Site hosts

Site hosts

MASTIF is a network that relies on networks.  National Parks and National Forests, NSF-sponsored sites, biological field stations, and non-profits like The Nature Conservancy collectively span the most stunning landscapes, while offering many of the most critical habitats on the continent.  Without the generous support of our hosts this ambitious network would not have been possible.

The National Ecological Observation Network (NEON), constructed by the National Science Foundation and now administered by Battelle Corporation, includes sites where we have initiated new sampling,  adding to NEON vegetation structure plots (DSNY, HARV, NIWO, OSBS, SOAP, TALL, TREE, UKFS, UNDE, WREF, YELL).  Sampling at some MASTIF sites predates NEON, either by us (GRSM, HARV), in collaboration with Mike Dietze (BART, UNDE), or by others in the MASTIF network (Brockway, Bragg, Guo’s network includes JERC and OSBS;  Veblen and Andrus at NIWO). As discussed on site pages, NEON does not own sites, but rather facilitates research through their permits from host organizations.

Long-term Ecological Research (LTER), also an NSF program, has supported MASTIF sites at BONA/BNZ, CWT, HARV, HBEF, NIWO, and SEV.

The Nature Conservancy has accommodated us at Disney Wilderness Preserve (DSNY), Callaway Forest Preserve (CALL), and the Green Swamp Preserve (GRSW).  Other non-profits that combine research and land stewardship include Hastings Natural History Reservation (HNHR), Jones Ecological Research Center (JERC), and Tall Timbers Research Station (TTRS).

Smithsonian Institution facilities at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) host MASTIF sites.

National Parks and National Monuments include Capulin Mountain (CMNM), Great Smoky Mountains (GRSM), Mount Ranier (MORA), Yellowstone (YELL), and Yosemite (YOSE).

National Forests accommodate sites in the MASTIF network at Apalachicola (APNF), Croatan (CROA), Gifford Pinchot (WREF), Kisatchie (KINF), Pisgah (PISG), Sequoia (SEQU), Sierra (SOAP), and Talladega (TALL).

University stations include Duke Forest (DUKE), Harvard Forest (HARV), Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS), Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (NIWO), University of Kansas Field Station (UKFS), Ordway-Swisher Biological Station (OSBS),  Treehaven (TREE),  Tyson Research Center (WUSL), University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS), and University of Notre Dame Research Center (UNDE).

USFS Experimental Forests include Bartlett Experimental Forest (BART), Bent Creek Experimental Forest (BCEF), Coweeta Hydrologic Lab (CWT), Escambia Experimental Forest (EEF), Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF), and Wind River Experimental Forest (WREF).

Additional MASTIF sites are hosted by state forests and military bases (EAFB, FBMB).

The table below lists sites with acronyms used in maps and tables.  The column years is updated to the most recent year thus far assimilated into the analysis.  Sites without seeds are crop count data sets. Those entering through the iNaturalist project MASTIF are indicated in the id column and aggregated for summary here by county.  Ecoregions are EPA’s level-2 for North America.

