Ecosystem Data Visualization

Using long-term ecological research data to make complex ecosystem dynamics fun to understand.

Hubbard Brook

Welcome to Ecosystem Data Visualization - a data visualization platform for the Hubbard Brook Watershed Ecosystem Record (HBWatER). HBWatER is a record of the amount and the chemical composition of precipitation and streamwater for a series of forested watersheds in central New Hampshire, USA that dates back to 1963. Ever since the mid-1960's researchers have been taking weekly samples of rain, snow and streamwater to study what comes in and what leaves these watersheds. By looking at the difference between inputs and outputs, scientists have learned a great deal about how these forested ecosystems work as well as how human impacts like acid rain, deforestation and climate change are affecting them.

All code for the project is open-source and is available on GitHub.

data stories

data stories are a series of projects that combine text, static and interactive graphs along with some textual references and other media content to explore some of the main findings from over sixty years of reseach at Hubbard Brook. Graphs are currently live; other content is in development.

acid rain

ice storms



calcium experiment


About Us

This website was created by a team of Duke students and scientists through Duke University's Data+ program. It has also been developed by Carolina Roe-Raymond. All portals and pages associated with HBWatER are now managed by Mike Vlah