Field Data Sheets


Below you will find a variety of field data sheets. The first set is relatively "generic" and may work for you "as is" or with a little modification. The second set is more topic specific, but should give you an idea of what detailed field data sheets look like. Feel free to use any of them, or modify them as you like!

Note about printing: It's helpful when printing out from excel to go to Print, Page Setup, Sheet, and make sure the Gridlines box is checked - this will ensure that the grid you see in Excel gets printed on your data sheet.


Generic or easily modified field data sheets:

A generic data sheet for sampling with plots; includes one dependent and three independent variables

forest herb land-use data sheet

data sheet for using the point-quarter method for sampling forest trees

data sheet for using the point-quarter method to compare species composition in the forest canopy with the forest understory


More detailed, topic specific data sheets:

data sheet for sampling leaf litter communities

data sheet for measuring salamander tail length and tail depth

data sheet for surveying damage caused by beavers feeding on trees

data sheet for sampling damage caused by insects that feed on sugar maple leaves

data sheet for sampling fish caught in minnow traps

data sheet for sampling cover for salamanders





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