Sites in MASTIF. Those entering through the iNaturalist project MASTIF are indicated in the id column.
site id years treeYears seeds ecoRegion_2
AL Bibb Bibb Co, AL iNaturalist 2019 – 2019 (1) 3 Southeastern pln
ALBU Albuquerque, NM Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 168 Upper gila mountains
AL Hale Hale Co, AL iNaturalist 2019 – 2019 (1) 11 Southeastern pln
ANNA Ann Arbor, MI Ines Ibanez 2008 – 2017 (10) 3835 14302 Mixed wood pln
APNF Apalachicola NF, FL Dale Brockway 1992 – 2018 (27) 280 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
ASRN Ashland RNA, OR Jerry Franklin 1981 – 2016 (36) 1658 Western cordillera
BAMT Bare Mtn, WA Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 1534 Western cordillera
BART Bartlett Forest, NH Mike Dietz, Istem Fer 2012 – 2018 (7) 20222 15219 Atlantic highlands
BCEF Bent Creek Exp For, NC Katie Greenberg 2000 – 2017 (18) 5486 Ozark/Ouachita-Appalachian for
BERK Bessie Rock, OR Jerry Franklin 1966 – 2016 (51) 3485 Western cordillera
BLLK Blue Lake, WA Jerry Franklin 1967 – 2016 (50) 1312 Western cordillera
BLSF Bladen Lakes SF, NC Dale Brockway 1992 – 2018 (27) 398 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
BOCA Boulder Canyon Main, CO Ian Pearse 1977 – 2018 (42) 9156 Western cordillera
BONA Bonanza Creek, AK Jill Johnstone 1968 – 2016 (49) 10778 667635 Alaska boreal interior
BRSF Blackwater River SF, FL Dale Brockway 2005 – 2018 (14) 140 Southeastern pln
CALL Callaway Forest Preserve, NC Jim Clark 2018 – 2018 (1) 84 Southeastern pln
CAMT Carpenter Mtn, OR Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 1228 Marine west coast for
CANJ Canjilon, NM Andreas Wion 2003 – 2018 (16) 192 Western cordillera
CEBO Cebolla, NM Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 182 Western cordillera
CMNM Capulin Mtn Nat Monument, NM Miranda Redmond 1969 – 2012 (44) 120 South central semiarid prairies
CO Boulder Boulder Co, CO iNaturalist 2018 – 2019 (2) 28 Western cordillera
COCH Cochrane, QUE Yves Bergeron 1990 – 2001 (12) 22 Softwood shield
CO Larimer Larimer Co, CO iNaturalist 2018 – 2019 (2) 11 Western cordillera
CROA Croatan NF, NC Susan Cohen 2000 – 2001 (2) 280 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
CWT Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, NC Jim Clark 1991 – 2017 (27) 179014 779425 Ozark/Ouachita-Appalachian for
DECU Deadman curve, OR Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 1107 Western cordillera
DOLO Dolores, CO Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 210 Cold deserts
DSNY Disney Wilderness Preserve, FL Jim Clark 2017 – 2018 (2) 88 33 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
DSP Dayton State Park, NV Miranda Redmond 2001 – 2016 (16) 384 Cold deserts
DUKE Duke Forest, NC Jim Clark 1997 – 2018 (22) 403880 295703 Southeastern pln
EAFB Eglin Air Force Base, FL Dale Brockway 1995 – 2018 (24) 899 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
EEF Escambia Exp For, AL Dale Brockway 1991 – 2018 (28) 1132 Southeastern pln
FBMB Fort Benning Military Base, GA Dale Brockway 2005 – 2018 (14) 700 Southeastern pln
FL Osceola Osceola Co, FL iNaturalist 2018 – 2019 (2) 26 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
FL Polk Polk Co, FL iNaturalist 2019 – 2019 (1) 26 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
FL Putnam Putnam Co, FL iNaturalist 2018 – 2019 (2) 55 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
FOBA Fort Bayard, NM Miranda Redmond 1969 – 2012 (44) 150 Upper gila mountains
GLCR1 Glacier Creek1, WA Jerry Franklin 1961 – 2016 (56) 1625 Western cordillera
