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Long-term vegetation monitoring at Saguaro National Park

Carianne S. Funicelli

Long-term vegetation monitoring at Saguaro National Park

a decade of change

by Carianne S. Funicelli

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Published by United States Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sonoran Desert Field Station and School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vegetation monitoring -- Arizona -- Saguaro National Park.,
  • Vegetation monitoring -- Arizona -- Pima County.,
  • Botany -- Arizona -- Saguaro National Park.,
  • Botany -- Arizona -- Pima County.,
  • Saguaro National Park (Ariz.)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCarianne S. Funicelli, Pamela J. Anning, Dale S. Turner.
    SeriesTechnical report -- no. 70., Technical report (Sonoran Desert Field Station (Tucson, Ariz.)) -- no. 70.
    ContributionsAnning, Pamela J., Turner, Dale S., Sonoran Desert Field Station (Tucson, Ariz.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 53 p. :
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16014472M

    Master of Science of Geographic Information Systems Technology (MS-GIST) o Performed image analysis using numerous techniques to conduct a vegetation inventory for effective long term management and o Executed vegetation classifications to model distribution of natural resources within Saguaro National Park;. Waterbird Monitoring Protocol for Cape Cod National Seashore and other Coastal Parks, Refuges, and Protected Areas: A Protocol for the Long-term Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring Program at Cape Cod National Seashore. Long-term Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring Program, National Park Service, Wellfleet, MA. Conway, C.J., M.D. Smith, and L.A. Ellis.

    This project at Saguaro National Park investigated the health and demography of the parkRs most conspicuous resource, the saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea). We conducted an extensive monitoring study on the size structure and health of saguaro populations in both park districts, which are separated by the rapidly growing city of Tucson.   Saguaro National Park is known for its saguaro cacti, a universal symbol of the desert Southwest. “It is always exciting to protect land in our National Parks, and Saguaro National Park is such a treasure for the people of Tucson and for visitors from across the nation,” said Michael Patrick, Arizona Program Manager at the Trust for Public.

    Master of Science of Geographic Information Systems Technology (MSGIST) o Performed image analysis using numerous techniques to conduct a vegetation inventory for effective long term management and o Executed vegetation classifications to model distribution of natural resources within Saguaro National Park;. In , the Saguaro National Park awarded Ray its first Lifetime Science Service Award, now named in his honor, in recognition of his long-term monitoring and measurement of saguaro populations.


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Long-term vegetation monitoring at Saguaro National Park by Carianne S. Funicelli Download PDF EPUB FB2

Long-term vegetation monitoring at Saguaro National Park. Tucson, Ariz.: United States Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sonoran Desert Field Station and School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document.

Long-term Saguaro Monitoring Saguaro National Park was established in to protect the famous stand of “giant” saguaros at the base of the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson. From the beginning, people were concerned that this stand was dying out. True, the lower elevations of the park encompass Sonoran Desert Vegetation, but there is much more to Saguaro National Park than just cacti.

The Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park ranges from an elevation of 2, ft to 4, ft and contains 2 biotic. In the s, a large-scale eff ort for long-term saguaro monitoring was initiated by research-ers R. Turner and J. Hastings, authors of the well-received book on long-term vegetation change, The Changing Mile.

Turner and Hast-ings established a set of ten × ft (acre) plots throughout southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Don E. Swann's research while affiliated with National (Saguaro National Park) that was first surveyed in We used long-term vegetation monitoring results from 39 large plots across.

Two parks in one. Saguaro National Park is split into two sections —t he Tucson Mountain District sits west; the Rincon Mountain District sits east; and the city of Tucson and its 1-million residents sits in between the two.

While the two sides of the park bare the same name and share likeness in desert landscape, they are quite different in terms of nuance. On OctoSaguaro National Park was established from the Saguaro National Monument and Saguaro Wilderness Area for a total of 37, hectares (91, acres).

