Data from: The Distribution of a Stream-breeding Salamander, Desmognathus ocoee, in Terrestrial Habitat Suggests the Ecological Importance of Low-order Streams
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Stream location and salamander count data from a study conducted on the Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina, USA. Also provided is an R script for conducting the analyses described in the manuscript. See manuscript for full details of the methods.
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Files: 1) StreamDist.R - File gives the full R script for conducting the analyses described in Connette et al., 2016. This analysis estimates the relationship between count data for stream salamanders (Desmognathus ocoee) and stream locations in the surrounding landscape. -- 2) StreamData.zip – The zip folder contains the following data files used for analysis: -- a) MRCdata.csv – “Id” column gives unique survey plot names, “Desoco” column gives counts of Desmognathus ocoee at each survey plot, “Eurwil” column gives counts of Eurycea wilderae at each survey plot; -- b. MRCplots.csv - “Id” column gives unique survey plot names, “POINT_X” gives the x-coordinate of each survey plot in UTMs, “POINT_Y” gives the y-coordinate of each survey plot in UTMs (UTM zone 17) -- c) P181.csv,…,P404.csv – “POINTID” is a unique identifier for each 1-m section of stream in the surrounding landscape, “GRID_CODE” gives an indicator for stream width (0.5=seep, 1=small stream, 2=large stream), “POINT_X” gives the x-coordinate for each 1-m section of stream, “POINT_Y” gives the y-coordinate for each 1-m section of stream. “Distance” gives the distance in meters from the center of the survey plot to each 1-m section of stream.