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Caribou Forage and Soil Data, North Slope of Alaska, 2011-2014

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These data are nutrient concentrations of seven key forage-plant species in the ranges of three caribou herds, in northern Alaska. During the growing seasons of 2011-2014, we collected forage samples from 21 plots within the ranges of three caribou herds: Central Arctic Herd (2011-2013), Teshekpuk (2011-2013), Western Arctic (2013-2014). We also analyzed stable isotopes of carbon (13C), nitrogen (15N) and sulfur (34S) in key plants. Further, we included of soil chemistry measures within the sampling range.

Author(s): Adams, L. G.; Gustine, D. D.

Suggested Citation:
Adams, L. G. and Gustine, D. D., 2018, Caribou Forage and Soil Data, North Slope of Alaska, 2011-2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Referenced Publication(s):
Barboza, P. S., L. L. Van Someren, D. D. Gustine, and M. S. Bret-Harte. 2018. The nitrogen window for arctic herbivores: plant phenology and protein gain of migratory caribou (Rangifer tarandus) . Ecosphere 9(1):e02073. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2073
Oster, K. W., P. S. Barboza, D. D. Gustine, K. Joly, and R. Shively. 2018. Mineral constraints on arctic caribou (Rangifer tarandus): a spatial and phenological perspective. Ecosphere 9(3):e02160. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2160
VonSomeren, L. L., P. S. Barboza, D. P. Thompson, and D. D. Gustine. 2015. Monitoring the digestibility of forages for herbivores: a new application for an old approach. Canadian Journal of Zoology 93(3):187-195. doi:10.1139/cjz-2014-0207

DataID: 202 | doi:10.5066/F7JQ106W | Date Posted Online: 2018-05-21 | Last Updated: 2019-07-29 12:41:43