Specialty Databases

The Coweeta LTER hosts several relational databases that provide access to large data sets via customized web interfaces. Plans to integrate these databases into the data catalog are underway.

Regional Databases

Ecotrends Socio-Economic Catalog
The EcoTrends project is a collaborative effort among state and federal agencies and institutions, at present primarily in the US, to make long-term ecological data easy to access, analyze, and compare within and across sites. Coweeta developed the Socio-Economic catalog using data from the ICPSR and hard copies of U.S. Census Records from the UGA Library. Data are available for the entire LTER Network

Little Tennessee Watershed Biomonitoring Database
Since 1990, The Little Tennessee River Biomonitoring Program, led by Dr. Bill McLarney, has provided a record of stream health for the upper Little Tennessee River and its tributaries. With the help of thousands of volunteers, Dr. McLarney has been sampling fish to develop species inventories at stream sites across the basin. This database is one of the largest of its kind and the current Biomonitoring data set encompasses 7,722 individual observations distributed across 80 unique species and species-hybrid classes. Records provided on-line include a record of fish counts (by species) and a stream health ranking also known as an Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) score. Each year, the Mainspring Conservation Trust uses these data to issue reports that provide community leaders with feedback on water quality and general ecosystem health, and to advocate for changed behavior that will improve water quality and habitat. The entire dataset for the Biomonitoring Program can be found here.

Covering the southern Appalachian region, and provided in ArcView Shape format, at the block level, the most focused coverage area publicly available - 1980 & 1990. These census data complement the EcoTrends data for the Southern Appalachian Region.

Species Lists I, Mammal/Amphibian
Over 20,000 mammals and amphibians, from 1905 to present, currently reside in Coweeta's GNMH Mammal/Amphibian Collection at the Georgia Museum of Natural History.

Databases for the Coweeta Basin

Sample Archives
93 collections: 17,000+ archived samples. The research staff of the USDA Forest Service - Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory as well as the University of Georgia and other cooperating institutions have been archiving soil and plant tissue samples since 1970. Historically, scientists have been solely responsible for the collection, analysis, and long term storage of samples. In an effort to better organize and to make these valuable plant and soil samples more accessible, a sample archive was established at Coweeta in 1997.

Species Lists II
Observed and collected species at Coweeta.