University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences
Map of various land units within CCESRIdentifying plant species in a e249 BAC plot Asclepias tuberosa botanical features

Research Resources

The following files and links are useful in understanding Cedar Creek's data, research, and environment.
Cedar Creek Plant Taxon List:  

Contains information about the plants, as well as some miscellaneous catagories, sampled in many CCESR projects.  Excel  Text

Standardized measurement guide
Pérez-Harguindeguy, N., Díaz, S., Garnier, E. et al. (2013) New handbook for standardized measurement of plant functional traits worldwide. Australian Journal of Botany, 61, 167–234.  Available here  Contains standardized protocols for quantifying trait variation (morphological, physiological, phenological) of different species, in particular traits with power to predict plant- and ecosystem level processes, and for traits that can be measured relatively easily.   This handbook is balanced between whole-plant traits, leaf traits, root and stem traits and regenerative traits, and puts particular emphasis on traits important for predicting species’ effects on key ecosystem properties.
Soil Associations

In 1974 a detailed soil survey of the Anoka Sand Plain and Cedar Creek Natural History Area (CCESR) was conducted.  Results with detailed soil maps of Cedar Creek are contained in this report. Further  information from Grigal about CCESR soils are contained in this publication.

Plant species nomenclature standardization organizations
  • USDA PLANTS database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
  • The Plant List is a working list of all known plant species. It aimsto be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts). Collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden enabled the creation of The Plant List by combining multiple checklist data sets held by these institutions and other collaborators.
  • The Integrated Taxonomic Information System is a USA interdepartmental program to systematically improve organization of, and access to, standardized nomenclature.