We have built LAGOS-NE, the ‘LAke multi-scaled GeOSpatial and temporal database’ for studying water quality at broad spatial extents in 17 states in the northeast and midwestern US. The database is made up of 3 different modules that are each version-controlled. We have published the methods for building this database that included general discussions of creating large, multi-thematic integrated datasets (Soranno et al. 2015), as well as a data paper that describes the specific characteristics of these versions of LAGOS-NE (Soranno et al. 2017). In addition, we have made subsets of the LAGOS-NE database available through the publication of many of our research papers as described below.
The most recent version of LAGOS-NE
We have made all 3 modules of the LAGOS-NE database available with the publication of the LAGOS-NE data paper (Soranno et al. 2017). The links to the data are in the data paper itself, but, are also below. We strongly recommend that you use the LAGOS-NE R package to load and use the data (Stachelek and Oliver 2019). For information about how to cite these data, please go here.
LAGOS-NE Data paper
Soranno, P.A., L.C. Bacon, M. Beauchene, K.E. Bednar, E.G. Bissell, C.K. Boudreau, M.G. Boyer, M.T. Bremigan, S.R. Carpenter, J.W. Carr, K.S. Cheruvelil, S.T. Christel, M. Claucherty, S.M. Collins, J.D. Conroy, J.A. Downing, J. Dukett, C.E. Fergus, C.T. Filstrup, C. Funk, M.J. Gonzalez, L.T. Green, C. Gries, J.D. Halfman, S.K. Hamilton, P.C. Hanson, E.N. Henry, E.M. Herron, C. Hockings, J.R. Jackson, K. Jacobson-Hedin, L.L. Janus, W.W. Jones, J.R. Jones, C.M. Keson, K.B.S. King, S.A. Kishbaugh, J.-F. Lapierre, B. Lathrop, J.A. Latimore, Y. Lee, N.R. Lottig, J.A. Lynch, L.J. Matthews, W.H. McDowell, K.E.B. Moore, B.P. Neff, S.J. Nelson, S.K. Oliver, M.L. Pace, D.C. Pierson, A.C. Poisson, A.I. Pollard, D.M. Post, P.O. Reyes, D.O. Rosenberry, K.M. Roy, L.G. Rudstam, O. Sarnelle, N.J. Schuldt, C.E. Scott, N.K. Skaff, N.J. Smith, N.R. Spinelli, J.J. Stachelek, E.H. Stanley, J.L. Stoddard, S.B. Stopyak, C.A. Stow, J.M. Tallant, P.-N. Tan, A.P. Thorpe, M.J. Vanni, T. Wagner, G. Watkins, K.C. Weathers, K.E. Webster, J.D. White, M.K. Wilmes, S. Yuan. 2017. LAGOS-NE: A multi-scaled geospatial and temporal database of lake ecological context and water quality for thousands of U.S. lakes. Gigascience 6(12) https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/gix101
LAGOS-NE Data packages
- Soranno P., K. Cheruvelil. 2019. LAGOS-NE-LIMNO v1.087.3: A module for LAGOS-NE, a multi-scaled geospatial and temporal database of lake ecological context and water quality for thousands of U.S. Lakes: 1925-2013. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/08c6f9311929f4874b01bcc64eb3b2d7. Dataset accessed 6/1/2019.
- Soranno P., K. Cheruvelil. 2017. LAGOS-NE-LOCUS v1.01: A module for LAGOS-NE, a multi-scaled geospatial and temporal database of lake ecological context and water quality for thousands of U.S. Lakes: 1925-2013. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/940b25d022c695b440e1bdbc49fbb77b. Dataset accessed 9/26/2017.
- Soranno P., K. Cheruvelil. 2017. LAGOS-NE-GEO v1.05: A module for LAGOS-NE, a multi-scaled geospatial and temporal database of lake ecological context and water quality for thousands of U.S. Lakes: 1925-2013. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/b88943d10c6c5c480d5230c8890b74a8. Dataset accessed 9/26/2017.
- Soranno P., K. Cheruvelil. 2017. LAGOS-NE-GIS v1.0: A module for LAGOS-NE, a multi-scaled geospatial and temporal database of lake ecological context and water quality for thousands of U.S. Lakes: 2013-1925. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/fb4f5687339bec467ce0ed1ea0b5f0ca. Dataset accessed 9/26/2017.
