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DataStore - Data from research projects within National Parks, including reports, GIS data, and data tables

Weather and Environmental

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UC Natural Reserve System Weather Station Database

California Data Exchange Center

National Water Information System

Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory

Recent Publications

Boisramé, G. F. S., Thompson, S. E., Tague, C. (Naomi), & Stephens, S. L. (2019). Restoring a Natural Fire Regime Alters the Water Balance of a Sierra Nevada Catchment. Water Resources Research, 55(7), 5751–5769.

Brokaw, K. S., & Prescott, P. (2019). Shakespeare in Yosemite: Applied Theatre in a National Park. Critical Survey, 31(4), 15–28.

Brown, P., Cameron, L., Cisneros, R., Cox, R., Gaab, E., Gonzalez, M., Ramondt, S., & Song, A. (2016). Latino and Non-Latino Perceptions of the Air Quality in California’s San Joaquin Valley. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(12).

Carey, C. J., Glassman, S. I., Bruns, T. D., Aronson, E. L., & Hart, S. C. (2020). Soil microbial communities associated with giant sequoia: How does the world’s largest tree affect some of the world’s smallest organisms? Ecology and Evolution, 10(13), 6593–6609.

Carrier, J. G. (2018). Economy, Crime and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era (1st ed., Vol. 36). Berghahn Books. doi:10.2307/j.ctvw04jq5

Cavalheri, H. B., Symons, C. C., Schulhof, M., Jones, N. T., & Shurin, J. B. (2019). Rapid evolution of thermal plasticity in mountain lake Daphnia populations. Oikos, 128(5), 692–700.

Deck, K. (2019). Visualizing Climate Change Through Art [MFA]. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ.

Ferris, K. G., & Willis, J. H. (2018). Differential adaptation to a harsh granite outcrop habitat between sympatric Mimulus species. Evolution, 72(6), 1225–1241.

Gaab, E. M., & Naeem, F. (2015). Pediatric Coccidioidomycosis Patients: Perceptions, Quality of Life and Psychosocial Factors. Healthcare, 3(3), 775–795.

harold. (2016, October 4). Sierra Nevada Forests, part 3A: Yosemite | Ecoregions.

Hobart, B. K., Jones, G. M., Roberts, K. N., Dotters, B. P., Whitmore, S. A., Berigan, W. J., Raphael, M. G., Keane, J. J., Gutiérrez, R. J., & Peery, M. Z. (2019). Trophic interactions mediate the response of predator populations to habitat change. Biological Conservation, 238, 108217.

Hobart, B. K., Kramer, H. A., Jones, G. M., Dotters, B. P., Whitmore, S. A., Keane, J. J., & Peery, M. Z. (2019). Stable isotopes reveal unexpected relationships between fire history and the diet of Spotted Owls. Ibis, n/a(n/a).

Hothem, T. (2020, February 15). Picturesque Travel Writing as Citizen Science. Proceedings of the Western Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. The Anthropocene and Biodiversity, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hubner, J. (2019). An Exploration of the Role of Walk Leaders in the National Parks of the United Kingdom and the United States. University of the West of England.

Iskin, E. P., & Wohl, E. (2021). Wildfire and the patterns of floodplain large wood on the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Geomorphology, 389, 107805.

Jenkins, J., Fleenor, A., & Dietz, F. (2019). Moving Beyond the Frame: Geovisualization of Landscape Change Along the Southwestern Edge of Yosemite National Park. Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis, 3(2), 9.

Jenkins, J., Van Wagtendonk, J., & Fincher, M. (2021). The Evolution Of Management Science To Inform Carrying Capacity Of Overnight Visitor Use In The Yosemite Wilderness. Journal of Wilderness, 27(2), 23–39.

Lauder, J. (2020). From the Cell to the Stand: Trait-Based Approaches to Understanding Forest Response to Climate Change [University of California, Merced].