GLCR2 Glacier Creek2, WA Jerry Franklin 1963 – 2016 (54) 1425 Western cordillera
GLPA Glade Park, CO Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 210 Cold deserts
GRAN Grandfather Mtn, NC Katie Greenberg 2002 – 2017 (16) 623 Ozark/Ouachita-Appalachian for
GRSM Great Smoky Mtns NP, TN Jim Clark 2011 – 2016 (6) 14967 44494 Ozark/Ouachita-Appalachian for
GRSW Green Swamp, NC Jim Clark 2018 – 2018 (1) 38 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
HARV Harvard Forest, MA Jim Clark 2013 – 2018 (6) 7749 4371 Mixed wood pln
HAYM Hayman, CO Andreas Wion 2003 – 2018 (16) 448 Western cordillera
HEME Heather Meadows, WA Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 1276 Western cordillera
HNHR Hastings Nat History Res, CA Jean Knops, Walt Koenig 1992 – 1996 (5) 200 Mediterranean california
HOND Hondo, NM Andreas Wion 2003 – 2018 (16) 416 Western cordillera
HOTC Hotchkiss, CO Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 196 Cold deserts
IRMT Iron Mtn, OR Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 1237 Western cordillera
JERC Jones Ecol Res Ctr, GA Dale Brockway 2003 – 2018 (16) 176 Southeastern pln
KENT Kenton 1, OK Miranda Redmond 1969 – 2012 (44) 220 South central semiarid prairies
KINF Kisatchie NF, LA Dale Brockway 2000 – 2018 (19) 281 Southeastern pln
LAK Lakes Fire, NM Kyle Rodman 2003 – 2019 (17) 255 Western cordillera
LASA La Sal, CO Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 210 Cold deserts
LDUPT Lake Duparquet, QUE Yves Bergeron 1992 – 2001 (10) 20 Softwood shield
LMONT Lake Montalais, QUE Yves Bergeron 1990 – 2001 (12) 23 Mixed wood shield
LV Las Vegas, NM Miranda Redmond 1969 – 2012 (44) 110 Western cordillera
MAGD Magdalena, NM Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 294 Upper gila mountains
MAPK Mary’s Peak, OR Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 1665 Marine west coast for
MARS Mars Hill, NC Jim Clark 2004 – 2015 (12) 22592 17819 Ozark/Ouachita-Appalachian for
MASK Maskuchis, QUE Yves Bergeron 1990 – 2001 (12) 22 Softwood shield
MEOV Meridian Overlook, OR Jerry Franklin 1981 – 2016 (36) 1650 Western cordillera
MG Mason Fire, CO Kyle Rodman 2003 – 2019 (17) 204 Western cordillera
MLBS Mtn Lake Biol Stn, VA Jim Clark 2017 – 2018 (2) 642 1418 Ozark/Ouachita-Appalachian for
MOLK Mosquito lakes, WA Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 1430 Western cordillera
MON Montoya Fire, NM Kyle Rodman 2003 – 2019 (17) 289 Western cordillera
MONT Montrose, CO Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 182 Cold deserts
MOPA Mountain Park, NM Miranda Redmond 1969 – 2012 (44) 110 Upper gila mountains
MORA Mount Ranier, WA Janneke HilleRisLambers 2009 – 2017 (9) 7421 101792 Western cordillera
MR Missionary Ridge, CO Kyle Rodman 2003 – 2019 (17) 255 Western cordillera
MVG Mato Vega, NM Kyle Rodman 2003 – 2019 (17) 255 Western cordillera
NATU Naturita, CO Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 182 Cold deserts
NC Durham Durham Co, NC iNaturalist 2018 – 2019 (2) 53 Southeastern pln
NC Montgomery Montgomery Co, NC iNaturalist 2018 – 2018 (1) 4 Southeastern pln
NC Orange Orange Co, NC iNaturalist 2018 – 2019 (2) 37 Southeastern pln
NH Grafton Grafton Co, NH iNaturalist 2019 – 2019 (1) 7 Atlantic highlands
NIWO Niwot Ridge, CO Robbie Andrus, Tom Veblen, Jim Clark 2015 – 2018 (4) 6086 6865 Western cordillera
NORT Northwest, CO Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 182 Cold deserts
OSBS Ordway-Swisher Biol Stn, FL Jim Clark 2015 – 2018 (4) 932 910 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
