Recent Publications: Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program
The Sierra Nevada Network Inventory & Monitoring Program (SIEN) conducts natural resource inventories and long-term monitoring projects in Devils Postpile National Monument, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and Yosemite National Park. Following are recent publications from SIEN projects.
Gage, E. A., J. C. B. Nesmith, L. Chow, A. Chung-MacCoubrey, D. J. Cooper, A. M. Eddy, S. A. Haultain, J. G. Holmquist, J. R. Jones, L. R. Jones, S. T. McKinney, P. E. Moore, L. S. Mutch, L. A. H. Starcevich, and H. Werner. 2018. Wetlands ecological integrity monitoring protocol for Sierra Nevada Network: Narrative version 2.1. Natural Resource Report NPS/SIEN/NRR—2018/1601. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
The following annual reports capture the highlights from our white pine monitoring project for 2015 and 2016. In this project, we monitor populations of whitebark pine in Sequoia & Kings Canyon and Yosemite national parks, and foxtail pine in Sequoia & Kings Canyon.
Nesmith, J. C. B. 2017. Sierra Nevada Network white pine monitoring: 2015 annual report. Natural Resource Data Series NPS/SIEN/NRDS—2017/1141. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Nesmith, J. C. B. 2018. Sierra Nevada Network white pine monitoring: 2016 annual report. Natural Resource Data Series NPS/SIEN/NRDS—2018/1150. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
For gritty statistical details of trend estimation for complex survey designs in monitoring projects, the authors feature water chemistry data from SIEN’s lake monitoring project in these trend estimation analyses.
Starcevich, L. A. H., T. McDonald, A. Chung-MacCoubrey, A. Heard, J. Nesmith, and T. Philippi. 2018. Methods for estimating trend in continuous response variables from complex survey designs. Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/IMD/NRR—2018/1584. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
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