The collection of a variety of long-term datasets is an important part of the Field Station’s research programs. These datasets include weather records, species lists for the Field Station area, and vegetation surveys from the Cedarburg Bog (see below). Phenological records include observations on leaf-out and flowering of standard genotypes of 6 species in a phenological garden, and 25 naturally occurring species at the Station. We are also part of international Phenocam network. A geographic information system (GIS) map with many base layers for the Field Station is available.
We also collect long-term data from the Neda Mine Bat Hibernaculum. We have monitored bat activity at the hibernaculum continuously from 2001- 2018 using an infra-red photo beam-break detection system. Temperatures inside and outside of the mine have been continuously monitored since 1996 using battery-powered HOBO dataloggers, and airflow into the mine has been monitored since 2001.
Long-term weather records are available back to 1989 in an easily-accessible digital format. Contact the Field Station for more information.
Species lists for vascular plants, birds, mammals, and amphibians and reptiles can be downloaded here. Lists of bryophytes, lichens, fungi, and selected taxa of invertebrates are also available: Contact the Field Station for information.
- Birds of the Cedarburg Bog Bird Area
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- Mammals of the Cedarburg Bog Area
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- Amphibians and Reptiles of the Cedarburg Bog Area
- Download, 20kb
- Vascular Plants in the UWM Field Station Area
- Download, 146kb
Cedarburg Bog Vegetation Data
A complete, quantitative survey of the vegetation of the Cedarburg Bog was first conducted in 1991 and repeated in 2006. We have detailed data on herbs, shrubs, trees and seedlings of woody plants from 165 permanently located sample units. In addition, during the winter of 2006 we collected cores from live trees and stem cross sections from dead, standing tamarack (Larix laricina). We collected full cross sections from the largest glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) individuals near the same sample units.
Please Contact the Field Station if you are interested in these datasets.