Medeiros, C. D. B., Henry, C., Trueba, S., Anghel, I., Pivovaroff, A. L., Guerrero, S. D. D. de L., Fletcher, L., John, G. P., Lutz, J. A., Alonzo, R. M., Zapata, F., & Sack, L. (2019, December 13). Functional traits predict climate distributions of species and ecosystems across the California Floristic Province. AGU Fall Meeting 2019.

Meyer, M. D., Estes, B. L., Wuenschel, A., Bulaon, B., Stucy, A., Smith, D. F., & Caprio, A. C. (2019). Structure, diversity and health of Sierra Nevada red fir forests with reestablished fire regimes. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 28(5), 386–396.

Polson, M. (2019a). Outlaw. Journal for the Anthropology of North America, 22(2), 128–130.

Polson, M. (2019b). Making marijuana an environmental issue: Prohibition, pollution, and policy. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 2(2), 229–251.

Polson, M. (2020). Buttressed and breached: The exurban fortress, cannabis activism, and the drug war’s shifting political geography. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 38(4), 626–645.

Polson, M., & Peterson-Rockney, M. (2019). Cannabis Farmers of Criminald? Enforcement-First Approaches Fuel Disparity and Hinders Regulation. California Agriculture, 73(3), 185–193. 

Riordan, E. C., & Rundel, P. W. (2019). Evaluating the Future Role of the University of California Natural Reserve System for Sensitive Plant Protection under Climate Change. UC Office of the President.

Robertson, K. (2018). The Public Value in Facilities Management: TEFMA Maurie Pawsey Scholarship Study Tour Report. University of the Sunshine Coast.

Schofield, L. N., Eyes, S. A., Siegel, R. B., & Stock, S. L. (2020). Habitat selection by spotted owls after a megafire in Yosemite National park. Forest Ecology and Management, 478, 118511.

Schulhof, M. A., Shurin, J. B., Declerck, S. A. J., & Waal, D. B. V. de. (2019). Phytoplankton growth and stoichiometric responses to warming, nutrient addition and grazing depend on lake productivity and cell size. Global Change Biology, 25(8), 2751–2762.

Seigal, A., Mira, P., Sturmfels, B., & Barlow, M. (2017). Does Antibiotic Resistance Evolve in Hospitals? Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 79(1), 191–208.

Shakespeare, W. (2019). Macbeth: Arden Performance Editions (K. Steele Brokaw, Ed.; 1st ed.). Blommsbury.

South Fork Fire BAER Plan. (2017).

Steele Brokaw, K., & Zysk, J. (2019). Sacred and Secular Transactions in the Age of Shakespeare.

Stevens, M. T. (2019). Perspectives of US National Park Service Employees on University-National Park Field-Station Partnerships | IJW. Journal of Wilderness, 25(2).

Stevens, M. T., & Gilson, G. G. (2016). An Exploration of Field-Station Partnerships: University-Operated Field Stations Located in US National Parks. BioScience, 66(8), 693–701.

Tiemensma, J., Gaab, E., Voorhaar, M., Asijee, G., & Kaptein, A. A. (2016). Illness perceptions and coping determine quality of life in COPD patients. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 11, 2001–2007.

Triapitsyn, S. V., Andreason, S. A., Power, N., Ganjisaffar, F., Fusu, L., Dominguez, C., & Perring, T. M. (2020). Two new species of Ooencyrtus (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae), egg parasitoids of the bagrada bug Bagrada hilaris (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae), with taxonomic notes on Ooencyrtus telenomicida. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 4, 57–99.

Triapitsyn, S. V., Rugman-Jones, P. F., & Perring, T. M. (2021). Re-collection and identity of Ooencyrtus californicus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), and its new synonym, Ooencyrtus lucidus. Zootaxa, 4966(1), 97100.

Vuong, H. Q., & McFrederick, Q. S. (2019). Comparative Genomics of Wild Bee and Flower Isolated Lactobacillus Reveals Potential Adaptation to the Bee Host. Genome Biology and Evolution, 11(8), 2151–2161.

Current Conditions

Updated July 17, 2023

Yosemite and Sequoia Field Stations are open. You can check real time air quality at For information about road closures and current conditions check the Yosemite National Park and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks websites.