Building on top of the FEMC archive, we maintain a number of special collections of datasets and databases that support our partners in academia, state agencies, and federal agencies.
The Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance (EMMA) is a regional network of land managers and researchers committed to developing standardized methodologies for environmentally relevant research and data collection in the Hudson Valley of New York. Bringing together 10 organizations, they have built up an initial data archive of climate and deer exclosure data, and made it available through the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative’s archive. Included are six datasets on deer exclosures, one of which has been in operation since 1992, and eight weather monitoring projects at different sites. Find out more about this great effort and the data they are bringing together at https://www.uvm.edu/femc/emma.
The DendroEcological Network (DEN) provides both an online repository for dendroecological and associated forest ecology data and a cyberinfrastructure for the discovery, exploration, and sharing of that data. The data portal is publicly available and anyone with access to the internet can use it.
The Long-Term Soils Monitoring Database started in 2002 with the mission to use soil monitoring as a method of detecting, predicting, and addressing environmental change. The plan is collect a 100 year span of soil data from plots throughout Mount Mansfield and Lye Brook in Vermont. Monitoring occurs on a 5-year cycle. To learn more about this feat of project at https://www.uvm.edu/femc/soils