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Data Overview

At Buck Island Ranch (BIR) we manage and distribute a wide range of climatologic, hydrologic, atmospheric, and biotic research, and monitoring data to inform scientific research, track long-term environmental change, and contribute towards regional, national and international monitoring networks that detect global trends. Our long-term goal is to have comprehensive metadata/data from monitoring and research programs available over the Internet; an increasing number of metadata/datasets are posted. Extensive spatial data (GIS and aerial imagery) are fundamental to monitoring and research activities and serve as basic descriptors of our landscape(s). We have comprehensive species lists for many plants and animals, and holding lists for the Archbold biological collection.

A detailed list of projects and project metadata can be found here

There is GIS data available for BIR including LiDAR and many shapefiles of the BIR landscape

BIR publications can be found in Archbold Biological Station’s bibliography database STABIB

A recent publication in Rangelands describes BIR habitats, species, and ecosystem services in detail. click here