11-22-16 Research Notes

John Chase Joel Thomson, StoryMaps

Example Sharepoint Sites:



“natural resource management” AND “Sharepoint”




wilderness.net Web site and the Wilderness Character

Integration Hub (SharePoint site) at http://share.nps.gov/wci.

Online File Sharing Service


Attachment 1 is the current list of authorized Wyoming SharePoint users.

SharePoint-based reporting system that is linked at: http://web.blm.gov/wo-170/wo-172/data_collection_fy2016.html.

Anyone that has conducted, participated, developed, or produced educational/interpretive products/programs, presented a formal or informal educational program, etc. in one of the above reporting categories, can now enter it or have their Field Office representatives enter the information into the SharePoint-based reporting system that is linked at:


By September 30, 2016, each Field Office will have provided to their respective Resource Advisor two (2) narrative summaries and two (2) related high-resolution photos (JPEGs) covering the top projects or programs in two of the following categories: Play, Learn, Work, and Serve.

These summaries, approximately 200 words each, will be used to describe and promote the BLM’s programs to both internal and external audiences. Photos should show subjects in action rather than staged group shots. Resource Advisors will then provide them to the Wyoming’s State Youth Lead to initiate the state office review and selection of the top four summaries. (Attachment 3 is the Summary Report for Play, Learn, Work, and Serve programs for FY 2014).

Timeframe: Effective upon issuance. The deadline for submitting

BLM SharePoint site:


SharePoint access is required to fill in the forms and view the form libraries. Contact your State Office Lead for education or interpretation (Noelle Glines-Bovio, Acting Wyoming State Youth Lead) if you need permission to access the Data Collection SharePoint site.


“Our client needed a process that supported large-scale, collaborative editing and included formalized review, approval, and publishing steps.”


We describe a data management system for long-term distributed decision-making projects. The data management system comprises 2 components: 1) an online database for data entry and dissemination of results; and 2) a locally stored relational database for analysis and archiving (Fig. 1).

Data entry, centralization, and associated validation (quality control) occur in the online component of the data management system. We host the online component on a Microsoft SharePoint website (http://products.office.com/en-us/sharepoint; Microsoft).

We have found that SharePoint websites provide a pragmatic solution for centralizing and storing large numbers of monitoring-data records. SharePoint websites can house tables of >30,000,000 records (Microsoft 2014a).

Microsoft. 2014a. Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013. SharePoint 2013. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787(v=office.15).aspx. Accessed 28 Aug 2014.

Microsoft. 2014b. Data connections overview. https://support.,office.,microsoft.,com/en-us/article/Data-connections-overview-1a2074a4-7467-44eb-aa40-981d1e977c7b. Accessed 4 Feb 2015.


Base a form on an external source of data

By using the SharePoint list, database, or Web service, you can design a form template based on a receive data connection. Fields and groups are created locally, in the form, that correspond to the fields and groups in the external data repository. In other words, InfoPath 2010 locally mirrors the data structure of the external data so that, when the form loads the external data, there are no data integrity issues.



  • Move documents and files to your SharePoint Online site
  • Video: Adding documents to a library
  • Video: Edit or delete items in a list
  • Understanding permission levels in SharePoint
  • Video: Renaming, deleting and adding files within a library
  • Share sites or documents with people outside your organization

Time-Saving Tips and Tricks

  • Video: Use folders and File Explorer to organize your documents in Office 365
  • Share documents or folders in Office 365


  • Share sites or documents with people outside your organization
  • Maintain outreach calendar on SharePoint

10. Develop and make accessible project presentations on SharePoint


Assisted with monitoring climate change research, reports, policy, and other information and disseminated it through an internal BLM Climate SharePoint site, via email and in person.




Users themselves have tried a few ad hoc attempts at solutions. For example, geospatial data collaboration has been attempted using generic screen-sharing presentation software such as Cisco WebEx™ or Microsoft SharePoint™, and project collaboration tools such as Basecamp, Google™ Docs and Wiggio.


Research on the Information Resource Management of Enterprise Based on SharePoint Portal Technology of Microsoft

YE Rong



The content of this form is based on International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and Department of Defense (DoD) process standards and allows for single or collaborative input.



Pro SharePoint 2013 Branding and Responsive Web Development.

Eric Overfield; Rita Zhang; Oscar Medina; Kanwal Khipple.

SharePoint 2013 Branding and User Interface Design. Randy Drisgill, John Ross and Paul Stubbs.

“Projects can fail if a clear definition of the final product requirements is not performed. ”


The current plan is to upload data from the program’s system onto the Ministry of Environment sharepoint site.

The current plan is to upload data from the program’s system onto

the Ministry of Environment sharepoint site. This allows individual staff to transfer data

tagged to a specific park and then access it to inform park-specific management issues,

as well as regional and provincial planning and management questions.



