• Biomass NPP

Time series

  • Statistic:  
  • Period:  
  • Error bars
  • Log-transform
  • Align start times


  • Number of bins:  
  • Error bars
  • Log-transform x-axis
  • Log-transform y-axis

FoxPlot: data visualization made foxy!


FoxPlot is a joint effort between Dr. Fox Peterson, a crop and soil scientist at Oregon State University, and Tinybike Interactive to develop a simple, user-friendly interface for plotting and calculating statistics for ecological data sets. (The moniker 'FoxPlot' was coined as a joke, but it was just so darn catchy that it stuck.)

To get started, click on the "Get Data" button to your right!

FoxPlot is presently in pre-beta testing. Only a selected subset of relatively small data sets (made available by Dr. Peterson) are available for visualization. However, our intention is for this service to scale effortlessly to very large data sets; we are developing this app in Python (using the fantastic Django framework), and our JavaScript-based plots are generated with Flot. Please check back regularly, as more and much larger data sets will be available soon, along with an interface for user-uploaded data!

What are these data sets? What do these acronyms (NPP, HJA, etc.) mean? The data sets currently available in FoxPlot are biomass and net primary productivity (NPP) data sets for a few sites within the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network: the Plum Island Ecosystem (PIE), H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (HJA), and Santa Barbara Coastal (SBC, biomass only) sites. (For an interactive map of the LTER sites, check out GeoNIS.)