joinQuadNotes: joinQuadNotes: compiles quadrat and species-level notes from...

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joinQuadNotesR Documentation

joinQuadNotes: compiles quadrat and species-level notes from Quadrat Data and Species tabs.


This function combines quadrat-level notes from Quadrat Data and Quadrat Species tabs and species level notes in the Quadrat Species Tab.


  park = "all",
  from = 2006,
  to = as.numeric(format(Sys.Date(), "%Y")),
  panels = 1:4,
  locType = c("VS", "all"),
  eventType = c("complete", "all"),



Combine data from all parks or one or more parks at a time. Valid inputs:


Includes all parks in the network


Acadia NP only


Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP only


Minute Man NHP only


Morristown NHP only


Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS only


Saint-Gaudens NHS only


Saratoga NHP only


Weir Farm NHS only


Year to start analysis, ranging from 2006 to current year


Year to stop analysis, ranging from 2006 to current year


Allows you to remove or include QAQC events.


Default. Only returns visits that are not QAQC visits


Returns all visits, including QAQC visits


Allows you to select individual panels from 1 to 4. Default is all 4 panels (1:4). If more than one panel is selected, specify by c(1, 3), for example.


Allows you to only include plots that are part of the GRTS sample design or include all plots, such as deer exclosures.


Only include plots that are part of the Vital Signs GRTS sample design


Include all plots, such as plots in deer exclosures or test plots.


Allows you to include only complete sampling events or all sampling events


Default. Only include sampling events for a plot that are complete.


Include all plot events with a record in tblCOMN.Event, including plots missing most of the data associated with that event (eg ACAD-029.2010). This feature is currently hard-coded in the function.


Other arguments passed to function.


Returns a dataframe with all quadrat-related notes. Only returns visits with notes. The Note_Info column is either the quadrat or the species the note was recorded for. The Sample_Info column is either the sample qualifier for the quadrat, where SS = successfully sampled, NS = not sampled, NP = no species present, NC = not collected by protocol, and PM = permanently missing. If the Sample_Info column has "Collected" listed it means the species with the note was also collected.


## Not run: 
# compile quadrat data for invasive species in WEFA for 2019
WEFA_quadnotes <- joinQuadNotes(park = 'WEFA', from = 2019, to = 2019)

## End(Not run)

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