PC Pine Canyon, NM Kyle Rodman 2003 – 2019 (17) 289 Western cordillera
PECO Pecos, NM Miranda Redmond 1969 – 2012 (44) 130 Western cordillera
PEPR Peterson prairie, WA Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 1860 Western cordillera
PISG Pisgah Nat Forest, NC Katie Greenberg 2002 – 2017 (16) 1890 Ozark/Ouachita-Appalachian for
POND Ponderosa, NM Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 168 Western cordillera
RATN Raton, NM Miranda Redmond 1969 – 2012 (44) 150 Western cordillera
SAFE Santa Fe, NM Andreas Wion 1969 – 2018 (50) 292 Western cordillera
SAMT Sand Mtn, OR Jerry Franklin 1959 – 2016 (58) 1415 Western cordillera
SAPA Santiam pass, OR Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2012 (51) 2532 Western cordillera
SASF Sandhills State Forest, SC Dale Brockway 1996 – 2018 (23) 330 Southeastern pln
SC Berkeley Berkeley Co, SC iNaturalist 2018 – 2019 (2) 27 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
SCBI Smithsonian Cons Biol Inst, VA Bill McShea 2008 – 2011 (4) 38524 101749 Ozark/Ouachita-Appalachian for
SC Charleston Charleston Co, SC iNaturalist 2018 – 2019 (2) 15 Miss alluvial & SE coastal pln
SEQU Sequoia, CA Emily Moran, Melaine Abrey-Keintz, Nate Stephenson, Jon Keeley 1999 – 2017 (19) 216404 399779 Western cordillera
SERC Smithsonian Environm Res Ctr, MD Jim Clark 2018 – 2018 (1) 554 32373 Southeastern pln
SICI Silver City, NM Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 168 Upper gila mountains
SIRK Sister Rock, WA Jerry Franklin 1981 – 2016 (36) 971 Western cordillera
SLBE Sleeping beauty, WA Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 1266 Western cordillera
SOAP Soaproot Saddle, CA Jim Clark 2018 – 2018 (1) 164 1069 Western cordillera
STCB Southlands Timber Co, GA Dale Brockway 1994 – 1997 (4) 36 Southeastern pln
STMT Steamboat Mtn, WA Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 2539 Western cordillera
STPA Stampede Pass, WA Jerry Franklin 1961 – 2016 (56) 4263 Western cordillera
TALL Talladega, AL Jim Clark 2018 – 2018 (1) 597 2497 Southeastern pln
TIRD Timberline Road, WA Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 1082 Western cordillera
TREE Treehaven, WI Jim Clark 2017 – 2018 (2) 68 Mixed wood shield
TTRS Tall Timbers Res Stn, GA Dale Brockway 2010 – 2018 (9) 83 Southeastern pln
TUCR Tunnel Creek, WA Jerry Franklin 1961 – 2016 (56) 2655 Western cordillera
UCSC UC Santa Cruz, CA Greg Gilbert, Kai Zhu 2007 – 2018 (12) 26261 91749 Marine west coast for
UMBS Univ Michigan Biol Stn, MI Ines Ibanez 2008 – 2017 (10) 7488 48906 Mixed wood shield
UNDE Univ Notre Dame Res Ctr, WI Istem Fer, Mike Dietze, Jim Clark 2013 – 2018 (6) 13029 22542 Mixed wood shield
WACA Waldo Canyon, CO Andreas Wion 2003 – 2018 (16) 80 Western cordillera
WEMO Wet Mountains, CO Andreas Wion 2003 – 2018 (16) 224 Western cordillera
WHIT Whitewater, NM Andreas Wion 2004 – 2017 (14) 280 Upper gila mountains
WIMT1 Wildcat Mtn, OR Jerry Franklin 1962 – 2016 (55) 1172 Western cordillera
WIMT2 Wildcat Mtn, OR Jerry Franklin 1967 – 2016 (50) 1589 Western cordillera
WISP Wickiup springs, OR Jerry Franklin 1981 – 2016 (36) 1342 Western cordillera
WREF Wind River, WA Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, Jim Lutz, Jim Clark 2014 – 2018 (5) 30198 36112 Western cordillera
WUSL Wash Univ St Louis, MO Jonathan Myers 2012 – 2017 (6) 30329 133163 Ozark/Ouachita-Appalachian for
YELL Yellowstone, WY Jim Clark 2017 – 2018 (2) 112 Western cordillera
YOSE Yosemite, CA Emily Moran, Melaine Abrey-Keintz, Nate Stephenson, Jon Keeley 1999 – 2017 (19) 80265 45920 Western cordillera