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This is a complete, derived dataset from UNC graduate student Nora Covy's 2015 thesis research entitled: "Rock Climbing and Avian Cliff Communities: An Assessment of the Effects of Climbing Use on Avian Diversity and Behavior in Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Colorado". Lauryn Benedict advised the thesis and City of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department participated in the release of the underlying data for public consumption.

The peer-reviewed publication can be viewed at: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0209557. An additional paper in the Science Journal for Kids can be viewed at: https://www.sciencejournalforkids.org/search-articles/how-does-rock-climbing-impact-birds

Data and Resources

Format Title and Description
Rock Climbing and Avian Cliff Communities Dataset

Rock Climbing and Avian Cliff Communities Dataset

Dataset with information on rock climbing and avian cliff communities. Values of n/a indicate that the metric was not measured at that site.

Rock Climbing and Avian Cliff Communities Data Dictionary

Rock Climbing and Avian Cliff Communities Data Dictionary

Data dictionary containing definitions of each field in the dataset.

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Details

Maintained By Brian Anacker
Author William Keeley
Update Frequency As Needed
Department Open Space and Mountain Parks
Categories Environment and Public Land
Sustainability Framework Category Environmentally Sustainable Community
License Creative Commons CCZero This material is Open Data
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