Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.17.30)

SBC LTER: Reef: Kelp Forest Community Dynamics: Fish abundance

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.17.30 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/6134f68762279edc58acbc0416501d3e
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.17

These data describe the abundance and size of fish species as part of SBCLTER's kelp forest monitoring program to track long-term patterns in species abundance and diversity. This study began in 2000 in the Santa Barbara Channel, California, USA, and the dataset is updated periodically throughout the year. The abundance and size of all taxa of resident kelp forest fish encountered along permanent transects are recorded at nine reef sites located along the mainland coast of the Santa Barbara Channel and at two sites on the north side of Santa Cruz Island. These sites reflect several oceanographic regimes in the channel and vary in distance from sources of terrestrial runoff. In these surveys, fish were counted in either a 40x2m benthic quadrat, or in the water parcel 0-2m off the bottom over the same area.

Short Name: KFCD Reef fish abundance
Publication Date: 2017-12-07
Language: English
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Benthic community survey, fish abundance, all years
abundance and size of fish along permanent transects
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Reed, D. . 2017. SBC LTER: Reef: Kelp Forest Community Dynamics: Fish abundance. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/6134f68762279edc58acbc0416501d3e

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Core Research Areas populations
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 LTER, populations, Santa Barbara Coastal
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Kelp_forest_monitoring, populations
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Burro, Arroyo Hondo, Arroyo Quemado, Bullito, Carpinteria, Goleta Bay, Isla Vista, Mohawk, Naples, Santa Cruz Island, Diablo, Santa Cruz Island, Twin Harbor West
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. fish
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity fish
Kelp_forest_monitoring, LTER, LTER Core Research Areas

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