Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.19.23)

SBC LTER: Reef: Kelp Forest Community Dynamics: Invertebrate and algal density

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.19.23 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/e0188383f510dd537995e0c78dc69d37
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.19

These data describe the density and size of a select group of about 50 species of benthic invertebrates and understory algae in fixed plots (either 1m x 1m or 20m x 1m) along permanent transects. These data are part of SBCLTER’s kelp forest monitoring program to track long-term patterns in species abundance and diversity of reef-associated organisms in the Santa Barbara Channel, California, USA. The sampling locations in this dataset are at nine reef sites 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. Sampling began in 2000, and these data are updated annually.

Short Name: KFCD Reef quad-swath counts
Publication Date: 2017-12-07
Language: English
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Benthic community survey, inverts and understory algae, all years
abundance and size of selected species of benthic invertebrates and understory algae in fixed plots 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: Invertebrate and algal density. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/e0188383f510dd537995e0c78dc69d37

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 Invertebrates, Marine Plants
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity invertebrate
Kelp_forest_monitoring, LTER, Macroalgae, Marine Invertebrates, Marine Plants

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