Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.18.20)

SBC LTER: Reef: Kelp Forest Community Dynamics: Abundance and size of Giant Kelp (Macrocystis Pyrifera), ongoing since 2000

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.18.20 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/4bfb28f084e6d6ea8e9d598de444ec23
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.18

These data describe the abundance of giant kelp,Macrocystis pyrifera, and are part of the SBCLTER kelp forest monitoring program. The study was initiated in 2000, in the Santa Barbara Channel, California, USA, and this dataset is updated once per year. The number and size (number of fronds and diameter of holdfasts) of plants were recorded along permanent transects at nine reef sites located along the mainland coast of the Santa Barbara Channel and at two sites on the north side Santa Cruz Island. These sites reflect several oceanographic regimes in the channel and vary in distance from sources of terrestrial runoff.

Short Name: KFCD Reef giant kelp
Publication Date: 2017-12-07
Language: English
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Benthic community survey, giant kelp abundance, all years
abundance and size of giant kelp 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: Abundance and size of Giant Kelp (Macrocystis Pyrifera), ongoing since 2000. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/4bfb28f084e6d6ea8e9d598de444ec23

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. Macroalgae, Marine Plants
Kelp_forest_monitoring, LTER, LTER Core Research Areas, Macroalgae, Macrocystis pyrifera, Marine Plants

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