Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.108.1)

SBC LTER: REEF: Macrocystis pyrifera blade area and loss in Southern California

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.108.1 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/2d78cd888e92b4cef8615e60a9aab83d
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.108

These data describe losses of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) blade tissue observed in the Santa Barbara Channel (Isla Vista Reef) during the summer of 2012. Data are contained in two tables: 1) a time series of measured change in blade area over time at different depths and locations in the kelp forest, 2) modeled estimates of partial blade losses specific to blades on subsurface fronds and blades in the water column and canopy sections of surface reaching fronds.

Short Name: reef kelp blade loss
Publication Date: 2017-09-25
Language: English
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Detailed Data Description and Download:
M. pyrifera blade area change over time
Kelp blade area change over time
M. pyrifera blade loss estimated by models
Subsurface fronds and suface reaching fronds partial losses estimated using models
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Rassweiler, Andrew A 
Owner: Rodriguez, Gabriel E 
Owner: Harrer, Shannon 
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Rassweiler, A. , G. Rodriguez, S. Harrer and D. Reed. 2017. SBC LTER: REEF: Macrocystis pyrifera blade area and loss in Southern California. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/2d78cd888e92b4cef8615e60a9aab83d

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 growth, long term ecological research, LTER, Santa Barbara Coastal
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Ecosystem Processes, Kelp Forest, Nearshore Ocean, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Isla Vista Reef
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. Marine Plants
NBII Biocomplexity Fronds
Ecological Archives giant kelp, marine algae
giant kelp, LTER, Macrocystis pyrifera, Marine Plants

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