Data and code for: Rocky Mountain subalpine forests now burning more than any time in recent millennia
Higuera, Philip; Shuman, Bryan; Wolf, Kyra (2021), Data and code for: Rocky Mountain subalpine forests now burning more than any time in recent millennia, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.rfj6q579n
Datasets used in this study are all publicly available through the links described in the manuscript (i.e., MTBS, NIFC, GridMET, LANDFIRE) or data repositories associated with the original publications (i.e., http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/paleoclimatology-data/datasets/fire-history for Calder et al. (2015), https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.q2b8t for Higuera et al. (2014), https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.988687.v19 for Dunnette et al. (2014)). This Dryad repository includes all data used here, as well as all code use for analysis and to generate figures.
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Data and code for "Rocky Mountain subalpine forests now burning more than any time in recent millennia"
This archive includes data and scripts needed to reproduce the analyses in Higuera, Shuman, and Wolf (2021). After extracting the .zip archive, there are three directories: code, data, and figures. Contents in each directory are describe in detail below.
Data and code - please cite if you use data, code, or figures in your own work
Higuera, Philip; Shuman, Bryan; Wolf, Kyra (2021), Data and Code for "Rocky Mountain subalpine forests now burning more than any time in recent millennia," PNAS, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.rfj6q579n
Reference to paper
Higuera, P.E., B.N. Shuman, and K.D. Wolf. 2021. Rocky Mountain subalpine forests now burning more than any time in recent millennia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2103135118
Written for MATLAB software (*.m file type; www.mathworks.com), and fully commented, including dependencies.
Written for R software (*.R file type), and fully commented, including dependencies.
Matlab "markdown" html page that can be used to walk through the script "Figures_all_script.m", which includes the figures embedded in the html page.
1. SouthernRockies_site_metadata.csv -- metadata for all paleofire sites used
2. Calder_et_al_CharResults.csv -- charcoal-inferred fire history for sites from Calder et al. (2015, PNAS)
3. ROMO_CharResults.csv -- charcoal-inferred fire history for sites from Higuera et al. (2014, J of Ecology), Dunnette et al. (2014, New Phytologist), and Caffrey and Doerner (2012, Physical Geography), in Rocky Mnt. Nat. Park
4. Minckley_et_al_LWH_CharResults.csv -- charcoal-inferred fire history for sites from Minckley et al. (2012, Ecological Monographs)
Spatial datasets: study area, focal study area, fire perimeters
5. ecoregp075_M331H_M331I.shp -- Shape file for M331H and M331I ecoregions, defining "central Rockies"
6. FocalStudyArea_SubalpineConiferForestESPP_WGS84.tif -- Subalpine forest vegetation in the focal study area (unprojected)
7. FocalStudyArea_SubalpineConiferForestESP_Albers.tif -- Subalpine forest vegetation raster in the focal study area (projected)
8. SRockies_Fires_1984_2020_WGS84.shp -- Fire perimeters (unprojected)
9. SRockies_Fires_1984_2020_Albers.shp -- Fire perimeters (projected)
Summary statistics: contemporary annual area burned, fire rotation periods from tree-ring reconstructions
10. AreaBurned_Ecoregion_FocalStudy_1984_2020.csv -- Area burned statistics
11. Dendro_FRP_Calculations.xlsx -- Spreadsheet with calculations of fire rotation periods from four published tree-ring fire-history reconstructions
Climate datasets: contemporary VPD, paleo-temperature records
12. EcoSec_M331H_M331I_Mean_VPD_MaySep_1979_2020.csv -- VPD data for Southern Rockies study area, averaged across space.
13. GrandLake_Mean_VPD_MaySep_1980_2020.csv -- VPD data for Grand Lake, CO, as point representation for focal study area.
14. trouet2013nam480pollen.csv -- Paleoclimate (temperature) reconstruction by Trouet et al. (2013).
15. Mann08_nhcru_eiv_composite_updatedCRU_v102520.csv -- Paleoclimate (temperature) reconstruction by Mann et al. (2008), update with CRU data from 2009-2020.
Figures in .tiff format, at 600 dpi.
National Science Foundation, Award: DEB-1655121