Drupal Site Work

Research Highlight Slider




Cascade volcanoes may be at greater risk for debris flows as climate warms (32276)

“Conserving Martens, Sables, and Fishers (32281)”

Deep groundwater mediates streamflow response to climate warming and will provide a major source of summer streamflow for the western U.S. in the future (32284)

New Maps Detail Areas Sensitive to Reduced Summer Streamflows as a Result of Climate Warming (32293)


What’s showing up:

1) http://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/sites/default/files/PNW-2011-01_1.jpg

2) http://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/sites/default/files/No-Image.png


1) http://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/research-highlights/cascade-volcanoes-may-be-greater-risk-debris-flows-climate-warms

2) http://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/research-highlights/conserving-martens-sables-and-fishers    

3) http://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/research-highlights/deep-groundwater-mediates-streamflow-response-climate-warming-and-will-provide

4) http://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/research-highlights/new-maps-detail-areas-sensitive-reduced-summer-streamflows-result-climate


*Note*    Caption needs to show up in the image slider.


Image Location on RH by “Properties” dialog:


RH    Y    Cascade volcanoes may be at greater risk for debris flows as climate warms    http://www.fs.usda.gov/research/products/images/2011/fullsize/PNW-2011-01.jpg

RH    Y    Conserving Martens, Sables, and Fishers    http://www.fs.usda.gov/research/products/images/2012/fullsize/PNW-2012-05.jpg     

RH    Y    Deep groundwater mediates streamflow response to climate warming and will provide a major source of summer streamflow for the western U.S. in the future    http://www.fs.usda.gov/research/products/images/2010/fullsize/PNW-2010-007.jpg

RH    Y    New Maps Detail Areas Sensitive to Reduced Summer Streamflows as a Result of Climate Warming    http://www.fs.usda.gov/research/products/images/2013/fullsize/pnw-2013-017.jpg


•Forest and Landscape Ecology(link is external)

Johnson, Sherri,

Team Leader


NR    Study explores long-term water quality trends in near-pristine streams

V    Y    Trends in Stream Nitrogen Concentrations (Document Type: Video)

RH    N    From fish to bees

RH    N    Exotic plants, grazing, and forest thinning

RH    N    Europe’s forests

RH    Y    Assessment of disturbance agents provides foundation for nationally integrated restoration program

RH    N    Fungi may help seedlings regenerate

RH    Y    Arctic fires, warming climate?

RH    Y    A sedge species extends its range into interior Alaska


I changed the content to the following four:

Cascade volcanoes may be at greater risk for debris flows as climate warms (32276)

Assessment of disturbance agents provides foundation for nationally integrated restoration program (32520)

“Arctic fires, warming climate? (32468)”

A sedge species extends its range into interior Alaska (32489)


Appears to work. Unsure exactly WHY.

Diagnostic Steps:


for item one, selected checkbox and clicked “update.” Result? No change.


What’s the difference between this one, that does not work:


And this one, which does work?



Second issue” Items 2 – 4 HAVE text content.


Item 1 does not. How are items 2 – 4 different from Item 1?


ALSO: Item 2 has a “Bold” title which I like, but is missing from Item 4 (Sedge)

QUESTION: Why does item 4 have a “bold title?”

Hypothesis: it must have another field filled out.

Steps to answer:

  1. What are the total fields available
    1. Title
    2. Subtitle
    3. Principal investigator
    4. External principal investigator
  2. What are the total fields filled out
  3. Easier: Ctrl+F in open editing mode for “Assessment of disturbance agents” and record what field is there
    1. “Assessment of disturbance agents provides foundation for nationally integrated restoration program”
  4. Compare to “Sedge Species”
  5. Update “Sedge Species” with some kind of text
  6. Record result
    1. Honestly can’t see the difference at this time.
    2. Must study on 11/23/16



Assessment of disturbance agents provides foundation for nationally integrated restoration program

The Terrestrial Condition Assessment is an effort to assess terrestrial ecosystem conditions through a process that is objective and consistent for all national forests. To support this; a station scientist led the design and implementation of a logic model in a spatial decision support system that can be used to assess effects of disturbance agents and other stressors on terrestrial conditions…


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In 2007, 645 square miles of Alaska’s Arctic slope burned. The Anaktuvuk River Fire(link is external) was the largest fire on record in the tundra since 1950. It released 20 times more carbon into the atmosphere than what it lost annually from undisturbed tundra. This amount is similar in magnitude to the annual net carbon sink for the entire…



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“During fieldwork documenting a climate- change-induced lake drying in the Yukon Flats area of interior Alaska, scientists found the sedge species Carex sartwellii. This species has a very specific habitat associated with drying lake margins. Owing to the vast terrain and limited access to the region, this species likely has occurred in the Yukon Flats for some time. However, as a component of…


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•Wildlife Ecology

Lesmeister, Damon B. ,

Team Leader

•Starkey Ungulate Ecology

Wisdom, Michael,

Team Leader

•Landscape and Climate Interactions

Reynolds, Keith M. ,

Team Leader

•Boreal Ecology

Hollingsworth, Teresa,

Team Leader


About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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