Vegetation Recovery on Watershed 2 Data *** Data Currently Under Revision ***
Vegetation Recovery on Watershed 2 Data *** Data Currently Under Revision ***
Dr. William Reiners
University of Wyoming
Aven Nelson Building
PO Box 3165
Laramie, WY 82071-3165

Phone: (307)-766-2235
Fax: (307)-766-2271
Terry Gates
vegetation, biomass, weight, tree, herb, shrub, chemistry, watershed 2, ws2.
Watershed 2
West bounding coordinate: -71.728706
East bounding coordinate: -71.687683
North bounding coordinate: 43.960224
South bounding coordinate: 43.939945
During the winter of 1965-66, all trees on Watershed 2 (HBEF) were felled and left on-site. The watershed was then treated with herbicide for the following three summers, in order to prevent regrowth of vegetation.
Beginning in 1969, revegetation data were collected on established plots within watershed 2. Biomass, weight, enumeration and element content data are available for herb, shrub, rubus, sapling, and tree populations (when applicable). Data was collected in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1979, and 1988. Maps showing locations of plots on WS2 and locations of subplots within plots are available from the Data Manager.
Data Access RequirementsThe access to all Hubbard Brook data is subject to requirements set forth by this policy document to enable data providers to track usage, evaluate its impact in the community, and confirm users' acceptance of the terms of acceptable use. These requirements provide contractual exchange of data between Site Data Providers, Network Data Providers, and Data Users that can be encoded into electronic form and exchanged between computers. This will allow direct access to data via a common portal once these requirements have been fulfilled. The following information may be required directly or by proxy prior to the transference of any data object: Registration (Name, Affiliation, Email, Phone), and Acceptance of the Data Use Policy Agreement.

Data Use Policy The re-use of scientific data has the potential to greatly increase communication, collaboration and synthesis within and among disciplines, and thus is fostered, supported and encouraged. Permission to use this dataset is granted to the Data User free of charge subject to the following terms:

By accepting this Data Set, the Data User agrees to abide by the terms of this agreement. The Data Owner shall have the right to terminate this agreement immediately by written notice upon the Data User's breach of, or non-compliance with, any of its terms. The Data User may be held responsible for any misuse that is caused or encouraged by the Data User's failure to abide by the terms of this agreement. By viewing or downloading the data, I certify that I accept the conditions herein.

1) Acceptable use. Use of the dataset will be restricted to academic, research, government or other not-for-profit professional purposes.

2) Redistribution. The data and metadata are provided for use by the Data User. The Data User will not redistribute the original Data Set or metadata to others without the explicit permission of the Principal Investigator.

3) Citation. It is considered a matter of professional ethics to acknowledge the work of other scientists. Thus, the Data User will properly attribute the Data Set in any publications or in the metadata of any derived data products that were produced using the Data Set. Citation should take the following general form: Creator, Year of Data Publication, Title of Dataset, Publisher, Dataset identifier.

Citation example: Holmes, R.T. 2012. Bird Abundances at Hubbard Brook (1969-2010) and on three replicate plots (1986-2000) in the White Mountain National Forest. Durham, NH. Hubbard Brook Data Archive [Database]. (23 July 2012)

4) Acknowledgment: The Data User should acknowledge any institutional support or specific funding awards referenced in the metadata accompanying this dataset in any publications where the Data Set contributed to its content. Acknowledgments should identify the supporting party, the party that received the support, and any identifying information such as grant numbers.

Acknowledgment example: Data on [topic] were provided by [name of PI] on [date]. These data were gathered as part of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study (HBES). The HBES is a collaborative effort at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, which is operated and maintained by the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Newtown Square, PA. Significant funding for collection of these data was provided by [agency]-[grant number], [agency]-[grant number], etc.

5) Consultation and questions. Data users are strongly encouraged to consult with the Principal Investigator(s) who collected these data for further information. Also, when appropriate, Data Users should consider including the Principal Investigator as a collaborator and/or co-author in the use of these data.

6) Notification. The Data User will notify the Principal Investigator of any publication or derivative work based on the Data Set. The Data User will also provide the Principal Investigator and/or the administrator of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study with a pdf or two reprints of any publication(s) resulting from use of the Data Set.

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