Additional datasets associated with LAGOS-NE publications that include subsets of the LAGOS-NE database
McCullough, I. M. 2019. Fire in US lake watersheds (1500 m lake buffers) from 1984-2015 (github repository) [Data set]. Global Change Biology. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2654989
Stanley E. H., S. M. Collins, N. R. Lottig, S. K. Oliver, K. E. Webster, K. S. Cheruvelil, P. A. Soranno. 2019. LAGOS Lake nutrient, carbon and chlorophyll data to evaluate biases in lake water quality sampling practices in a 17-state region of the US. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/ad2516f5a98df32f1a8cbd7e658c088f.
King, K. 2018. Lake, wetland, and stream biotic and abiotic properties from the National Aquatic Resource Surveys. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity. doi:10.5063/F13J3B5D.
Collins S. M., I. M. McCullough, S. K. Oliver, N. K. Skaff. 2018. LAGOS-NE Annual, seasonal, and monthly climate data for lakes and watersheds in a 17-state region of the U.S. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/4abe86a2c00dc9a628924aa149d7bf34.
Lapierre J.-F., S. Collins, D. Seekell, K. Cheruvelil, P. Tan, N. Skaff, Z. Taranu, C. Fergus, P. Soranno. 2017. LAGOS-NE – Lake nutrient chemistry and geospatial data to measure spatial structure of ecosystem properties in a 17-state region of the U.S.. Environmental Data Initiative.https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/4e479018aa3d23603736bb5849f9a200.
Cheruvelil, K.S. J.-F. Lapierre, and D. Seekell. 2017a. Latitudinal gradients in phosphorus and vegetation biomass for Sweden and Denmark. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5614588.
Cheruvelil, K.S. J.-F. Lapierre, and D. Seekell. 2017b. Institutions studying lake carbon cycling. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5612968.
2017. LAGOS-NE v.1.054.1 Lake water clarity time series (1987-2011), climate, and geophysical data for 601 lakes across a 17-state region of the United States. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/d356b860d14635df1b604bbfb7e2a1d2, , , , , , , , and .
Cheruvelil, K.S., S. Yuan, K.E. Webster, P.-N. Tan, J.-F. Lapierre, S.M. Collins, C.E. Fergus, C.E. Scott, E.N. Henry, P.A. Soranno, C.T. Filstrup, T. Wagner. 2016. Data for and ecological regions from: Creating multi-themed ecological regions for macroscale ecology: Testing a flexible, repeatable, and accessible clustering method. Long Term Ecological Research Network Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/1532a9a0c023fa50a912021291c8fc1f
Collins, S.M.; Oliver, S.K.; Lapierre, J.-F.; Stanley, E.H.; Jones, J.; Wagner, T.; Soranno, P.A. 2016. LAGOS – Lake nitrogen, phosphorus, stoichiometry, and geospatial data for a 17-state region of the U.S.. Environmental Data Initiative data repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/3abb4a56e76a52a12a366a338fc07dd8
Oliver S., S. Collins, P. Soranno, T. Wagner, E. Stanley, J. Jones, C. Stow, N. Lottig. 2016. LAGOS-NE v.1.054.1 – Lake water quality time series and geophysical data from a 17-state region of the United States. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/bd1b6e49413f009950ddc08abf061c1c
Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, T. Wagner, K.E. Webster, M.T. Bremigan. 2015. Data from: Effects of land use on lake nutrients: The importance of scale, hydrologic connectivity, and region. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.58445
Oliver S.K., Soranno P.A., Fergus E.C., Wagner T, Webster KE, Scott C.E., Winslow L.A., Downing J.A., Stanley E.H. 2016. LAGOS – Predicted and observed maximum depth values for lakes in a 17-state region of the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network. https://portal.edirepository.org/nis/mapbrowse?packageid=knb-lter-ntl.320.4
Work has just begun on building this database. Based on our experience with LAGOS-NE, we have the tools to make the data available and fully documented with metadata, documentation, and code at a faster pace than we were able to for LAGOS-NE. Further, our plan is to make components of the database publicly available as they are developed rather than waiting for all components to be completed. Please come back to this website periodically to see progress or contact us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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