In addition to the saguaro desert flora and fauna, the park includes ancient Tohono O'Odham campsites and petroglyphs and remnants of ranching, mining, and homesteading.

Annual census data spanning seventy-five years document mortality and regeneration in a population of saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) in the Cactus Forest of the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park near Tucson, AZ.

On 6 four-hectare plots, each saguaro was censused and a methodical search for new saguaros was conducted annually each year from throughwith the Cited by: 8. While desert-thriving vegetation commonly is thought to love heat, too much heat and reduced precipitation can doom them.

A new study into the likely impacts of climate change says higher temperatures will recast the native plants we find in places such as Saguaro National Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The study, contained in the recent issue of Global Change Biology. Recently, utilizing a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to Friends of Saguaro -- Saguaro National Park initiated scientific research to help managers develop proactive management strategies to adapt to climate change, and to engage the public in specific conservation efforts that will address long-term environmental change at the park.

Analyses of ten populations of saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) in the national park and other sites across the Sonoran Desert from to did not reveal direct relationships of growth, recruitment, or mortality to climate change, although moister conditions can increase regeneration (Pierson et al.

Study: Climate change affecting desert plants, animals collected from Saguaro National Park, four of the longest-running vegetation monitoring sites in the world to provide a more complete. The saguaro is our Sonoran Desert's signature plant, a pivotal part of both natural and cultural life in the Sonoran borderland.

In a unique study that began more than 90 years ago, Desert Laboratory botanists have documented saguaro booms and declines. Now current land-use practices may jeopardize saguaro survival, they say. Saguaro National Park is an excellent place to undertake long-term Gila monster research because it is one of the few large areas in Arizona where the species is relatively common and completely protected and as a result, the Park can host the long-term studies that are necessary to truly understand such a long-lived species.

You can. Saguaro National Park has been rated as one of America's most imperiled national parks. Establishment of new saguaros has been relatively low since the early s, a period when temperatures in. Conservation biologist Don E. Swann works to monitor, research and manage natural resources at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona.

On Wednesday, Jan. 24,Swann will share some results of monitoring and repeat studies from the park as part of the Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series.

Saguaro National Park Climate Monitoring Pilot Study The east park unit of Saguaro National Park encompasses one of the unique ‘sky islands’ that characterize the landscape of southern Arizona.

The Rincon Mountains make up most of ha east unit with elevations ranging from to over 2, meters. This range in. National Park Service, saguaro monitoring program • Organized and directed up to 5 field assistants and many volunteers in a resurvey of study plots in Saguaro National Park, including data collection on demography and health of saguaros, mapping perennial vegetation, surveying for.

Annual census data spanning seventy-five years document mortality and regeneration in a population of saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) in the Cactus Forest of the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park near Tucson, 6 four-hectare plots, each saguaro was censused and a methodical search for new saguaros was conducted annually each year from throughwith Cited by: 8.

Press Saint Paul, Minn.: Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, EB Building a healthy culture: strategies for an American renaissance / edited by Don Eberly foreword by Sam Brownback.

Saguaro National Monument is now Saguaro National Park. The decline is saguaros has continued but at a rate slightly less steep than predicted. Very few of the saguaro present in remain. Meanwhile, the regeneration of this forest has already begun, as shown by findings from a long-term study-plot located at left midground.National Park Service.

Fire Ecology Annual Report. Calendar Year Saguaro National Park. South Old Spanish Trail. Tucson, Arizona, Fax Perry Grissom, Fire Ecologist. A. Summary. Fire activity at Saguaro NP was slow, with one lightning-caused fire managed for resource benefit burning 62 acres.Belnap, J., Characteristics of cyanobacterial-lichen soil crusts in long-term saguaro monitoring plots, in Proceedings Proceedings of the Symposium on Research in Saguaro National Monument, Tucson, Arizona, JanuaryNational Park Service, Rincon Institute, and Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, p.