantations. Averages can be found in the publication.
Process_Date: 2005
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Variables included in the dataset GreatPlains_PP_15yr_Growth.csv:
NAME = plantation location;
PLANTING = planting # (ranges from 1-14 for 14 different plantations);
ROW = row number;
REP = rep number;
SOURCE = number that represents the location of the seed provenance (where the seed originated);
TREE1_HT_FT = height of tree #1 in 1982 (in feet);
TREE2_HT_FT = height of tree #2 in 1982 (in feet);
TREE3_HT_FT = height of tree #3 in 1982 (in feet);
TREE4_HT_FT = height of tree #4 in 1982 (in feet);
TREE5_HT_FT = height of tree #5 in 1982 (in feet);
TREE6_HT_FT = height of tree #6 in 1982 (in feet);
TREE7_HT_FT = height of tree #7 in 1982 (in feet);
TREE8_HT_FT = height of tree #8 in 1982 (in feet);
TREE9_HT_FT = height of tree #9 in 1982 (in feet);
TREE10_HT_FT = height of tree #10 in 1982 (in feet);
TREE11_HT_FT = height of tree #11 in 1982 (in feet);
COMMENTS = any important comments.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Van Haverbeke, David F. 1986. Genetic Variation in Ponderosa Pine: A 15-Year Test of Provenances in the Great Plains. Res. Pap. RM-265. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 16p. //www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/20513
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USDA Forest Service, Research and Development
Contact_Position: Research Data Archivist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 240 West Prospect Road
City: Fort Collins
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80526
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: see Contact Instructions
Contact Instructions: This contact information was current as of December 2016. For current information see Contact Us page on: https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS.
Resource_Description: RDS-2005-0006
Distribution_Liability:
Metadata documents have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness. Unless otherwise stated, all data and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. However, neither the author, the Archive, nor any part of the federal government can assure the reliability or suitability of these data for a particular purpose. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed for a user's application of these data or related materials.

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Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Format_Version_Number: See Format Specification below
Format_Specification:
Comma-delimited ASCII Text file
File_Decompression_Technique: Files zipped with Winzip 14.0.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2005-0006
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20161201
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USDA Forest Service, Research and Development
Contact_Position: Research Data Archivist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 240 West Prospect Road
City: Fort Collins
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80526
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: see Contact Instructions
Contact Instructions: This contact information was current as of November 2016. For current information see Contact Us page on: https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS.
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
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