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Nitrogen content and isotopic composition of lichens in northern Utah

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This dataset includes nitrogen content (% dry mass) and stable isotopic composition of several lichen species within and surrounding the Salt Lake City metropolitan area.

This study focused on the nitrogen content and stable nitrogen isotope ratio of lichens on an elevational gradient along Red Butte Creek and Grandeur Peak to determine if lichens hold a record of inversion-based nitrogen deposition. After plotting the nitrogen content of the various samples it was determined that lichens do not hold a record of inversion-based nitrogen deposition.

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name:
Salt Lake City metro area and surroundings/Red Butte Creek Watershed
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


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Name Value
Observed Variables sampling date, researcher, location, latitude, longitude, elevation, lichen species, N isotope ratio, % N, substrate, comment 1, comment 2, comment 3
Variable Description Information on samples and results
Data Collection Method collected in field by scraping from substrate (rock, bark, etc)
Data Processing Method samples analyzed on an isotope ratio mass spectrometer coupled to an elemental analyzer at the University of Utah's Stable Isotope Facility for Environmental Research


Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
National Science Foundation iUTAH-innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability 1208732


People or Organizations that contributed technically, materially, financially, or provided general support for the creation of the resource's content but are not considered authors.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
iUTAH iFellow Summer 2013 Brianne Palmer Utah State University

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Bowling, D. (2017). Nitrogen content and isotopic composition of lichens in northern Utah, HydroShare,

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