Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.21.17)

SBC LTER: Reef: Net primary production, growth and standing crop of Macrocystis pyrifera in Southern California

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.21.17 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/e3c6104fd6d6dc2b3a3e8897a29685ad
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.21

These data are a time series of net primary production (NPP), growth and standing crop for the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, that is appropriate for examining seasonal and inter-annual patterns across multiple sites. The standing crop and loss rates of M. pyrifera are measured monthly in permanent plots at three sites in the Santa Barbara Channel, USA. Collection of these data began in May 2002 and is ongoing. Seasonal estimates of NPP and growth rate are made by combining the field data with a model of kelp dynamics. The dataset includes plant density in each plot and censuses of fronds on tagged plants at each site. NPP, mass specific growth rate and standing crop are presented in four metrics (wet mass, dry mass, carbon mass and nitrogen mass) to facilitate comparisons with previous studies of M. pyrifera and with NPP measured in other ecosystems.

A subset of these data covering the time period 2002-05-01 to 2007-12-31 were contributed to Ecological Archives as Data Paper E089-119-D1 in 2008 (citation: Andrew Rassweiler, Katie K. Arkema, Daniel C. Reed, Richard C. Zimmerman, and Mark A. Brzezinski. 2008. Net primary production, growth, and standing crop of Macrocystis pyrifera in southern California. Ecology 89:2068).

Short Name: Kelp - NPP
Publication Date: 2016-09-08
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
M.pyrifera NPP and growth with SE
Macrocystis pyrifera net primary production and growth
M. pyrifera standing crop, plant density, and loss rates with SE
Macrocystis pyrifera standing crop, plant density and loss rates
M. pyrifera frond census, marked plants
Census of fronds on marked plants
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Rassweiler, Andrew 
Owner: Arkema, Katie K 
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 
Owner: Zimmerman, Richard C 
Owner: Brzezinski, Mark Allen 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Rassweiler, A. , KK. Arkema, DC. Reed, RC. Zimmerman and MA. Brzezinski. 2016. SBC LTER: Reef: Net primary production, growth and standing crop of Macrocystis pyrifera in Southern California. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/e3c6104fd6d6dc2b3a3e8897a29685ad

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 biomass, carbon, growth, long term ecological research, mass, productivity, seasonality, standing crop
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Habitats Kelp Forest, Nearshore Ocean, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Measurement Types Biogeochemistry, Community Structure, Ecosystem Processes
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Burro Reef, Arroyo Quemado Reef, Mohawk Reef
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. Algae, Biomass, Carbon, Dominant Species, Marine Plants
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Population Studies, Primary Production
NBII Biocomplexity Fronds, Mass (property), Primary production
Ecological Archives giant kelp, growth rate, Macrocystis pyrifera, marine algae, net primary production, standing crop
LTER, Santa Barbara Coastal

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