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Lake levels and drought indices in northern Wisconsin: data, graphs, and photographs.

These materials include 25-year records of lake levels in 7 lakes in Northern Wisconsin, Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) and precipitation; graphs illustrating changes in lake levels over time; photographs of drought conditions in these lakes; supporting text and a list of related scientific articles.

Materials (see Associated files) could be used to illustrate two different ecological concepts/processes.
1) These data and graphics provide an example of the effects of a changing climate on aquatic ecosystems. The declines in lake levels observed in some lakes during drought has been dramatic, and have a range of ecological effects, some examples of which are described above.

2) The data set provides an example of a central tenet of landscape ecology: that the spatial position of an ecosystem within the surrounding landscape affects the properties of the ecosystem- in this case, a lake’s response to changing climate.
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Format
Primary or BEN resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords lake, data, PDSI, drought
Audience
Intended End User Role
Language
Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Description n/a
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation University of Wisconsin
Primary Author email ehstanley@wisc.edu
Rights Author retains copyright.
Date Of Record Submission 2009-11-09

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