Just got off a call with a group of people focusing on historical data discovery at the Natural Reserve System (NRS). This process is part of the recently funded Institute for the Study of Ecological Effects of Climate Impacts (ISEECI). People in the group include:
- Peter Alagona, historical ecologist, UCSB
- Jessica Blois, paleoecologist, UCM
- John Christensen, UCLA
- Jeffrey Diez, ecologist, UCR
- Becca Fenwick, ecologist, UCM
- Laurel Fox, UCSC
- Lynn McLaren, UCSC
- Peter Moyle, UCD
Of particular note was the introduction of the Online Archive of California, which is a collection of metadata about historical archives. Peter is adding all his data to the OAC. His work was funded through a Research Opportunity Fund grant through UCOP, and a NSF grant. The process the NRS has used is different than what we have done with the REC data. They have assembled metadata from the research reports from the stations, and full digitization can be opportunisic and focused on particular questions. There is a Zotero database of publications that have resulted from the reserves.
Other important links:
The metadata data from research applications submitted through RAMS - tends to be incomplete as we rely on PI's to proof the entry and then submit it.
The reference database, this has had extensive work done on it, and should be fairly complete. Lynn's working on a complementary database for Santa Cruz Island historic data, which will be made available.
Climate data - currently hosted on DRI's website, and data should be available for download.